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Democrats accuse refiners of 'potential price fixing'

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I'm not even sure what they are accusing them of.   Cutting back on stockpiles?   You either have one or you don't. Do they think they are dumping it or hiding it somewhere?  Where do you stand?

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 11:22 AM on May. 18, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I think democrats are clueless on the oil industry (as they are on business in general) and are just trying to play politics.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:38 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • What? This makes no sense. It does make sense for stockpiles to be lower when the price of oil is higher. You don't stockpile when it is more expensive...you stockpile when you can get the goods more cheaply. Good Lord, do we have a single democrat that has EVER owned a business?

    What about the govt stockpile..the reserves? They could have opened those up and pushed prices down. I suppose they are price fixers too. Off with their heads!
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:07 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • Oh how cute...the downvoter stopped by.

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:40 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • I wouldn't say it's only dems, but in this instance, yes it's the dems. Way too many people in general are clueless about how that particular industry works.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:09 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • I'll go with carpy on this one ~
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 1:59 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • This is a way for this administration to make the dumb citizens of America to be satisfied that PBO and the DOJ did something about the price of fuel. Do you think they will ever understand that most of us realize that supply and demand, production costs, transportation costs, manufacturing cost, taxes, and much more drives the price. They need to go after the idiots who first decided that America shouldn't be self-sufficient. Get them to explain why the gov't extorts money from companies in the form of fees paid for permits and then refuse to let the companies use those permits. Why the gov't thinks that is a better economic plan than letting the American people do what they do best - work.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:13 PM on May. 18, 2011

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