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Nationalize Gas and Oil Companies

Sedona AZ – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor:


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This should make Americans ask the fundamental question: What is the difference between what a public non-profit utility company provides and what a private for-profit oil company provides? After all, they both sell energy to all United States citizens.

The difference is that natural gas and electricity are sold in the form of a public good, whereas oil is sold in the form of a private good. Accordingly, on the grounds of promoting national security, the United States Congress should convert all oil companies to utility companies. This would eliminate the windfall profits and force the oil industry to earn just enough income to cover operating expenses just as natural gas and electric utility companies are required to do.

The resulting drop in gasoline prices would further stimulate the economy and lighten the energy stranglehold upon the United States by the Middle East. It would also eliminate the influence of the oil lobby.

In this case, desperate times call for deliberate measures. But as pathetic as the energy policy is in the United States, the effort to develop alternative sources of energy won’t really be accelerated until the oil dries up and the Saudi’s place solar cells all across their desert and then sell us the electricity.

Joe Bialek
Cleveland, OH


  1. Cluless Cheryl says:

    Ignoramus, really?
    Top 3 oil stocks to have in 2022!
    Exxon Mobil up 69.9%
    Chevron up 54.4%
    Conocophilips up 67.09%
    There are many more and all are doing dynamite!


    So who is the ignoramus again?

  2. Penny says:

    @sherhl uk Liz truss prime minister quit today what’s happening world asks & our president off the cuff he says not to worry they’re not consequential to our economy

    You’re right this admin points to any stat that makes them sound right when they don’t have a damn idea what is right

  3. Kevin O’Aummian says:

    Dear Cluless Cheryl, Thank you for proving @Sheryl, VOC & Penny & others astute observations with your live tip feed for proving the current Biden administration and its leadership failed to grasp economics (not first said by me here, but by Democrats nationwide including economics god Harvard’s Larry Summers with his big falling out with Biden Bring Back Being Poor Plan which proved to be worse even Summers predicted to our economy). Inflation is over 10% nationally with states like Nevada at 15% and California 17% even though most media refuses to cover it prior to election for fear people in the poorer sections of town will stay home and not vote for them. **Politicians don’t worry about you, you’ll vote your letter unless you see proof like high gas prices and increased food prices, and high interest rates which destroy senior citizens lives unless on public welfare assistance. The Social Security debacle raised checks 8.4% while inflation is taking twice that from your checks now and more after the election if Biden economic policies continue. An ignorant person questions why 87,000 armed IRS agents will be hired if not stopped by electing opponents to the get the poorest not paying taxes plan (Biden’s Build Back Better?). Question why the people in power saying no guns hired 87,000 for the government payroll and for a tax collector in a little computer cubicle in towns and cities everywhere processing your and your families and friends annual paperwork?????

    Jefferies analyst Lloyd Byrne initiated coverage of Chevron with a Hold rating and $171 price target. He believes the “Option Value” of energy is up again, driven by a constrained capital cycle. While this is most pronounced in oil & gas, it is also evident in energy transition names, said the analyst, who believes energy’s “Option Value can stay higher for longer” without a significant uptick in investment across the industry, though he adds that the current macro slowdown is “likely to incrementally gain focus” within the group.
    Published first on The Fly

  4. Tommy says:

    Biden Buddies can’t run on record soaring inflation, no medicines in hospitals, interest rates outrageously blowing up, after cutting off Obama’s pipeline that even Trump knew was a good idea and that Biden cannot grasp that he’s solely responsible for this nation’s decline in two years. Blame everybody but yourself, Joe, when you are the cause? Get rid of radicals, get back to basics in both parties.

  5. ZzBrown says:

    Democrats refuse to face economic reality and keep saying unemployment needs to be high and keep people on welfare to keep inflation down??????! Listen to Democrats words and ask yourself why you would ever vote for them?????! Don’t tell me they give a damn for children or you because their policies aren’t family friendly!!!!? Democrats want to vaccinate healthy babies with natural immunity which clinical studies prove unnecessary and even on the CDC vaccine list is Dengue Fever vaccine????! CDC continues to lack clarity and science. Remember this folks; DHS tried to implement a “your words will send you to prison” group that we the people forced to shut down. Democrats don’t like you and don’t trust you and want you to be afraid and they want to radicalize you and others. This election means save your freedoms.

  6. Bird Wing says:

    If you voted for Biden you owe me gas money and an electric car, groceries for the next two years, and money to pay for next two years of hearing and electrical bills. If you voted for Harris you owe me a fully paid up cell phone, backpack full of freebies, a monthly welfare check, housing and amnesty, and a lush bus ticket to the Hamptons for a month or two staycation on your dime. If you vote for them again you owe me for all the taxes their goons with guns is coming to get even though I don’t have a job because I lost it during the pandemic and after the vaccine didn’t feel good and can’t work.

  7. @birdwing says:

    Biden on brink of war with Saudi Arabia if Iran attacks them today? North Korea fired dozens of missiles at South Korea and Japan waters today. You want your kids sent off to war by Biden? Biden depleted our oil reserves by half at the advice of what Russian or Chinese instruction? He turned off our pipeline because why? Was it because of millions of Hunter supplied family funds? Arizona and Pennsylvania better vote Republican or goodbye any and all jobs in next decade. Your standards of living are dropping to the floor Arizona and Pennsylvania. Biden hates you people. Vote Blake Masters and Mehmet Oz or kiss your pensions and social security goodbye. Polls show suburban women figured out that the Supreme Court case didn’t take away their rights, but gave them more power. Good for media to get that message out before election that Democrats lied to us. Get rid of Kelley and get a Republican in there Arizona and get rid of Fetterman and get a doctor with ability to stand up to pandemic flunkies. Return power to the people and out of DC.

  8. Vote Adam Laxalt says:

    Nevada has 16% inflation and it needs to elect Adam Laxalt, a decorated veteran that Democrats loathe for his service, and dump the Democrats who’ve ruined the state with 5th highest gas prices in nation. It’s the economy stupid. It’s gas prices stupid. Tell your Nevada friends and family.

  9. Kelly Challenge says:

    Classrooms last week highlighted over 100 items that petroleum gives us, not just run cars and trucks. Push up your eyeglasses and readers and look at the computer every one of those items are entirely made of petroleum products. Check it out and learn what students know about medicines, engineering, buildings, water, your own clothes.

  10. Doug Voted says:

    Qatar is promising a “carbon-neutral” World Cup later this month. Uh, plenty of folks have valid questions about what that means for a country known for oil production…!??! Amazing what “politics” and “ad campaigns” can do to truth and science. Just have Marvel Comics characters say it and people believe it. LMAO

  11. @Dougie says:

    Biden will have us in a major war soon because he’s a weak link. Don’t sweat the small stuff like voting because the Chinese and Russians don’t allow it and they murder the intelligentsia, academics, government employees and social influencers first and separate families and friends in towns and cities called pogroms. The Chinese were filmed practicing it during pandemic and recently when they forcefully tossed the former Chairman out of the building. Putin did it with Ukraine. There’s no place for Americans to go because we’re already in the promised land and the world wants to kick us out and take the spoils.

  12. Vic Gaskins Jr says:

    Biden admin quietly admits canceling Keystone XL Pipeline cost thousands of jobs, billions of dollars, and unnecessarily hurt American families.

    Yet they voted for them in November knowing this? When are you Democrats going to stop hating America and Americans?

  13. Fran says:

    Walmart groceries increased over 20% in one year said a research group – raise your hand if you think it’s more than that at your grocery too.

  14. Cable Dell, San Fran CA says:

    President Biden will lose if he allows rogue New York attorney to make him look like a hypocrite by allowing his opponent to be arrested but then is he a crook too with this new laptop info? San Fran turning against Him for failures and insinuations of corruption. Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray may be indicted too,

  15. EY, ASU says:

    The world needs capitalism or the world remains dominated by despots ruling slaves.

  16. W. A. Pacheco, CD JF says:

    American fossil fuel policies are undermining world stability and sent China and Russia to be friends because leadership of those countries know Biden’s policies will weaken us and make us collapse. This administration doesn’t know how to run a free country or not be corrupt — and are wrong about the best global and national policies. Joseph Biden may be the worst President in our history because he knew China caused the pandemic and did nothing to hold China accountable on the world stage. This administration lost all but the most radical communist socialist believers in our party, and the next election will determine if the Democratic party will purge itself of its growing decay and stench.

  17. @WA blah blah says:

    Thanks for the comment after I read it I got a good chuckle and then went right to sleep… it amazes me how ridiculous people are that post here. Zzzzzzzzzzz

  18. WP blah blah reply says:

    no capitalism no freedom

  19. Victor Victoria says:

    How to wash hands and how to wipe yourself with toilet paper and use modern toilets are school requirements. No you don’t stand on the toilet seat in the restrooms and wipe feces on the stall walls because it’s not an outhouse. These immigrants come from dirt floors, bars in windows, no indoor plumbing and cultures that use one hand for wiping bottoms and the other for eating food. They must be taught how to live in America and what’s culturally wrong and right here. We don’t preserve the environment they left, we preserve the environment they came to be and find a better life, including values and morals. Viva America, the land of the free and the brave.

  20. Herb Webman, Close Enough says:

    Car ownership outside of the US (last census showed 92% of American households own at least one vehicle) with great percentages of households owning more than one or more even in metro cities with multiple transportation options.

    Looking to the rest of the world, global car sales reached 66.1 million in 2022, which was a bit lower than the 66.7 million vehicles sold in 2021.

    There is only one country that surpasses the U.S. in car sales: China. In 2021, the total car sales for passenger vehicles exceeded 26 million units, which represented 31.4 percent of global sales. Additionally, while international automobile companies used to enjoy strong dominance in the Chinese market, Chinese vehicle manufacturers grew their market share to 44.4 percent domestically in 2021 and rising steadily.

    The country with the lowest percentage of car owners is the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has only one car per 250 people.

    Looking forward, the market for electric vehicles is expected to grow in the coming years. By 2025, EVs may account for 7.4 percent for car sales internationally up from 4.2%. China is building on average one coal fired plant per week (not subject to global environmental controls) to meet its nations consumer targets.

  21. Troy says:

    Oil prices went through the roof and grocery prices are downright insane and even the Chinese dollar stores got on the gravy train.

  22. Andy says:

    it does

  23. PLeash Vivek says:


    There’s a waterfall of accountability by blacks for blacks.

  24. Loren Lord, Makepeace says:

    @victor Victoria speak to the masses brothers

  25. Sanjay Jefferson, Tucson and Santa Clara says:

    People in the rest of the world are ducking jealous of America and their rulers want America to fail to keep people from reading and knowing about how awful their lives and governors are. Came in 1984 to school and never wanted to leave no matter how poor I was because poor in United States is rich every place in Africa and Asia and Russia and South America and India. America people ignorant how great their lives are in worldwide. Changed my name to show gratefulness to America.

  26. AWMosby, Arlington says:

    Comment from Tommy says: October 21, 2022 at 9:35 am
    Biden Buddies can’t run on record soaring inflation, no medicines in hospitals, interest rates outrageously blowing up, after cutting off Obama’s pipeline that even Trump knew was a good idea and that Biden cannot grasp that he’s solely responsible for this nation’s decline in two years. Blame everybody but yourself, Joe, when you are the cause? Get rid of radicals, get back to basics in both parties. //

    AWM Today, Pres. Biden doesn’t run the White House, the White House unelected office peons run him. They can’t have him talk about things they never told him or allow him to comment ad lib about his I can’t remembers in front of cameras. Our least popular President and Vice President ever in American polls, God with a capital help this Capitol, with proves dark money runs this world and getting back to basics is a fantasy. //

    AWM Saluting Sanjay! My mother’s family came in the 1950s from Aruba to New Jersey, my father’s from Nigeria to Virginia in the 1940s, they met at Princeton and married in a Methodist church week after graduation. Both were our families first college graduates and they raised five college grads (two ministers, one nurse, one chemical engineer, one CPA). My parents reply to every lifetime ups and downs was ‘try harder, be better’ and that was it and we did, and success and happiness Mr. Jefferson. //

  27. St. John’s First says:

    New government report says EV vehicles weigh so much more than gas powered that parking garages may not be able to handle combined extra weights and older bridges will not be able to withstand combined weights and will need replacing or restructuring supports and roadbeds and report says increased number of pedestrians predicted to die with EVs due to weight and inability to stop in shorter times due to weight and speed, and EV accidents will be deadlier and worse because cars weigh more and impacts will be deadlier than today’s vehicles, EV batteries are more dangerous. Americans will pay more for car insurance, electricity and taxes to pay for road repairs and infrastructure.

    Guess who won’t be talking about this news…

  28. BGM says:

    EXPLOSIVE BIDEN ALLEGATIONS: House Republicans DROP THE HAMMER on Biden family corruption
    Buckle up, America.
    After a MONTHS LONG investigation into alleged corruption, House Republicans exposed shocking details about alleged influence peddling, shady business dealings, off-shore bank accounts, and over a dozen shell companies linked to the Biden family.
    The details are BREATHTAKING. Joe Biden’s inner circle must be quaking in their boots. Here’s a breakdown of what has come to light:
    Relationship: Joe Biden’s youngest son
    Amount of money in question: $50,000+/month; $1+ million; a diamond gift
    Alleged dealings: Hunter Biden was paid as much as $50,000 per month to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, while his father, Joe Biden, served as Vice President of the United States. This is on top of another shady $1+ million payment from a Romanian company to which he was connected. The evidence suggests Hunter Biden’s position on the board may have allowed companies to gain access to and/or influence the US government through Hunter’s father. Hunter Biden was also reportedly given a 3-CARAT DIAMOND in connection with one of these companies.
    Relationship: Joe Biden’s son; brother; sister-in-law; daughter-in-law; son’s ex-wife; son’s current wife; three children of the president’s son & brother
    Amount of money in question: $10+ million
    Alleged dealings: Bank records suggest that the Biden family and their business associates established over 20 companies, with 16 of them being limited liability companies formed during Joe Biden’s time as Vice President. This system may have been used to hide foreign money received by the Bidens. The records show that the Bidens, their associates, and their companies may have received over $10 million from foreign nationals and related companies – INCLUDING CHINA – with payments occurring while Biden was Vice President and after leaving office. Payments were allegedly routed through different accounts in an effort to conceal the source of funds.
    Majority Leader Steve Scalise, Oversight Chairman James Comer, and House Republicans won’t stop digging – no matter how much Biden’s inner circle tries to cover up the evidence.
    But we have a SERIOUS problem…
    The Liberal Media, House Democrats, and Joe Biden’s cronies are doing everything they possibly can to attack us and discredit everything we’ve worked for.
    Democrats know these investigations will evaporate into thin air if they take back the House. The cases will go cold. And the Bidens can then go back to business as usual. That’s why they’re relentlessly attacking House Republicans and trashing our reputations.
    We’re DESPERATELY searching America for Patriots with enough grit and determination to stand up to Democrats – and Joe Biden’s inner circle – alongside us.
    The ONLY thing that will stop us from exposing this corruption is losing our House Majority. But with your help, we will prevail.
    Can we count on you?
    Thanks for all you do to keep elected officials honest.

  29. Al, St. Louis MO says:

    Now we know why President Biden is pro Ukraine with those fistfuls of illegal dollars aid to his families shell companies. This dishonest man and his family are thousands of degrees worse than Trump and the reasons they’re working so hard to discredit Trump is because he isn’t and they’re terrified the world will find out how the Biden family is a crime family. Impeach Biden, arrest him and them all and start the hearings now on Wray and FBI too.

  30. Matt and Kim Matsuri says:

    Turning a blind eye to cultural issues means you’re fodder for slaughter.

  31. Sedona Dennis says:

    NOBODY takes A/C or Gas appliances or forcing us to do our houses an d businesses PERIOD

  32. Guisel Gupta, Sedona says:

    Consideration please; First mistake President Joseph Biden provided AlKaida and middle eastern groups and Iran with billions of American tax dollar military supplies and names of afghanis helping make afghans better lives? Was Donald Trump stood in the way of Democrats RINOs global riches schemes? President Trump was a pretty good President in spite of them and that took a miracle worker! No disputing facts we lived better and safer in this country when he was President and young and old are realizing it slowly.

  33. Andy says:

    American unions have become un necessary due to federal and state work laws and legal requirements oversight, even non union workers receive same benefits and pay as the federal government and states establish minimums and individual trade power incentivizes salary. Recent examples of nationwide salary increases were not at the behest of union demands, but marketplace demands of supply and demand. Both federal and individual 50 state agencies have laws and regulations that exceed union standards. Union bureaucracies benefit the top of its pyramid with little opportunity for promotion at the bottom or middle levels. Visit Zippia.com for more pros and cons of unions and other balanced trade information:

    Zippos: Union cons – Limited opportunity for promotion. While relationships between unions and management are amicable and productive, a union can also divide a workplace.

    When a union member seeks a promotion to the ranks of management, there may exist a bias based on the worker’s role in union business or the tenuous relationship shared by the two groups.

    Costly dues. A union operates on a percentage of employee salary. The typical union dues or annual payments that allow the union to continue to represent the workers are between 1.5 and 4%.

    A union member earning a yearly wage of $50,000 with a 2% dues rate would pay $1,000 yearly for representation. Dues fluctuate based on the rate and the employee’s gross earnings.

    Inflated project costs. Unions are often cited as responsible for increased prices related to goods and services. The idea is that if it costs an employer more to make, they will, in turn, pass those costs on to the consumer.

    Larger construction projects that are required to employ union contractors can dramatically increase the total cost.

  34. Unions bad for workers say workers says:

    Has union membership increased or decreased?
    The share of U.S. workers who belong to a union has fallen since 1983, when 20.1% of American workers were union members. In 2022, 10.1% of U.S. workers were in a union.Apr 19, 2023
    https://www.pewresearch.org › maj…
    58% of U.S. adults see union membership decline as bad for U.S. – Pew Research Center

  35. I love it… says:

    I love all those anti union comments from people who generally hate their lives and find fault in all… I guarantee those making negative comments haven’t worked in over 30 years.. pay no attention to the white noise people they change nothing and know even less.lol

  36. Kim Hale, Flagstaff AZ says:

    @i love it
    You obviously have difficultly with reading retention – because the poll was of WORKERS – not 30 yr retirees. . Most “workers” fall within the poll mentioned “working age group” and your racist subtext of white noise is uncalled for and reprehensible.

    @Comments to editors, consider allowing only comments with facts and dignity and not old age white peoples self-hate spewing out.

  37. @Km Hale says:

    No my reading attention is fine…..you just don’t like it when a comment, opposing yours is made on Sedona Eye. Thank you editor for posting both ends of the debate with equal vigor. I stand by my comments and believe them to be true (deleted by editor). So sorry that your post is neutralized or is allowed to be neutralized by facts ..

  38. white noise says:

    Well here is the racist definition?………….You feeling all right?

    white noise
    : a heterogeneous mixture of sound waves extending over a wide frequency range
    compare pink noise
    : a constant background noise
    especially : one that drowns out other sounds
    : meaningless or distracting commotion, hubbub, or chatter
    the white noise of policy and politics in America—
    Joseph Nocera

  39. Dave, Union Failing Workers? says:

    …The compensation packages received by these CEOs are indeed enormous. But the millions they make are still dwarfed by the billions these companies spend in overall labor costs — which can’t be scaled up by 40 percent so easily. Put another way: Even if General Motors CEO Mary Barra gallantly forfeited her entire $29 million pay package and redistributed it to every rank-and-file worker, that would come out to … a few extra pennies per hour per employee….

    (excerpt from Washington Post article dated Sept 19, 2023, off-site link

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/09/19/uaw-strike-demands-too-high-automakers/ )

  40. Quinby Toy says:

    Read link and see WP leans on the Kamalas DZ, i.e. below:

    Opinion | Are millennial leftists aging into right-wingers?
    May 9, 2022 — A shared loathing of the liberal establishment is probably the right’s most persuasive case for leftist conversion.

    (Comment begins)
    Leftist WashPost opener bias is ridiculously unintelligible because who needs to read it other than an AI? Is there a point to reading others biases?
    If liberal establishment (oxymoron?) verbiage is comparable to right-wingers (oxymoron?) why proceed?
    Left-wingers and right-wingers, liberal and conservative establishmentarianism will never result in persuasions or conversions. (Comment end.)

  41. Joan says:

    Past present futures, history.

  42. KH says:

    Note to @vicgaskinsjr & others, about “the voters who put him there”? Our government’s Census data shows 113 million people voted in the 2020 election. Its NEVER been disputed that Trump received 74 million of those votes, you do the math.

  43. Morgan Scheker says:

    If Biden was a Republican, would he have already been held accountable? Damn right he would and they would have blamed it on Trump who returned to being Democrat, remember DJT was a Democrat before he ran for President.

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