Open invitation to oil company CEOs - KISS MY ASS  

rm_ltcol0012 56M
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5/17/2005 6:17 am

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Open invitation to oil company CEOs - KISS MY ASS


I was surprised to find the cost of a gallon of gas was $1.89 when I filled up this morning. As I was pumping gas, my thoughts turned to the times when gas was around a buck, and prices moved only 1 or 2 cents at a time.

Now gas prices move from 8 to 10 cents on any given day. Why? Some blame the War. Some blame SUVs. Some cast blame on other causes.

Why isn't there more blame on oil company CEOs who care far more about stockholder dividends and their bonus packages and stock options. Us little people are just trying to make a living and don't need the high cost of gasoline, nor the dramatic fluctuations.

Recently I drove through northern Iowa on the way to Sioux City. I drove by miles and miles of wind turbines. I was very pleased about the effort to use wind as a renewable resource.

Because its planting season for farmers, I wonder why this nation's energy policy does not support the production of corn and soy beans to fuel our thirst for fuel. Some say it costs more per gallon. Strictly comparing the cost per gallon, this is true. But, if one also includes such factors as the environmental impact and being subservient to oil producing countries around the world, a gallon of ethanol is cheaper.

Why aren't we taking millions of barrels of crude from Iraq in exchange for getting rid of Saddam and rebuilding that damn country. Consider the additional costs thrown on the American taxpayer in terms of direct costs, and the costs to our soldiers and families.

So, I extend an invitation to all oil company CEOs to join me when I next stop at the pump. After sticking the nozzle in my vehicle to pay for your gross annual salary, you can at least KISS MY ASS in thanks, or to atone for the greed that casts a huge burden on everyday Americans. I warn you, if you don't kiss my ass to my liking I will give you some free gas from my ASS as a penalty.

I feel better now.

Postscript: After every oil company CEO kisses my ass, I shall next invite all crude oil commodity brokers to do the same. Each contributes to the great fluctuations in the crude oil market. I believe that their over-reaction to any bit of news is part of the problem. Any over-reaction to news is just a reason to "trade-trade-trade" for profit purposes at the expense of common Americans.

Random1962 55F

5/17/2005 7:31 am

As long as we are dependent on crude oil from other countrys we are at their mercy. And the mercy of the Middle-man. It only costs about $.75 a gallon to refine gas from oil everything else is taxes and middle-man (shipping, storage,etc.) And consider yourself lucky. $1.89 A gallon is cheap compared to here in the KC area. Average on Monday is $1.99, by Wednesday you're looking at about $2.10/ $2.15 or higher. Weekend drivers catch H*ll and I usually work then so I'm always paying more. Makes me really think about buying a Wizzer or a Vespa and getting rid of the car.


rm_ltcol0012 56M

5/17/2005 11:07 am

Have you ever wondered why gasoline costs less, like in my area of Iowa, than places that are closer to a refinery, such as your location?


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