Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, 5:41 p.m. EST by entropy
from Abingdon, VA
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I'm hoping this will go viral. I know the chances of the government actually doing this are slim but 20,0000 signatures on this petition would in my opinion at least send a "shot over the bow" of Big Oil and Wall Street Lobbyists. The Republicans are blaming President Obama for the rising cost of Gasoline. This is a petition to suggest to President Obama to take action that would hand that accusation back to them and veto Big Oil's Grip on the cost of living. Thanks for your time. In Solidarity from Virginia, Day 781 of corporate tyranny under Bob McDonnell http://www.change.org/petitions/the-president-of-the-united-states-a-workable-plan-to-lower-gas-prices-nationalize-gas-for-government-use Text of petition as follows: " When the price of gas increases the price of all commodities and energy increases. These are increases that are a direct threat to the security of the United States in the economic climate of 2012.
We ask President Obama to consider an executive order that would cancel all govt contracts with the fuel producers. This would be accompanied by a threat to seize millions of acres the oil companies haven't built wells or refineries on (both EPA approved since the 90's) and a plan for the Army Corps of engineers to erect government oil wells on. The oil from that would be refined to make gas for the federal government and the military thus upsetting the supply/ demand equations the Oil CEOs love to bring in to congress. If they object or it doesn't make prices go down they are on record and can be held in contempt. Ride the Bush coat-tails of executive order in the name of national security and justify it as the price of gas should be considered in these economic times a matter of national security. The speculators would be derailed, the politicizing would be put in check. We ask that you do this in conjunction with continued promotion of renewable energy to save the economy."