If your argument is that it is still costing the government a great deal of money. I say tough shit because employees paid for it. If the politicians had invested the money that was supposed to go into the S.S. Trust Fund for the last 40 odd years instead of spending it, the fund would be solvent and there would be a shit pot full of funds to pay for this benefit.
Nationalization of the refineries (not of the oil industry) is the topic at hand. What good would that do. The largest refiner in the country, Valero, is trying to sell 3 of their 17 refineries. Their profit margin is very slim. BTW, they buy oil at market prices. I don't understand how the government could buy it any cheaper. If the object of the government taking over the refineries is to make gasoline cheaper, it will not work. First of all, the government would have to pay the refineries compensation for equipment if the refineries decided they did not want to play the government's little game. You probably do not know that Exxon is in litigation with Chavez over this same deal and this dumb shit will wind up paying billions. Secondly, what governmental agency has ever had a better track record of running a private enterprise. Bureaucratic f. ups will be the norm and gas will shoot up to 10 bucks a gallon in a short time. The sad part is that they will keep throwing money at it just like this idiotic Ethanol craze.
I will be waiting for your words of wisdom.
I say you are wrong about voters loving the idea of nationalizing of the refineries. When the CA legislature tried to pass a tax on the refineries and prohibited the refineries from passing that tax on to the public, the voters soundly defeated that proposition in a predominately Democratic state. Once again, you are ignorant of voters issues and therefore too stupid to vote.
Nationalization will be a no sell. Only an idiot tries to polish a turd. If politicians want to try nationalization of refineries, let them go for it. My oil stocks will do just fine and when these DC critters f. it up so bad maybe the voters will kick them out. A new crop would be great.
If only we had people like you 40 plus years ago to enlighten us by looking into their crystal ball that the diversion of our funds from S.S. into the general fund and spent was going to cause this shortfall. So, you will have to just suck it up.
You don't vote so I blame you and the millions of your fellow travellers who are either too stupid, lazy or apathetic to vote.
You were voting 40 plus years ago. Sounds like bullshit to me. Like I said, my dad never voted for or against Social Security. BTW, my dad went thru the depression so he never depended on anyone including the government to take care of him. Another one of your idiotic statements.
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