Thursday, November 3, 2022

Republicans have nothing to offer the American people; but a lot to offer Oil & Gas Companies

As President Biden, Senator Warren, and numerous other Democratic officials have noted; oil & gas companies are raking in record windfall profits on the backs of the American people.

“Oil companies. record profits today are not because of doing something new or innovative,” Biden said. “Their profits are a windfall of war, a windfall for the brutal conflict that’s ravaging Ukraine and hurting tens of millions of people around the globe.” 

Over the last two quarters, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips, and TotalEnergy earned over $100 billion in profits—more than they earned all of last year, and more than two-and-a-half times what they earned in the same quarters of 2021.

For one thing, long range, these fossil fuel conglomerates realize the days of the internal combustion engine on personal motor vehicles is coming to a close and are looking to rake in as much as possible for as long as possible.  To that extent Republicans eagerly aid Republicans in fucking over the American consumer. 

Because Republicans provide Oil & Gas Companies a safety value of claiming the price of gas on Biden's War on Energy.   It would be ludicrous if it wasn't so indicative of the Fascist GOP plans to shackle every American in perpetual servitude to Big Companies while retarding all growth in the renewable energy sector as they've done decades.

Of course, Republicans have zero plans to relieve the pressure at the pump and are, most likely, relying on Oil Companies lowering prices in response to Republicans easing restrictions and regulations on drilling, dumping, polluting, and transferring all the costs of Oil extraction to the people while profits are safely secured in stock buybacks and bonuses.  It's the old privatize the profits and socialize the losses maneuver so-called Capitalists are famous for...  

To say nothing of the fact that many of the Multinational Oil Companies are really just extensions of their native Governments, including such repressive terrorist sponsoring regimes like Saudi Arabia.  And the arguments Republicans are feeding their Rightwing drones basically amounts to nationalizing Oil Companies so the President can dictate the price of gas.

President Biden and the Democratic House have passed Windfall Profits Tax on Oil & Gas Companies, and every Republican in the House voted against it.  The bill will not pass the Senate because zero Republicans in the Senate will support such a bill because Republicans ally and align with rapacious Oil Companies over the American citizen, all the time.  Biden has also released oil from the strategic reserve, pressured oil companies to increase production, while the Democrats in the Senate the Gas Prices Relief Act, stopping the excise tax on gasoline for 2022.

I recall Republican Congressman Joe Barton apologizing to BP executive Tony Hayward for the dastardly Obama War on Energy after BP destroyed the Gulf of Mexico with the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe,

"I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I apologize. I do not want to live in a country where anytime a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure, that is again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown. So I apologize." Texass Dick Pic Joe Barton

But, then what is painfully obvious, and has been so for decades, is the Republican Party hates America.  They hate a diverse and free America.  Everywhere we see Republicans shackling people, removing rights, eliminating options, demonizing Americans, and seeking to return to a Nation with a tiered system of citizenship.  Because that is what Republicans want; a NeoConfederate Slave Economy with rights conferred based on race, religion, and the size of your bank account.  Poor, black, women, queer need not apply; and to achieve this Republicans will side with whatever Foreign Power necessary and harm as many people as possible.

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