You Don’t Miss Your Oil, Till Your Well Runs Dry


You Don’t Miss Your Oil,

‘Till Your Well Runs Dry


R.E. Prindle

     During my lifetime beginning as a small child I have been required to hang my head and feel sorry for people with less that I have.  That doesn’t mean my people had that much but they had apparently been propagandized into believing they did.  These unfortunate people with less were always Chinese and Indians.  Next a couple of refrains were:  It’s disgusting that we use such a large proportion of the world’s resources coupled with the notion that no one can be happy when there are people who have less than we do.

     For those people the good news is that now we have less than the peoples of China and India.  The bad news is that with 2.5 billion people between them to our 300 million people their consumption of the world’s resources is skyrocketing past ours.  The consequence of this increased and increasing consumption of the world’s resources is that the irrevocable laws of supply and demand are in effect; excessive demand driving up limited supplies of oil.

     The really bad news for Americans  is found at the pump at fill up time.  Yes, gas does cost a lot more while prices can only go up and not come down.  What a surprise!  Gas prices are rising  and will rise further.  The really good news for these altruists who couldn’t be happy so long as others had less is that 2.3 billion are now happier consumers than we are.  You asked for it, prayed for it for sixty years and your prayers have been answered.  Smile! You’re on candid camera.

     Are these altruists happy?  No!  Like little children they’re jumping up and down in front of Big Brother Barry screaming-  Do something about it, Barry, do something about it.   Barry had to tell his children the truth:  President Barack Obama urged Congress to toughen penalties for improper manipulation of oil markes and called for stricter government oversight of energy markets.  “None of these steps…will bring gas prices down…But it will prevent market manipulation and make sure we’re looking out for American consumers.

     Get it kiddies?  Barry can’t do anything about oil supplies but he can restrict your liberties  and look out for you as American consumers.   How can he look out for American consumers by restricting American competitiveness?  He can’t.  By government controls he can only limit the amount of oil the oil companies can obtain which means less gas or higher prices.  Are you listening kiddies?  It is time to mature a little in a big hurry don’t you think?  You don’t miss your oil ’till your well runs dry.


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