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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.

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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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To: no dems

You’re right. I mean Ron Paul did better than RS, who would have thought. Nothing but boilerplate from him and Mittens.

81 posted on 02/22/2012 8:35:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: robowombat
Wait until UPS and FEDEX raise their Fuel Surcharges.

This isn't just going to hit Brick and Mortar Businesses, it will effect E-Commerce as well.

One other thing, the USPS is already running a multi Billion Dollar Deficit. $7.00 Gas will be the last nail in their coffin and a First Class Stamp will be a $1.00. Every Company mailing out a monthly Bill will need to recoup their increased postage costs.

The snowball is racing down the hill, but Obama is spending his time singing the Blues with BB King and Jagger.

82 posted on 02/22/2012 8:43:19 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: RC2

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

Those who are dependent on Washington will -never- “turn on” Washington.

And how many of them are there who are dependent, these days?

83 posted on 02/22/2012 8:44:05 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: robowombat

The watermelons are deeply disappointed. They wanted to freeze out grandma and reduce the “mother earth’s” population by now!

84 posted on 02/22/2012 8:52:09 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Hot Tabasco

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

Actually it won’t. If the MSM doesn’t link Obama to the rising costs as they are neglecting to do right now, they can successfully blame the rising costs to big oil and the Republicans.....which is their intent.

Right you are. Gas could be $10.00 and the bastard would get reelected.

85 posted on 02/22/2012 9:20:56 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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There will be a subsidy for public transportation

86 posted on 02/22/2012 9:36:27 PM PST by seton89 (Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
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To: robowombat

So everyone except the ditch diggers, farmers, mechanics and nurses will either be unemployed or telecommuters?

87 posted on 02/22/2012 10:12:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Vendome
My problem is I’m immune to $7 as well.

I don't think we get to $7 gas. The economy will crash and burn before that.

88 posted on 02/23/2012 4:21:41 AM PST by EVO X
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To: Dr. Sivana
Bless you. I pray you find the resources, Sivana.

You all may be right. If there is anything that will wake up America to how much Obama hates America, it will be the cruel daily punishment at the gas pump.

Maybe we ought to pray that Trump is right, because the fury of high gas prices just might do the trick.

89 posted on 02/23/2012 4:48:47 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: robowombat

Paranoid Idea:

Extremely high gas prices spark the chaos that Obama is waiting to exploit in order to radically “change” the country.

90 posted on 02/23/2012 6:46:45 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: robowombat

Naive people.

In mid-June (if not sooner) Comrade Zero will quietly start pumping from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. That will mean that prices will start to moderate artificially, allowing the Administration to claim “moving in the right direction, no thanks to the Republicans and Big Oil”

If he is successful in stealing the election, the price will skyrocket again, and he can then secure more government control over oil companies and the private economy “in the name of fairness and national security”

91 posted on 02/23/2012 6:58:02 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: DustyMoment
with instructions on how to swim to Kenya!

Obama, our first Muslim President, works for Tehran, not Kenya.

Obama blocks oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

He blocks the pipeline and then blames the Repubs.

Is there any surprise he is destroying America on PURPOSE?

92 posted on 02/23/2012 6:59:51 AM PST by politicianslie (Obama: America's first Muslim POTUS, doing all he can to destroy America. HELLO, can anyone th)
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To: robowombat

Yesssssss, the real estate expert who went bankrupt four times is now a geo-political fuels expert when he is not being an election expert or a relationship expert.

I think he redefines “goofball”, personally. Scratch that, make it “wealthy goofball”.

93 posted on 02/23/2012 7:20:48 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: NCC-1701

You sir, are exactly right. Any price to be paid to remove the kenyan monster from power over free men. This would be a much smaller price than the blood of patriots.

94 posted on 02/23/2012 7:48:20 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Neoliberalnot
You sir, are exactly right. Any price to be paid to remove the kenyan monster from power over free men. This would be a much smaller price than the blood of patriots.

We were talking about this at work yesterday. I'm a delivery driver although I drive a company vehicle and they pay the gas, thank God. We pretty much had the same thoughts, if gas goes up to $5.00 a gallon, O'Bummer is gone. Trouble is that you have enough brain dead people on the take from Uncle Sugar that they will vote for him even if he was Satan himself. If things go this way and he gets in again, I'm convinced that he is an Anti-Christ, maybe not the one, but even so, I always believed that too. I always maintained that an able-bodied person on welfare with the power to vote is far more dangerous to our country than 1000 Mohammaed Attas with 707's fully loaded with fuel or even Iran with 10 SS-18's ICBM's with 25 megaton warheads. The first would do a lot of damage, the latter would really hurt us bad but we would survive. Cicero himself said, "a nation can withstand an enemy from without but not within" if I may paraphrase a bit.
95 posted on 02/23/2012 8:21:47 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: NCC-1701; xd40; Lazamataz

I fill up every week, 25 gals. 100 gals per month. If gas goes to 10.00 per gal, that is 1,000.00 per month, 12,000.0 per year. I will give you 20,000.00 right now to beat the one who must not be mentioned at the polls.

I was going to phrase it differently, but frankly I am afraid that I might get a visit.

96 posted on 02/23/2012 8:31:36 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr; matt04; Dr. Sivana; Dick Bachert; Qwackertoo; RC2; Kenny500c; Neoliberalnot

Folks, I am prepared to bite down heavily on a 50 caliber tracer round IF $5.00, $6.00, $7.00 pump prices insures us that the cancer that infests the White House is excised from the Oval Office an replaced with someone who truly loves America and supports the Constitution.

97 posted on 02/23/2012 9:06:59 AM 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: NCC-1701

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

Agreed. I hope prices go higher, I want to see Obama supporters suffer. I know that’s not a Christian thought, but given the situation we are in, and that most hard-core Obama voters are on the take, it’s fitting.

98 posted on 02/23/2012 9:43:04 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama as POTUS is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: NCC-1701

Dude, don’t do that. There are too few of us now. Can’t afford losses — yet.

99 posted on 02/23/2012 11:15:13 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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