Blaming Politicians For the Price of Gas?

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    While I will be one of the first to say that politicians are bottom feeders a simple fact needs to be said:

    In 1962 if you made $1.00 an hour and gas was .25 a gallon it took one hour of work to buy 4 gallons of gas.
    In 2012 if you make $16.00 an hour and gas was $4.00 a gallon it would take one one hour to buy 4 gallons of gas.

    In 1962 most cars got 8-12 MPG
    In 2012 most cars get 20-35 MPG

    Just saying............................
     
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    That doesn't mean we should have to settle for prices that are higher than they need to be.
     
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    And how did you feel in 2008 when the Dems were beating up the Republicans for supposed high gas prices?
     
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    Agreed,we need to fuck globalization,get out of OPEC,drill and refine our own oil.
     
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    Lib or conserv,no one,either side,has control. Again,i repeat......OPEC
     
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    Same thing. As a rule Presidents don't have much control over the price of gas unless they add some huge tax to it.
     
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    Yah well... Obama loves the middle east it seems..

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    We’ll use the third week of January 2009 as a stand-in for Jan. 20, the day Obama was sworn in.

    Here are the average prices in several categories that week, rounded to the nearest cent:

    • Conventional retail gasoline, regular unleaded, national average: $1.83 per gallon

    • Reformulated retail gasoline, regular unleaded, national average: $1.88 per gallon

    • Gasoline retail prices, regular unleaded, national city average: $1.79

    PolitiFact | Michele Bachmann says gasoline cost $1.79 a gallon when Barack Obama took office
     
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    I lay the gasoline high prices at the feet of Democrat policies...
     
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    Rightfully so to some degree. Politics controls regulations that effect prices. Politics controls monetary policy that devalues our dollar and makes oil more expensive. Oil prices are complex, and a lot of it is the market. But one would be an idiot to say that gov't policies have no effect on prices.
    Gas going to 4.50-5 just before election day wouldn't help Obama much.
     

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