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

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

    "Bachmann may get Gas".... but not under $2.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 305rob305 View Post
    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
    Where are our offshore reserves? BP owns a lot of them. I thought oil was fungible. Are there any reserves that are ours?

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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?
    I dont know...Obama has been in office for 2.5 years and he is still just talking about his jobs plan. Maybe they have ulterior motives. Maybe they dont really have a plan. I dont KNOW what Bachmanns plan is to achieve her goal. If it is indeed just rhetoric without a plan she should be called on it for sure.

    At this stage in the electoral process all I have seen from anyone is talk. I will be voting Libertarian again unless there is some radical change. I dont expect that to happen.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I dont know...Obama has been in office for 2.5 years and he is still just talking about his jobs plan. Maybe they have ulterior motives. Maybe they dont really have a plan. I dont KNOW what Bachmanns plan is to achieve her goal. If it is indeed just rhetoric without a plan she should be called on it for sure.

    At this stage in the electoral process all I have seen from anyone is talk. I will be voting Libertarian again unless there is some radical change. I dont expect that to happen.
    I don't think Obama has a plan per se, but recently he's been talking about a lot of initiatives (admittedly initiatives conservatives won't like) i.e. green/clean energy, patent reform (the current patent system is hindering the software industry), infrastructure bank, private-public partnerships for infrastructure revitalization, etc.

    If the GOP candidates want to stay relevant, I feel that they need to have a jobs agenda beyond just austerity, because while the debt is a drag on the economy in the long run, austerity doesn't work all that well in the short run either.
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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Oil is a global commodity. No amount of domestic drilling can stabilize gas prices below $2. No amount of deregulation, no amount of loss of environmental protections. Demand simply will not go down far enough, and OPEC wont allow that to happen.

    The only way to do it would be to nationalize our oil companies or to otherwise end their free market options of selling to other countries, and to directly dictate price, and even then you've got the problem of figuring out how in the flying **** are you supposed to drill fast enough to cover domestic consumption. (because at that point, foreign oil companies would simply cease selling here)

    People who think we can drill our way to that sort of price are just completely ignorant of the numbers behind this.

    It's hilarious that someone like apdst can just handwave reports issued by people whose job it is to study this as "opinion." Talk about your head in the sand.
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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Let the crazy promises begin!!

    Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2 - Dan Berman and Molly Ball - POLITICO.com



    How do you think that'll happen. Isn't oil freely traded? I guess you could nationalize the oil industry and regulate gas prices. That would be nothing like socialism...
    That comment was a serious blunder in judgment by Bachmann. It is only going to help cement her reputation as a lunatic, driving away the more rational people that might have otherwise given it a chance.

    apdst's comments are to be expected. I guarantee you that within 48 hours, some Tea Partiers are going to claim Bachmann's "promise" as truth. And when the $2-gas claim gets swiftly and irrefutably debunked, they will find some way to sweep it under the rug and try to demonize those who bring it up again, just like they do for anything else of this nature. It's a shame, really. It's a shame that some people would ever support a candidate that talks and acts as she does. But that's present-day America for you.

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

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

    Nothing is certain. Politicians should promise, if at all, for action instead of results. A "this will happen when I am elected" campaign in silly and I doubt Bachmann is taking herself very seriously.

    As for gas prices, sure we could allow for more domestic drilling, just don't expect it hit the market for at least five years. There really is no way to significantly lower gas prices in the short term without invoking government subsidies. In the long term, the cost of gas will not be lowered from the supply side but from the demand side. This can only be done through car manufacturers increasing their model's fuel economy (which they have done and are doing wonderfully) and by utilizing alternative energy sources, not making meaningless promises.
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    Re: Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    Now just think if China's demand for oil was eliminated not only would we see a huge increase on the supply side but our deficit problem would be resolved over nite.
    You can reduce their demand by strengthening the dollar, you don't need to blow them up.

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