Who Believes Bush Controls Gas Prices?

manu1959

Left Coast Isolationist
Joined
Oct 28, 2004
Messages
13,761
Reaction score
1,651
Points
48
Location
california
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?
 

Mr. P

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
11,329
Reaction score
622
Points
48
Location
South of the Mason Dixon
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?
Control? No
Influence, Yes. Not because he’s Bush, because he’s the Pres.
 
OP
manu1959

manu1959

Left Coast Isolationist
Joined
Oct 28, 2004
Messages
13,761
Reaction score
1,651
Points
48
Location
california
Control? No
Influence, Yes. Not because he’s Bush, because he’s the Pres.
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
 

MtnBiker

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2003
Messages
4,327
Reaction score
236
Points
48
Location
Rocky Mountains
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?
I have heard this several times, there are many letters to the editor in the local newspaper where people make such a claim.

Absurd!
 

Mr. P

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
11,329
Reaction score
622
Points
48
Location
South of the Mason Dixon
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
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:
 

jillian

Princess
Joined
Apr 4, 2006
Messages
84,493
Reaction score
16,384
Points
2,220
Location
The Other Side of Paradise
ok.....lets say this is true...why would it be a bad thing?
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. ;)
 

CSM

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2004
Messages
6,907
Reaction score
708
Points
48
Location
Northeast US
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:
Not magic. He uses the same techniques, software and hardware to control hurricanes, earthquakes and global warming.
 

CSM

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2004
Messages
6,907
Reaction score
708
Points
48
Location
Northeast US
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. ;)
That little "if" in your statement sure strikes a chord!
 

dmp

Senior Member
Joined
May 12, 2004
Messages
13,088
Reaction score
746
Points
48
Location
Enterprise, Alabama
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. ;)
Uh...nutcase...EVERY Business makes profits at the expense of the public. ;)

That's how it works.
 

MtnBiker

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2003
Messages
4,327
Reaction score
236
Points
48
Location
Rocky Mountains
Was just informed by one of my co-workers that Bush has brought gas prices down just in time for the elections.
Not magic. He uses the same techniques, software and hardware to control hurricanes, earthquakes and global warming.
Actually it is much easier than influencing gas prices, he controls the Diebold voting machines. That is why he and Rove are inexplicably confident about the elections. Duh!
 

jillian

Princess
Joined
Apr 4, 2006
Messages
84,493
Reaction score
16,384
Points
2,220
Location
The Other Side of Paradise
That little "if" in your statement sure strikes a chord!
Well, better than making affirmative statements before all facts are available and spouting off, no? He asked, I linked an article. End of story.... at least it's not some nutter blogger that I linked to. ;)
 

jillian

Princess
Joined
Apr 4, 2006
Messages
84,493
Reaction score
16,384
Points
2,220
Location
The Other Side of Paradise
Uh...nutcase...EVERY Business makes profits at the expense of the public. ;)

That's how it works.
How nice.,,,, you're becoming one of those people who can't string two sentences together without hurling insults. Kind of unseemly for a mod.

And how it works doesn't include price gouging, love. That's kind of a no-no :halo:
 
OP
manu1959

manu1959

Left Coast Isolationist
Joined
Oct 28, 2004
Messages
13,761
Reaction score
1,651
Points
48
Location
california
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. ;)
fair enough....but he is bring the prices down not increasing them...as soon as they went up he lowered them.....you do know not all oil companies are US owned....can you name the oil companies and which companies in which countries own which ones....then name the leaders of those countries and look at their influence
 

jillian

Princess
Joined
Apr 4, 2006
Messages
84,493
Reaction score
16,384
Points
2,220
Location
The Other Side of Paradise
fair enough....but he is bring the prices down not increasing them...as soon as they went up he lowered them.....you do know not all oil companies are US owned....can you name the oil companies and which companies in which countries own which ones....then name the leaders of those countries and look at their influence
He has no interest in increasing them. But there did come a point when he had an interest in seeing them decreased (decreasing them implies an absolute power which I don't think he possesses). It's like this... people in power call upon other people in power with whom they have cordial relationships to help when things don't look so good.

As for what countries own which oil companies... I know Citgo is Venezuelan. Exxon/Mobil uses mid-east oil... 7-Eleven just switched to mid-east oil from Venezuelan... The actual place of incorporation of each company is something I'm not sure of... but a lot of them are incorped here.
 

theHawk

Registered Conservative
Joined
Sep 20, 2005
Messages
32,316
Reaction score
17,192
Points
1,905
Location
Arizona
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. ;)
How does a President "allow" record profits? How is he suppose to disallow it? If Bush were to use his "influence" to prevent any company from attaining profits wouldn't Bully and his ilk be screaming about "Chimpy" abusing his constitutional powers? Or is he suppose to use his "influence" to put the squeeze on the company if its an energy company?

The reason gas prices were high was mainly due to the last hurricane season, and the added supply demand of summer. Summer is over and those refineries are mostly back up. Which means gas prices drop.
 

glockmail

VIP Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2006
Messages
7,700
Reaction score
436
Points
83
Location
The beautiful Yadkin Valley
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. ;)
Keep your head down. The black helcopters are out.;)
 

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top