BOOOOSH Lowered Gas Prices, Obama Is raising Them...

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    This oughta rile up the BOOOSH-hater/Obamabot nutters.

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    By AWR Hawkins

    When gasoline prices rose under George W. Bush, the Democrats went crazy with accusations of how he and Vice President Dick Cheney were putting their allegiance to “big oil” over their allegiance to the American people. However, even amid their unfounded criticisms, Bush was able to bring gas prices down to approximately $1.84 a gallon simply by pushing for expanded drilling both on the continental U.S. and offshore. (For the record, the Democrats who were criticizing Bush for high gas prices also did their best to keep him from expanding drilling.)

    Enter President Barack Obama. Under him, when gas prices began to rise, he laughed them off by telling one American to trade his SUV for a vehicle that got better mileage. And as the prices continued to rise, he made his often stated observation that green energy is the only long term solution for high energy prices. Then he rejected the Keystone Pipeline, which would have brought nearly a million barrels of Canadian crude to American refineries each day. Most recently, in a desperate attempt to get Americans to play along with his pin-the-high-gas-price-on-Exxon game, Obama has called for raising taxes on oil companies (as if increasing their cost of operations won’t increase the price we pay for the product they produce).

    Oh, and I almost forgot, early on in this process he also told us to be sure our tires were aired up properly so we could get the best possible mileage out of our vehicles. And even before Obama was saying and doing these things, people he had selected to serve in his administration, like Senator Ken Salazar—now Obama’s Secretary of the Interior—said that even $10 a gallon gasoline wouldn’t convince him to allow expanded offshore drilling.

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    Damned right Bush lowered gas prices. Nearly put us into a global depression. That really drove down the demand. Now that the world economy is gearing back up, the demand is once again increasing for a product for which there the supply cannot increase as fast as the demand.

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    Both statements in the OP are untrue. No president can control oil prices.
     
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    What do you expect when 70% of the oil futures are owned by BANKS? Do banks use oil products like say, airlines or UPS?

    Why are we a net EXPORTER of gasoline now ? We never were before? Oh, doesn't exporting gasoline drive up the prices here at home? Yup...sure does.
    Conservatives doing anything about that? Nope.
    What about watching the speculators? Obama asked for more money for oversight. House republicans said no. So I guess you don't CARE if speculation is driving prices higher for no other reason than profit taking? Comon....this is CAPITALISM at it's finest. You know where CAPITAL is put to work to make MORE capital....in this case, all these investors are producing is higher prices and you're blaming Obama.

    With your brilliant dissection and analysis of the problems, you guys are BOUND to fix this.


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    THIS picture is from 2006.
    Remember those gas prices?
     
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    Gas Prices averaged $1.86 a gallon when Barack Obama became President.
     
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    lol that photo came out during the Bush presidency when gas was $5 dollars a gallon.
     
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    And when President Obama took the reins of government 20Jan2009, we were bleeding 750,000 jobs a month, Europe was in an economic crisis, and the Second Great Republican Depression looked to be starting. As stated before, lack of demand.

    Now there is a strong demand in Central and South America, in Asia, and in Europe. And they are willing to pay $4+ per gallon, so we will by paying $4+ per gallon. Joys of the free market, you know.
     
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    Because the world economy had collapsed.

    Do you feel we should collapse the world economy again to lower gas prices?
     
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