In 2001, from her mansion, Barbara Streisand told us to save energy and dry laundry outdoor. Today, the rich and the famous hypocritical figures of the country, tell us that they won’t even re-consider off-shore drilling. Sure, Arnold, Gore, Pelosi and other Julia Roberts can afford fuel for their own jets and fuel price or global warming do not apply to them.
How dare we, the people, the stupid commoners, push for the off-shore drilling of our untapped resources to lower our pain? That would most likely ruin the picture perfect ocean sceneries they enjoy from the bay windows of their multi thousand square acres exclusive properties on the beach. The Californian coastline is either preserved and protected, or owned by millionaires. The latter will soon make the headlines against off-shore drilling in the name of environmental concerns! It is plain disgusting!
Tell you what, 9 June 2008 the Crude Oil was $3.20 and retail $4.43. Distribution, marketing, refinery, cost of operation and profit was 53 cts/gal for the Oil companies. State storage tank fee, state and local sales tax, state excise tax and federal excise tax totaled $0.70/gal. Who is really making and wasting the big bucks? Think!