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Old 07-19-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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If gas is too expensive...its definitely not deterring anyone. I still sit in massive traffic jams in & around nyc. Also people are still driving hulking SUVs.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Where is the < $2/gallon gas that Obama promised years ago? He does not even talk about it anymore anywhere.
Wow, I don't remember this promise at all. Did he really say that?
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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people in USA is also spoiled. I've been to countries where its over $10usd a gallon!
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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Wow, I don't remember this promise at all. Did he really say that?
i wonder if somebody could locate a copy of the 2008 presidential debate...i remember vividly that he had a determination to mark down the gas for americans, maybe even lower than $1.5. at the time I was curious about how he could achieve is. i am not making this up.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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people in USA is also spoiled. I've been to countries where its over $10usd a gallon!
True, from where I'm from it's almost at $9/gallon.

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A price board at a petrol station in Berlin, Germany on March 30. The price for "super" at 1.71 euro per liter is approximately $8.56 a gallon.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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The US government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry way too much. The real cost of gasoline varies depending on your source, but it is well over $10 a gallon without the subsidies big oil gets. Gas prices aren't dropping to $2 a gallon any time soon, nor should they. Rather than subsidize big oil, we should use that money to fix our crumbling infrastructure. While I hate paying $45 at the pump, it just pushes me to drive more economically and buy more fuel efficient cars. I'm pretty sure if gas prices were even higher, the public would demand even more fuel efficient cars and car companies would respond in turn. It's how the free market is supposed to work, but big oil subsidies get in the way of that.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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lol, Obama never promised gas under $2, you cray
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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i wonder if somebody could locate a copy of the 2008 presidential debate...i remember vividly that he had a determination to mark down the gas for americans, maybe even lower than $1.5. at the time I was curious about how he could achieve is. i am not making this up.
A google search yields nothing.

Michelle Bachmann was the one promising it:
Bachmann: I'll bring back $2 gas - Aug. 18, 2011

If he said it, I can guarantee there would be quotes all over the place.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:08 AM
 
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NJ gets it cheaper because of where the gas distribution stations are located. It takes more labor to get it here to NYC.
Did you pull that answer out of a hat? The taxes on it are the difference.

New jersey has the third lowest gas taxes in the country. They have not raised them in decades.

Ny pays .50 cents a gallon in taxes and fees. Nj pays 14 cents.

If it went by labor costs ny would be cheaper since nj has to pay an attendant to pump the gas and ny does not.

There are places in new jersey much farther then ny where gas gets delivered to and it is still around the same level in fact many times it is cheaper the further away you go.

Only alaska and wyoming are lower.

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Old 07-20-2013, 03:55 AM
 
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If you want to complain about something complain about the price of milk or bottled water. Both cost more than gas.

Milk comes from a cow upstate.

Gas comes from oil which comes from some of the worst places to be on the planet.

It needs processing,trannsportation and handling over and over. For what it goes through we should be paying far more than we do.

Since i remember .29 cent a gallon gasoline on sunrise highway when i started driving everything from pizza to ice cream to the bus has increased far more.

Pizza was .15 cents a slice and a quarter with a soda back then.
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