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Thread: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

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    Re: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    I voted 3 because there was no option for higher, We would be in a 3rd war while still maintaining heavy military influence in Iraq and Afghanistan as well. It boggles my mind how some are blaming lack of drilling permits and sanctions for high oil prices while simultaneously calling for war with Iran.
    I call for drilling and PEACE with Iran, Afraghistan, Iraq.
    How to do this is not difficult, but the attitude adjustment is.
    Is there nations wish to live in the 16th century, it is no ones business but theirs....Of course, they (the Islamics) do want it both ways..
    21st century money and a 16th century society....Maybe all of the oil money should have been placed in a trust....
    Anyway, even if our "ways" are better, we must not impose them, even indirectly....
    Mr Obama was correct about the apology.....we simply do not have the quality of men to be over "there"....
    A crying shame , our military is otherwise great !

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    Re: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    McCain = Obama pretty much. The only major difference today if McCain would have won is that we wouldn't have got Obamacare but the courts will overturn that so in the end the differences are small.
    You think that it is a step forward for our nation NOT to have affordable health care ?
    You also think that every developed nation on our planet is wrong about health care ?
    Interesting ....

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    Re: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    You think that it is a step forward for our nation NOT to have affordable health care ?
    Except that Obama did nothing to make health care more affordable. Insurance costs have gone up.
    You also think that every developed nation on our planet is wrong about health care ?
    Interesting ....
    The rightness or wrongness of a thing is not determined by the number of people who think a certain way.

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    Re: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Probably close to the same, just as I believe the prices would've been close to the same if not a little higher if Gore had got electe instead of Bush.

    The point I'm getting confused at is that we're pushing people to have more economical cars that use less gas....and people are driving less which uses less gas....and yet we're somehow horribly surprised when the cost of gas goes up to compensate for the reduction in demand.
    IMO, a demand reduction would result in lower prices, one would think.
    But what we do have is a true world-wide demand increase and at the same time a perceived or feared supply decrease (Iran).
    I speak of peace..
    Question.... as I recall, a few years back, the price per barrel from the well peaked at $100, yet the pump price was less that $3 per gallon.
    Why ?
    Inflation ?

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    Re: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Now, substitute Reagan for McCain, and gas would probably be about a dollar per gallon.
    Conservatives are quite good at living in the past....in this case...China...and India...
    Confusing ?
    Not for those with calendars and knowledge.

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    Re: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I am not aware of a debacle. Sorry.
    Keystone pipeline. It would be easy to issue the permits and our friends in Canada have lots of oil they want to sell to us. All the idiot would have to do is sign a simple waiver.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Except that Obama did nothing to make health care more affordable. Insurance costs have gone up.
    The rightness or wrongness of a thing is not determined by the number of people who think a certain way.. In a way , this is true...
    I beg to double differ on both points.
    The info that I have says that the costs will go down...for the masses... and that the costs will rise for the wealthy ???
    In truth, I have observed nothing as the Affordable Health Care is yet to be fully implemented.
    If nine of ten world governments decide that Affordable Health Care is good, then who am I to argue ??
    Or, Is the USA the last bastion for the ultra - wealthy on this planet ?

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    Re: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Keystone pipeline. It would be easy to issue the permits and our friends in Canada have lots of oil they want to sell to us. All the idiot would have to do is sign a simple waiver.
    Last I knew, environment and property rights were important...
    NPR
    not Rush Limbaugh.

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    Re: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

    McCain wouldn't have improved the economy as much a Obama did even though he would have had much more alignment in congress. That would have reduced the use the gas a bit. So the price would be slightly lower. It wouldn't have reached down to $3:00. For me I'd have saved a few hundred w/ lower gas prices but lost ten's of thousands in investments.

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    Re: If McCain had won in '08, gas would cost...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Probably close to the same, just as I believe the prices would've been close to the same if not a little higher if Gore had got electe instead of Bush.

    The point I'm getting confused at is that we're pushing people to have more economical cars that use less gas....and people are driving less which uses less gas....and yet we're somehow horribly surprised when the cost of gas goes up to compensate for the reduction in demand.
    There isn't really a reduction in demand, though. On an individual basis, yes there is less gas consumed per person, but there are also a lot more people consuming gas. thus, there is a net increase in demand (Demand is not limited to the US).

    Granted, that's what drives the prices upwards. If supply remains the same while demand decreases, prices actually drop not increase.
    Last edited by Tucker Case; 02-29-12 at 01:45 PM.
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