Sound off for May 18, 2014

By From page A8 | May 18, 2014

Last week, we asked whether gas prices would affect readers’ summer vacation plans.

Here are some comments from our website:

  • I don’t care how much gas costs. The oil companies have control and answer to no one, they wield their might as they choose and there is nothing we can do about it. There are a million “remedies” anywhere you care to look and of course, they are all useless. I refuse to allow them to inhibit my travels.
  • Since President Obama won, I go on vacation outside the country so I do not help his economy.
  • President Obama’s economy has prevented any vacation except for his continual multimillion dollar trips.
  • It is not Obama’s fault that the oil companies are so greedy. It’s been going on for decades. If I were king, emperor or dictator, loving capitalism as much as the next guy, I would do the following upon my first day: Nationalize the entire oil industry, firing all oil company execs, CFOs, etc., finding any expertise I would need in the military; make all oil pumped on U.S soil be refined and sold in the U.S. first and cut the cost of fuel in half immediately. There is absolutely no reason for these increases. And look out, it isn’t even summer driving season yet. There is an oil glut in the U.S. now, and we have become an exporter of oil, not an importer.

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