Why gas prices are so high.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by cutter, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. cutter
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    Don't you remember obama telling you that with HIS energy policy FUEL PRICES WOULD NECESSARILY RISE. That's one promise he did keep.
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    Ohhh.... k.

    Whatever you say.

    *tee hee*
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    He sure as hell did. I don't like him.
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    Cause the oil companies are allowed to retail price gas that has already been refined based on
    what they (futures traders) think a barrell of oil will cost in the future. A future that has a war in it with Iran. And that scares the future traders so they have to run the price up so that the oil companies can post another year of record profits. And they make a lot of money.

    Oh yea, and the oil companies and Wall street are pissed at Obama. So if they can hurt him. help the Repubs and make a fortune as well, well what greedy bastard wouldn't do that?

    The fact that regular folk take a beating. Well, they call that collateral damage. Just don't drive as much. It only hurts for a little while.

    Hope that answers your question.
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    I believe he used the term "skyrocket" so we ain't seen nothing yet.
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    you are denying he said it?

    Your media didnt let you see the video of him sayinmg it?

    Did they tell you about his energy secretrary admitting that he would like to see gas prices rise to european levels?

    Or are you niave to that as well.
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    seems "blaming everyone but the leader of the free world" is contagious.
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    a) Obama has no energy policy
    b) Energy "policy" wouldn't effect prices to the degree we've seen anyway
    c) Naive backwards is...

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    Let's lay our cards on the table. The liberal mantra involves forcing Americans to adapt to radical environmental standards based on the bad data of pseudo-scientists. The Global warming extortion scam was instituted about the same time Fannie Mae collapsed under democrat supervision and the economy went south. What are we to assume when the best shovel ready job in the world was vetoed by the president? Barry vetoed it because it involved oil. Obama and the democrats have been keeping oil prices high for decades. Democrats thrive in a crisis mode when Americans are cold and unhappy. The last thing Obama wants is low oil prices. America has been selling it's treasures to oil producing countries for decades and we are in hock up to our ears and all we hear from democrats is global warming caused by greedy decadent Americans. We need to keep our heads and understand where Barry is leading the democrat party. We can't afford another four years of lies. Anybody but Barry in November.
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    He did say that. But that was in reference to the cap and trade bill which thankfully never passed.

    This is specifically from our enemies manipulating the market.
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    Most of the rise is due to increased demand and a worthless $
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    I'm a rightie and I'd never blame the Bam.
    But he's still an idiot.
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    Yea, I know it's not Obummer's fault, any more than it was Bush's fault..........but my how it looks different now that a Dem is in the White House. How much was gas when he moved in to Pennsylvania Ave?? Oh, yea around $1.85 :D

    I'm with Willow and Mr. H, I don't like him either. I'll bet you're surprised, huh???
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    It doesn't matter whether Obama caused the higher gas prices. He's the President and he will still get the blame by alot of people regardless of politics.
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    My ggoodness, what load of clueless blather.
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    Obama got the only fix...
    :eusa_eh:
    Obama scoffs at rivals' promises for lower gas prices, saying there's no "quick fix"
    2/24/2012 — President Barack Obama said Thursday that there are no "quick fixes" for rising gasoline prices that are threatening the economic recovery and providing fodder for attacks from his political rivals.
    See also:

    Obama Promotes Plan to Fight Rising Fuel Prices
    February 23, 2012 - As Americans worry about rising gasoline prices, President Barack Obama is defending his energy policy. The president went on the road Thursday to answer Republican election-year criticism that he is not doing enough to solve the problem.
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    "Iran and this Boooosh styled Wall St. speculation scam". Which Obama will fix, as he's fixing the US energy industry, has already done more than any BS bought off Pub would ever do....
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    A simple change in policy would do it. But then they would have to follow through. :eek:
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    Why would a president intentionally drive up oil/gas prices in an election year?

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