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Old 06-11-2019, 07:55 AM
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I would love to see some real critical thinking skills by Trump supporters. Connect the dots for us. How did Trump lower gas prices? How has Trump improved the economy? I'll await your answer until the day I die I suspect.
Its not specific to Trump supporters. Obama didn't do much of anything that drove real changes in gas prices. Its not the job of the POTUS, and even if it was, it would be near impossible to have long term control over the supply, demand, and price of a commodity.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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For what?

The WORLDWIDE price of crude is down. Not as low as 2015 or 2016 (down to $29.04/barrel), but lower than last year.

Trump doesn't get credit for making it rain and he doesn't get credit for a slump in world crude prices.
Very true.

Only Bush II got "credit" for making it storm and oil prices.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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good to see the little guy get a break. Thanks President Trump.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 7.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.73 per gallon Sunday. The national average is down 12.9 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 17.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

"The decline at the pump is likely to continue but may slow down in a few couple weeks as President Trump made a deal with Mexico over the weekend to avoid tariffs. With gasoline inventories also growing in most areas of the country, the transition to summer gasoline complete, motorists will continue to see prices moving lower as the summer driving season gets underway. We're likely to see more good news at the pump than bad for the foreseeable future."

more winning...loving this economy
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I would love to see some real critical thinking skills by Trump supporters. Connect the dots for us. How did Trump lower gas prices? How has Trump improved the economy? I'll await your answer until the day I die I suspect.
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Its not specific to Trump supporters. Obama didn't do much of anything that drove real changes in gas prices. Its not the job of the POTUS, and even if it was, it would be near impossible to have long term control over the supply, demand, and price of a commodity.

I agree with you. Obama didn't affect gas prices either. Presidents rarely do. Not only that, low gas prices are not good for the entire country. In high oil producing areas, such as TX, ND, AK, and LA, low gas prices are bad, not good. They cause economic depressions because lowered profits cause layoffs and pay cuts. Low gas prices are the reason Alaska is running a rare budget deficit. Crowing about how great the economy is vastly oversimplifies the real American economic situation. Our unemployment rate is low. But life expectancy is lower than it's been since 2010, millennials are doing worse in life than their parents are, they can't afford to buy homes as easily as people from previous generations, and our birthrate is at record lows because they are less able to afford to have children.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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Its not specific to Trump supporters. Obama didn't do much of anything that drove real changes in gas prices. Its not the job of the POTUS, and even if it was, it would be near impossible to have long term control over the supply, demand, and price of a commodity.
Long term control over gas prices is something the US has devoted significant foreign policy and military resources to since the gas crisis of 40-50 years ago.

That's why you see such a string of pictures of US presidents with Saud monarchs and other people we might otherwise take issue with for their political system, human rights etc.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:39 AM
 
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Paid $2.03 yesterday in South Carolina!
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:40 AM
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Paid $2.03 yesterday in South Carolina!
I live in Georgia. Gas is $2.57 per gallon here.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:01 AM
 
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I live in Georgia. Gas is $2.57 per gallon here.
I was upstate, I live off Hilton Head by the GA border it’s $2.30 here right now.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:12 AM
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Long term control over gas prices is something the US has devoted significant foreign policy and military resources to since the gas crisis of 40-50 years ago.

That's why you see such a string of pictures of US presidents with Saud monarchs and other people we might otherwise take issue with for their political system, human rights etc.
Its not about price, its about availability, stability, and security. The DoD uses 4.6 BILLION gallons of gas per year, they don't care about some jerk complaining that its up $0.04 per gallon who thinks the POTUS is controlling it somehow.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:58 AM
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I was upstate, I live off Hilton Head by the GA border its $2.30 here right now.
I live 45 minutes from Downtown Atlanta. Where I live is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. $2.57 at a gas station close to my house. Probably higher going into the city of Atlanta.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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All US presidents control gasoline prices via a secret control panel located in the Oval Office.

Its right next to the panel that controls the stock market and the unemployment rate.
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