I have been in and around the financial business all my life. I never knew, until the 2008 election, just how powerful "Wall Street" is. I don't know how to say this without incurring the wrath (white*out actually) of the Moderators; it is impossible to have this discussion without "getting political" about it? [moderator edit] At some point any commodity in any Nation can become a "National Security Issue" requiring Federal intervention? Imagine if food prices went up at this rate or if fresh water supplies started being restricted; trust me, it would become political. The notion of some new energy source coming along any day soon to replace fossil fuels is ludicrous. For the time being this is what you've got and, if there's any group outside of truckers who can appreciate it, that would be us? This kind of "shock" to an already fragile economy (again, a bouyant one according to MSNBC) can set it back on its heels and it is only the Politicians, elected by you folks, who can step in and mitigate the situation. The oil companies are in it for profit as are the speculators, the refiners, the delivery guys (think Warren Buffet on that one), and the retailers. How can this not be political I ask?
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