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NPR: Gas Prices Pinch, And Obama Feels The Pain
NPR.com ^ | April 23, 2011 | by Scott Horsley

Posted on 04/23/2011 7:19:13 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Gas prices were on the program for President Obama this week. Obama visited Virginia, Nevada and California, highlighting the cost of gasoline among other hardships the American people are dealing with. The president offered little in the way of short-term relief, though.

It didn't take any prompting from the audience to get Obama started on the subject of gas prices. He brought it up himself, again and again.

In fact, gasoline prices hit their all-time peak in the summer of 2008, when Obama was running for president and "Drill, Baby, Drill" became a rallying cry for his Republican opponents. Back then, Obama argued there was no quick fix for $4-a-gallon gasoline.

Thursday, the president added a new message, announcing the Justice Department has teamed up with state and federal regulators to root out any manipulation in the oil and gasoline markets.

This search for a villain to blame for high pump prices has a familiar ring to it. No wonder; former President George W. Bush called for a similar investigation almost exactly five years ago, when the price of gas was nearing $3 a gallon.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; energy; failure; socialism

 

Yeah, I feel your pain.

1 posted on 04/23/2011 7:19:17 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
perpetual
2 posted on 04/23/2011 7:21:31 AM PDT by FrankR (Liberals Don't Have Scruples, Judgement or Morals...only MOTIVES.)
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To: FrankR

bummer’s answer is “it’s your fault, your car gets too low gas mileage”.

But the state-run media scrubs all references when they realize it’s polling badly.


3 posted on 04/23/2011 7:23:09 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You know, if we can tough it out over the next 1.5 years or so, this might not be such a bad thing. As jobs get harder to find, gas and food prices continue to rise. His polls are going to go down, down, down. It’s truly a sad day in America where the only thing many American’s seem to get is what’s in their wallets.


4 posted on 04/23/2011 7:23:46 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Thursday, the president added a new message, announcing the Justice Department has teamed up with state and federal regulators to root out any manipulation in the oil and gasoline markets.

If the communist in our White House is looking for the mastermind behind rising gas prices, he might find a few clues . . . if he looks in the mirror.

Make that if he looks in the mirror honestly.

5 posted on 04/23/2011 7:25:59 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: MsLady
It’s truly a sad day in America where the only thing many American’s seem to get is what’s in their wallets.

The inevitable result of a half-century and more of publik-skewl ejicashun.

America -- a great idea, didn't last.

6 posted on 04/23/2011 7:50:26 AM PDT by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last. The only reasonable response to Jihad is Crusade.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let me guess: high gas prices are some evil rich guy’s fault?


7 posted on 04/23/2011 7:57:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: Clint Williams
It's falling apart because the people moved away from God and sound principles into a society that's just all about me, me, me.

As far as it not lasting, who knows. When God's people turn from their wicked ways and repent and turn back to God things change. Out of the big messes that we create, He can create even bigger miracles. I think it's going to take a good hard spanking for that to happen though. And it could get a lot uglier, but, out of the ashes, just watch and see the hand of God move.

8 posted on 04/23/2011 7:58:52 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


9 posted on 04/23/2011 8:02:56 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We are in the end game.

The United States is blessed with a wealth of energy. What we lack is leadership.

The environmentalist have manged to tie up almost all our own energy and forced us to send money to the middle east (which in turns has paid for the terrorist that are killing us).

I am all for protecting the environment, but not at the price the environmentalist want us to pay.

Open up our oil fields

Build new refineries

Allow clean coal to be used to generate electricity

Build hydro electric dams

Roll back all environmental laws to something more reasonable.

Put the burden of proof on the environmentalist.

We should begin questioning the motives of those that want to regulate us into a third world nation.


10 posted on 04/23/2011 8:04:44 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama motorcade heading to visit friend Bobby Titcomb who was recently arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Hawaii.


11 posted on 04/23/2011 8:05:29 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Stop picking on Obozo!!
12 posted on 04/23/2011 8:45:34 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He doesn't feel the pain yet but he will by 2012. Of course that presupposes a fair election. He can do two things to win. Get Trump to run as an indie and steal the gullible pubbie vote and causing the pubbie candidate to loose. Or...he can make illegal aliens legal by executive order. Thus getting 20 million or so new Dim voters.
13 posted on 04/23/2011 8:48:27 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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Or...he can make illegal aliens legal by executive order. Thus getting 20 million or so new Dim voters.

This is exactly what he is planning on. It is no accident that COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION is now again on the front page - no one I know asked for this to overtake the bankruptcy of America discussion in Congress.
14 posted on 04/23/2011 8:52:03 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: MsLady

“American’s seem to get is what’s in their wallets.”

It won’t feel so bad if you think of it as a “Democratic Voter Re-Education Tax”.


15 posted on 04/23/2011 9:36:20 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: FrankR

Superb graphic.


16 posted on 04/23/2011 9:37:02 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

“Build hydro electric dams”

This is a great idea, but I have read that the vast majority of viable locations for hydroelectric power have already been exploited, and, for obvious reasons, most are in the East.


17 posted on 04/23/2011 9:38:40 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie
"Democratic Voter Re-Education Tax"

LOL...I love it!!!

18 posted on 04/23/2011 11:33:51 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Cheerio
IMHO this is not going to end well. One thing that must be done ASAP is reestablishing the integrity of the ballot box. And if the marxist courts try to stick their nose in it, break their backs. The courts have allowed the marxists to take over. And they are the ones that prevent our push back from being effective.
19 posted on 04/23/2011 3:43:45 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Nuc 1.1
SECOND THAT. Are Americans ready to fight for their LIBERTY? I am not so sure anymore. I thought we would have been on the mall in the District of Corruption with pitch forks long ago...............sigh. For crying out loud my conservative state of AZ returns the RINO McAmnesty to the district for another SIX!!!
20 posted on 04/23/2011 4:10:52 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Indeed. I am now living in AZ from VT no less. AZ is no freer than VT. And except for Mass I didn't think that possible. McCain came back and lied to everybody about what he was up to in DC. That is how he got reelected. Most folks don't pay attention thus they fall prey to the lies at election time.
21 posted on 04/23/2011 5:31:03 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Nuc 1.1
Indeed McAmnesty had his conservative conversion like he professes every six year. I wasn't buying it and I think I was the only person to have a Hayworth sign in my yard within 2 sq miles. There is no way Hayworth could have purchased $12 million of airtime - McAmnesty had left over from his Manchurian run for the Pres.
22 posted on 04/23/2011 7:21:59 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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