Gas Prices Then and Now

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKdScVerrBU]YouTube - Gas Price Hypocrisy[/ame]


    "Under Bush, high gas prices were bad, but, somehow, high gas prices under Obama are a good thing."
     
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    The problem didn't really begin with Bush or Obama. I can remember a time in my life when gas was 29 cents a gallon. It has crept up ever since then. I long for the good old days.
     
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    War is also OK now.
    As is the US military.
    Invading countries unlawfully is also OK now.
    Taking numerous vacations and golf outings is also OK now.
    Blindly supporting the President when he screws up is also OK now.
     
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    I remember when it hit 1.00 a gallon in 78 or 79. I thought the end of the world had come.

    "A dollar a gallon for gas! Unheard of!!!!!"

    Yeah - the good old days.
     
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    Bush has been out of office for over 2 years now. Get over it!!! :cool:
     
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    Just a mirror image of the partisans.
    For the right the high prices were good under Bush too. Let the market decide.
     
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    I know, Just before I got my license & a car the price of gas nearly doubled & the speed limit was cut. I felt robbed.
     
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    It also fell to $1.00 in 1999. 40% of that was taxes. It was being sold at well below cost.
    Oil companies dropped like flies, hundreds of thousands lost jobs in that industry, domestic production fell and imports climbed.
     
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    Domestic oil production has dropped for the past 40 years. It does not matter who we put into office. They all make us more dependent on foreign oil.
     
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    Yeah back when gas was .40/gal I could buy a brand new car for 3K.
    And 3.00/hr was big money.
    The avg home was about 15K.
    McDonalds had a commercial where you could get a CB, drink and fries and change back from your dollar....
     

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