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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    If gas companies would put the excess gas in the U.S. market instead of exporting it, the prices at the would drop drastically -- but then so would their profits. So don't expect that to happen.
    I am not sure that is legitimate option. Something has to be done, or everyday items are going to cost more than the average person can afford.
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Gas prices will cripple this economy. Cripple. No tax cut or holiday is going to help. If fuel prices continue to increase, the recession will return.
    In Europe the prices are much higher but still the economy works, gas prices in the US are a problem because a lot of people don't have cars with good fuel economy compared to other countries.

    With lower fuel consumption prices might be contained and not rise too much further.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    In Europe the prices are much higher but still the economy works, gas prices in the US are a problem because a lot of people don't have cars with good fuel economy compared to other countries.

    With lower fuel consumption prices might be contained and not rise too much further.
    Unlike Europe, we don't have a developed hub for mass transportation. Everyone here has a car. It is the primary means of conveyance. All of our goods move on trucks. Gas and fuel operate our entire economy.

    I didn't own a car when I lived in Germany. Didn't need too. You couldn't survive in most of America (not all, some of the cities have decent transportation hubs) without a car or some means or transportation. Average commutes for workers exceed 45 minutes in some areas. That is one way. We need a better solution. Fuel economy is not our number one issue, that is a talking point. I am not saying that if we all drove 40 mpg cars that it wouldn't help, but that will not change the cost of food at the store.
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    In Europe the prices are much higher but still the economy works, gas prices in the US are a problem because a lot of people don't have cars with good fuel economy compared to other countries.

    With lower fuel consumption prices might be contained and not rise too much further.

    It has nothing to do with good fuel economy. Its because America is large in area and sparse in population density.

    We all desire our freedom to go when and where we please. You get what you pay for.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I am not sure that is legitimate option. Something has to be done, or everyday items are going to cost more than the average person can afford.
    Hysteria. . . .

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Unlike Europe, we don't have a developed hub for mass transportation. Everyone here has a car. It is the primary means of conveyance. All of our goods move on trucks. Gas and fuel operate our entire economy.

    I didn't own a car when I lived in Germany. Didn't need too. You couldn't survive in most of America (not all, some of the cities have decent transportation hubs) without a car or some means or transportation. Average commutes for workers exceed 45 minutes in some areas. That is one way. We need a better solution. Fuel economy is not our number one issue, that is a talking point. I am not saying that if we all drove 40 mpg cars that it wouldn't help, but that will not change the cost of food at the store.
    Not surprising, given the Republicans' war on public transportation. We need to invest more in mass transit and buy more efficient cars and trucks. Americans need to wake up and realize that $4.00 gas isn't an aberration. Prices are only going to go higher.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Not surprising, given the Republicans' war on public transportation. We need to invest more in mass transit and buy more efficient cars and trucks. Americans need to wake up and realize that $4.00 gas isn't an aberration. Prices are only going to go higher.
    I don't think the issue is a partisan as you tried to just make it.

    Yes everyone wants mass transportation, but not in their backyard. Stop just blaming parties. It is so easy for you to yell republicans did it. Both parties do it, on the state and federal level.
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    In Europe the prices are much higher but still the economy works, gas prices in the US are a problem because a lot of people don't have cars with good fuel economy compared to other countries.

    With lower fuel consumption prices might be contained and not rise too much further.
    No, gas prices in Europe are the same as here. Taxes are the difference.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    I just don't get it.
    I do. I get it.

    Fox News got the memo from the RNC, then Fox pundits repeat the talking point over and over, hoping to get people like you to post it here.

    Steve Doocy actually read the memo on a live broadcast. The weekly memo from the RNC / GOP media strategy, telling Fox and RW radio which points to hammer Obama on this week.

    When Steve was stupidly reading the memo, you could see Gretchen's eyes go wide, "What are you doing, you're telling them the secret?"

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I do. I get it.

    Fox News got the memo from the RNC, then Fox pundits repeat the talking point over and over, hoping to get people like you to post it here.

    Steve Doocy actually read the memo on a live broadcast. The weekly memo from the RNC / GOP media strategy, telling Fox and RW radio which points to hammer Obama on this week.

    When Steve was stupidly reading the memo, you could see Gretchen's eyes go wide, "What are you doing, you're telling them the secret?"
    Let me guess............. either Media Matters or ThinkProgress got the Demo memo and told you what to post.............

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