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Bush Says Little Can Be Done About High Gas Prices
Sierra Times ^ | 4/22/2006 | AP Staff

Posted on 04/24/2006 4:59:57 AM PDT by FerdieMurphy

SAN JOSE -- As oil prices hit a record, drivers worried about $3-a-gallon gas and politicians feared the impact on elections, President Bush on Friday acknowledged the pain but seemed resigned to being able to do little about it.

"I know the folks here are suffering at the gas pump," the president said while promoting his competitiveness initiative at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Internet networking company Cisco Systems Inc. "Rising gasoline prices is like taking a _ is like a tax, particularly on the working people and the small-business people."

But to address the immediate problem, Bush offered only a pledge that "if we find any price gouging it will be dealt with firmly."

Bush said that lowering America's dependance on foreign oil imports will help reduce the country's vulnerability to global oil price fluctuations. On Saturday, the president was pushing his proposals to boost spending to develop alternative energy sources, particularly hydrogen-fueled cars.

Critics say Bush's ideas are too modest and focus on solutions that are far from being a reality in the marketplace.

Crude-oil prices broke through $75 a barrel Friday amid concerns about the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions, rebel disruptions of oil production in Nigeria, and tight U.S. gasoline supplies. Analysts say they are likely to climb even higher.

Prices at the gas pump also kept rising and were not considered at their peak, with the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline at $2.855. That's 3 cents higher than a day earlier and more than 60 cents higher than a year ago, according to AAA's daily fuel gauge report.

Democratic efforts to score political points by focusing on gas prices have Republicans worried that their majority in Congress could be at risk in the fall midterm elections.

High gas prices were hardly the only problem facing Bush's White House as he embarked on a four-day swing to California and Las Vegas. He was traveling with new chief of staff Joshua Bolten, charged with reinvigorating a White House rocked by public discontent with the Iraq war and a series of missteps ranging from an ill-fated Supreme Court nomination to a bungled response to Hurricane Katrina.

Bush's poll ratings are at their lowest point. Hundreds of protesters called for his resignation near the Cisco compound where he spoke.

Even his trip put the president squarely in the middle of a federal-state dustup.

Bush decided not to grant the pre-emptive federal disaster declaration sought for California's fragile levees by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican who faces a tough re-election fight and has had a chilly relationship with Bush. Instead, the president is allowing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help speed repairs at the state's expense.

Bush seemed aware of the precarious political landscape.

When Bush turned the microphone at Cisco over to Schwarzenegger, the governor said, "First of all, I want to say congratulations."

"For what?" asked the president, appearing genuinely surprised.

The governor, who had discussed the levee issue during a limousine ride with Bush, replied that he was glad to see the president "really paying attention" to the competitiveness issue.

Afterward, Bush talked privately with scholars from Stanford University's Hoover Institution, including former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a Hoover fellow and early defender of the use of pre-emptive force to deal with Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq.

Plans to hold the meeting at the Hoover Institution were scuttled when protesters blocked Bush's motorcade from going through the only entrance. Shultz, who was already hosting a private dinner for Bush later at his Palo Alto home, had the session moved to his two-story, gray-shingled house.

One reason for a weekend trip with a lot of downtime in beautiful places became clear even before Bush boarded Air Force One to leave Washington. Crew were seen loading two shiny mountain bikes _ one a red-white-and-blue Trek adorned with the presidential seal and "United States of America." With stays scheduled in picturesque Napa Valley and the Palm Springs area, the bikes weren't likely to remain clean for long.

"Tomorrow I'm going to be riding my bike in Napa Valley. I can't wait," Bush told his Cisco audience.

Before returning to Washington Monday night, Bush was making stops to raise money for the national Republican Party, visit with Marines and Navy sailors, and press Congress to break a logjam over the immigration legislation he wants.


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; calvisit; ciscosystems; donothingcongress; economicilliteracy; energy; gascrisis; gasprices; paleosocialists; whining
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The time to have done something about the current "gouging" by OPEC nations has long passed.

Drilling in the "Pristine" Arctic Wilderness should have begun long ago. The same is true of the drilling in the Gulf and off the coast of California.

America's grievances would be appropriately laid at the feet of this repulsive congress which is full of those socialists who want the nation in tatters.

1 posted on 04/24/2006 5:00:00 AM PDT by FerdieMurphy
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To: FerdieMurphy

I remember when ol man Bush (HW) said Americans should pay $4.50 to $5.00 a gallon just like the Europeans. His dream is now coming true.


2 posted on 04/24/2006 5:03:27 AM PDT by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
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To: FerdieMurphy

As much concern that exist over the price of gas, there is also apathy. One person recently interviewed on a local Austin,TX. station suggested, if you can't afford a few more dollars for gas, maybe you should think about finding a 'better' job. {:>{


3 posted on 04/24/2006 5:06:15 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: texastoo

Bush is losing it folks. He's sounding more and more like Daddy who just couldn't relate to us folks!

Don't tell us nothing can be done. He should be out there yelling ANWAR every single day. Talking CONSERVATION... I'm sure the elite in DC aren't going to hybrid cars anytime soon, are they.

This stinks.


4 posted on 04/24/2006 5:07:19 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: Mayflower Sister

Oh, and not to mention LOWER GAS TAXES - help the American people.


5 posted on 04/24/2006 5:08:54 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: texastoo
two things that CAN BE DONE!!

.....ease production of gasoline additives that must be added every year that drives up the cost of production in each state.
..and reduce both federal and state taxes.


..simple solutions, fat chance


Doogle
6 posted on 04/24/2006 5:09:12 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF ...7th AF...408MMS..Ubon ,Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO!!)
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To: FerdieMurphy

It appears that the president wants a democratic congress and senate in 2006. Saying there is little he can do just pisses people off. His comments show a callous disregard for common people.

Hydrogen? You gotta be kidding me. Bio-diesel and E-85.


7 posted on 04/24/2006 5:10:03 AM PDT by glockmeister40
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To: texastoo

Link please. I never heard that one.


8 posted on 04/24/2006 5:10:23 AM PDT by Peach
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To: FerdieMurphy

The more her speaks the more foolish he sounds. There's a lot that could be done, they just aren't willing to do it.


9 posted on 04/24/2006 5:10:28 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: FerdieMurphy
Drilling in the "Pristine" Arctic Wilderness should have begun long ago. The same is true of the drilling in the Gulf and off the coast of California.

I keep reading this over and over and over again. Screw that place. Start exploring and drilling like crazy off the shores of Florida, the South and of course California. That is where it's at. And tell all those who object to go stuff it.

Just my thoughts.

Up here in Canada, we went for it in off the shoreline in Newfoundland in the 1990s. The province now has two oil fields and the province is turning a corner. The province is trying for a third, heavy oil field, but negoiations are still going on since Newfoundland wants a better royality.

10 posted on 04/24/2006 5:12:08 AM PDT by hawkaw
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To: wolfcreek



I was at a store on Saturday morning, there was a woman sitting in a car, cellphone plugged into cigarette lighter, car running, just sitting there wasting gas because it was OH SO IMPORTANT to be on the phone, her husband was walking towards the vehicle waving his arms telling her to shut the car off.....she just ignorned him.


11 posted on 04/24/2006 5:13:17 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind don't matter.)
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To: FerdieMurphy
High oil prices are only part of the problem. We badly need more refinery capacity in this country. We import gasoline, not just oil, becuase we can't refine enough for our own use...
12 posted on 04/24/2006 5:14:49 AM PDT by kevkrom (Posting snarky comments so you don't have to)
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To: FerdieMurphy
President Bush on Friday acknowledged the pain but seemed resigned to being able to do little about it.

This is the correct answer. Bush isn't setting the prices, international demand is setting the prices. If you can't affort the gas drive and whine less. Give up beer, cigarettes, eating out, and lotto tickets if you don't want to drive less.

I saw some twits/losers being "interviewed" (read crying) about gas prices on the local news. Every single one of them had fairly new vehicles (Ie less than 5 years old) They could have saved a lot by driving older vehicles.

I may go for a lighter smaller vehicle myself (although not necessarily to save gas).

13 posted on 04/24/2006 5:15:03 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Peace through superior firepower)
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To: glockmeister40

Saying there is little he can do just pisses people off. His comments show a callous disregard for common people.
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Agreed. And now I'm really piissed off. Nothing can be done about illegal alien invasion. Nothing can be done about high fuel prices. I'm starting to think the left was correct about the big oil connection... I think he likes it.

High Gas Prices ... hey Mikey, he likes it.

Bush, Hastert and Frist have completely squandered the opportunity the voters handed to them on a hard-earned silver platter. We've been had.


14 posted on 04/24/2006 5:15:27 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: rockabyebaby
I was at a store on Saturday morning, there was a woman sitting in a car, cellphone plugged into cigarette lighter, car running, just sitting there wasting gas because it was OH SO IMPORTANT to be on the phone, her husband was walking towards the vehicle waving his arms telling her to shut the car off.....she just ignorned him.

I guess gas isn't all that overpriced then.

15 posted on 04/24/2006 5:17:03 AM PDT by EricT. (CA conservatives only serve to inflate the number of electoral votes won by the Dems.)
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To: wolfcreek
If it costs $40 more a week to fill up now versus 2 or 3 years ago, that's an extra $160 a month. If you're an hourly employee, a job that pays just $1 more per hour would (just about) cover the increase in gas.
16 posted on 04/24/2006 5:17:48 AM PDT by jdm (Trading obscure Helen Thomas pics online since 1996.)
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To: hawkaw

Every day that passes lately.....I find another excuse to NOT ADMIT I voted for Bush.....twice!


17 posted on 04/24/2006 5:18:26 AM PDT by Fighting Irish
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To: Bikers4Bush
they just aren't willing to do it

Nor are the American people when it comes to conservation. Everyone expects others to do it instead.

18 posted on 04/24/2006 5:18:27 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: jdm

If you're using that much gas, you could drive something smaller. I fill up once every two weeks, for about $30.


19 posted on 04/24/2006 5:19:49 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: Mayflower Sister

mega dittos!


20 posted on 04/24/2006 5:20:06 AM PDT by avile
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To: FerdieMurphy
Oil refineries on those bases would be a good start. We get lip service because they really don't want to do anything. Bush could end the politics on this issue right now if he spoke out. he is letting the RATs demagogue the issue. He needs to go to the people and explain that liberal policies always stop progress. If he doesn't, he stands to lose everything for his party. He needs to cut this off politically before it gets out of hand and the GOP gets hammered at the polls. Maybe that's what he wants?
21 posted on 04/24/2006 5:20:15 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: jdm

If it costs $40 more a week to fill up now versus 2 or 3 years ago, that's an extra $160 a month. If you're an hourly employee, a job that pays just $1 more per hour would (just about) cover the increase in gas.

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Well that would be great if it were only the gas. But increased gas is going to increase the price of everything. And then there's the healthcare cost increases. Seems like Bush was going to do something about the horrific malpractice awards given to (attorney's) _____. Hummm, nope, that was never discussed after he got my vote.


22 posted on 04/24/2006 5:21:06 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: FerdieMurphy
I heard that 75% of the sheeple are upset with Bush because he's not doing enough to curb gas prices. I guess they think our economy is modeled after France's or China's, where the government controls the markets.

Further proof of the utter failure of our government education.

23 posted on 04/24/2006 5:21:26 AM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: Mayflower Sister

Well, that's because getting your vote was the point. "Mission Accomplished".


24 posted on 04/24/2006 5:23:08 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: Mayflower Sister

For some reason Bush has capitulated on this subject. I guess we all should get used to it.


25 posted on 04/24/2006 5:23:16 AM PDT by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
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To: avile

You hit it right on the head! I will relay this to the Republicans when they ask for money.


26 posted on 04/24/2006 5:24:42 AM PDT by ardara
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To: craig_eddy

I heard that 75% of the sheeple are upset with Bush because he's not doing enough to curb gas prices. I guess they think our economy is modeled after France's or China's, where the government controls the markets.

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No. But we do expect laws that allow new refineries and drilling. Also, some taxes on gas could be rolled back since we're all squeezed pretty hard. Is that asking too much of our government?


27 posted on 04/24/2006 5:24:43 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: FerdieMurphy

Did anyone actually read a quote from Bush that was similar to this headline?


28 posted on 04/24/2006 5:25:34 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: linda_22003
If you're using that much gas, you could drive something smaller. I fill up once every two weeks, for about $30.

Why? I like my car.....

29 posted on 04/24/2006 5:25:59 AM PDT by Fighting Irish
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To: FerdieMurphy
Nothing can be done:

No drilling in ANWR - check
No new refineries - check
No energy policy - check
No fuel tax relief - check
No border controls - check


30 posted on 04/24/2006 5:28:58 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Fighting Irish

You're free to drive whatever you wish, and undertake whatever cost you wish. Of course, gasoline is hardly the greatest expense involved in driving a car.


31 posted on 04/24/2006 5:29:06 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003
If you're using that much gas, you could drive something smaller. I fill up once every two weeks, for about $30.

Let's see... I live in a rural area and have 3 kids (with a 4th on the way). My mini-van gets 20ish miles to the gallon and my job is 12 miles each way from home. Add in baseball practice & games for the 3 boys 4 nights/week, dropping my step son off at his birth mother's every Saturday, going to the grocery store, pharmacy, etc. and I'm filling up once a week for about $60.

What vehicle do you recommend that is smaller but would still hold my husband and four children in addition to getting me to/from work every day? My husband already drives an 1988 Ford Escort because his job (like so many other people in our area who must commute out of the county for work) is 30 miles each way - but his vehicle will only hold 4 people total - not exactly a "family" car.

32 posted on 04/24/2006 5:29:44 AM PDT by Capagrl (Never argue with stupid people; they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Mayflower Sister

Bush is like his father in that he can't or doesn't know how to negociate. Hopefully,congress will have some hearings that may help.

IMO, if something doesn't happen to lower the cost, the crime rate will skyrocket. It is difficult to imagine people already going to pawn shops for extra gas money.


33 posted on 04/24/2006 5:29:59 AM PDT by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
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To: linda_22003
You're free to drive whatever you wish

.....and gas prices do not need to be this high. Not with all the assistance we have given Iraq and Kuwait. Crude should be free for about 20 years the way I see it.

And we should tell Fox to give us a barrel of oil for every illegal he sends accross our border.

Again.....Washington has become a fat, lazy slob.

34 posted on 04/24/2006 5:32:21 AM PDT by Fighting Irish
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To: FerdieMurphy

This screams for using this to drill and anwar and approve new refineries.


35 posted on 04/24/2006 5:33:13 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Puppage

You think so? I started car pooling to work with two other guys a year ago. We each take a week at a time and between the three of us we use 40 gallons of gas less a week than we used to.

Does that sound like we expect others to solve the problem for us?


36 posted on 04/24/2006 5:34:12 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: Capagrl

We all have different needs based on our lifestyle and family size. Frankly, I'd think gasoline isn't the biggest expense once you've decided to have four kids! :)


37 posted on 04/24/2006 5:34:19 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: unixfox

Believe me, if something isn't done to protect our borders, I have the papers to register as a Constitution Party member. I've had it.


38 posted on 04/24/2006 5:34:35 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: Mayflower Sister
Bush is losing it folks.

Except for the part where he's basically right. Sure, we should drill ANWR, but don't be deluded into believing it will significantly affect prices any time soon. The reality is that global demand for gas is spiking, especially in China and India. They were never major players in the last century but they will be in this one. The fact is that there is little a President can do that wouldn't just make things worse (like price controls).

39 posted on 04/24/2006 5:34:38 AM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1100 knives and counting!)
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To: longtermmemmory

This screams for using this to drill and anwar and approve new refineries.

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Haven't heard it mentioned recently, have you?


40 posted on 04/24/2006 5:35:55 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: EricT.



Regular is about $2.89 and Premium is $3.19, that was as of Saturday......


41 posted on 04/24/2006 5:36:53 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind don't matter.)
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To: from occupied ga

Finally, some sanity from someone who realizes its not in the president's control. I think we all need to go back to what worked this last time--buy less and scare those a-wipes into lowering the price. Last time this happened I got to thinking every single time I needed (wanted?) to go somewhere, hey do I HAVE TO? I was surprised at how well this started to work for us, consolidating trips here and there, trying to save. All business started to suffer, people just were'nt going out as much. I'm seriously thinking the next vehicle to buy is the hybrid variety


42 posted on 04/24/2006 5:37:34 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: FerdieMurphy
OPEC hasn't had any serious ability to control oil prices in years -- especially here in the U.S. It's worth noting that Canada and Mexico -- neither of which is an OPEC country -- are two of our three largest foreign suppliers of oil. And Canada passed Saudi Arabia a few years ago as the largest.

What people don't seem to realize is that increasing our domestic oil production isn't going to help in the long run. Oil -- like just about every other product and service we use in this country -- will be more expensive to produce here in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world.

43 posted on 04/24/2006 5:37:38 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: texastoo

We have to wean ourselves off of foreign oil!

this requires a two pronged approach:

1.Decreasing demand and
2. increasing domestic supply

1- can be done with conservation efforts , biodiesel, hybrids, windmills etc

2- ANWR , off shore drilling, ANWR, more refineries.

Bush unless he wants to become his dad should be pushing both non stop and put the rats on the defensive.
At $3 a gallon I don't think the majority of Americans would be more concerned with caribou sex than keeping money from arab terrorist supporting states.


44 posted on 04/24/2006 5:38:17 AM PDT by avile
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To: Bikers4Bush
You think so? I started car pooling to work with two other guys a year ago.

that works real well until someone needs to stay late.

No one I know has hours that are that fixed. Work needs to get done...it gets done.

45 posted on 04/24/2006 5:38:29 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: glockmeister40
Saying there is little he can do just pisses people off. His comments show a callous disregard for common people.

Does anyone have an actual quote from GWB where he says "little can be done about high gas prices"? I see that in the headline by AP or Sierra Times ("Bush Says Little Can Be Done About High Gas Prices "), but I see no direct quote in the article that he actually said those words or anything close to them.

Looks to me like just another case of editorializing (and faking a quote) via headline.
46 posted on 04/24/2006 5:38:54 AM PDT by TheCornerOffice
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To: texastoo

Yep and that was when the US dollar was worth something against the Euros' dollars...


47 posted on 04/24/2006 5:39:44 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: Doogle

Reduce taxes???? You are being funny.

Your ideas are good reducing taxes and getting rid of productive additives that drives up the cost.

This attitude of Bushs' that nothing can be done is going to hurt many people this summer. The dims should have no trouble this fall.


48 posted on 04/24/2006 5:40:25 AM PDT by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
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To: TheCornerOffice

Point is - NOTHING is being done. I think he likes it that way.


49 posted on 04/24/2006 5:41:22 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: Ramius
Sure, we should drill ANWR, but don't be deluded into believing it will significantly affect prices any time soon. The reality is that global demand for gas is spiking, especially in China and India.

It's nice to know that at least one person on this thread has a clue about the oil market.

50 posted on 04/24/2006 5:43:12 AM PDT by PackerBronco
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