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Comment Re:Cognitive dissonance (Score 1) 1205

First, you don't mean fascism. You're referring to socialism. And it's not even socialism because the government does not own the companies doing the work or selling the product.

Second, companies can drill new wells offshore. The drill requests are getting approved. Offshore drilling and pipelines are regulated for their environmental and security impact, but that doesn't mean they are not capitalist.

Comment Re:Cognitive dissonance (Score 1) 1205

You're either a troll or Republican shill. You must know what you're typing is false or at least misleading.

Congress gave the administration 2 months to approve the Keystone pipeline, knowing full well it wouldn't be enough time to complete an environmental investigation. So the administration was given two choices: approve a potentially dangerous massive project or not approve it. It has nothing at all to do with blocking oil refinement and wanting to raise prices. The consequences of the project must be researched first.

Second, if you think Obama has no clear overall plan, it's because you're choosing not to read what they publish. How about looking at the budget proposal? Or the papers from the Secretary of Energy and others. No, instead you ignore their plans because you disagree with them, or maybe you're one of those who hate everything done by the administration whether it's right or wrong.

Comment Re:The "speculator" boogieman has already come out (Score 1) 1205

I don't disagree with you, but the Koch brothers directly stated (in 2008?) that their oil speculation earned them $0.20 to $0.40 per gallon of gasoline in the US that year. That's every gallon of gas sold, they were able to calculate their average earnings from being speculators.

Oil speculators aren't the primary driver of oil prices, but they are a major factor.

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