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Old 02-22-2012, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Ask them what they pay in Europe or South America for a gallon/liter of gasoline. No president can control the price of gas; it's simply an easy target for the campaign trail (remember 2008?).
The economy is improving, particularly where jobs are concerned. Even manufacturing is showing signs of growth. We're not back to pre-recession levels yet, but I don't think anyone with sense promised it was going to happen overnight, anyway.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Only because the Fed. is printing money out the wazoo in an attempt to keep the market working until Obama gets reelected, and then watch the dollar collapse. That will make you all very happy i'm sure ...
Ah, yes. The conservative theory that says, "Everything that makes Obama look good is a conspiracy or a hoax."

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And gas is about to top $4.00 so what's your point?
You're saying you think the President has control over gasoline prices?

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Right, because an index of 30 stocks is indicative of the entire economy. (sarcasm)
Looks good in my investment accounts. Sorry it's not working out for you.

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Only the most irrational wing nuts blame Obama for the gas prices. They're the same people who blamed Obama for causing earthquake.
Bingo.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:09 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Right, because an index of 30 stocks is indicative of the entire economy. (sarcasm)
Only when there's a Republican in the White House, eh?
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:38 AM
 
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Bottom Line - Wall Street closes mixed after Dow tops 13,000 (http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/21/10466512-wall-street-closes-mixed-after-dow-tops-13000 - broken link)

You still want to say Obama is not doing jack the facts are the facts the economy is moving in the right direction
How much does it cost to fill up your tank when Obama took office and how much it is now?

How much does it cost to get your weekly grocery when Obama took office and how much it is now?

How many people were unemployed when Obama took office and after trillions spent, how many of are unemployed now? I am not talking about the government's way to measure unemployment, where you are only count as unemployed if you are collecting an unemployment check.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Bottom Line - Wall Street closes mixed after Dow tops 13,000 (http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/21/10466512-wall-street-closes-mixed-after-dow-tops-13000 - broken link)

You still want to say Obama is not doing jack the facts are the facts the economy is moving in the right direction

But ...But ...But, gas prices are going up, surely that's Obama's fault.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Washington
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Only the most irrational wing nuts blame Obama for the gas prices. They're the same people who blamed Obama for causing earthquake.

If anything, the high gas prices is going to make people more receptive to his green energy policy.

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And that is exactly why Obama as of late has not talked about the gas prices and is very weary about addressing them. People will now be more receptive toward a green energy push. And Obama could very easily fix the gas prices and the price surge but he seems bent on doing the opposite.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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Only when there's a Republican in the White House, eh?
Exactly, when the Dow was at 7,000, they were screaming about how it showed how horrible the economy was, but now that the Dow is up, it's "not an indicator of how Main Street is doing". Can't have it both ways, folks....
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:43 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Ask them what they pay in Europe or South America for a gallon/liter of gasoline. No president can control the price of gas; it's simply an easy target for the campaign trail (remember 2008?).
The economy is improving, particularly where jobs are concerned. Even manufacturing is showing signs of growth. We're not back to pre-recession levels yet, but I don't think anyone with sense promised it was going to happen overnight, anyway.
Seeing that I live in Ecuador and that gas is set at about $1.50 a gallon US and diesel is set at $1.03, i would say your point is a big FAIL.

Venezuela has gas at about .40 CENTS a gallon!

Peru and Brazil are the higher ones being about $4.00.

This is all in USD.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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And that is exactly why Obama as of late has not talked about the gas prices and is very weary about addressing them. People will now be more receptive toward a green energy push. And Obama could very easily fix the gas prices and the price surge but he seems bent on doing the opposite.
He can?? And how would he do that, exactly? Call his buddies in the Middle East and ask them to lower crude oil prices? Call Exxon and ask them to reduce their profit margins so prices drop?
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Ah, yes. The conservative theory that says, "Everything that makes Obama look good is a conspiracy or a hoax."



You're saying you think the President has control over gasoline prices?



Looks good in my investment accounts. Sorry it's not working out for you.



Bingo.
You guys seriously don't think the President has no impact on the price of oil? All the warmongering revolves around oil. Have you noticed the price of gas has been rising more and more the more we are warmongering in the Middle East, specifically Iran?

So our wonderful President supposedely ends the war in Iraq and brings the troops home. Then almost instantly he sends them to Israel to prepare for war. No, no warmongering at all.....

Have you not noticed that all of the so called recovery is happening this year, which happens to be an election year? So if Obama won re-election things will go back to a rapid death. No more so called "recovery".

Come back to this post in 2013, IF we still have internet for my I TOLD YOU SO.
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