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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So if I was to run an old car I would die?
    Does it have seatbelts? How old are we talking?

    You can run an old car on unleaded (usually need to up the octane, but it works). Driving a newer car on leaded? For a little while....then not so much.


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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    “The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today,” she said at an event in Greenville, S.C.. “Under President Bachmann, you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again. That will happen.”

    So is that a fact? Did gas go up to over 4 dollars a gallon in some parts of the country in just the first few years of an Obama presidency? If it can climb $2 + in 2.5 years then why is it unfathomable to believe it can go back down 1.40? Didnt gas drop approx 50 cents a gallon recently triggered by nothing more than the release of strategic reserves?

    Personally...I'd like to see the plan that backs up the promise.

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    I didn't read all the replies but I'll start by saying that it is stupid to make specific promises like this. Politicians like to make stupid promises. I don't know why.

    To bring down gas.

    1. Quit attacking the dollar. This includes QE.
    2. Enact a tax on trades.
    3. Raise the margins
    4 Tax capital gains the same as regular income.

    Gas will fall.

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I was thinking we'd have to go heavy on alternatives while simultaneously going heavy on US drilling and production. Lowering U.S. demand, avoiding OPEC oil, and pushing the hell out of electric/carbon/NG vehicles.
    Shoes and bikes, those are the ultimate alternatives to gasoline.
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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    “The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today,” she said at an event in Greenville, S.C.. “Under President Bachmann, you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again. That will happen.”

    So is that a fact? Did gas go up to over 4 dollars a gallon in some parts of the country in just the first few years of an Obama presidency? If it can climb $2 + in 2.5 years then why is it unfathomable to believe it can go back down 1.40? Didnt gas drop approx 50 cents a gallon recently triggered by nothing more than the release of strategic reserves?

    Personally...I'd like to see the plan that backs up the promise.
    Releasing the reserves had a cumalative effect of squat. The reason oil has fallen recently is because QE2 ended.

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    “The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today,” she said at an event in Greenville, S.C.. “Under President Bachmann, you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again. That will happen.”

    So is that a fact? Did gas go up to over 4 dollars a gallon in some parts of the country in just the first few years of an Obama presidency? If it can climb $2 + in 2.5 years then why is it unfathomable to believe it can go back down 1.40? Didnt gas drop approx 50 cents a gallon recently triggered by nothing more than the release of strategic reserves?

    Personally...I'd like to see the plan that backs up the promise.
    If she released her plan to bring gas down to under $2.00 she would be a sho in for President, so why does she not just put it out their?

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    If she released her plan to bring gas down to under $2.00 she would be a sho in for President, so why does she not just put it out their?
    Bachmann is all talk.

    this is why she won't win in 2012. not for the primary and certainly not in the general election.

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    A good idea would be to tap heavily our offshores and use our oil reserves while it takes 3-5 years to actually see the production

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Honestly, even though she is otherwise bat**** insane. If I believe that Bachmann could accomplish this, I would vote for her.

    No single thing would do more to get our economy back on track.

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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Stop putting all the expensive, government mandated additives into it and stop making unleaded gasoline.
    Please go to WIKI to get an understanding of the complexities of the engineering in gas. You now have no clue. Are you expert in other areas?

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