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Old 03-18-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I paid $3.04 a gal today. My car is poor on gas (15/20). I hope we dont see it get as high as it did a few yrs ago. Greedy OPEC & the saudis say gas should be about $80.00 (where it is now). The ceo of exxon/mobile says 80.00 a barrel is too high. I agree! http://news.mobile.msn.com/en-us/art...1&aid=35935625
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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Actually Ben Bernanke's own easy monetary policy at the very least is partly to blame for the current prices. Given the current state of the economy, I think this guy will continue with a policy of a weaker dollar. The bottom line is, blame the bankers who created this credit bubble and helicopter Ben Bernanke himself.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Actually Ben Bernanke's own easy monetary policy at the very least is partly to blame for the current prices. Given the current state of the economy, I think this guy will continue with a policy of a weaker dollar. The bottom line is, blame the bankers who created this credit bubble and helicopter Ben Bernanke himself.
Bankers are the scum of the earth. May the bankers & Bernanke get "lost".
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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They certainly are scum.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Overland Park, KS
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I drive 120+ mi a day. I hope it doesn't get high again...only $2.65 in SC.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:52 AM
 
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Here we go again, now that prices are going up most/many of you that have "gas guzzling" motor vehicles are now in minor panic mode.

This is the normal annual anxiety time.

If you drive one of those motor vehicles, drive a lot and $$ is a factor to you I say WAKE UP!!!! You think that gasoline prices will stay super low (compared to most countries) forever?? Get a motor vehicle that gets better gas mileage.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Overland Park, KS
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Here we go again......

That's right...Here we go again on all the Green people telling us how we're killing the environment, should drive slower, blah blah... Save it.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Originally Posted by 73-79 ford fan View Post
Actually Ben Bernanke's own easy monetary policy at the very least is partly to blame for the current prices. Given the current state of the economy, I think this guy will continue with a policy of a weaker dollar. The bottom line is, blame the bankers who created this credit bubble and helicopter Ben Bernanke himself.
What about all the people buying stuff they can't afford... like a house? This isn't all on the banks. They enabled it, but we swallowed the bait and asked for more, and frankly nothings changed.

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That's right...Here we go again on all the Green people telling us how we're killing the environment, should drive slower, blah blah... Save it.
Who said anything about killing the environment? He said if you drive a lot, and the gas price makes a huge impact on the economy, buy something more efficient.

For your wallet, you're the first to mention the environment.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Get used to it. Gas will only become more expensive as time goes on.

Hopefully prices will rise slow enough to allow us to comfortably phase out gas powered vehicles as regular transportation over the next 20 years or so.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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Here we go again, now that prices are going up most/many of you that have "gas guzzling" motor vehicles are now in minor panic mode.

This is the normal annual anxiety time.

If you drive one of those motor vehicles, drive a lot and $$ is a factor to you I say WAKE UP!!!! You think that gasoline prices will stay super low (compared to most countries) forever?? Get a motor vehicle that gets better gas mileage.
I totally agree with you. The answer is simple. Drive a more fuel efficient vehicle or do not drive as much. Even when gas hit $4.50 a gallon in Las Vegas it did not hurt me whatsoever as I have a car that gets 31 city, 41 highway. Ok, it hurt a little bit. It cost me an extra $5 a week LOL.
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