By My Auto Club. The American Automobile Association (AAA) has for years failed to fight high gas prices to benefit its motorist members. The AAA with 50+ million members is the largest nonreligious member organization in the country.
The AAA gas price surveys always have included the oil cartel’s excuses and red herring arguments for their skyrocketed prices.
The AAA is tasked to lobby in support of motorists. But it has not yet done any lobbying to any state or the Federal government to:
1. investigate the domestic oil cartel for collusion and antitrust violations.
2. investigate the worldwide oil cartel including OPEC and its allies.
3. urge President Obama to stop all help the US occupation authorities are giving to Iraq and its OPEC allies (could be done with a stroke of President Obama’s pen); and investigate the possible support the US occupying forces continue to give to Iraq and its OPEC allies, including enforcing worldwide oil production quotas. Iraq has kept its oil production down at the Saddam Hussein level of March 2003 when the occupation started. The price of gas was $1/gallon in March 2003 and is now $4/gallon.
4. stop tax increases on gasoline and diesel.
The two largest AAA clubs are the Automobile Club of Southern California (with about 7 million members), which owns the AAA clubs in Texas, New Mexico, and Hawaii, and parts of Northern New England (Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire), Missouri, and Alabama; and the Automobile Club of Northern California, which owns the AAA clubs in Utah and Nevada. Both have totally failed to lobby. No bills have been sponsored, no ballot measures been initiated.
Time for the AAA to rise up for its member-owners. The multi-billion dollar rip-offs must stop.