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Old 12-10-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Anyone else notice this trend?

Before it was all Bush's fault. He was the oil hungry, blood thirsty war monger in the eyes of the liberals.

Now that Obama is in office no one talks about the outrageous price for a gallon of gas anymore.
Hello Liberal Government controlled main stream media. The fact that he shut down US oil drilling in the Gulf ,while many other countries remain allowed to drill, does not have anything to do with the price of oil.

 
Old 12-10-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Obama's VP didn't have a previous job for a major oil extracting company. Bush's VP was (Haliburton)
 
Old 12-10-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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He is against us drilling our OWN OIL. Which is totally wrong.

How quick does everyone forget one of the Pelosi and Reid promises of 4 years ago.

They promised to go after those big bad oil companies and get those prices down.

Another lie!
Another broken promise by a demNOcrat!

It does not matter what the prices were under Bush. Peloliar said she was going to go after big oil and get those prices down and LIED.

Stop living in the past.

Not just oil, look at your food, they have gone up a ton since the moron took office.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Obama's VP didn't have a previous job for a major oil extracting company. Bush's VP was (Haliburton)
Would that be the same Haliburton which Michael Moore owns stock in?
 
Old 12-10-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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People..the President of the United States cannot dictate what goes on in the stock market or the commodity markets no matter how hard you wish it were so.
I don't think anyone is suggesting that a POTUS can dictate oil or fuel prices. However, their administrations' policies can indeed influence markets regarding production and refining capabilities. The federal fuel tax rate does directly affect the price at the pump does it not?
 
Old 12-10-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: On Top
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You folks south of the US/Canada border are lucky, I'm paying $4.24(CDN) for 3.79 liters
which is equivalent to a US gallon.

Last edited by meson; 12-10-2010 at 02:36 PM.. Reason: correction
 
Old 12-10-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I don't think anyone is suggesting that a POTUS can dictate oil or fuel prices. However, their administrations' policies can indeed influence markets regarding production and refining capabilities. The federal fuel tax rate does directly affect the price at the pump does it not?
Gas prices were already rising before Obama's announcement.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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I don't think anyone is suggesting that a POTUS can dictate oil or fuel prices. However, their administrations' policies can indeed influence markets regarding production and refining capabilities. The federal fuel tax rate does directly affect the price at the pump does it not?
Nice job Obama

"Worldwide oil demand hit its highest level ever on the back of explosive growth in the developing world, according to preliminary figures in a recent report."

"Thanks to investments in Canada's oil sands, the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Iraq and Saudi Arabia; the world can now produce about 5 million more barrels a day than it uses, said Branko Terzic, an oil analyst at Deloitte & Touche."

Oil demand hits highest ever, but price spike expected - Dec. 10, 2010
 
Old 12-10-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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july 2008 .... $4.86

nyserda - monthly average on-highway diesel prices (http://www.nyserda.org/energy_information/nyepdiesel.asp - broken link)
oh snapz..

Gas is 2.99 just outside of baltimore, right now.

Not complaining yet, I got a monthly bus pass just in case though.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Point is, he is complaining about $3 a gallon, which while not $4 a gallon a couple years ago, is not everywhere. I'm not paying that much so his problem is not with the federal government or Obama.
Or,as i said, maybe Obama likes me better
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