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$1.84 gas special...reminder of a world before Obama

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by jdavionic, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 Pastafarian

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    Yea its almost a good point if you completely disregard that gas prices were $3-4/gallon before they crashed at the end of 2008.
     


  2. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    Yea, it also helps your position if you completely disregard the average gas prices before Obama and since Obama:whistling:
     
  3. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 Pastafarian

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    I know around here, every cloudy day is Obama's fault but this really isn't the knockdown argument you think it is.

    In 2001 I was paying $1.09/gal and in the summer of 2008 I was paying ~$4.30.....I guess republicans aren't helping gas prices either. :upeyes:
     
  4. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    Don't you just hate when facts get in the way
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  5. The president has very little to do with gas prices.

    I know that is hard for most of you to understand, but you must understand supply and demand, and how a cartel works.

    And as stated earlier, gas prices were at their absolute highest when Bush was in office, again I don't blame him for that because he had almost no control over a free market system.


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  6. A blank graph? Helpful...


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  7. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 Pastafarian

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    In the way of what exactly? Im aware of the average prices.
     
  8. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 Pastafarian

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    You're obviously just a hippycomliberamuslim.
     
  9. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    Nah...he's an SEC fan. He's okay, just disagrees :supergrin:
     
  10. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    I disagree. If the president would allow US companies to explore US oil resources, I think supply would increase and prices would decrease.
     
  11. Ha. SEC!

    But seriously though, there are many things to dislike about Obama.

    But I'm not going to blame him for things out of his control.

    Vote Gary Johnson if you would like some real change.


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  12. Domestic oil production has actually risen under Obama, mainly due to advances in technology that allow oil to be extracted in places where it was nearly impossible to do in years past.

    Plus no new refineries have been built in the US since 1976. This causes gas prices to rise, especially if there is a fire or some problem at one of these refineries.

    Also, sanctions on Iran, amongst other things cause oil prices to rise.

    Droughts, weather, and many other factors affect gas prices.

    Last but not least, the continued devaluation of the dollar has an effect.

    Ron Paul has been preaching that for decades.



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  13. jdavionic

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    Oil exploration on federal land has declined under Obama as well.

    And most of the other exploration you mentioned was initiated before Obama.
     
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  14. FFR Spyder GT

    FFR Spyder GT Ex-Gunslinger

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    This is one of the dumbest things I've read on GT in the last few days.

    Gee, what was the USA's #1 export in 2011?

    Drum roll, PLEASE!!!!




















    Distilled petroleum products.


    A huge part of the oil that was "imported" into the USA in 2011 was refined and exported.

    So, how would exploring US oil resources help lower the price of gas?
     
  15. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    So you're saying the US is completely self sufficient on oil. Huh, I didn't know that. I guess we don't need Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, etc.

    I believe the US top export (measured in dollars) is refined petroleum, not oil. No drum roll needed for that one though.

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  16. Clutch Cargo

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    When gas hit 50 cents, I griped. When gas went over $1.00, I thought it was the end of the world as we know it.
     
  17. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    Aware of it, but just not wanting to talk about it?
     
  18. pugman

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    Everyone just buy a Volt...problem solved*.:dunno:

    *This sarcasm brought to you by the fact I've only had 3 cups of coffee
     
  19. JFrame

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    We have to look at these things holistically.

    Our booming energy-efficient solar panel industry will more than compensate for rising fuel costs elsewhere.

    Wait...What?


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