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Refinery impact claims don't hold up

July 24, 2013

An effort by a state senator to help lower gasoline prices in Michigan seems simplistic and naive to us. Last week, state Se....

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AYooperinTexas

Aug-18-13 12:19 PM

The mystifying gas prices are not so mystifying!In a free market supply and demand drive price, when demand is up and supply is down, prices increase, when supply is up and demand is down, simple right? Well not so simple anymore since we do not have a totally free market in the US now. We have an overbearing federal bureaucracy called the EPA that flat out denies permits to energy exploration on Federal lands which are supposed to be lands owned by the people of the United States for their benefit. The only thing stabilizing fuel prices right now are energy projects on private land where Big Brother has no say. The US has 1.4 trillion barrels of recoverable oil just from The Green River Formation in Wyoming alone but yet we still buy oil from the Middle East.....

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AYooperinTexas

Aug-18-13 12:28 PM

... where the money goes to large aristocracies that keep their people under feudal rule and tribalistic clashes between Sunni and Shia Muslims interrupt production and delivery. The money that we Americans spend on Middle Eastern oil also has been proven to be used to fund terrorist groups that are sworn to destroy our country and freedom. The propaganda of fraudulent science is used on our children and peddled through mass media to make us believe that we are killing the planet and starving children in third world countries with our greedy capitalistic ways when in fact energy exploration in those same areas uplift people from poverty unlike any compassionate handout that has been forcefully confiscated from our wallets....

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AYooperinTexas

Aug-18-13 12:35 PM

The EPA has continually blocked the building of new refineries and the recovering of American oil which directly drives down supply while demand slowly wanes and along with state and city taxes on every gallon of gasoline the price remains unnaturally high in a time where the strength of the dollar continues to weaken due to massive government debt and waste bought by the Federal Reserve through the bond buying program called quantitative easing by adding more money to the money supply with no backing for this thin air currency which in turn steals from every human being holding dollars as currency by depleting its buying power....

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AYooperinTexas

Aug-18-13 12:48 PM

... which in turn hurts struggling families of lower income with higher commodities ( food, energy etc. ) prices because commodities are traded globally with competing currencies which are not deflated by quantitative easing ( money printing ). Poor families use much more of their income just to get back and forth to work and to feed their families and have little left over to participate in the economy and drive it's growth which in turn drives up demand for labor ( jobs ). One little refinery might not have a huge impact on Delta County but it will be a start in the right direction. Michigan has recoverable oil and natural gas and a natural waterway system to deliver these resources to market. Michigan has all of the tools and resources to once again be a successful economic and industrial power if the government, enviro-marxist propagandists and pseudo-intellectuals get out of the way and let freedom and free markets once again reign and get good, hardworking Michiganders back...

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AYooperinTexas

Aug-18-13 12:58 PM

... the job market and careers and once again become the masters of their own destinies and stop the exodus of our children to far off states to make a life for themselves. The authors snarky rebuke of real progress and pessimistic outlook only further tries to demoralize any hope of things getting better in Michigan. You can not sit and wait for change to happen, you have to be that change, educate yourselves in economics, look around at what successful areas are doing, be intelligent and be unafraid to challenge the nay sayers, hold your elected leaders accountable at the city, county, state and federal levels. Only you can be that change that Michigan needs to once again be on top. One little refinery may not change the world but it is a*****good start.

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