The One Orders The Hoi Poloi To "Get Used To High Gas Prices"

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    Consistent with his campaign promise that energy prices would skyrocket, Obama told a group of plebians who still pump their own gas to "get used to it" and "buy a new car".

    Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.”

    Instapundit » Blog Archive » OBAMA: Get Used To High Gas Prices. “Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now…


    And check him out "remembering what it was like to pump gas":

    RealClearPolitics - Video - Obama: "I Remember What It Was Like Pumping Gas"


    We are doomed with this man in the White House.
     
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    I'll give the dipshit kudos for keeping a campaign promise.
     
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    OPEC is fucking us ppl. No matter dem or repub if congress and the POTUS doesnt do anything to break up that cabal high gas prices will always be around.

    Monopolies don't care about costs
     
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    Jimmy Carter - The "Malaise Speech"

     
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    Dood, our government greatly exacerbated this by preventing domestic development of our own oil resources.
     
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    Our govt is paid and bought by OPEC until they are disbanded, broken apart etc. Why would oil prices change? Shit, companies drill here right now...ships it off to another country then sells the shit back to us for top dollar WHILE collecting subsidies that we ALSO pay for.

    If they drill here, with the hands off corps attitude. What is going to stop them from continuing to charge top dollar? Public Opinion? LOL!
     
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    Our government is bought and paid for by OPEC? I thought it was bought and paid for by Evul Wall Street Bankers.
     
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    Tell us how the US could disband and break apart OPEC? I'm mean really? :lol:
     
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    OPEC does not wield the clout that it once did. They don't have the productive capacity of the '70s to use as a tool for manipulating world supply.

    If you think gasoline prices will be this high in six months, I suggest you make your fortune in futures contracts. It may very well be $1.00/gallon next year.

    Oil fell from $140+ to around $30 in a matter of months, it can do it again.

    Increased domestic production will not in itself drive down the cost of crude. What it will do is reduce imports, increase jobs, and keep revenues within our own borders. Tax and royalty collections will increase to local, state, and federal treasuries.

    Very little U.S. oil is shipped overseas. This is allowed in order to prevent flooding of local markets and driving down spot prices which will force producers out of business.
     
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    They have a number of money streams in all corners of business. Until Dems and Repubs UNDERSTAND that is what is happening, they are happy to see one side fight the other on their behalf.

    Drill Here, Drill now sounds awesome...except they do drill here and then shoves their dick in the tax payers mouth without dinner or a movie.
     

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