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

    By now every driver knows the drill: The price of gasoline ratchets up, there's an outcry among motorists who feel gouged at the pump and then things settle down as the higher price becomes the new normal.Well, AAA has come up with a sobering statistic: the average price of gasoline will surpass $3 per gallon Tuesday for the 1,000th consecutive day. That's never happened before, the motoring organization says.

    In case you're wondering, the current streak began on Dec. 23, 2010. Today, the national average for a gallon of regular is $3.52, according to AAA's daily price tracking service. That's a nickel a gallon less than the average so far this year. And unless there's another recession, AAA forecasts that a price floor of $3 a gallon is basically here to stay.

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


    "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.

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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.
    Right, because we should hold Obama accountable for OPEC right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Right, because we should hold Obama accountable for OPEC right?
    No, but we can hold him accountable for instituting policies, and regulations here in this country that have contributed to the rise in the price of gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No, but we can hold him accountable for instituting policies, and regulations here in this country that have contributed to the rise in the price of gas.
    Right because we could have $0.75 gallon gas if only we drilled baby drill

    Funny, when Bush was president and gas prices soared, it wasn't his fault according to most conservatives. Now that gas is over $3 a gallon, it becomes Obama's fault according to you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Right because we could have $0.75 gallon gas if only we drilled baby drill

    Funny, when Bush was president and gas prices soared, it wasn't his fault according to most conservatives. Now that gas is over $3 a gallon, it becomes Obama's fault according to you.
    Funny, but when Bush was president and gas prices soared, it was his fault according to non-conservatives. Now that gas is over $3 a gallon, it's not Obama's fault, according to you.

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

    The magic number seemed to be about $3.80/gallon, at that point people started to change their driving habits. Much of the new normal is due to tax increases on motor fuel, as vehicle MPG rises, that revenue stream falls.

    Gas Taxes Increase In Spite of Voters - Economic Intelligence (usnews.com)
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    Re: Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Funny, but when Bush was president and gas prices soared, it was his fault according to non-conservatives. Now that gas is over $3 a gallon, it's not Obama's fault, according to you.
    So you're excusing the partisan hacks on blaming Obama because partisan hacks blamed Bush. Got it. Now, how does that solve anything again? Oh yeah, I forgot you don't care about that, just blame Obama.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Right because we could have $0.75 gallon gas if only we drilled baby drill
    If we did expand drilling on federal lands, it would take care of the trade deficit. Sell while the price is high, boost reserves when its low.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Funny, but when Bush was president and gas prices soared, it was his fault according to non-conservatives. Now that gas is over $3 a gallon, it's not Obama's fault, according to you.
    In fairness, gas prices soared during Bush's presidency and have been fairly level during Obama's. Throw in the fact Bush's ties with oil companies, and it's not hard to see why people would blame Bush.

    I'm not saying it was Bush's fault. I think there were several factors which pushed gas prices higher and I'm not sure how much control a president really has over international oil prices. What I am saying is it makes much more sense to criticize Bush when gas prices rose over $3 a gallon (at its height) than it does to criticize Obama, who has seen gas prices remain roughly the same price throughout his presidency (excluding the time period when our country was reeling from the recession).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    If we did expand drilling on federal lands, it would take care of the trade deficit. Sell while the price is high, boost reserves when its low.
    So then you blame Bush for the gas prices when they skyrocketed to right?

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