Excuse me for I have sleep deprevation due to a 10 month old who likes to get up at 5:30am, but screw you. Screw you to the big 5 oil companies that all grossed somewhere between 30-40% last year as I was told by the governmental powers that be that the increase was due to sluggish output. Screw you. My parents are wondering if they will be able to afford oil for their SMALL home and Exxon made 11 Billion in profits. 11 Billion. I don't even know how much that is. I mean, I know what it looks like on paper, but what is the spending power of 11 Billion?? How many people up the corporate chain is that split amongst? Did everyone feel as depressed as I when you saw that number on the news?? 40%. And that is about how much more gas has gone up for us, 40%. My neighbor just said she paid about 40 % more in the 05-06 heating season. I can almost understand 10%, but the average person's yearly pay increase is only 4%. Then once gas goes up, the prices of food go up because they claim "shipping charges." Food and gas. These are not luxuries.
I support using methanol and corn based fuels. I would welcome it open arms even if it means extra equipment for my car. It would make sence. The farmers would have an additional source of income and we could fuel our cars on clean natural products made here, in the USA. It's a simple soulution, almost too simple. And maybe hard working folks like my mom and dad living on fixed incomes wouldn't have to wonder if they could afford to keep warm this year.
Screw you Exxon. 40%. I hardly even drive my car anymore. Take that.