Elon poll reveals NC residents blame oil companies, OPEC for gas prices, Obama orwellian lies working?, Obama and Democrats more blame than Republicans
“Guilford (Large NC County) appears on it’s way to a third consecutive year with annual jobless rates in double digits. Economists say that likely hasn’t happened since the Great Depression.”…Greensboro News Record December 2, 2011
“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. His heart sank as he thought of the enormous power arrayed against him, the ease with which any Party intellectual would overthrow him in debate, the subtle arguments which he would not be able to understand, much less answer. And yet he was in the right! They were wrong and he was right. The obvious, the silly, and the true had got to be defended. Truisms are true, hold on to that! The solid world exists, its laws do not change. Stones are hard, water is wet, objects unsupported fall towards the earth’s centre. “…George Orwell, “1984″
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″
I posted the article yesterday about Obama lying about Oil Company profits and taxes after listening to his unceasing lies and knowing that the mainstream media feeds them to the public Orwellian style. Right on cue a Elon University poll indicates that the NC public places more blame on the oil companies.
This is a teachable moment. Once again I refer to the concept of 6 degrees of separation. Our sphere of influence is powerful. Inform all of your friends and acquaintances and urge then to do the same. If they have questions I will be glad to answer them.
From WRAL April 3, 2012.
“Poll: NC residents blame oil companies, OPEC for gas prices”
“Although Republican presidential candidates are blaming President Barack Obama for gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon, a poll released Tuesday shows most North Carolina residents point the finger at oil companies and foreign countries.
The Elon University Poll surveyed 534 residents statewide last week and also found that people were evenly split on a controversial method of natural gas drilling being considered by North Carolina lawmakers. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.24 percentage points.
Nearly three-quarters of those polled blamed oil companies for high gas prices, while foreign countries that produce oil were blamed by 58 percent of respondents.
The poll asked people to rank how much blame to assign to each group on a scale of 1 to 5, and the percentages reflect the number who assigned a 4 or 5 to each.
Obama’s administration was cited by 42 percent, Democrats in Congress by 41 percent and Republicans in Congress by 35 percent. Forty percent said American driving habits were to blame, while 34 percent blamed environmental regulations.
Most respondents said the U.S. needs to rely more on solar and wind power for its energy needs. Eighty-five percent supported more solar power, and 80 percent supported more wind power.
Meanwhile, 72 percent said the country needs to be less reliant on oil, and 63 percent said coal use needs to decline. Respondents were split on nuclear energy, with 42 percent calling for expansion and 50 percent saying less nuclear power should be used.
Seventy percent of those polled said natural gas needs to play a larger role in the nation’s energy mix, but a majority say they don’t know enough about a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to determine if it’s good for North Carolina.
Fracking involves drilling horizontally into underground deposits of shale and then pumping a high-pressure mix of water and chemicals into a well to break apart the rock and release natural gas.
Opponents of the process say it would damage water resources and contaminate the environment, while supporters say it would provide an economic boon to central North Carolina.
The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources has said fracking could be done safely in North Carolina if the proper safeguards were put in place first. The agency is expected to deliver its findings to lawmakers next month.
Twenty-two percent of Elon poll respondents say they oppose fracking in North Carolina, while 21 percent say they support it.”
From Citizen Wells April 3, 2012.
“And how big are the oil company profits?
Net profit margins:
Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing 3.00 %
Oil & Gas Pipelines 6.00 %
Compare these profit margins to other industries.
What about taxes?
First, the corporate tax rate in the US is near or at the top in the world.
US oil companies pay enormous amounts of taxes. How does this compare to one of Obama’s pay to play buddies GE? Check this out for yourself.
Here is the really important point about raising taxes on oil companies and other companies.
Companies (corporations, LLC’s, partnerships, sole proprietors) do not paytaxes!
Consumers pay for the tax increases.
Taxes are part of the cost of doing business.
A tax increase to a company results in some combination of the following:
Product and service price increases.
Employee and hours cutbacks.
Does any of this sound familiar?
The Obama administration has been responsible for rising gas prices and they are now trying to raise them more.
Of course this has impacted food prices and jobs.
What have been the 2 largest impacts on gasoline prices over the past 3 years?
Obama’s pay to play energy policy (Solyndra, et al) and the devaluation of the the dollar.
The Obama Administration has been directly responsible for the rising gas prices and subsequent crisis economy.
Obama has rewarded his cronies with unchecked corporate schemes and blocked efforts to increase oil production in this country. His record deficit spending has greatly devalued the dollar causing oil to cost more in US dollars.
The following graph, presented at Citizen Wells multiple times, says it all.