Home uses of heating oil would be decreased if people economized by reducing waste heat. Same for offices and factories. Just converting to natural gas at a potentially large dollar savings is not enough. Equally large savings are incentivized by making reduced energy use an industrial objective.
Sure the old way of doing business meant profits for the oil company, but this way of doing business profits all the formerly oil wasting customers.
If a Pole or some other European with a needed job, he can take the job in England and leave his family (wife and two kids) home to benefit from whatever social benefits Poland offers. If he changes his mind ot his employer change their mind about him, he can go home no harm, no foul, no charge to English benefits.
If the job is a success, he can bring his wife and kids and they will receive benefits at the rate they received them in Poland. No extra charge to England. After a few years, after becoming fluent with English customs the English social benefits would apply as they would to any English citizen.
Where is the incentive to mess with the lifestyle of merry ole England?
My guess that the fractional increase in fuel prices to consumers would be a tiny (3%) fraction of the 33% increase in the price of oil at the refinery. Moreover the net effect of reduced oil use by by non-car owners would decrease the price to consumers by (-3%), leaving the price of gasoline unchanged at the pump.
The loud mouth gov. from NJ and the and the bad mouth gov. from OH are there attempting to batter the piñata that survived IA.
Re: Rubio He speaks Spanish and he's too dumb to know that the only reason America cares about Cuba is that it once was a colony of Communist Russia. I can make a deal with Putin says the biggest loudmouth of all. Since when was bickering over windmills in view of a golf course like the Cold War.
Democrats who are sick of having to win the Cold War a second time will favor Hilliary over the mad hatter approach to a living wage or Russian containment.
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