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Old 12-27-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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Gas continues to go down in my neck of the woods. THANKS OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS...What happened OP, since you blamed Obama for high prices, surely you will thank him for lower prices....right OP?!?!?!?!?
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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Now is the time to impose strict emissions and mileage regulations to prevent the short sighted from discarding their efficient vehicles for SUV's again, like they did in the late 90's.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:22 AM
 
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Now is the time to impose strict emissions and mileage regulations to prevent the short sighted from discarding their efficient vehicles for SUV's again, like they did in the late 90's.
I think what the high price of gas has taught us is that you can have fuel efficient SUVs. The auto industry is perfectly capable of making fuel efficient high performance vehicles.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:30 AM
 
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I came here in 2007 October - that means Bush was in office. Regular gas price was $3.60 here in Gaithersburg MD. So I have no idea how Obama started this or the first one to have seen these prices.
When George W. Bush entered office in January 2001, the price of gas was $1.47 per gallon. In July 2008, towards the end of GWB's second term, the average price of gas reached $4.09 per gallon. It fell to $1.68 in December 2008 as a direct result of the financial crisis and started to increase again as the economy recovered.

Because the price of gas is largely dependent on world market prices, it is unfair to blame - or praise - any President for the prices because they are effectively out of his control. Thus the current fall in the price is more to do with Saudi Arabia trying to protect its market share than it is to do with the President.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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Whoa! Why pay $4.19 at today's prices? Obama's got the price down to $2.25 in my neck of the woods.
I went to CVS yesterday and all Christmas stuff was 1/2 of.. Thanks Obama..
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:01 AM
 
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I for one am big enough to give credit where credit is due. Obama has gotten gas prices down and the market loves the guy.

That doesn't mean I approve of everything the man does. He's made plenty of mistakes, too.
i'm a big enough man to give him credit where its due, and the price of gas isnt one of them.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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i'm a big enough man to give him credit where its due, and the price of gas isnt one of them.
If we're going to blame Obama when the price goes up, seems like it would be pretty hypocritical not to praise the man when the price comes down.

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Old 12-27-2014, 12:38 PM
 
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...........if he had had something to do with it.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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If we're going to blame Obama when the price goes up, seems like it would be pretty hypocritical not to praise the man when the price comes down.

First, I didnt blame Obama for them going up, but it was Obama himself who said Presidents were responsible for high price of gasoline due to failed energy policies.

Second, the price of gas is falling due to increased supply from private lands, not public. Obama has no control over private land access, so to give him credit for something the private sector is doing, is ridiculous.

If drilling was increasing on public land due to his interaction, then he would deserve credit but I dont believe they are. in fact I believe he has hindered its development continuously so to give him credit for something he is hindering is again, ridiculous.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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Frack Baby Frack
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