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Could this be the answer to the price of a barrel of oil?

If a barrel of oil costs $120, why not simply charge $240 for a bushel of exported wheat? They raise the price, wheat triples in price. Fair? Or let them eat sand?
Alpollo:

i think the farmers would go for that

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Then the government would figure out some new way to tax their gross profits and put them out of business. It's an ugly cycle.

Gman:

That's one possible solution, but I still feel that we need to move away from a dependence on foreign resources as quickly as we can. i remember the 70's when we had gas rationing and the national speed limit was lowered to 55 (we saved fuel and lives with that one). I think we should return to the 55 limit, impose additional federal taxes on gas guzzling vehicle sales, and impose a federal charge added to all speed violations cited. the extra taxes and fees would subsidize energy research and offset the cost of imported energy sources.

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70% of existing oil comes from overseas. Without it, America (and much of the world depends on our food) comes to a halt. No trucks, no shipping etc. And what is going to replace oil? The Band-Aids of the past aren't the long term answers. Alternative energy for the most part, is a pipe dream. Yes, it should be researched, but as of yet, it's far from reality.

Brian P. O'Gorman:

Get out of my head!!! I was thinking about this this weekend. We are the breadbasket of the world, why not make them pay a premium as they do to us? I think you're onto something here. Can you imagine the ads we'd see about that. It wouldn't take long before people said we were starving children to death.

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Supply and demand. SImple huh?

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