$6.00 a gallon for gas in Florida

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    Florida Drivers Shelling Out Nearly $6 A Gallon At Some Gas Stations « CBS Tampa

    TAMPA (CBS Tampa) — Talk about pain at the pump! Some Florida drivers are spending nearly $6 a gallon to fill up their gas tanks.

    According to GasBuddy.com, motorists are shelling out $5.89 for a gallon of regular gas at a Shell station in Lake Buena Vista, topping out at $5.99 a gallon for premium. It doesn’t get better at a Suncoast Energy station in Orlando, where drivers are paying $5.79 for a gallon of regular.

    What GOOD NEWS for democrats. If this doesn't put a lock on obama's keeping his job, everyone is just racist. Democrats will tell you how high prices are good for the ecoonomy.
     
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    Here's some more scary facts for you!

    THINGS COST MORE THAN THEY USED TO!
    Young people use CURSE words.
     
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    Wow, $6? That's extraordinarily high. But hey, it's 'Hope & Change' right? :cuckoo:
     
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    Good thing Obama is encouraging the Chinese to drill offshore.

    Good thing
     
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    10$ a gallon in Europe, so you have nothing to complain about.:eusa_drool:

    But the problem in the US is the failed foreign policy, Cuba has large reserves of oil just outside Florida that are cheap and available. But US are not willing to buy from Cuba. The embargo on Iran does also create a price increase.

    For cheaper gasoline, remove those trade regulations with Cuba, Venezuela,Iran etc. Let free market and free trade solve it and cheap gasoline will be available.

    Trade with Cuba, Iran, venezuela etc. Free trade and free market,no embargos
     
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    if you understand supply and demand you understand that gas is directly tied to the price of oil. oil is also a commodity which is sold on the open markets and available for speculation. the GOP touts the free market system as the best system in the world. well this is a result of the free market system. if demand outpaces supply, prices increase. which is what is currently happening.

    now you may say that its because Obama is limiting drilling on the north american shelf. this again is not true at all. Domestic drilling and oil production is at its highest level in history. the problem is that oil once again is a commodity and its price is set on the open market.

    if the president were to unilaterally fix gas prices, then you could actually call him a socialist or a communist. since this is actually a part of the socialist / communist ideology. when the government control, fixes, or alters an industry unilaterally, it is in essence the definition of socialism / communism. if this is what the GOP/TP/Conservative want, its extremely hypocritical.
     
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    And Obama Fluffers will always do their job
     
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    It is the intent of the Obama administration for US gasoline prices to rise to the level of those in Europe. I think they pay somewhere near $10/gallon.

    (For all you liberals...I know they sell gas by the liter, not the gallon. That's an approximate equivalent price.)
     
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    if you start trading with Cuba / Iran, we increase imports on oil. which means more american wealth goes to states with hostile regimes. thats a sticky slope youre on
     
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    Intent? Have Proof?

    Of course not.
     
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