Politics and Gasoline

By: GetReal , 5:07 PM GMT on February 27, 2012

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In my humble opinion, I do believe that the winner of the upcoming Presidential election in November will be decided by the pocketbook issue of gasoline prices. Gasoline prices will directly influence inflation and what we are paying for groceries and other needs. Additionally higher gasoline prices WILL have a direct impact on the alleged economic recovery that the current Obama administration wants us Americans to believe we are experiencing.





















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15. auburn (Mod)
8:50 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
I didnt take what you said to be a slam Rob I enjoy our chats and friendship..no I was just making what I have done for myself clear..and everyone can do a little bit..I happen to be in the perfect spot to be come almost self sufficient..and that was the purpose of moving out here in the woods 15 years ago...if people would just think there are ways to survive..and you dont have to be a food hoarder or a dooms dayer to look out for your self..

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14. RobDaHood
8:29 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
auburn,
I don't want for you to think that I was attacking you, you and I have always got along. That's why I added the bit about not thinking that you felt that way. I believe that you are a compassionate person. It is good that you did some things that will save you some money and hopefully make life easier on you, but so many people are helpless to do much about it. Millions are struggling just to get by.

We are in a world of trouble and everybody from the truly poor to the fat cats have things they want government to do for them. Problem is, the piggy bank is empty and the only way that I see of possibly getting out of this is very painful cutbacks in everything that is not absolutely necessary. As you hinted at, personal responsibility is going to be required.

What I am worried about is that things might get very, very bad for all of us before this is over. If that happens, none of us really know how to prepare.

Now, after that long winded bit, my point. I know that fuel is much cheaper here than in many other countries. Rising fuel prices hurt the poor worse than anyone else. It's not just gas in your car, it's electricity, groceries, everything.

But, it works it's way up the food chain. Yeah, if you have a $200,000 job, you can afford to pay a little more for fuel for your car, but as the economy erodes away from the bottom up, you may not have that job for long.

For a large segment of the US population, the difference between 3.50 per gallon and 4.50 a gallon is the difference between 3 squares a day and going hungry. Hungry people are unpredictable and dangerous. It often lead to violent revolution.

Finally, it's not just the US. We feed a lot of mouths around the world. When fuel prices go up in Kansas, people go hungry in Mexico...

Not trying to get political, there is plenty of blame to go around, just saying that this is a serious problem that HAS to be addressed and no overnight technological solution is going to fix it.
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13. auburn (Mod)
7:38 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
When a person knows a hurricane is coming and doesn't prepare for it..people say its their fault if they dont make it out of it..well this economy and gas prices are the same way..you knew it was coming..but didnt change anything or prepare for it..and now all folks want to do in blame someone else for the situation they are in..
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12. auburn (Mod)
7:21 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
Been folks hurting somewhere all my life..life has never been easy for most of the folks I know..but now others that have had it easy are getting a taste of what its like..and they aint happy about it..
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11. auburn (Mod)
7:19 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
Quoting RobDaHood:

Well, you should be worried about it.
There are a lot of people really hurting right now, with no sign of relief.

If you don't worry about that, you are part of the problem.

I don't think you really feel that way, but stop and think about it.


What I am saying is we all knew this was coming...sure I worry about other folks,and I help them all I can..but its up to us to prepare for what we know is on the horizon...no president can control the price of Gas/oil...the folks that tick me off are the ones riding around in big gas guzzling cars and ranting about the price of fuel..yea it takes a little more work to do things the way we do them..but life for the most part isn't easy.
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10. RobDaHood
7:08 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
Quoting auburn:
I prepared for this Real..we all knew it was coming..we have some of the cheapest fuel on the planet in the USA..to think its gonna stay cheap is crazy..I got a car that I can run on Bio diesel and used cooking oil..have my green house up...you knew just as good as I did this was gonna happen..so if you didnt prepare thats your problem..my car gets 40mpg on used cooking oil..I am not real worried about it...

Well, you should be worried about it.
There are a lot of people really hurting right now, with no sign of relief.

If you don't worry about that, you are part of the problem.

I don't think you really feel that way, but stop and think about it.
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9. GetReal
6:16 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
Quoting auburn:
I prepared for this Real..we all knew it was coming..we have some of the cheapest fuel on the planet in the USA..to think its gonna stay cheap is crazy..I got a car that I can run on Bio diesel and used cooking oil..have my green house up...you knew just as good as I did this was gonna happen..so if you didnt prepare thats your problem..my car gets 40mpg on used cooking oil..I am not real worried about it...


Hat tip to you auburn... but you still probably have to buy groceries.
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8. auburn (Mod)
6:09 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
I prepared for this Real..we all knew it was coming..we have some of the cheapest fuel on the planet in the USA..to think its gonna stay cheap is crazy..I got a car that I can run on Bio diesel and used cooking oil..have my green house up...you knew just as good as I did this was gonna happen..so if you didnt prepare thats your problem..my car gets 40mpg on used cooking oil..I am not real worried about it...
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7. GetReal
5:56 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
Quoting auburn:
Who cares....are the trees the right height?!?!


I wish we all had deep pockets like Auburn apparently has, or someone else picking up the tab for the cost of living!
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6. GetReal
5:48 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
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5. auburn (Mod)
5:48 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
Who cares....are the trees the right height?!?!
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4. GetReal
5:34 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
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3. GetReal
5:31 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
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2. JPCSTORM
5:22 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
My car requires premium and I just filled up last week at $4.09 a gallon at Texaco in South Florida. I didn't notice what the regular unleaded price was at this station.
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1. GetReal
5:17 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
In the NOLA area, if you look hard, you can still find unbranded regular unleaded for $3.45 a gallon. However the majority of unbranded locations are selling regular unleaded for $3.57 a gallon.

The name brand regular unleaded outlets are closer to $3.67 a gallon.
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