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Old 06-19-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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So I found a receipt while cleaning out an old filing cabinet from when I was filling up my old Subaru in 99.



Yes, I put 10 dollars of PREMIUM gas in for a walkaway cost of $16.34.

Can someone explain how we are now thankful when gas is below $4.00/gallon?

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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So I found a receipt while cleaning out an old filing cabinet from when I was filling up my old Subaru in 99.



Yes, I put 10 gallons of PREMIUM gas in for a walkaway cost of $16.34.

Can someone explain how we are now thankful when gas is below $4.00/gallon?

Fixed that little oopsie. I hear ya. I remember when my dad used to pay 40 cents a gallon. He remembers when he paid 25 cents a gallon.

Thanks Obama.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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It's simple, inflation.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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Won't be surprised when it hits $5 a gallon. Thanks Obama
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:18 AM   #5
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Well I see the sheer ignorance already in this thread.
Too bad it's rampant and probably not even understood.

Obama doesn't set gas prices, neither has Bush or any other POTUS for that matter. They have absolutely nothing to do with gas prices whatsoever. You want someone to blame? Try yourself.

Want to know why? Because you buy that more expense gas just like everyone else. You pay the price instead of boycotting it and putting the oil cartels known as OPEC and high corporations in their place. Unfortunately with a free market, the prices are supposedly adjusted from supply and demand. While, I don't necessarily believe this to be true because I see other conspiracies abound, I surely don't blame the puppet of a POTUS we call "Obama".

If everyone, or even 25 million people or so, would stand up and stop buying gas for even two days, the corporations and speculators would take notice and maybe see who actually should control the pricing. Unfortunately, we can't even agree on anything unilaterally in this country. Everyone is too busy watching TV or some other propaganda ridden garbage.

So let's point the blame on everyone else because that's the problem.

/rant

I remember when gas was .83 a gallon and didn't change with the wind like it does today. It was a good time. If we spent less on the pump today, maybe this economy would pickup again because we could spend money elsewhere.

PS: I voted for Ron Paul everytime.

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Old 06-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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I remember when gas was in the .80 range.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:28 AM   #7
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So I found a receipt while cleaning out an old filing cabinet from when I was filling up my old Subaru in 99.

Yes, I put 10 dollars of PREMIUM gas in for a walkaway cost of $16.34.

Can someone explain how we are now thankful when gas is below $4.00/gallon?

Yeah i remember when my dad would fill up for less than a buck fifty. I wish we still lived in those days. Race gas would probably be the price of regular gas now haha
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #8
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Well I see the sheer ignorance already in this thread.
Too bad it's rampant and probably not even understood.

Obama doesn't set gas prices, neither has Bush or any other POTUS for that matter. They have absolutely nothing to do with gas prices whatsoever. You want someone to blame? Try yourself.

Want to know why? Because you buy that more expense gas just like everyone else. You pay the price instead of boycotting it and putting the oil cartels known as OPEC and high corporations in their place. Unfortunately with a free market, the prices are supposedly adjusted from supply and demand. While, I don't necessarily believe this to be true because I see other conspiracies abound, I surely don't blame the puppet of a POTUS we call "Obama".

If everyone, or even 25 million people or so, would stand up and stop buying gas for even two days, the corporations and speculators would take notice and maybe see who actually should control the pricing. Unfortunately, we can't even agree on anything unilaterally in this country. Everyone is too busy watching TV or some other propaganda ridden garbage.

So let's point the blame on everyone else because that's the problem.

/rant

I remember when gas was .83 a gallon and didn't change with the wind like it does today. It was a good time. If we spent less on the pump today, maybe this economy would pickup again because we could spend money elsewhere.

PS: I voted for Ron Paul everytime.
Yep.

Then couple this with our lack of energy diversification. Over 50% of our population now live in the suburbs and exurbs. They are pretty much 100% car and gasoline dependent. Talk about putting all your eggs into one basket. People know never to put your life savings into a single stock or investment, but never bat an eye about putting their lives into a single source of energy and transportation option. Not that I'm a model citizen, nor do I have everything figured out, but I chose to live where I do based on the proximity to work and necessities. I don't "have" to drive my car every day if I didn't want to. It's all about having options.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:31 AM   #9
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Well I see the sheer ignorance already in this thread.
Too bad it's rampant and probably not even understood.

Obama doesn't set gas prices, neither has Bush or any other POTUS for that matter. They have absolutely nothing to do with gas prices whatsoever. You want someone to blame? Try yourself.

Want to know why? Because you buy that more expense gas just like everyone else. You pay the price instead of boycotting it and putting the oil cartels known as OPEC and high corporations in their place. Unfortunately with a free market, the prices are supposedly adjusted from supply and demand. While, I don't necessarily believe this to be true because I see other conspiracies abound, I surely don't blame the puppet of a POTUS we call "Obama".

If everyone, or even 25 million people or so, would stand up and stop buying gas for even two days, the corporations and speculators would take notice and maybe see who actually should control the pricing. Unfortunately, we can't even agree on anything unilaterally in this country. Everyone is too busy watching TV or some other propaganda ridden garbage.

So let's point the blame on everyone else because that's the problem.

/rant

I remember when gas was .83 a gallon and didn't change with the wind like it does today. It was a good time. If we spent less on the pump today, maybe this economy would pickup again because we could spend money elsewhere.

PS: I voted for Ron Paul everytime.
If you weaken the dollar and run up inflation with bad policies and handouts for everyone, gas and food prices go up because your country starts producing less and the parasites slowly take over.

No Obama didn't single handedly do anything. But the accumulation of over a decade since that receipt was made of corrupt politicians, pork barrel spending, no oversight, and a world now so wrapped up with political correctness and 'everyone is a winner and deserves the same stuff as everyone else' = broken country with high gas prices.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:41 AM   #10
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Well I see the sheer ignorance already in this thread.
Too bad it's rampant and probably not even understood.

Obama doesn't set gas prices, neither has Bush or any other POTUS for that matter. They have absolutely nothing to do with gas prices whatsoever. You want someone to blame? Try yourself.

Want to know why? Because you buy that more expense gas just like everyone else. You pay the price instead of boycotting it and putting the oil cartels known as OPEC and high corporations in their place. Unfortunately with a free market, the prices are supposedly adjusted from supply and demand. While, I don't necessarily believe this to be true because I see other conspiracies abound, I surely don't blame the puppet of a POTUS we call "Obama".

If everyone, or even 25 million people or so, would stand up and stop buying gas for even two days, the corporations and speculators would take notice and maybe see who actually should control the pricing. Unfortunately, we can't even agree on anything unilaterally in this country. Everyone is too busy watching TV or some other propaganda ridden garbage.

So let's point the blame on everyone else because that's the problem.

/rant

I remember when gas was .83 a gallon and didn't change with the wind like it does today. It was a good time. If we spent less on the pump today, maybe this economy would pickup again because we could spend money elsewhere.

PS: I voted for Ron Paul everytime.

Obama's terrible policies have made this a slow recovery. On top of all Obama's handouts for people living off the govt that we are paying for in taxes that are indirectly passed in the cost of everything... on top of Obama being a f***ing idiot wasting money on failed solar companies that could be spent building new state of the art refineries and drilling for more oil which would increase supply and lower prices - or at minimum keep the money in the US.

Seriously.. if we didn't spend so much in taxes to pay for all these lazy bums $4 a gallon which may be the price it should be after years of inflation wouldn't hurt so much. Most people in the last 3 years have gotten raises less than the rate of inflation - if Obama's economy wasn't so terrible businesses could afford raises and bonuses like they did before this giant cluster of bailouts and bs.

If it isn't Obama's fault for creating this environment, it IS his fault for not fixing it correctly when he had senate and house majority. Living in a state where more people take than give to the govt has made me bitter :/ there is NO drive to get people off welfare in Maine, and many quit minimum wage jobs because the govt pays more for them to not work.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #11
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I remember when it was .99
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:52 AM   #12
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1.40 in 99

man.. you got screwed.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:06 AM   #13
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I remember when a gallon of gas was under a buck too. It was nice only needing to hand the cashier $10.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #14
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It's not inflation. Back during the Clinton administration this huge energy company came to Washington and explained how removing the trading restrictions on energy would drive the cost of energy down. The argument was accepted and the controls were removed. The result SPECULATORS drive energy costs not supply and demand. Who are these speculators? The same banks that were also deregulated. Why else do you think gas prices dropped so sharply when Wall Street was in trouble? Oh yeah, the name of that company was Enron.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:16 AM   #15
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Trust me, I am not supporting the current administration whatsoever.
I don't like anything that has taken place lately or the seemingly unstoppable corruption coming from DC these days. But to blame a POTUS, for problems that occur beyond the positions actual control is starting to become redundant. I'm not throwing the blame on the idiots in DC anymore. I'm taking responsibility and blaming myself and we as a nation. Because our own apathy is what is causing/has caused this disaster.

The prices of gas could directly be blamed on rampant speculation, too. Or just outright "highway robbery" by the very companies that produce it. If anyone noticed or has done research, the price of a barrel of oil was cheaper a few years ago and gas prices were higher. In retrospect, the price now for a barrel is lower than those respective times. So why isn't the price of gas lower? (Rhetorical)

Our supply is supposedly higher than normal and demand is lower.
So that is out.

It's tough to tackle either way and I say we, the people, should have more control.
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If you weaken the dollar and run up inflation with bad policies and handouts for everyone, gas and food prices go up because your country starts producing less and the parasites slowly take over.

No Obama didn't single handedly do anything. But the accumulation of over a decade since that receipt was made of corrupt politicians, pork barrel spending, no oversight, and a world now so wrapped up with political correctness and 'everyone is a winner and deserves the same stuff as everyone else' = broken country with high gas prices.
Ding ding ding We gotta winner! Lol
This country is full of corrupt politicians, Corporations really run the country now....
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:37 AM   #17
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FYI, gasoline prices are up all over the world. ObamaBush and US taxes and welfare didn't make that happen.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:42 AM   #18
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Trust me, I am not supporting the current administration whatsoever.
I don't like anything that has taken place lately or the seemingly unstoppable corruption coming from DC these days. But to blame a POTUS, for problems that occur beyond the positions actual control is starting to become redundant. I'm not throwing the blame on the idiots in DC anymore. I'm taking responsibility and blaming myself and we as a nation. Because our own apathy is what is causing/has caused this disaster.

The prices of gas could directly be blamed on rampant speculation, too. Or just outright "highway robbery" by the very companies that produce it. If anyone noticed or has done research, the price of a barrel of oil was cheaper a few years ago and gas prices were higher. In retrospect, the price now for a barrel is lower than those respective times. So why isn't the price of gas lower? (Rhetorical)

Our supply is supposedly higher than normal and demand is lower.
So that is out.

It's tough to tackle either way and I say we, the people, should have more control.
why? Because people have proven that they will shell out $4/gal and do nothing but complain to nobody on the internet about bigoil/speculators/obamabush/etc....

Actions speak louder than words.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #19
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Meanwhile, in the UK the prices are above $7/gallon.
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Meanwhile, in the UK the prices are above $7/gallon.
Keep in mind that a UK gallon is 20% larger than a US gallon, but yeah, thanks Obama.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:05 PM   #21
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why? Because people have proven that they will shell out $4/gal and do nothing but complain to nobody on the internet about bigoil/speculators/obamabush/etc....

Actions speak louder than words.
Very true. Which is why I blame myself rather than others.
Unfortunately we are all in the same boat being steered into a whirlpool.
With no way out.

Gas prices are alot like everything else out of our control.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:11 PM   #22
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Apparently there are some people who just connected to the internet last week, because they fail to grasp the funny tongue-in-cheek nature of saying "Thanks Obama" about something that's obviously not the fault of the POTUS.

But at least they got online for free with that AOL disc!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:37 PM   #23
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here we are complaining of 4 dollars when european prices are doubled that.
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here we are complaining of 4 dollars when european prices are doubled that.
How many gas guzzlers do you see in Europe though? Tiny cars. Everywhere.

Europe is smart
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Keep in mind that a UK gallon is 20% larger than a US gallon, but yeah, thanks Obama.
And the UK is a much more compact country with better public transportation.
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