Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 17, 2012, 1:22 p.m. EST by Heldhostage
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For a while now I have been watching what has been going on with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Amazingly it seems to me that the Occupy Wall Street Movement has actually accomplished two things . One is to bring a good amount of News Media and recruit members.
The part that I am surprised at is that the focus is on Wall Street. Rather than Petroleum companies. In a country with a Petroleum based economy which is being held hostage at the gas pump, such having been the case for several decades now, it would seem that petroleum companies would be the focus if actual change were the desired effect.
The United States has the ability to have the cheapest crude oil and gasoline prices in the entire world, yet we are held hostage by every opportunity the petroleum companies desire to fabricate in order to jack prices higher and higher.
I wonder at a time when when many people are out of work, having to choose between food and gasoline, why this would not be a paramount focus.
The Occupy Wall Street Movement appears to have little to no effect on Stock Market trends and has become to Wall Street just another daily annoyance.
Are the Petroleum Companies untouchable? Are they off limits for some reason? I have wondered from the start of this movement actually how much if any effect this would have on the Market as a whole. I have not seen more than a glitch in the trading trends as a result of the Occupy Movement.
However, the Petroleum industry has no choice but to respond. Unfortunately until Crude Prices drop to $30.00 a barrel or less, gas prices will only continue to soar while the Oil Moguls post record profits every month and keep the entire economy choked down due to high costs ion transportation, manufacturing and every conceivable step required to produce a single market item in the United States.
If you want to level the playing field, then you have to first know where the field is.
I suspect though that the Occupy Movement will likely not accomplish much more than making a name for a few people and getting many others arrested.
Many are waiting to see if this movement is real or simply a publicity stunt. You have to realize that may of us who have been fighting these issues for the last 30 to 40 years have seen a lot of things come and lot of things go. Few leaving a trace once they have burned out.
Momentum can only last so long with out some degree of success. Success being making a real and permanent difference for the 99% not just publicity for a few.
If you really want to change America, take the power away from the petroleum companies. If gasoline were $1.80 a gallon, there would be no inflation, the American Dollar would have the highest value in decades, People would have expendable income and jobs creation would be in full force.
I am curious to see if the Occupy Movement will actually take on the petroleum companies or of the Big Oil money will go untouched.