|Received:||5/27/2008 11:15:20 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Prohibitions On Market Manipulation and False Information in Subtitle B of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007|
Comments:If there was indeed a true oil shortage in this country and drilling in the Arctic would only be a bandaid and gas prices are out of control causing food prices to skyrocket, wouldn't the government and the oil companies be in a huge panic by now? Wouldn't we be hearing the government and the oil companies were madly pursuing alternatives? Wouldn't there be grants and money poured into research? Wouldn't the president be coming on national television begging for us to cut back and make it last until our high tech people and scientists and chemists and anyone else they could find to help be working on solutions? I find the fact that the high price of gas now is because we are suddenly running out and that is the way to what???? keep it from running out? That seems like a silly solution. I saw on the news that the high price of gas will be good for us and we will adjust. Why are we talking about adjusting if there will one day be no oil? Is there truly an oil shortage or are they just looking for ways to manipulate the cost of gas as long as our government officials allow it? With cancer, aids, diabetes, and other diseases we hear all sorts of news about research and possible cures and new breakthroughs. There are all sorts of medications being discovered. But with peak oil all we hear is that if the price of gas is high enough we won't have to worry about a solution. It sure looks like someone has an inside tie to our president and vice president and our politicians. An investigation should start at the top and work it's way to the bottom. All other supposed investigations by the senate and house come up with NO answers at all. If there is manipulation and gouging it needs to be remedied now. We went to the grocery store yesterday and walked out with less than what we needed because the prices were so high we couldn't afford to buy the rest.