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Old 12-04-2014, 07:32   #44
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Originally Posted by Karyn View Post
America barely taps into it's own oil, typically importing it. Europe also imports, doesn't mean our price should be so many times higher.
This is a question of government subsidies - it is not an ethics question of what is fair and what may not be fair. Why are you treating it as such? If the US couldn't afford to keep the price of taxes on oil and gas low, it would have already revised these tariffs upwards...

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Almost 900,000 "illegals" live there... Much bigger problem than USA, again highlights my point below, Americans just blame it on everyone and everything else.
Just fyi: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30284316

Five million "illegals" to become US citizens, another six million left behind.

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They blame they cant afford **** because gas prices have risen, and that living costs in America are so high compared to the rest of the world (they're not).
Have you forgotten the cost of a university education in the US?

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During 2013 the UK produced 70% of its oil per day. Importing the remaining. Again lower imports than the USA.
Link for the above reference?

Edit: Worth noting that the North Sea has already reached "peak oil". It seems unlikely that the US has reached peak oil given the current exploitation of unconventional resources.
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