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    Re: Gasoline prices falling under Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by armycowboy View Post
    Falling oil prices are usually a result of decreased world demand, which isn't a good economic indicator.
    Why always the glass half empty. It is also caused by excess supply. The waivers given on Iran sanctions caught producers by surprise. In addition we are producing record amounts in the U.S.

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    Re: Gasoline prices falling under Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Person View Post
    In this day and age, media is balanced if we count actual media. The whole "MSM" thing tied to cable networks is silly. People get their news from every damn place. Just as much left-leaning is now available to right-leaning, given the whole totality of media. And I most certainly do not see a situation where left-leaning media is measurably more ridiculous than right-leaning. It's all over the place.

    So, to be fair, we might have salon.com and breitbart fighting about whether or not Trump caused the increase in cat deaths, when in reality he had jack to do with it either way.
    Threads being started have little to do with any reliable news source being cited as cause for them.
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    Re: Gasoline prices falling under Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Why always the glass half empty. It is also caused by excess supply. The waivers given on Iran sanctions caught producers by surprise. In addition we are producing record amounts in the U.S.
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    While world oil production is up 3.28% in the last year, gas prices have fallen considerably more than 3.28% in the last year.

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    Re: Gasoline prices falling under Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Threads being started have little to do with any reliable news source being cited as cause for them.
    That I don't dispute. Have I misread you?

    I think we were saying the same thing and your remark bounced off of mine to note there are plenty of examples of the same on the far left side. Yes, there are, and it sucks. But the best we can do is reprimand those for running with anything from a junk site and, ourselves, read a mix of more respectable sites. That's it, really, unless we're independently wealthy and can afford to become a sleuth for purposes of personal understanding.




    We see it so commonly regarding the economy. President + Economic State = fault or credit. No. All of this stuff is so very much more complicated, but most people seem to be going through life with the attention span of severely concussed goldfish these days, so that's what they're served. If you can't say it in three sentences, they zone out. That's all one gets with the cursed "Twitter", after all. So we get:

    "The economy was good and is getting better! PRAISE TRUMP!"

    "The economy was bad late-Bush! DAMN BUSH!"

    When really, you need a Ph.D and a whole lot of time to tease out all the factors in play, and even then it's not a hard science.

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    Re: Gasoline prices falling under Trump

    it's creeping back up a bit, but i enjoyed filling up for a buck ninety nine a gallon today.

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    Re: Gasoline prices falling under Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Person View Post
    In this day and age, media is balanced if we count actual media. The whole "MSM" thing tied to cable networks is silly. People get their news from every damn place. Just as much left-leaning is now available to right-leaning, given the whole totality of media. And I most certainly do not see a situation where left-leaning media is measurably more ridiculous than right-leaning. It's all over the place.

    So, to be fair, we might have salon.com and breitbart fighting about whether or not Trump caused the increase in cat deaths, when in reality he had jack to do with it either way.
    Good point. I am forced in my own posts to key MSM when I mean MSM and key Cable News Networks when I mean Cable News Networks.

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    Re: Gasoline prices falling under Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by marke View Post
    Trump has been instrumental in opening up domestic oil production in the US, which has led to declining prices at the pump. Leftist liberals and environmentalists are enraged, but consumers are delighted. I don't think environmentalists have as much support from Americans when Americans begin to understand how much environtalism enthusiasm translated into bad public policies drives up consumer costs.
    Actually US crude oil production has been increasing since 2010, a bit before tRump…

    Declining prices is 'enraging' oil producing fly-over states as well. Falling prices hurts the oil patch and the local economies. So some very conservative folks ain't happy either...

    Be nice if some with little if any real understanding of energy production just sat back and watched... oil production ROSE under 'environmental enthusiasm'. Some Americans need to stop and think about facts over tRumpisms…

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    Re: Gasoline prices falling under Trump

    For all you sour-puss liberals on this thread:

    "Economics: What seemed like an impossibility just a few years ago is now a reality for many across the country: gasoline that costs less than $2 a gallon. It's amazing for many reasons.
    ... "We can't just drill our way to lower gas prices," ..."


    https://www.investors.com/politics/e...on-gas-prices/

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    Re: Gasoline prices falling under Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's creeping back up a bit, but i enjoyed filling up for a buck ninety nine a gallon today.
    My car only takes 93 octane, so that's not happening for me. I know, self inflicted wound.

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    Re: Gasoline prices falling under Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarLevant View Post
    Ever heard of the adage, "if you live by the sword you must die by it"? that can be extrapolated over to "if you live by a stat and you claim you responsible for it going down, you must also claim responsibility for it going up". Remember that the next time it climbs, and it always does climb.

    In the meantime, some fact checking

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/poli...501499511.html
    Not true - Trump's actions regarding Iran helped drive prices up during the summer.
    Conservatives either kill innocent people or defend killers with endless whataboutisms.
    "Dead kids and dead innocent people are the price of liberty!" - Conservatives
    Meet your new Speaker of the House, Conservatives!
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