The US Just Became The Worlds #1 Producer of Oil!

Well I didn’t expect to read something like this, but how is the US being energy independent sound?

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Maybe Trump will start to sell oil to OPEC. Wouldn’t that be cool. :smile:

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Yeah right! The main reason oil prices remain Low is the US out has been pumping more than any other country!

Yay for ExxonMobil! Such great news! If the US actually controlled the oil and sold it on the market then that would be something to get excited about.

In the end, this doesn’t mean shit for the people of the US.

Can’t please every Debbie downers like you! Waa wa! Do you ever have anything positive to say or are you just naturally miserable all the time?

What do you mean? Why should I get excited about this? If US oil reserves were nationalized then this would be something to be excited about. Anyone who has ever travelled to Riyadh will know what I’m talking about.

Well considering what you are paying per gallon compared to the rest of the world, I would say yes, you are benefiting, you just think that Oil has to be nationalised in order for you to be excited is not realistic in a free market economy! So your view is incorrect.

The entire point of government is to do everything it can to take care of its people and provide the best infrastructure and resources possible. That is what makes a country great and competitive on the global stage. You equating the private sale of commodities, that should belong to the United States, as some kind of national victory is a joke. Thinking like this has put America on the current path that it’s on. Tucker Carlson says it all the time, when GDP becomes the most important factor for a country we’re doing it wrong.

If the oil industry were nationalized the sale of oil domestically and abroad would directly benefit the United States. Claiming our benefit is that that we pay lower gas prices than the rest of the world is fucking laughable. We are a massive consumer market for refined petroleum products. Given the size and scale of our market we are essentially buying in bulk at all times. Our entire infrastructure is also dependent upon gas powered vehicles. Those people who sell oil conduct market research and know that if they raise the price per gallon too high, Americans will simply drive less or buy more fuel efficient vehicles. It’s more profitable to sell the gas for less so that more people buy it. That’s not a benefit to the US…it’s economics.

Hey everyone! I just found out that Amazon doesn’t pay any corporate taxes! YAASSSS! AMERICA! FREEDOM! WINNING! HONK HONK!

Now America is the #1 Oli Producer!

All that oil getting pumped out of American soil by a private company and sold for profit. So much winning.

I really can’t take all this winning.

Just loving all the winning , go Trump 2020 !!! :sunglasses::clap::clap

False. In many ways the entire point of government is to ensure that people are free from the government.
Lemme guess… you voted for Hillary in 2016.

Do you know how taxes for a business are calculated?

That is what the people of Venezuela were told before they nationalized their oil industry and now you see where they have regressed to.

Let the people do what they need to do and government can keep to infrastructure and border security.

:oil_drum:

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Try reading the Constitution neocon fgt.

What I am referring to is in the preamble and it’s pretty hard to miss. Let’s see if you can find what I’m talking about neocon.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Does allowing a private company to sell off our natural resources for profit sound like it is promoting the general welfare or ensuring tranquility? I know we will never get to full on nationalization of our natural resources but at the very least we should be benefiting significantly from the sale of those resources.

And no fgt - I voted for Zion Don unfortunately.

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Yeah I’m not advocating to go full socialist. Try paying attention.

Oil is finite and it is a strategic resource. At some point the needs of the nation need to outweigh the needs of the corporation.

Zion Don talked about this during the campaign frequently when he would complain about infrastructure.

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My post stands. You did nothing to refute it.

Your spergy opinion stands and quite frankly I don’t really give a fuck what you think. My post stands. You did nothing to refute it besides sperg about.

Funny - can’t refute the Constitution. You should try reading it sometime necon fgt.

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I know how winning is calculated.

Me getting kicked in the dick at 24% federal taxes, 7% state taxes, and Amazon paying 0% is winning! MIGA!

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If you were anointed as the almighty one to invoke such changes how would you change it? What solutions would you offer that is different than any present past models used? What are the specifics that represent your idea to make this the way you envision it?

I would semi-nationalize the oil industry immediately, end the federal reserve, and ban usury for starters.

I would pretty much follow Hitler’s plan. Without getting on the subject of ‘muh Jews’ from the spergs…he turned Germany from a post-WWI shithole into an economic juggernaut relatively quickly and built out tremendous infrastructure projects simultaneously. I would like to see the same happen in America.