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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Friday rejected calls to tax oil companies' record profits, but said he expects those companies to re-invest those profits in alternative fuels and new energy technologies.

"My attitude is that the oil companies need to be mindful that the American people expect them to reinvest their cash flows in such a way that it enhances our energy security," Bush said.


Ah. So, here we are, some-trillion dollars in debt, paying $3.00/gallon for gasoline, and our President thinks that taxing the oil companies, who are making money hand-over-fist, is a bad thing. Yes, because they should just REINVEST their RECORD PROFITS in ALTERNATIVE ENERGY. In other words, give money to the COMPETITION. Yeah, like that's going to happen.

I've officially gotten tired of ogling this man's blatant stupidity. There's only so much contempt I can hold before it grows stale. So he thinks bringing in hundreds of unpaid immigrants from Mexico to work, and getting them to go through a process which would legalize them to work here is new? News, El Presidente: IT'S CALLED IMMIGRATION. He also, apparently, thinks that companies that have lots and lots and lots of profit shouldn't be taxed, probably because those companies are the ones that supported his bid for Presidency and also probably helped fix the results. There's a word for that, too. IT'S CALLED CORRUPTION. Oh boy, big word, I know, more than two syllables. You might want to pass that word off as "American industry", that might not involve use of a dictionary for him. Oh yeah, and then there's that thing about attacking another country and taking it over and installing a new puppet government in the name of liberty and freedom and all those delicious things... but that's a word I won't really bother with here, as it may or may not involve Godwin's law.

So you see, there's really only so much stupidity I can take before my mental processes begin to shut down and I am unable to absorb any more. Seeing as I'm at my limit today, having gone grocery shopping at noon on a Sunday, if you waved an article about how immigrants are planning a nation-wide "strike" so that their brethren may be admitted to the country freely regardless of legality, I would just have a blank stare on my face and not a word would penetrate. I think my greatest problem is that I expect people to be rational and employ even the smallest amount of common sense. If I could just divest myself of these unfortunate shackles, perhaps freedom, true freedom, would ensue. Alas!

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Date: 2006-04-30 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delightdelirium.livejournal.com
There was a quote in a story about gas prices today that made me scream.
Hiis "Energy Secretary" is quoted as saying: "The suppliers have lost control of the market. Demand exceeds supply," Bodman said, citing demand worldwide from China, Indian and other growing economies. "Clearly, we're going to have a number of years — two to three years — before suppliers are in a position to meet the needs of demands."

So in two or three years, when Bush is out of office, some other poor bastard gets to fix things. Yup.

Why do so few people seem to catch on to what he actually says? It's frightening.

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