Only an idiot does not understand why oil is as high as it is. the democates are the party holding up drilling, the democrates are the party holding up nuclear plants, the democrates are the party that put the continential drilling off limits, the democrates vetoed ANWR, the democrates put offshore drilling off limits. The democrates are the party talking about a carbon tax and gas tax to "conserve gas usage".
So that would be you. Democrates are the only party to blame for this increase in gas prices. they have had 30 years of history of blocking energy growth in this country, they have a history of being against growth, of being against tax cuts, of being against oil. Wake up and see the cost of voting democratic. Vermont will be facing a very cold winter and they have no one to blame but themselves. The stupidity of democrates knows no bounds it seems.
You dismiss the decline of the U.S. dollar. You dismiss Chinese and Indian demand. You dismiss speculation on futures. You dismiss geopolitical threats. You dismiss the effect of destabilizing the middle east by invading and occupying Iraq. In fact, you dismiss 97% of what drives the price of oil and focus instead on 3%, revealing yourself to be a foolish partisan huckster rather than an objective investor investigating real causes and effects of price movements.