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Trump: Gasoline to Hit $7 a Gallon This Year
Money News ^ | Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 08:55 AM | Forrest Jones

Posted on 02/22/2012 2:07:50 PM PST by robowombat

Gasoline prices could soar as high as $7 a gallon this summer thanks to supply threats stemming from Middle East unrest as well as OPEC policy, says real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Iran has already cut off supply to France and to the U.K. to protest sanctions from the west, who accuse Tehran of developing a nuclear weapons program.

U.S. military officials have said they feel they can ration with Iran, although fears are growing that Israel may consider a unilateral strike on Iran anyway, which is sending crude oil skyrocketing.

(Excerpt) Read more at moneynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012issues; 7dollargas; bhogasprices; democrats; drillheredrillnow; elections; energy; gasprices; hopeychangey; nobama2012; obama; oil
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1 posted on 02/22/2012 2:07:52 PM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

If $7.00 gas leads to Obama’s ouster, it will be worth it.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 2:10:08 PM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: robowombat

May be the price we have to pay to get rid of Obama. And money well spent.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 2:10:37 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: robowombat

If that’s what it takes to finally be rid of Comrade Zero, then bring it on.


4 posted on 02/22/2012 2:11:07 PM PST by Marathoner (In the 80s we had Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, no cash and no hope.)
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To: Jedidah

Agreed


5 posted on 02/22/2012 2:11:28 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Marathoner

Loving these comments. It’s hard to get unanimity on FR these days.


6 posted on 02/22/2012 2:12:37 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: robowombat

Yeah, so let’s talk about Satan, and what made this country great, as the leading GOP candidate is now doing. But heck, it’s a good thing he’s not a manager and not a visionary!


7 posted on 02/22/2012 2:14:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: robowombat

I could be wrong on this, but it just doesn’t look like that “hope & change” thingy is working out all that great.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 2:15:26 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: NCC-1701

If prices stay above $4/gallon thru the summer it will make it much harder for him to win. Anything above $5 will make it impossible for him to win.


9 posted on 02/22/2012 2:17:05 PM PST by matt04
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To: NCC-1701
If $7.00 gas leads to Obama’s ouster, it will be worth it.

Gulp! I have to drive 90 miles each way to work in Wisconsin (northern IL has no work). But I agree nonetheless.
10 posted on 02/22/2012 2:17:15 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: robowombat

As the economy comes to a screeching halt. Food, housing is all that will be spent on. This summer will see ‘stay-cations’ ....only thing you’ll see on the road are trucks, buses and taxi’s (maybe). America will park their cars.


11 posted on 02/22/2012 2:17:29 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: robowombat

Something like this has the potential to get real ugly real fast. But take heart Obama will just blame Boooooosh and all will be well.


12 posted on 02/22/2012 2:17:44 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: matt04
Anything above $5 will make it impossible for him to win.

You seem to be forgetting about the huge block of dead people that will vote for the Won.

13 posted on 02/22/2012 2:19:31 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Look at Drudge - Already $6 in places in Florida... Hello 38 electoral votes


14 posted on 02/22/2012 2:19:39 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Calm down, Saint Ricky will come up with something, just give him time. First he has to review Newt’s speeches on the subject.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 2:21:45 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: robowombat

Price of gas a problem, Iran, our economy, Israel’s safety, Jobs, our borders, our debt, foreign relations, the UN, our judiciary, illegal-immigration, legal immigration (muslims), energy, our own regulatory agencies, these are only part of our problems. I think we can find someone better equipped to put us on the Right path than Donald Trump. How can anyone look at what we’re faced with and not realize that this not a game or popularity contest. WE NEED NEWT GINGRICH.


16 posted on 02/22/2012 2:24:31 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: BigEdLB
Look at Drudge ..

Who?
17 posted on 02/22/2012 2:25:34 PM PST by newsbot (o()xxxx[{::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::>)
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To: BigEdLB
Look at Drudge - Already $6 in places in Florida... Hello 38 electoral votes

That's just around WDW\Orlando. Gas is always in the WTF range around there. The rest of the state averages $3.27.

The economy will tank. 0 will blame others. The LSM will parrot. And the sheeple shall vote as they are told.

18 posted on 02/22/2012 2:25:47 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: NCC-1701

From your lips to God;S ear.

High energy price are also very useful to tyrants who want to limit mobility of the slaves. And that is helpful when the round-up of dissidents begins: They’ll be a hell of a lot easier to find. They’ll probably be home.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 2:26:09 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: SkyDancer

America may park it’s cars,but we farmers can’t park our tractors.Looks like another difficult year here on the farm.


20 posted on 02/22/2012 2:26:35 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: BigEdLB

That $5.99 is the exception not the rule. Im still at $3.53.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 2:27:42 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: robowombat

$7 a gallon gas and it is Mad Max time. Nearly every business will close their doors.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 2:30:01 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: robowombat
can we just ignore this man?

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23 posted on 02/22/2012 2:33:06 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: matt04

He’ll have to promise some new subsidy for “poor people” to be able to get cheaper gasoline, just to get them out to the polls.


24 posted on 02/22/2012 2:42:46 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: robowombat

Given The Donald’s prior prognostication track record, that means $1.87 by July 4


25 posted on 02/22/2012 2:42:57 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NCC-1701

I hope it does. I’ll hate it but IF it dumps O out of office it is a very small price to pay.


26 posted on 02/22/2012 2:45:08 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: riri
$7 a gallon gas and it is Mad Max time.

"My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called "Max". To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time. When the world was powered by the black fuel. And the desert sprouted great cities of pipe and steel. Gone now, swept away. For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing. They built a house of straw. The thundering machines sputtered and stopped. Their leaders talked and talked and talked. But nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled. The cities exploded. A whirlwind of looting, a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men. On the roads it was a white line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice. " - Opening lines from The Road Warrior.
27 posted on 02/22/2012 2:47:08 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: riri

I call the role of Lord Humongous.


28 posted on 02/22/2012 2:48:12 PM PST by EEGator
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To: robowombat

I hope it stays at $7.00 a gallon until election night!!!


29 posted on 02/22/2012 2:50:05 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Farmer Dean

That too. I forgot. Sorry. The US is going to be in a world of hurt this year if Obama continues his policies. I believe it will be the death knell of the Democrat party along with the MSM that supported them.


30 posted on 02/22/2012 2:51:12 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: robowombat
Please, God, make it so, and make it so before November 6th.

I will gladly pay it to send Ubama off to his next stop, ineligible Secretary General of the United Nations.

And if the next President doesn't withdraw the US from the United Nations, he's a one-termer too.

31 posted on 02/22/2012 2:51:37 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: robowombat

Just DEEM that 7.00/gal is the NEW Normal— problem solved!


32 posted on 02/22/2012 2:51:37 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Drill Thrawl
The economy will tank. 0 will blame others. The LSM will parrot. And the sheeple shall vote as they are told.

The more things change the more they stay the same.

33 posted on 02/22/2012 2:57:29 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: robowombat

But inflation will stay low. /sarc


34 posted on 02/22/2012 2:57:59 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: NCC-1701

How high will gas have to go before people turn on Washington?


35 posted on 02/22/2012 3:03:26 PM PST by RC2
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yes, but it would be spun as the fault of “Bush/Republican/Big Oil” and the need to re-elect Obama to fix it.

The sheeple stupid enough to vote for Obama the first time would believe it and vote accordingly.

Demoncrats can make up any absurd lie they want nowadays, and the propaganda media will sell it.


36 posted on 02/22/2012 3:05:33 PM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: matt04

“If prices stay above $4/gallon thru the summer it will make it much harder for him to win. Anything above $5 will make it impossible for him to win.”

It would help alot if the news media started crying about it non-stop, but you know they will not...except in the context that it is the evil oil corporations causing it, which will help Obummer with his anti-evil-corporation crowd.


37 posted on 02/22/2012 3:10:48 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average In the US the number is 54%)
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To: RC2

People will pay a lot more than they claim they would. I’m guessing $8/gal is the breaking point. Its a win/win for the lefties because it forces everyone ELSE to conserve.


38 posted on 02/22/2012 3:14:19 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: robowombat
Gasoline prices could soar as high as $7 a gallon this summer thanks to supply threats stemming from Middle East unrest as well as OPEC policy, says real estate mogul Donald Trump.

First, Trump has a lousy record as a prognosticator.

Second, the peasants will revolt before then and carry Obama on a rail through DC before dumping him and Moochelle in the Potomac with instructions on how to swim to Kenya!

39 posted on 02/22/2012 3:15:37 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Drill Thrawl

All part of the plan...


40 posted on 02/22/2012 3:17:11 PM PST by rintense
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To: EEGator

I’m Papagalos.


41 posted on 02/22/2012 3:18:48 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Lazamataz

It doesn’t end too well for either of us.


42 posted on 02/22/2012 3:24:21 PM PST by EEGator
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To: robowombat

How will Pelosi and DWS spin this?

“Well you know, these high gas prices are good for the economy. People aren’t going to stores or on vacations, so they’re spending time with their families. And that’s good for the economy because....um...give me a sec...”


43 posted on 02/22/2012 3:25:36 PM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: EEGator
WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!!

I call the Gyrocopter pilot. He's more like me anyways. Goofy, yet savvy.

And he ends up with the blond chick!!!!

44 posted on 02/22/2012 3:25:45 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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“But inflation will stay low. /sarc”

What inflation. There is zero inflation. That’s why banks are paying basically zero in interest, right? /sarc and raise you one /sarc.


45 posted on 02/22/2012 3:29:26 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: riri
$7 a gallon gas and it is Mad Max time. Nearly every business will close their doors.

We Don't Need Another Hero.....
We don't need to know the way home....
...All we want is life beyond Obamahome.

46 posted on 02/22/2012 3:31:50 PM PST by DCBryan1 (Id rather have a man who wrecked his marriage as POTUS than a man who wrecked his country!)
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To: EEGator; Lazamataz
It doesn't end too well for us either


47 posted on 02/22/2012 3:34:34 PM PST by DCBryan1 (Id rather have a man who wrecked his marriage as POTUS than a man who wrecked his country!)
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To: Lazamataz
...and he ends up with the blond chick!

...sigh...and General Patton

48 posted on 02/22/2012 3:36:38 PM PST by DCBryan1 (Id rather have a man who wrecked his marriage as POTUS than a man who wrecked his country!)
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To: riri
Everybody is already tatted and pierced we are almost their...

I saw that movie as a disturbing vision of an apocalyptic future more so on the cultural side. Now we have people walking around looking like the actors and we think nothing of it.

Now the quest for fuel begins and the sad news is we have plenty of it if we would only drill and build some refineries.

49 posted on 02/22/2012 3:39:30 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Lazamataz; EEGator
I claim Lord Humongous

I'll be Dr. Dealgood....."DYING TIME'S HERE!"

50 posted on 02/22/2012 3:42:02 PM PST by DCBryan1 (Id rather have a man who wrecked his marriage as POTUS than a man who wrecked his country!)
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