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Time to let officials know gas prices are too high

Posted: May 21, 2012 - 9:46am

Wake up my fellow Alaskans. When are you going to get mad enough to stop the runaway gasoline prices here in Alaska? The evening news tonight reported that the national gas price had dropped to $3.73 per gallon. Here it is over a dollar higher. Why? Because we are sheep and have allowed our elected officials to tell us there is nothing they can do. They can do nothing because they are unwilling to so something for us, their constituents. Well, we can do something if they are unwilling to do it on our behalf. We can refuse to vote for any incumbent when they come due for re-election. We can vote for another candidate, and if that person refuses to do something, we can throw them out too. It is time we stopped being sheep and hold our elected officials accountable to the electorate - not big business, the oil companies, and the natural gas companies.

When the price of a barrel of oil goes up 5 cents per gallon, the price immediately goes up at the pumps. The price of crude is now at a 6 month low. What happened to the price of gasoline? Here in Soldotna, the price has risen 15 cents per gallon in the last two weeks. Today regular gasoline was selling for $4.65 per gallon, and diesel at $4.99 per gallon. Does the Governor, the Senate, or the House care about us? No. If the real reason for the prices, as stated by our esteemed elected officials, is the lack of competition, then the State of Alaska needs to purchase or build a refinery to benefit us Alaskans. That would be a real competition for the gougers. The State could then process the oil into gasoline and not even charge itself the taxes and royalties that the other refiners must pay. The Alaska Constitution states that the resources of the State are to be used to the maximum benefit of its citizens. Now, every citizen of every state, except Alaska, has the maximum use of our resources because they can buy Alaskan oil/gasoline at lower prices than we can.

This revolt will not work if only a couple of people call their elected officials. Everyone needs to call and express their complete disgust with legislators. Then, you all must remember them when they come up for re-election. We need fairly priced gasoline, diesel, heating fuels, aircraft fuels, and a sustainable supply of natural gas to heat our homes and businesses. It is up to us to fix this problem since nobody else seems to care about the financial impacts to all Alaskans. I care - do you?

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spwright 05/21/12 - 12:36 pm
Proprietary Information 5/21/12

Nice Try Mr Malmquist but You are spinning your wheels in Frustration. Each & Every time the local Gasoline Prices raise then once again then there is Public Outrage about local Gas Prices

fyi : 80% of Alaskans do NOT Vote & can't be bothered with
participating in Democracy. It's not important to them.

Representative Kurk Olson-Soldotna attempted years ago to Prove that
Alaskans are being Gouged by the Petroleum Industry.
A very sincere & honest investigation was attempted by Our Representative.

Boro Mayor Dave Carey spoke the Truth about that issue.
Quote " We will Never Know the Honest Truth about local Gasoline Prices" spoken on KSRM's Sound Off years ago.

Private Corporations do NOT have to share certain information that is protected by the PROPRIETARY INFORMATION Laws. Meaning they have Corporate Secrets that they are NOT required to share with the Public.

You can rant & rave, scream & holler all You Wish but Corporations will NEVER share How They are able to GOUGE
the Residents of Alaska. fyi: Saudi Arabia -less than $.50 cents per gallon ! Makes My Blood Boil.

So What is a Person to Do in this situation ?
Find a Better Way for Transportation. Use LESS Fuel, Travel Less, promote Alternate Fuel Sources to Gasoline.
Natural Gas, Electricity, more Effective Vehicles.

or Do Nothing cept rant & rave & nothing will Ever Change
as the Corporations are Laughing All the Way to the Bank.

Retiree SPW "Airborne"

Watchman on the Wall
Watchman on the Wall 05/21/12 - 09:44 pm
Markets control us

The thing is that OUR Elected officials have allowed the markets & Big oil to control or dictate to us what will be instead of them/us dictating to them what will be. Nothing will change as long as they are allowed to control us as they do out of fear that they might pull out of the state.
Revolts or protests or occupy movements will only make people like norsemanleewaytooo start ranting about those of us that would seek fairness & freedom from oppression from self serving abusive people in govt. or other areas of business.
These protests will also allow Obama to usher in his desired Martial Law & there goes OUR Constitution & ALL Freedoms which if we choose to fight against may mean we will probably be fighting against some local malitia haters that don't think we need to fight against both Foriegn & Domestic attacks.
Please be patient as it will not be long now before we don't have any currancy to buy gas with due to the planned Global economic crash which Alaska will not escape even if we wish we could.
The Union of One will soon be here with many already selling out their souls too. This Union of One will help ALL that join it to obtain just enough food for ones self after a hard days work, maybe & the rest of the family will starve.
things are cheap right now, but wait it's about to change beyond your wildest dreams/nightmares any day now.
Real soon we will know who is who in the fight for freedom for other Americans/Alaskans & those that would desire OUR Freedoms be taken away and fight against us.

Revelation 13;
Isaiah 1:23

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