Who Believes Bush Controls Gas Prices?

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    Was just informed by one of my co-workers that Bush has brought gas prices down just in time for the elections.

    Anyone believe this?

    Anyone know how he controls the world's oil price in SA, Russia, Venezula, Iran?
     
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    Control is a very strong word.... but...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4779686/
     
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    Control? No
    Influence, Yes. Not because he’s Bush, because he’s the Pres.
     
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    so how is he influencing opec and Venezuela to drop oil prices on a world market scale?

    and or how does he convince non us owned gasoline retailers to drop gas prices?

    and if he can do that why did he let them spike a few months ago and get criticized for not controlling them
     
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    But what?

    That article is 2 years old.
     
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    I have heard this several times, there are many letters to the editor in the local newspaper where people make such a claim.

    Absurd!
     
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    Magic. All Magic.

    Who knows? Promises? Of aid $$$ maybe? I don't know.
    The free market is great, but a lot goes on behind that curtain, Dorothy.:eek2:
     
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    you mean besides the fact that if he has/had influence that he allowed record profits and price gouging at the expense of the public and is now using that influence to try to manipulate the results of the mid-term elections?

    I'm not saying that no other president wouldn't use all power at his disposal... but you asked. ;)
     
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    Not magic. He uses the same techniques, software and hardware to control hurricanes, earthquakes and global warming.
     

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