Politicians won’t cross oil companies: When a needle falls into a deep well, many people will look into the well, but few will be ready to go down after it

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on April 30, 2011 0 Comments

John Boehner’s comments about gas prices comfirm that this crisis does not have a political affiliation. Democrat and Republican supporters are both suffering at the gas station. If, in politics, leaders speak for the people who elected them, then this is the best opportunity for both political parties to do something together about the high gas prices.

There are always winners and losers in a crisis like this. President Obama’s reelection can be in jeopardy. Candidate Obama, in the 2008 presidential elections, blamed George W. Bush for the high gas prices. Today he is the president who is blamed for the high gas prices. 

Words are cheap. Despite a weak threat to “cut oil industry tax breaks,” we know that the oil companies are one of the powerful corruptors of the US lawmakers. It is almost unimaginable to pass a bill that can go against their interests in Congress. The list of lawmakers receiving oil company donations is long and they will not go against them.

The oil companies tend to give more to the Republicans than the Democrats. The high gas prices will help the Republicans if the price keeps going up. As the Wolof of Senegal say, “When a needle falls into a deep well, many people will look into the well, but few will be ready to go down after it.”

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