More Greed

There’s a gas station on the corner just as I arrive to work.  The price continues dropping and this  morning it is $2.42 for regular unleaded.  I couldn’t help but think this is somehow related to the election since the price always seems to drop at this time.

Then I heard on NPR that Exxon Mobil posted its 2nd largest EVER 3rd quarter profits of $14.83 billion.

How are we going to solve our energy problems when we have greedy corporations and no leadership in Washington?  A large segment of the population doesn’t make enough money to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, let alone pay $4/gallon for gas to get to the job that pays $10/hr.  Yet keeping prices artificially low means we’ll never suck it up and do the right thing.

If Obama is elected next Tuesday, I will hold his feet to the fire and expect him to keep his promise to work on this problem diligently.  At least I believe he’ll be willing to listen, whereas McCain will be more interested in satisfying his lobbyist friends who helped finance his crappy campaign.


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