I forgot to add to the last post that the media may blame the rise in prices on fears about Iran or what's happening the Syria (but as I noted that would hardly disrupt the flow of oil elsewhere and our growing oil independence thanks to Obama's policies) and only a very few have noted the importance of oil speculators and investors, BUT the right will (see the usually deleted one's comment on the last post) avoid the issue and blame it on Obama's policies which is of course prima facie NOT since Obama's policies have been around for three years and it wasn't until the unemployment levels began to drop and other economic indicators began to improve in ways the right could no longer pretend wasn't happening that suddenly (in fact just weeks ago) oil prices shot up as if, as if, hmmmm, as if someone was meddling in the oil speculation and investment business.
Gosh who has enough money to do that? The mail deliverer? The autoworker? Nurses? Poets? Teachers? Oh, gee, no, that couldn't be. How about gizillionaires who already control much of the oil business like the Koch brothers and their fellow corporate oil plutocrats and those who profit from their moves, like the Bush family has for generations, et-endlessly-cetera.