My fuel oil tank used for home heating was filled the other day. I expected a lower price due to the drop in gasoline. No way! I was charged $2.23/ gal of #2 heating oil. 180 gallons cost over $400.00. I try to understand this global economy, supply and demand, futures market, etc. I try to think that the innocent oil companies are just trying to make a profit for their shareholders.
Bottom line is that I think the American public is getting screwed. The freight companies can ease their pain by tacking on a surcharge. But what about the independents? I understand that we can't always have everything we want, but the politicians seem to not be accountable for their actions. They worry about something lying about a crime they didn't commit, and people really think that we are jamming bamboo shoots up terrorist's fingernails to get them to talk. I was in Vietnam. I know that GI's can get hardened from what they see. They had better start focusing on the important issue: EDUCATION, affordable health care, and last but certainly not least, the status of the Iraqi war! We are basically a good people. And it's jealousy and envy that causes much of the world to criticize our motives. WAIT! I'm off point here. It's obvious to me that we live in a soap opera-reality show world. But I'm going to write my congressman to let them know how I feel. I might just copy and paste this rambling. I feel better now. This is the best and only forum that I respond to. God bless this forum and God Bless America!!! Larry