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Thread: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post


    "The new normal" eh? Who says this has to be? Obama? Look, his policies are hurting the middle, and poor. Why should we continue to take this without making him account for it? I am tired of not having enough money to even go out to dinner anymore. All because Obama wants to break the system.

    Keep going progressives, send yourselves into political obscurity for another 100 years.
    i notice you are blaming Obama here. What exactly can he do to make companies lower costs that you would approve of? I must also add this should have the desired effect of lowering costs and not juist let the oil companies absorb the profits.

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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    LOL the apologists begin. So you're saying the price rose above $4 because we were in a boom? Gimme a break. Is that the best you have?
    Yes, it's called supply and demand but I suppose you think prices were high because Bush made them that way for his "oil buddies".

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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Yes, it's called supply and demand but I suppose you think prices were high because Bush made them that way for his "oil buddies".
    Nope, unlike you, I know a president doesn't make oil prices go high up or down. But hey, when gas prices were high it wasn't Bush's fault, but now they are Obama's fault.

    If you want to look ignorant, I'm not stopping you.

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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    [QUOTE=Slyfox696;1062327035]And yet, with the stock market reaching record highs on a regular basis, gas still isn't as expensive as it was at its highest under Bush.

    Get off the partisan nonsense.

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    The stock market does not use much fuel, a booming economy does.

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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The stock market does not use much fuel, a booming economy does.
    Oil is traded on the stock market, and oil prices have a great affect on gas prices. You know this.

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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Nope, unlike you, I know a president doesn't make oil prices go high up or down. But hey, when gas prices were high it wasn't Bush's fault, but now they are Obama's fault.

    If you want to look ignorant, I'm not stopping you.
    What is ignorant is not recognizing the law of supply and demand under Bush and not recognizing the results of Obama's anti fossil fuel policies.

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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    What is ignorant is not recognizing the law of supply and demand under Bush and not recognizing the results of Obama's anti fossil fuel policies.
    Yes, we were booming all right under Bush when gas prices rose over $4, we had unemployment rising, jobs loss rising. But according to you that was booming. Sorry, history shows you are wrong.

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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Oil is traded on the stock market, and oil prices have a great affect on gas prices. You know this.
    It is high employment, booming industry and people with money to spend that makes oil go up, supply and demand. As the demand grows traders bid the price of oil up.

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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    i notice you are blaming Obama here. What exactly can he do to make companies lower costs that you would approve of? I must also add this should have the desired effect of lowering costs and not juist let the oil companies absorb the profits.
    Obama could open up fed lands to drilling, easy fix.

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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Bush didn't set any records, Obama did. And Obama appears to have actually encouraged high gas prices
    Wrong. The highest average price for gasoline occurred during the Bush administration. (hint: its helpful to know the facts before you post like you do...).... not to mention that the greatest percentage increase in gasoline prices also occurred during the bush administration (almost 3005 from 2001 to the end of 2008).

    Weekly U.S. All Grades All Formulations Retail Gasoline Prices (Dollars per Gallon)

    Much of the upward pressure on gasoline prices has more to do with the falling dollar in the soft economy since 2008 than anything. A falling local currency is usually a good thing in a recession as making imports more expensive tends to strengthen the local economy (making "build it here" cheaper than "buy it from there")

    Gasoline Prices Are Not Rising, the Dollar Is Falling - Forbes
    Last edited by upsideguy; 09-18-13 at 10:24 AM.

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