Obama unfazed by high gas

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Just before Barack Obama was inaugurated as president, the average price for a gallon of gas was $1.68 on Jan. 5, 2009. The average price this past Jan. 9 was $3.38. The price has doubled in three years!

In spite of this hidden tax on the people in our society who can least afford this increase, President Obama recently refused to allow the construction of a new pipeline from Canada that could help lower the price of gasoline. He is more interested in placating his environmental friends – who by the way are probably wealthy enough to absorb the price increases – than he is about your ability to absorb these price increases.

So who’s more important to the president – his job or your pocketbook?

Dennis M. Perry Sr.

Evans

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TParty
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TParty 02/02/12 - 12:30 am
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Does anyone remember what the

Does anyone remember what the gas prices were in May of 2008, and how high they got that summer? Or in 2005? Anyone? I'll wait while you google that it.

I'm for the pipeline- I just never understood how people believe it would lower prices in this country. The oil is still sold world-wide, not given to Americans.

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copperhead 02/02/12 - 12:33 am
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Haven't y'all heard? It's

Haven't y'all heard? It's bush's fault or the tsunami's fault or the price of tea in china's fault. hussein will more than likely blame it on mitt or newt.

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copperhead 02/02/12 - 01:10 am
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hussein canceling all

hussein canceling all U.S.drilling permits and giving permits to chavez had nothing to do with this!

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carcraft 02/02/12 - 06:46 am
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It isn't just gasoline that

It isn't just gasoline that is hurting Americans, it is the price of items like food, clothing, power etc that are also rising. You simply can't dump trillions of dollars in printed money on the economy and not have the Dollar lose it's value.

carcraft
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carcraft 02/02/12 - 06:51 am
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copperhead- get with the

copperhead- get with the program, it is congress's fault even though Obama had majorities for the First two years of his presidency and the Democrates still control the Senate! Maybe it is the catholic Church's fault for not having insurance for birth control. Maybe it is Warren Buffet's fault for not paying his secratary enough. Maybe it is Warren Buffet's company's fault for not paying a billion in back taxes. Maybe it is the ghost hunters faulty for not finding enough ghosts for Obama to blame...

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bjphysics 02/02/12 - 07:26 am
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$4.27/gal

$4.27/gal 07-07-2008
$3.38/gal Jan 2012

Gee, price has dropped 21%. Playing games with numbers is fun; it allows the smart to deceive the gullible.

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Riverman1 02/02/12 - 07:58 am
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Obama is a charismatic leader

Obama is a charismatic leader who speaks well for the poor. The problem is he doesn't understand how to nourish a capitalist economy. He doesn't have the background or inclination to see our economy thrive. He would make a fantastic leader of a country that has decided to go the socialist route.... or maybe some futuristic society where no one works and all the people look the same like they have stockings pulled over their heads walking in lockstep eating the same government issued algae.

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charlesaiken 02/02/12 - 09:14 am
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'The problem is he doesn't

'The problem is he doesn't understand how to nourish a capitalist economy.'
Riverman1, What makes you think the community organizer' wants to nourish a capitalist economy'.
He wants a socialist economy and we will have one if he is reelected.

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desertcat6 02/02/12 - 09:18 am
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So gas decreases from 4.27 in

So gas decreases from 4.27 in July 2008 to 1.68 in Jan 2009 during the last months of President Bush, and then increases to 3.38 in JAN 2012 under President Obama. Yes, numbers are fun, but according to most industry professionals limited domestic refining capacity coupled with demand and taxes keeps the price up more than the varying high crude prices. Reducing the taxes and expanding domestic refining capacity would reduce the burden on the consumer. President Obama has the authority to direct the EPA and DoE to expedite approval for upgrading older refineries and building new.

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allhans 02/02/12 - 09:34 am
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John Boehner: 02/01/12

John Boehner: 02/01/12
"Tonight, the House voted to freeze the pay of federal bureaucrats and Members of Congress. This legislation, sponsored by my friend Rep. Sean Duffy, will save struggling taxpayers $26 billion without impacting military personnel or their families"

Now. let us see if Democrat controlled Senate does their part.

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bdouglas 02/02/12 - 09:34 am
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Let's also ignore the fact

Let's also ignore the fact that mid-2008 is one giant anomaly in gas price trends because the price of crude shot up drastically and quickly in that period like it hasn't before. Note that by the end of 2008 local gas prices were back down to $1.50-$1.75/gal. And here's the data to prove it, also showing that gas prices have steadily increased since BO's inauguration: http://www.AugustaGasPrices.com/retail_price_chart.aspx?city1=Augusta&ci...

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Bruno 02/02/12 - 10:51 am
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On Jan. 20 2009 when GWB left

On Jan. 20 2009 when GWB left office the average gas price was $1.898 per gallon. On April 26, 2011 Politifact stated, "Gas costs $2 more per gallon than it did when Obama took office; in the past 35 years, no other president saw such a price surge by this point of his presidency."

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Conservative Man 02/02/12 - 10:52 am
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Agree with RM1, what does an

Agree with RM1, what does an avowed anti-capitalist know about spurring growth in a capitaist system. Answer? Absolutely nothing...
And it shows..

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Jon Lester 02/02/12 - 11:02 am
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If you care that much about

If you care that much about gas prices, then you need to oppose any aggressive action towards Iran, because the people orchestrating the whole thing could not care less about what it does to you and me.

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TNTHOMSON 02/02/12 - 11:53 am
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After 9 years of war, 4500

After 9 years of war, 4500 Americans killed, and a trillion dollars spent on nation building the U.S. gets more oil from Venezuela and Nigeria than it does Iraq. Go figure that one.....

And while America is unable to drill for oil where known reserves would make the U.S. completely independent of foreign oil, places like Ecuador, Angola, Russia, Brazil, Kuwait and Columbia, Mexico, Canada, and Saudi Arabia sell thousands of barrel of oil a day to the U.S.

Perhaps the U.S. plans on helping the wold run out of oil, then be the only country left with any fossil fuel........

But by then a renewable, sustainable source of energy will exist and America will most likely be fined by the U.N. for having so much oil laying around unused.

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bjphysics 02/02/12 - 12:21 pm
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Conservative Man: “…what does

Conservative Man: “…what does an avowed anti-capitalist know about spurring growth in a capitaist system.”

“avow verb \ə-ˈvau̇\
1: to declare assuredly
2: to declare openly, bluntly, and without shame ”

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avow

Please provide a link where Obama “avowed [he is] anti-capitalist”.

Thanks in advance

Bruno
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Bruno 02/02/12 - 12:28 pm
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bjphysics is right. Obama

bjphysics is right. Obama isn't avowed. He is surreptitious anti-capitalist.

bjphysics
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bjphysics 02/02/12 - 12:33 pm
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GOP Solicitor hands GOP

GOP Solicitor hands GOP Barrister note before he addresses the court:

“We have no case, smear and attack opposing counsel”.

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sconservative 02/02/12 - 12:43 pm
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No one has pointed out that

No one has pointed out that 0bama is pro-Arab. He not only bowed to the Saudi king, he bent his knee. The pipeline will reduce oil imported from the Arabs and increase our Canadian imports. I vote for Canada! The slow permitting process has insured that our domestic production will be minimized. We still import 9 million barrels/day! That is $900M of capital outflows each day - capital which could be used to create jobs.

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dichotomy 02/02/12 - 12:51 pm
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All I know is that Obama sure

All I know is that Obama sure keeps the Chinese happy with his energy policy decisions. They will get the Canadian oil. They will get the oil off of Florida's coast. And they will sell us their solar panels to feed Obama's failed "green" energy crusade because the companies that Obama wasted billions on in this country all went belly up.

The Chinese love Obama and apparently he loves them back. Old Chavez down in Venezuela loves him too. I suspect that even old Fidel has a tear in his eye knowing that Chinese drilling rig/electronic listening post will be parked off the coast of Florida. Obama has proven to all of the communist/marxist/socialists in the world that he is as anti-American as the best of them.

Meanwhile, all of you "poor" people who are protected by the Democrats will be coughing up $4-$5 a gallon by spring. All so Obama can keep the votes of the rich, do-gooder, greenie weenies in the November elections. You want to keep Obama? Buy yourself a Chinese solar panel and hook it up to that '85 Caprice with the 24" rims and see how far you get. Or you can go down and buy you a $46,000 Chevy Volt that actually goes 25 miles on batteries and then kicks in it's $5 a gallon gas engine.

Obama has wonderful, lofty, Marxist ideals......that have failed everywhere they have been tried. He makes fine speeches but his policies to try to improve things for the people that he supposedly is concerned about are 100% wrong.

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Bizkit 02/02/12 - 01:16 pm
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Unfazed by high gas!!! I

Unfazed by high gas!!! I recommend an antiacid, a proton pump inhibitor, or Phazyme. Yeah obama gives me heartburn and gas too, but thanks to chemistry I've got it under control. I wonder if I should invest in stock. If its flatulence we need to keep a lighter handy to burn off the methane so we don't leave a big carbon footprint and contribute to global warming-I mean globule warming. Hey a lighnin bolt just hit my head-if we can bottle the gas we can use it for fuel and offset the use of petro.

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Conservative Man 02/02/12 - 01:59 pm
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If I'm not mistaken "Our Dear

If I'm not mistaken "Our Dear Ruler" declared openly in his own words that he felt an affinity towards his Marxist professors and their Marxist leanings. But I guess you did get me in one respect. There are no writings signed by Barry actually saying he is an anti-capitalist. Feel better now?
But to deny his philosophy and policies aren't anti-capitalist is to deny the truth....you're welcome...

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Bizkit 02/02/12 - 02:30 pm
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I thought Obama was trying to

I thought Obama was trying to keep gas prices up so it will decrease usage-to keep his ecoterrorist friends happy. Just like he would increase capital gains tax for his ideology of "fairness" -although he admits it will decrease tax revenues and increase our debt. You have to be afraid of ideologues because you can't reason with them, and they always believe the means justifies their end. If he succeeds historians will be writing about the classic marxist strategies he adopted and wonder how Americans could have been so clueless. I guess it's true history does repeat itself.

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allhans 02/02/12 - 02:33 pm
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dichotomy.."Chevy Volt that

dichotomy.."Chevy Volt that actually goes 25 miles on batteries..."
That is, if you don't use the heater.

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Bizkit 02/02/12 - 02:38 pm
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If Obama isn't a socialist

If Obama isn't a socialist and more specifically a Marxist then it would be against the rule by parsimony and statistically speaking: when it comes to african-american candidates: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-American_United_States_pres...

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IMRIGHTYOUREWRONG 02/02/12 - 03:45 pm
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It is off base to compare

It is off base to compare current gas prices to gas prices just before and after a major election. Without fail, watch as the gas prices, whatever they may be at the time, drop significantly and potentially astronomically in the weeks and days leading up to November 6, 2012. This practice is not Democratic or Republican based. It has been the standard for many years. A little extra money in your wallet will make you think twice before you cast your ballot, or at least that is the mindset. On a side note, remember when gas was consistently under $1.00 in the 90s under Clinton. $0.79 per gallon was the norm. But I would not attribute those prices to Clinton, just as I would not attribute the prices of the 2000s to Bush or the current prices to Obama.

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twolane 02/02/12 - 05:04 pm
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hmmm i never remember paying
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hmmm i never remember paying 1.68 for gas around here not in years

twolane
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twolane 02/02/12 - 05:14 pm
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and yes i will still never
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and yes i will still never understand and folks will never get it in their heads that we use little to no oil from the middle east however our european allies are completely dependent on it....and we are still a EXPORTER of oil because we lack the facilities to refine it figure that on too

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twolane 02/02/12 - 05:10 pm
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and hopefully that chevy volt
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and hopefully that chevy volt doesnt burst into flames however the nissan leaf is all electric and will go 100 miles doesnt even have a gas engine and doesnt cost near 50,000

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