YES! - America's natural resources are part of the commons, and should not be exploited for Corporate Profit!
93% (41 votes)
NO! - We just need stronger governmental regulations.
7% (3 votes)
Total votes: 44

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brrrrk 3 years 11 weeks ago

The way I see it, if it's good enough for Alaska, it's good enough for the rest of the country.

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washnwmn 3 years 11 weeks ago

Socialism is not a dirty word.

PanBlaiz 3 years 11 weeks ago

Corporations are like vampires. They will suck the life out of every country or land that allows them too, without a care, only to move on to the next profit motive once the blood runs dry. Corporations are not our friends but our enemies and will continue to be so until the profit motive goal is rethought.

Nationalizing oil is one way that we could protect ourselves.

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2950-10K 3 years 11 weeks ago

Democratic Socialism has always been the solution for serving the best interests of the vast majority and certainly applys here. Unfortunately the elite few with most of the money and power fully realize this to be fact. FUNCTIONAL DEMOCRACY scares the hell out of these power lusting maniacs. I hate to admit it, but as long as they are able to subvert truth, via citizens united and corp mass media, they win!.....so let's fight for change and real Democracy like we mean it...... It may well have to get ugly!

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edcat01 3 years 11 weeks ago

Nationalizing our natural resources is only the first step we need to take to help curb the power of corporate america and the world. We need power to the people, not the uber rich (Romney rich)or corporations in control of our government. If we fail then we, as people, lose. If you have ever seen or heard of the on-line game "Eve - online" you can get an idea of what we are looking at. Just in case you don't know what this game is about, it is a space game, but that isn't the important part of the game. It is the background story of the game. It says the government becomes a 'puppet' to corporations and they really control what the people know and do. And as we all know, or should know, corporations only look at the bottom line and not what people need or want.

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arky12 3 years 11 weeks ago

Not only would this drive down the cost of gas, but the profits could go a long way to improving the lives of the people. We could stop the wars for oil, regardless of the reasons the government may give us for these wars, it's for oil. This in turn would lower our deficit since the majority of the deficit has been created by the costs of endless wars. This would reap huge profits from the sale of refined oil products, which would reduce taxation on people, thusly putting more money in the hands of workers, who in turn would spend that money stimulating the economy. A win win situation. Then people could control this energy through their votes. Hard to vote a CEO out of office, unless you're mega rich and own a majority of stock in that corporation, but we can still vote our legislaters out.

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