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Saw a report on FoxNews Channel, the Oblameo White House is touting how since 2008 we have reduced imports of foreign oil from 59% to 48%.
Well, DUH!!!!
The price got so high, we all cut back, the price keeps going up, we cut back more, we don't use as much, so OF COURSE we don't import as much.
They're taking credit for it, as usual, spin doctors again.

Last tank for my pickup was just south of $60.
Won't be too long it'll be $80 or $90 or $100.
 

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He He! I guess the consumption change explains why I went from paying $3.05 a gallon to $3.45 a gallon in less that two weeks! :p
 

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Some places here are up to $6/gallon. Tourist rip offs but the get iot!
 

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I filled up yesterday. $50. Locally price jumped .20 a gallon today. Newt claims that if he's elected, gas will be $2.00 a gallon. If the government would allow drilling in the US, gas would probably drop below a dollar.
 

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Obama is a fricken idiot... and due to the poor Republican candidates he will get re-elected..Then they will screw over the 2nd amendment.

Now I am no conspiracy person, but this Iran thing will get him re-elected as well.
 
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It takes up to five years to bring in new oil and start pumping it. So what is coming out of the ground now is NOT due to Obama, it is due to either GW or WC. However, the american public believes Obama is the great one. And all those oil leases GW approved in the Atlantic and Pacific were voided by Obama.
 

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It spent $72 to fill my truck yesterday. I cussed the oil companies, the oil speculators, and the idiot in chief, immediately after paying for my gas. I felt better afterwards ................ until now when y'all had to bring this topic up again! :mad:
 

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I'm pretty sure that ExxonMobil, BP, etc. will post record/near-record profits again while everyone continues to blame the government. The thing is - the oil companies know that we're all addicts, so they'll just keep jacking up the prices until we stop buying or otherwise change our habits.

At least I'm pretty sheltered from the effects - the current car isn't exactly a fuel-sipper, but my commute (such as it is) is about 5-10 minutes, so I only drive about 6-8K miles/year. I feel for everyone else, though. :(
 

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I filled both of mine the other day for about $45 each. By the weekend I'll be on half a tank on both. It's too expensive and it doesn't go far enough.
 

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If it wasn't for the almost 300 mile round trip to our other house it wouldn't be so bad, a tank usually last 3 weeks with local trips.
One tank usually gets me 350 miles. Averaging 20-21MPG in the Ranger.
 

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And now we refuse to accept oil from Canada. Why not build the refinaries right on the US-Canadian border and take all they'll give us?? Add to that, oil specialists and geologists state the midwest has possibly the largest oil deposits in the world. Put my a$$ in the White House and I can make better decisions then what we're seeing. It is inexcusable that we're paying record dollars for gas yet Exxon-Mobil continually declare record profits every quarter, now owning the 5 or 6 highest quarterly profits in history. Does common sense only apply to people in are NOT in office? A senator in SC said it best, all you need to get voted into Congress or higher is time..........and money. Lower and middle class people are not in Congress. Only the wealthy unless I missed someone. Gotta stop, my BP is going up!
 

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I filled both of mine the other day for about $45 each. By the weekend I'll be on half a tank on both. It's too expensive and it doesn't go far enough.
A lot of the times it doesn't go far enough is because they cut the gas with up to 15% ethanol. Since ethanol produces about 30% or so less energy by volume than gasoline, you'll see reduced mileage as a result.
 

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Read the charts. Money supply too high, interest rates too low. Bond holders getting screwed. Way too much global debt. Wages too low, US and UK treasury receipts falling precipitously. Politicians that could care less. The end of the road for this crap is coming. I hope you have a plan.

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Obama gets credit for reducing imports, unemployed folks don't drive to work! Very simple!
 

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It costs about $130 bucks to fill mine up and I have to fill it up every 2-3 days....... I sure hope all the republicans can come together after the nominations are done and all vote for 1 person even if it was not there pick. I plan to. Im not a big fan of any we have right now but I personally feel they are the lesser evils.
 

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I sure hope all the republicans can come together after the nominations are done and all vote for 1 person even if it was not there pick.
They will and it won't matter - regardless of who's in office, big oil's wang will still be firmly planted in your bum.
 

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The problem with gas prices is that the cost at the pump has nothing to do how much it costs to produce and deliver, it's all based on speculation. Nt here is some based on supply and demand but more on speculation.
As much as I can't stand the SOB in office and his "change" staff it isn't all his fault. A lot of the blame is on the banks and realtors. When the banks were handing out mortgage loans like they were free with no regard to the ability of the lendies to be able to afford the payments sooner or later the house of cards is going to crash! With a lot of pension funds being ensolvent for the past 10 years, what the hell did they expect? It was one giant ponzi scheme!
 

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2nd amendment, hell! He"ll screw over the whole constatution!

Obama is a fricken idiot... and due to the poor Republican candidates he will get re-elected..Then they will screw over the 2nd amendment.

Now I am no conspiracy person, but this Iran thing will get him re-elected as well.
 
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