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BizzyBee wrote:
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Hello my dear,
I understand but aren't the companies greedy? They fix prices and maybe they will lower((supply/demand) but the consumers always get the brunt of it!
It's like a winter wonderland here....what's it like where you are?
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You got me at my dear......

How can I debate you after that?

But what part of greed or better said profit is bad?

While I will agree that anti trust laws should be enforced, they are not.......
Take that up with our politicians.....

The nature of capitalism is that folks compete for a market share.
If the supply of oil is more than the demand for oil then folks will need to reduce the price in order to sell oil.....(supply vs demand)

It's just the system that made this the greatest country in history.(capitalism)
If you compare the poor in this country to any 3rd world nation on this planet, our poor are living way above the global standard.(sorry dukie)

Hope I was helpful......

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BizzyBee wrote:
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Hello my dear,
I understand but aren't the companies greedy? They fix prices and maybe they will lower((supply/demand) but the consumers always get the brunt of it!
It's like a winter wonderland here....what's it like where you are?
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I need to refer you to Reagan vs Ma bell and deregulating long distance phone call rates....

Once Reagan busted the ma ball monopoly, rates decreased substantially due to competition for market share....

Regarding the temp here.......it ain't cold,70 degrees, I blame Bush.......

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BizzyBee wrote:
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Hello my dear,
I understand but aren't the companies greedy? They fix prices and maybe they will lower((supply/demand) but the consumers always get the brunt of it!
It's like a winter wonderland here....what's it like where you are?
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Well, it depends on your outlook. I work in corporate so I know that a company's first responsibility is to it's shareholders. Those individuals have invested their money in the company and deserve and want a return along with being protected from liability.. And lots of them are pension funds, mutual funds etc., not the individual millionaire shareholders. That's not greed to me.

You can moan about the high salaries of the CEO's....but they have the expertise, have put in their time in the trenches, work 24 X 7, and carry a big responsibility. And if things don't go well...they're gone. To me it's like an athlete with a limited time that their body can participate in the sport. Better make their money then because very few go on to be new anchors, etc.

Get put on Administrative leave from a federal job....and then finally resign....you still get paid and collect your pension.

Also, most large companies do a lot for the public via charitable donations, donations of their products...many ways. Most pharmeutical companies have a program that allows you to get your medication free from them if you meet their criteria as eligible. And most importantly they EMPLOY and provide health and life insurance and pension plans to their employees. That's a huge cost to them.

In this county, in 2008 we lost the GM plant, the Chrysler plant, Avon plant and a few other large employers. It effected everything down to the mom and pop stores. Real estate prices plunged. That's one small county.

I suppose there is some price fixing, although with competition the way it is now, I don't see how it would survive. In my mind, the increases in costs of products and services comes from outside the company itself, via tax increases and increased cost of doing business, mainly cost of fuel, and burdensome regulations.

It's no secret that Obama stated he was out to shut down the coal industry through regulations. That crosses generations of families that have no where else to work.

Of the $3.30 or so we are paying per gallon at the pump....I'd like to know just how much is due to increase cost of oil and how much is additional taxes. Look at your cable bill. Taxes are piled on and we have no idea what they are for....at least I don't.

Corporate greed is a popular idea for folks to rally against. Welfare greed...not so much.

Unlike Gordon Gecko, I don't think greed is a good thing.

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Oh, it's mid 50's and cloudy here. Lot has melted. But tonight/tomorrow the weateer starts again. 3" to 5" is all that's predicted. Grounhog saw his shadow, dammit.

Yes, we're off with our pulled pork to watch the game at my cousin's. Until we all fall asleep. LOL
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Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Not gonna happen.
Plenty of refinery capacity on the east coast. Big oil intends to maximize profits, not reduce prices.
woof
transporting oil is FREE in your fantasy world?

New refineries need built, and natural gas filling stations built.

Hey clueless......our dollar purchasing power on imports is 14% LESS than last year. We export squat in comparison to import.

We save 14% immediately, and save on scales of economy with refinery at the new find in ND.

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Oh, it's mid 50's and cloudy here. Lot has melted. But tonight/tomorrow the weateer starts again. 3" to 5" is all that's predicted. Grounhog saw his shadow, dammit.
Yes, we're off with our pulled pork to watch the game at my cousin's. Until we all fall asleep. LOL
Have a good time! They will love your food!
BTW...thank you for explaining...about corp and stock holders!!!
=~}

Also....Phillip Seymore Hoffman just died from an overdose
So sad and what a waste of a great human being. I loved him!
Damn these drugs..... Damn the people who don't have the sense to stay away!

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BizzyBee wrote:
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Have a good time! They will love your food!
BTW...thank you for explaining...about corp and stock holders!!!
=~}
Also....Phillip Seymore Hoffman just died from an overdose
So sad and what a waste of a great human being. I loved him!
Damn these drugs..... Damn the people who don't have the sense to stay away!
My husband just told me! What a shock. Drugs are from satan, for sure. He was a good actor.

Good videos at FOUNDATION FOR A DRUG FREE WORLD help you understand a bit more of how the addict becomes an addict.

Take my 'wisdom' with a grain of salt, Bee. But I been around and seen a bit. My poor cousin, the oldest of us, most of her money was invested in GM stock through her deceased husband's pension fund. She really took a hit in 2008. Her monthly income (GM dividends) went to zero..
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Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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LOL
Please see the unemployment rate in North Dakota.......2.75%
https://www.google.com/search...
and???

woof
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Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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Exactly what part of any post from me specifies that the oil would be for domestic use??????
Goodness dukie, I believe you may be the "simpleton"
Again doggie boy....increased supply vs demand internationally equals lower cost....
simple huh
WOLF
Oil companies are looking to maximize their profits here AND internationally pizza face.

Prices are higher overseas than here.

I've provided you links to information that demonstrates that the keystone xl pipeline is going to be used to export canadian oil/refined products into the global market, in order to take advantage of a more lucrative market.

It is a fallacy that keystone will provide lower prices or energy independence domestically.

Not my fault you wish to remain blind.

woof
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I'm thinking Duke & FKA Reader need to be personally introduced. It could be a match made in Heaven!
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Feb 2, 2014
 
Seriouslady wrote:
<quoted text>Well, it depends on your outlook. I work in corporate so I know that a company's first responsibility is to it's shareholders. Those individuals have invested their money in the company and deserve and want a return along with being protected from liability.. And lots of them ar
e pension funds, mutual funds etc., not the individual millionaire shareholders. That's not greed to me.
You can moan about the high salaries of the CEO's....but they have the expertise, have put in their time in the trenches, work 24 X 7, and carry a big responsibility. And if things don't go well...they're gone. To me it's like an athlete with a limited time that their body can participate in the sport. Better make their money then because very few go on to be new anchors, etc.
Get put on Administrative leave from a federal job....and then finally resign....you still get paid and collect your pension.
Also, most large companies do a lot for the public via charitable donations, donations of their products...many ways. Most pharmeutical companies have a program that allows you to get your medication free from them if you meet their criteria as eligible. And most importantly they EMPLOY and provide health and life insurance and pension plans to their employees. That's a huge cost to them.
In this county, in 2008 we lost the GM plant, the Chrysler plant, Avon plant and a few other large employers. It effected everything down to the mom and pop stores. Real estate prices plunged. That's one small county.
I suppose there is some price fixing, although with competition the way it is now, I don't see how it would survive. In my mind, the increases in costs of products and services comes from outside the company itself, via tax increases and increased cost of doing business, mainly cost of fuel, and burdensome regulations.
It's no secret that Obama stated he was out to shut down the coal industry through regulations. That crosses generations of families that have no where else to work.
Of the $3.30 or so we are paying per gallon at the pump....I'd like to know just how much is due to increase cost of oil and how much is additional taxes. Look at your cable bill. Taxes are piled on and we have no idea what they are for....at least I don't.
Corporate greed is a popular idea for folks to rally against. Welfare greed...not so much.
Unlike Gordon Gecko, I don't think greed is a good thing.
That's true about the pharmaceutical companies. I never really understood how this was a factor in the elections - people not being able to afford their meds - with generics and discounted or free meds through the companies or pharmacies themselves, though I realize not every med is available this way. Still, it takes a big chunk out of the burden of those struggling if they are on most maintenance scripts.

If anyone is wondering how to do it, go to the manufacturer's website. There is an application that must be completed and signed by your doc. Meds come via mail. Allow some time initially for the application to be processed and approved. OR, call your doc's office and ask them for assistance in applying.
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Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Oil companies are looking to maximize their profits here AND internationally pizza face.
Prices are higher overseas than here.
I've provided you links to information that demonstrates that the keystone xl pipeline is going to be used to export canadian oil/refined products into the global market, in order to take advantage of a more lucrative market.
It is a fallacy that keystone will provide lower prices or energy independence domestically.
Not my fault you wish to remain blind.
woof
Prices are high overseas, particularly in European countries, because they want their citizens to rely on public transportation. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/731...

Prices in Venezuela are dirt cheap. http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/06/news/economy/...

It's not greed as much as...it's complicated.

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Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Oil companies are looking to maximize their profits here AND internationally pizza face.
Prices are higher overseas than here.
I've provided you links to information that demonstrates that the keystone xl pipeline is going to be used to export canadian oil/refined products into the global market, in order to take advantage of a more lucrative market.
It is a fallacy that keystone will provide lower prices or energy independence domestically.
Not my fault you wish to remain blind.
woof
Ok dukie dog...

One last time.......

If every drop of INCREASED oil production from the Keystone pipeline goes directly to China or the global market.....

Guess what happens to the oil that they would have purchased from another source?????

Read this slowly so that you might get it......the increased supply of oil INTERNATIONALLY will result in more supply / less demand.....

More supply, less demand......Economics 101= lower prices.....

I know that capitalism is a foreign concept to ya, but try to keep up OK.......

Regarding your huff post links...Pleeease dog.......

WOLF
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Prices are high overseas, particularly in European countries, because they want their citizens to rely on public transportation. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/731...
Prices in Venezuela are dirt cheap. http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/06/news/economy/...
It's not greed as much as...it's complicated.
The reasons WHY prices are high in Europe have no bearing on why companies like Valero or Bp wish to export their products. They are merely looking to take advantage of those higher market prices.

woof
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Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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Pleasssseee Dukie.
Read my posts and try to keep up.
Economics 101.... supply vs demand..........
sigh
WOLF
Supply and demand has very little to do with oil prices. Oil is a commodity market and prices are based almost entirely on speculation.
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Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Really? We're going to import Canadian oil to then export it?
You're not too bright, are you?
Who is "we," 3.1?
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Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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Ok dukie dog...
One last time.......
If every drop of INCREASED oil production from the Keystone pipeline goes directly to China or the global market.....
Guess what happens to the oil that they would have purchased from another source?????
Read this slowly so that you might get it......the increased supply of oil INTERNATIONALLY will result in more supply / less demand.....
More supply, less demand......Economics 101= lower prices.....
I know that capitalism is a foreign concept to ya, but try to keep up OK.......
Regarding your huff post links...Pleeease dog.......
WOLF
I am surprised you graduated from high school.

woof
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Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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Read this slowly so that you might get it......the increased supply of oil INTERNATIONALLY will result in more supply / less demand.....
You should take your own advice and read that real slowly.

woof
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Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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Who is "we," 3.1?
Paco thinks the President is the CEO of Valero.

woof
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Prices are high overseas, particularly in European countries, because they want their citizens to rely on public transportation. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/731...
Prices in Venezuela are dirt cheap. http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/06/news/economy/...
It's not greed as much as...it's complicated.
Prices are dirt cheap in Venezuela because oil is nationalized there. The country utilizes its natural resources for all of the people, not just an oil company. Spooky.

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