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Old 12-16-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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it's funny to hear the same people who were complaining about high gas a while back now complain about low gas. when the gas was high people, rightfully were concerned about the cost of shipping goods. now they are trying to convince us that the low gas is bad too, but they can't say why. I filled up my SUV from empty yesterday for $39.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Because that's what happened under other republicans. Really, you believe this crap??? Either way, Gas here has gone down a nickel since THURSDAY under a Democrat. and gas is looking to be about $2 in a year if things keep going this way
it's called sarcasm...
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Today the United States is producing 40% more oil than in 2008. There is a glut of oil and the price shows it. The price of oil was $55.91 a barrel today down from over $100 a barrel in the last year.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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I just filled up my corolla from 1/4 tank for just $20. Thanks Obama.
Funny how Obama supporters want to give him credit now, when they were claiming a POTUS has little to no control over gas prices the last 5 or so years.
Yet these same hypocrites undoubtedly railed against Bush for paying off all his oil buddies while making average Americans suffer with high prices when he was in office.

In reality most POTUS's don't have a lot of control, but can do things to help or hurt. Obama is on record and video claiming he wanted higher oil/gas prices that would be necessary to break American consumers dependence on oil. In his theory only then would Americans turn to alternative forms of energy. So while he was not directly responsible for prices being as high as they have been all these years, he worked against the oil industry in favor of "alternative energy" based on his ideology. That certainly had some effect on prices being higher than had he taken a pro-oil industry policy.

BTW - Where in live prices are around $3.50

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Old 12-16-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Gas is $1.95/gal in Fort Collins, CO. Where in Colorado you can buy gas for under $2 a gallon

I paid $2.53/g in Lafayette yesterday.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Funny how Obama supporters want to give him credit now, when they were claiming a POTUS has little to no control over gas prices the last 5 or so years.
Yet these same hypocrites undoubtedly railed against Bush for paying off all his oil buddies while making average Americans suffer with high prices when he was in office.

In reality most POTUS's don't have a lot of control, but can do things to help or hurt. Obama is on record and video claiming he wanted higher oil/gas prices that would be necessary to break American consumers dependence on oil. In his theory only then would Americans turn to alternative forms of energy. So while he was not directly responsible for prices being as high as they have been all these years, he worked against the oil industry in favor of "alternative energy" based on his ideology. That certainly had some effect on prices being higher than had he taken a pro-oil industry policy.

BTW - Where in live prices are around $3.50

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First of all it wasn't an OBAMA SUPPORTER who started this thread. It was an ignorant RW person who started this thread as a means of bashing Obama - so we're just responding in the spirit of the thread.

Secondly, higher energy prices DID break American consumers "dependence on oil" - or at the very least diminished it quite a bit. U.S. gas consumption is way down - to a large degree because there are now things like wind turbine farms producing electricity which previously would have been produced by coal or oil powered power stations. Wind farm are cropping up everywhere. I see trains rolling through town probably once a week or once every 10 days or so hauling trainloads of those enormous turbine blades. Also, higher government mileage standards means new cars are getting better mileage - and thus using less gas. Same is true regarding all those hybrids and all-electric vehicles out there. All those "alternative energy" industries have help push oil consumption and prices DOWN.

At the same time oil production has been allowed to increase (so much for that Obama is "working against the oil industry" nonsense).

It's been a 2-pronged approach - let oil production rise and also encourage the adoption of alternate energy sources and conservation. And it looks like it's working pretty darned well at the moment.

Prices are always the result of TWO things - production AND consumption. All those idiot "drill baby drill" goons tend to IGNORE the second while focussing just on the first. But increasing productions doesn't help all that much if consumption rises right along WITH the production increases. It's when you INCREASE production while DECREASING consumption that big drops in price occur.
And THAT is exactly what's happened.


Ken

PS - whereever you live, you're getting scr*wed.

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Old 12-16-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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You do realize that if we had a good conservative in the white house, gas would be about a nickel a gallon and the oil field would be booming and the oil companies would be hiring while making billions of dollars.

Heck if just Romney had been elected I would expect we would all have car elevators by now.

So don't be thanking Obama.
hahahahaha are you kidding me? do you Cheney n Busch- and all those BIG OIL folks. are suffering now with the low prices as the Saudis- did NOT hold back production- Wall Street is crying baby hahahaha

There's no getting around the fact that lower oil prices are bad news for the oil sector[LEFT]
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/energ...#ixzz3M6bdohqF

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Old 12-16-2014, 05:21 PM
 
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You do realize that if we had a good conservative in the white house, gas would be about a nickel a gallon and the oil field would be booming and the oil companies would be hiring while making billions of dollars.

Heck if just Romney had been elected I would expect we would all have car elevators by now.

So don't be thanking Obama.


HMM YEA right FACT TIME:

In other words, gasoline prices reached their peak – wait for it – during the George W. Bush presidency, that would be the Republicans. Note the chart And if you look back even further, it appears that George Bush’s peak gasoline price was tied for the highest ever -Jimmy Carter (in this table, Carter’s oil prices were slightly higher than Bush’s, which were higher than Obama’s) and Woodrow Wilson.

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Old 12-16-2014, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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I'm getting ticked off this morning watching the dollars tick away and wondering how this clown manage to so totally screw up the economy in three short years, and lookie here, I'm not the only one who blames Obama for the current economic mess - Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy; bring parity to race for White House - The Washington Post

So have at it libs, tell us what a genius Obama is. The economy is tanking again and he and his buds at the NYT are ginning up a fake culture war about womens rights - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/us...0rights&st=cse

And no fair blaming Bush, the "new normal" is Obama's achievement.
I paid $2.25 a gallon, should I thank Obama?

I mean, he was behind these lower prices, right?
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Merry Xmas gas prices are all that matters in the economy. WOW.

Too many people brainwashed here by the fake media.
Wait till you talk to your realtor or investment advisor this year. And it has to do with BILLION$$$ owed after fake wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

washingtonpost.com.... IRAQ WAR digital manipulation from media at demands from the MIC.


Yeah the truth hurts .
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