There appears to be two very different
mindsets when it comes to what is ailing
our country. Put simply, there are people
who believe in capitalism and those who
It seems almost like recently it has
turned into the government against big
business. So we will try to explain it
to those who believe big business is evil.
Big business would not be in business if
we didn’t buy their products. Once again
we will use big oil as an example.
Most big oil corporations are publicly
traded companies. Big oil is a good long
term investment and more people than you
might think own stock with the purpose
of using the proceeds to fund their
Government on the other hand, is not a
good business partner, doesn’t sell a
product, cannot balance a budget, and
refuses to cut spending, while giving
themselves raises without regard to
Now, just recently, the oil companies
wanted a new refinery and a pipeline
from Canada. Between the two it would
have meant 200,000 new jobs, billions
into the economy, and millions in taxes.
The government decided not to let the
oil companies have either and patted
themselves on the back as they believed
they had “won” the battle. Big oil
wouldn’t have the refinery or the pipe-
line and thus would stop drilling.
But government forgot that big oil is
a for profit entity that does get things
done. And their solution was simplicity
at it’s best.
Big oil would use railroads to bring
in the diesel fuel the refinery would
have produced and also to move the
crude they were producing out.
Some were worried about a spill on
the pipeline and how terrible that
would be. But consider this; if the
government would stop acting like a
spoiled child we would not have to
import a drop of oil, the cost to us
would drop, they would still get their
taxes, and a lot more people would
And if there is a spill, remember
that oil is a natural resource. It
comes out of the ground, not a test
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