On oil, it is pretty simple:
Dustin StocktonMedia/Events Director, TheTeaParty.netChief Strategist, Western Representation PAC
Exemptions to traditional commodity regulations granted to certain investment banks have created a loophole that is flooding commodity markets with unhealthy levels of capital. Essential commodities like food and oil need to be insulated from the fluctuations of other speculative markets because food and oil consumption are not optional. You cannot stop eating and you cannot stop driving to work. A good place to start stabilizing and reducing gas prices would be to immediately end the speculator exemptions in essential commodity markets that corporations like Goldman Sachs have been granted.