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We Need it Here: The O’Reilly Factor

ChuckinLasVegas Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 5:56 PM
And ah-ha! Thanks! Hadn't thought it through that far. "Certainty" is a brave word; I would think "increased stability" and/or "reduced upheaval." Ideally, producer nations would be able to keep each other's bushel baskets and oil barrels full as the tides of fortune shift. With enough left over to help... Wait a minute, do you think maybe by giving all this food away, and now maybe energy, we've become enablers to those poverty stricken nations who are unable to sustain their own populations. I hope we're spending just as much to teach them to fish. Like we've done with our own less fortunate, a growing number thanks to our home grown enabling policy's. Oh dang, hang on, they no longer have to fish for their dinner either...

It seems that every time there is a spike in gasoline prices, Bill O’Reilly chimes in with his idea that if we produce it here, we should use it here. He’s even proposed a special tax on exports of petroleum products. He somehow believes that, even though oil is a global commodity, it would cost less for Americans if we kept it all here. 

O’Reilly has a big listening audience, and if you don’t understand oil, the global markets, and what it truly takes to be “energy independent”—which most people don’t have time to think...