Sunday, May 07, 2006

Peril at the Pumps

Peril at the Pumps

Posted: 5/5/2006 2:23:00 PM

by Donald J. TrumpChairman, Trump University

Here we go again with gas prices skyrocketing to unbelievable heights.
Gas prices are already over $3 dollars a gallon in many parts of the country. Some Californians are actually paying $4 dollars a gallon, and energy analysts predict that by summer the rest of the country could be paying just as much.

You can blame the high prices on growing global demand for oil, hurricane-damaged oil refineries here in the United States, and greedy oil companies. Last year alone, the head of ExxonMobil earned nearly $70 million dollars. That's $190,000 dollars a day--not a bad income!

President Bush proposed short-term measures to cut the price of gasoline, vowed to uncover price gouging at the pump, and announced measures designed to develop energy alternatives. But we need to do more.

Why don't we go to the countries that are ripping us off and tell them to get those prices down? These people fly in private 747 airplanes that cost $300 and $400 million to build. In the meantime, people in our country can't even buy gas to go to the grocery store.
Americans are cutting back on their gas, they're cutting back on their vacations, and they're cutting back on their food. They're cutting back on everything. Meanwhile, foreign countries and oil companies are making a fortune by ripping off the American consumer.

The fact is they laugh at our leaders. They have absolutely no respect for our country, and I guess they probably think we're stupid. Guess what? We're not stupid. We just need the right people to talk to them.

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