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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    I just love how some Conservatives give the President magical powers when they criticize him.

    Can someone please explain to me how Obama has control over a globally traded and priced commodity?

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And before that they went down. Here in Minnesota they were slightly below $3 a gallon for a little bit. It's called the free market and supply and demand.
    Congratulations! You know jack about economics!

    Fuel's demand is highly inelastic, so you can't sit there, shrug, and say "it's the free market and supply and demand" while appearing that you know what the hell you're talking about.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I know, a guy in my office rides year around 10+ miles till the snow just gets too deep. He makes fun of me a lot.
    I was riding a bike up in the mountains of Mexifornia when it was snowing. I got pulled over by the Highway Patrol and ticketed for not having snow chains on my tires of my bike.

    Only in the nanny state of the Socialist Republik of California do they do this.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I just love how some Conservatives give the President magical powers when they criticize him.

    Can someone please explain to me how Obama has control over a globally traded and priced commodity?
    All we have to do is go back to the Bush administration.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It costs more where the fuel blend standards differ. Oil costs more in dollars due to other than "free market" factors.

    Why Are Gas Prices Going Up When Demand Is Going Down? – Feature – Car and Driver
    Virtually everything in that article is very much free market forces...
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Congratulations! You know jack about economics!

    Fuel's demand is highly inelastic, so you can't sit there, shrug, and say "it's the free market and supply and demand" while appearing that you know what the hell you're talking about.
    You think inelastcity confers immunity to basic market forces?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You think inelastcity confers immunity to basic market forces?
    I think if you come on in here and try to explain prices of gas, insulin, yachts, etc with "it's the free market, supply and demand", you're showing ignorance. When oil companies gouge people because they have oligarchial control of a commodity that is needed by people regardless of the price, it needs a better explanation than "it's the free market, supply and demand". Of course, that's just the liberal playbook - you of all people should know that, since you're just another rank-and-file. Market failure is the free market, supply and demand, huck huck huck.

    Read a book.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Given that the cost to transport nearly everything increases with increases in gas costs, which in turn increases the prices for most everything... how about we get rid of the gas taxes, cut our sorrows at the pump in half as well as reduce prices all around and shipping costs, and make up that revenue elsewhere?

    Could anyone explain to me why this would be a bad idea, or if I am mistaken in my logic/facts?
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Virtually everything in that article is very much free market forces...
    Not regional gasoline blends and excise taxes which cause some pretty wide variance in prices.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    All we have to do is go back to the Bush administration.
    When it first went over $3.00/gallon. Yes, let's get it back down to 2.98, that's so much better.


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