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Old 03-08-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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ALOT of people are struggling with high gas prices esp in ca. Not everyone has a govt job or is retired or has a high paying job or is even employed. I paid $3.87 a gallon today & my car gets 15 mpg city. Im not sure about highway mpg but i think its 17-19 mpg. I wont go into my situation but its tough. I need a car for work & i work as far as 25 miles away.
Great point! This is why the economy will go back to s--t by the middle to end of summer.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:11 PM
 
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Some people are barely getting by and if you're losing even 10 dollars a week on gas ( if you have a long commute) that might mean not eating for a day. And its not like you can easily find a job closer to home. Bus fares will go up, food prices will go up, everything will go up. Petty crime will also go up.
I guess its time to cut the gasoline tax and/ or start looking at prosecuting speculators and manipulators for driving up oil prices.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Some people are barely getting by and if you're losing even 10 dollars a week on gas ( if you have a long commute) that might mean not eating for a day. And its not like you can easily find a job closer to home. Bus fares will go up, food prices will go up, everything will go up. Petty crime will also go up.
I guess its time to cut the gasoline tax and/ or start looking at prosecuting speculators and manipulators for driving up oil prices.
What laws are speculators breaking? Who are the "manipulators," what are they manipulating, and what laws are they breaking?
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere on Earth
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Some people are barely getting by and if you're losing even 10 dollars a week on gas ( if you have a long commute) that might mean not eating for a day. And its not like you can easily find a job closer to home. Bus fares will go up, food prices will go up, everything will go up. Petty crime will also go up.
I guess its time to cut the gasoline tax and/ or start looking at prosecuting speculators and manipulators for driving up oil prices.
Exactly! I was talking to a friend about this and we both agreed that those who are borderlining will definitely get pushed down below the poverty line. And the result would be an increase death, crime, food prices, etc. It's not like our economy is faring that well to absorb the gas spikes.

All for those few fat cats to earn more money they don't need.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Everyone doing OK "absorbing the gas prices"?

I've minimized my driving in recent years. I now fill up the tank only once every 2-3 weeks. So, I don't like the rise if gas prices any more than the rest of you, but it doesn't impact me as much as someone who has to do a lot of driving. And some jobs require a lot of driving.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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$3.51 today in SE PA., although a cheaper mini market place had it for $3.45.
People say they'll just order a few less Lattes or skip eating out once a week, no big deal. Well, if enough people do that then that's some people that are now out of jobs.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: PA
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There is one goal in all this mess, and that is to bankrupt us all.
When do you think those extra price increase is going to go. First your gas, your food, your travel.
All of which will end up on credit cards to make up the difference as you find new ways to afford the extra 400 dollars a money in costs if you have serious drives to work. Of course that is the goal. Do you really think this "uprising" in the middle east is just all magically happening. Any chance we might have helped it along "CIA"
They were talking about 5.00 gas by the summertime way before this happened. Why? How?
Government is planning and doing this on purpose you can say what you want but i want you to look at the patterns, look at the secrets they have to keep and how they have to make us think the bailouts were really needed. Yet they keep spending and we have 2 sides, 1 is working to fix the problem and 2nd is made to make it keep going. The socialist/neocon fascists want to start over have a economic break down and remove the constitution and individual freedom all together in the name of "failed capitalism"
Government is up to something I don't know what and maybe they know something we don't and they are preparing and or creating something to make it happen. Watch what they say and what they do.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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There is one goal in all this mess, and that is to bankrupt us all.
And now may be the opportune time to blame, not our own deeply engraved habits but, others who apparently want to bankrupt us.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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Are some citydata posters so poor that if it cost them $10 more to fillup they would go bankrupt? If you fill up once a week, that is just $520 more per year then what you usually pay. That isn't much. How the heck do you even afford a computer and internet access?
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Here
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Are some citydata posters so poor that if it cost them $10 more to fillup they would go bankrupt? If you fill up once a week, that is just $520 more per year. That isn't much. How the heck do you even afford a computer and internet access?
Welcome to America. We love to whine about the cost of necessities that we DO NOT like to pay for such as fuel, insurance premiums, taxes, food costs, etc. Cost increases for such items throw us into a fit of rage. We get no real "gratification" from these items.

Now, increase the cost on non-necessities that we DON'T MIND paying for and/or WANT such as coffee, electronics, movies, clothing, etc and you simply get a "oh, that sucks" response while going ahead with the purchase.

It all comes to stuff you WANT to buy and stuff you HAVE to buy.
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