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    Re: CNN chastises Americans for complaining about gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    I think the conservatives are just upset because it cost them more to fill up the pickup trucks, the generator for the mobile home, the four wheeler and the engine that lights the outhouse...
    I don't think you could afford any of those things, and you never will living in your momma's basement.
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    Re: CNN chastises Americans for complaining about gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't think you could afford any of those things, and you never will living in your momma's basement.
    Let's hope you don't get paid to think...

    You haven't seen my mom's basement!!!

    And guess what, I wouldn't want any of those things...

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    Re: CNN chastises Americans for complaining about gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    No there isnt. You have a choice on whether or not to purchase fuel for the set price. If you dont like the price its still as simple as not buying it. Or buy less of it.
    Unfortunately, we don't have the choice on whether or not to purchase food and other necessities, which go up when transport prices rise due to elevated gasoline prices, and other energy prices as well. Yeah, guess we should all just be happy that we're doing so much better with gas prices rising.
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    Re: CNN chastises Americans for complaining about gas prices

    I have heard several news story's, I mean fairy tales like this, the media is pulling out all the stops to get this fool reelected.

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    Re: CNN chastises Americans for complaining about gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Unfortunately, we don't have the choice on whether or not to purchase food and other necessities, which go up when transport prices rise due to elevated gasoline prices, and other energy prices as well. Yeah, guess we should all just be happy that we're doing so much better with gas prices rising.
    Food prices would go up initially until we stopped importing everything then it would balance out. Maybe we'd even stop over eating as a nation so much. It would certainly help to reduce the effect gas has on our environment. It would be nice if gas his $40/gal.

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    Re: CNN chastises Americans for complaining about gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonI View Post
    I think the conservatives are just upset because it cost them more to fill up the pickup trucks, the generator for the mobile home, the four wheeler and the engine that lights the outhouse...
    Or perhaps you're upset because you've worked for and answered to conservatives your whole life.

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    Re: CNN chastises Americans for complaining about gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Food prices would go up initially until we stopped importing everything then it would balance out. Maybe we'd even stop over eating as a nation so much. It would certainly help to reduce the effect gas has on our environment. It would be nice if gas his $40/gal.
    Where do you shop? My local supermarket usually has American stuff when it is in season, imported when out of season since South America has the opposite seasons from us. Frankly, I like having fresh fruits and vegetables during the winter when America cannot produce it because it is winter. Perhaps I am wrong or it is only the area I live in, but food is one area I have not noticed imports taking over the market. Do you even know or have an idea of how much Diesel fuel a farmer goes through a year, plowing, planting, fertilizing, weeding and then harvesting? Then there is trasportation to processing centers, trasportation to distribution centers and finally delivery to your local market, all done on Diesel fuel. Diesel goes up right along with gasoline, nowdays, it is usually higher in price. So your $40 a gallon would raise the price of a head of lettuce so high that the average American could not afford it.

    Don't buy Gas? It Would be really nice if everyone did have that option, but how many US cities actually have efficient available public transportation that can meet the needs of all of it's citizens? For that matter, how many cities even have enough public trans to get workers from their homes to their work places? Until that option becomes available for everyone, then some people don't have the option to not buy gas. Unless of course they just quit their jobs and live on welfare, then they wouldn't have to drive to work, yep, that would really help America out.

    Enviromentalist love this theory of raising prices of gas to encourage alternatives, but where are the alternatives? Natural gas, sure, where do I buy it? Will I be able to get it at various places along a route when I travel? And some eviromentalist don't even support the use of natural gas but insist that zero emmission non internal combustion engines are the only acceptable alternative. Fine, where are these practical electric cars at? Give the American people an affordable, practical alternative and they will change, but don't try to force them to change when those affordable and practical alternatives do not exist yet. If all these enviromentalist would pool their money and use it to create alternatives and then offer them on the open markety, they would already have the changes they seek and would of spent less than 1/10 of what they have spent lobbing for laws to bully us into changing when there are not practical affordable alternatives.

    Also, take a look at what happened the last time gas prices got this high and remained there. People defaulted on mortgages and credit. The economy came crashing down. If $5/gallon gas hurts our economy that bad, what would our economy look like at $40/gallon. Guess the oil companies would make no profit then because no-one would have a job to get money to buy the gas, or food, or clothing or shelter, etc, etc.
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    Re: CNN chastises Americans for complaining about gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I have heard several news story's, I mean fairy tales like this, the media is pulling out all the stops to get this fool reelected.
    CNN has learned that all they have to do is their old Ben Kenobi trick...and it works...every time...

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    Re: CNN chastises Americans for complaining about gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    CNN has learned that all they have to do is their old Ben Kenobi trick...and it works...every time...
    Yeah, this one from CNN was a couple of years back:

    Before departing the White House early Monday for a farewell tour of Europe, President Bush stole a page from his predecessor and suggested he feels American consumers' pain.

    Democrats and Republicans are deadlocked over how to address the rising gas prices.

    "A lot of Americans are concerned about our economy," Bush said. "I can understand why. Gasoline prices are high, energy prices are high. I do remind them that we have put a stimulus package forward that is expected to help boost the economy. And of course, we'll be monitoring the situation."

    Americans are looking for more action, though, than monitoring the situation.
    But while gas prices keep soaring, the chances of Washington finding a solution keep dropping because Democrats and Republicans are deadlocked over how to fix the problem.
    I thought the bolded buzzwords were rather dramatic, being as how they now want to prop up the idea that rising gas prices really aren't as bad as people think.
    President, Congress offer no immediate help on gas prices - CNN.com
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    Re: CNN chastises Americans for complaining about gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yeah, this one from CNN was a couple of years back:



    I thought the bolded buzzwords were rather dramatic, being as how they now want to prop up the idea that rising gas prices really aren't as bad as people think.
    President, Congress offer no immediate help on gas prices - CNN.com
    I occasionally watch their broadcasts. Anyone that says they arent as biased left as Fox is biased right is a liar or...is convinced that these are not the droids they are looking for.

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