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Obama's Four Gallons of Gas Minimum Mandate
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Posted on 09/18/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT by tapatio

The latest mandate handed down from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is so ridiculous, even I was shocked. The EPA has now mandated how much gasoline you must buy at certain gas stations. Say hello to the Obama Administration’s four gallon minimum.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; bloodoftyrants; democrats; epa; gas; gasoline; govtabuse; liberalfascism; obama; obamatruthfile; socialistdemocrats; tyranny
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1 posted on 09/18/2012 9:33:12 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: tapatio

It’s insanity


2 posted on 09/18/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tapatio

What surprised me was that after this was posted yesterday on FR, there were actually FReepers who argued that Obama could never make this legally happen.

When did the Baraqqis worry about legal?


3 posted on 09/18/2012 9:36:19 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: GeronL

This can’t be real


4 posted on 09/18/2012 9:37:26 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: tapatio

Firts they put bootleg loquor in our gasoline. This destroys every piece of rubber it comes int contach with,gives us lower fuel mileage and increase the cost of our ceral in the morning, then they tell us we have to buy 4 gallons of this blended shiite.

If we stand for this we will kneel for Obama in our Lewinski knee pads.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 9:37:49 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: GeronL
It’s insanity

No, it's Jimmy Carter, part deaux, with odd-even days and the whole thing. What will they think of next???

It's unreal....

6 posted on 09/18/2012 9:37:49 AM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: tapatio

Otherwise known as the lawnmower ban.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 9:40:20 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: tapatio

How are you supposed to buy a gallon for your lawn mower, or if you have to walk to a station because you’re out of gas?


8 posted on 09/18/2012 9:40:33 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: tapatio

This is crazy. Damn.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 9:41:55 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: GeronL
This is insanity expecting a recovery in the economy.

The liberals and environmentalist might praise it, but, the average American will loath it.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 9:42:06 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: tapatio

this should really help the working poor...
HOPEY-CHANGEY, SUCKAZ!


11 posted on 09/18/2012 9:44:07 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Albion Wilde

How are you supposed to buy a gallon for your lawn mower, or if you have to walk to a station because you’re out of gas?


His Highness says “thats your problem.”


12 posted on 09/18/2012 9:44:39 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: tapatio

How exactly do they plan to enforce regulations such as this one? Fine the dealer? The purchaser? If the sale is conducted in cash, how would anyone know?


13 posted on 09/18/2012 9:44:58 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Raycpa

E10 destroyed my John Deere lawnmower, according to the small engine mechanic I took it to. Of course, the electric start Toro walk-behind I was eyeing might have had something to do with his opinion.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 9:45:05 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: tapatio

I would suppose that they would have the TSA enforce it.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 9:45:41 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: tapatio

I see the future on this. Millions of conservatives lined up at gas stations and stopping the pump at 3.99 gallons just before lining up at the local Chic-fil-a.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 9:45:41 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: tapatio
Ethanol needs to die. But like so many useless government programs we are stuck with this welfare program for billionaires forever because too many politicians receive too much in campaign cash to get behind a bill to end this monstrosity.

Ethanol is for drinking not for burning.

17 posted on 09/18/2012 9:45:45 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: tapatio
Bring it.
I'll pump a gallon then drive around to the other side of the kiosk and pump another gallon.
18 posted on 09/18/2012 9:45:54 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: tapatio

what surprises me is that anyone here is surprised by crap like this


19 posted on 09/18/2012 9:46:06 AM PDT by orlop9
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To: Albion Wilde

“...if you have to walk to a station because you’re out...”

Then lets convert this to lbs. Gasoline weighs about seven pounds per gallon. So four gallons is 28 pounds. Yes, just lug that 28 to 30 lbs. up the road or home for your lawn mower.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 9:46:15 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: tapatio
My motorcycle does not have a four gallon tank! I guess I will have to pour most of the gas on the concrete.....
21 posted on 09/18/2012 9:46:33 AM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: tapatio

What Romney should now go after are the reasons why those on fixed incomes have to go on food stamps and other “benefits” such as energy assistance etc.

The price of food, the cost of energy,driven up by regulations and prohibitions designed to change the systems of distribution and use of resources to conform to a socialist ideal.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 9:47:42 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: tapatio

What if you can’t afford 4 gallons of gas? I’ve been there and still am.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 9:47:46 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Raycpa

Otherwise known as the lawnmower ban.


Back to the old push mowers.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 9:48:03 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: andy58-in-nh
How exactly do they plan to enforce regulations such as this one?

Once the pump starts, it won't stop until the 0bama-mandated minimum has been ejected.

25 posted on 09/18/2012 9:48:14 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: tapatio

Bump


26 posted on 09/18/2012 9:48:14 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: chessplayer

“How are you supposed to buy a gallon for your lawn mower”

I guess you’d have to pump that four gallons into your one gallon can. Not your fault it wouln’t all fit in the can. You were only following the law.
Kinda expensive though.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 9:48:27 AM PDT by Elderberry
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To: tapatio

At current local prices, that’s about $15.

So, if I only have $10 I can’t buy any gasoline?

These people are beyond stupid............


28 posted on 09/18/2012 9:48:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Albion Wilde

“How are you supposed to buy a gallon for your lawn mower, or if you have to walk to a station because you’re out of gas?”

That’s simple.

You simply buy the commonly available E10 fuel and you can buy as little as you need.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 9:48:57 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: andy58-in-nh

They’ll find a way.


30 posted on 09/18/2012 9:49:08 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: scooby321

IF it’s real it’s because Obama anticipate gas shortages and doesn’t want people ‘topping off’ gas tanks. Could be one more hint of bad things to come if Obama is re-elected.


31 posted on 09/18/2012 9:50:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: Albion Wilde

Once gasoline hits $40 a gallon, it won’t be a problem...............................


32 posted on 09/18/2012 9:51:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: tapatio

On the bright side; it takes about four gallons of gas to burn a corpse, man.


33 posted on 09/18/2012 9:52:34 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: tapatio
Increasing the ethanol content will harm older vehicles and it is downright dangerous for small engines like those found in boats, lawnmowers, or motorcycles. E15 is like metal in a microwave for a small engine.

Obama and the EPA figure it as tough sh*t, you and your damned older and little engines are a nuisance. The faster they burn out the better so it will be quicker for Joe and Jane Citizen to find another way to get around.

We had better wise up and quick. If the voters retain Obama and his diabolical machine they truly deserve the mess that is in store. .

34 posted on 09/18/2012 9:52:34 AM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The American brain has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: lowbridge
They’ll find a way.

Let them try.

35 posted on 09/18/2012 9:54:37 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: BillT

“My motorcycle does not have a four gallon tank! I guess I will have to pour most of the gas on the concrete.....”

You may want to consider not putting E15 or E20 Fuel into your motorcycle’s gas tank and stick with the E10 that will still be available with no minimum purchase.


36 posted on 09/18/2012 9:55:36 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: BillT
I guess I will have to pour most of the gas on the concrete.....

Not if there's a liberal getting gas next to you.

37 posted on 09/18/2012 9:55:45 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
This is insanity! Excerpt:

Obama's Four Gallons of Gas Minimum Mandate

By Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Special to The Hill

The latest mandate handed down from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is so ridiculous, even I was shocked. The EPA has now mandated how much gasoline you must buy at certain gas stations. Say hello to the Obama Administration’s four gallon minimum.

This unprecedented EPA overreach applies when filling up at a gas station that provides both E15 and E10, gasoline with 15 or 10 percent of ethanol, respectively, from the same hose.

At the insistence of the ethanol industry, the Obama Administration is pushing E15 into the marketplace, regardless of the serious concerns about the fuel’s impact on drivers. From its inception, E15 is a study in the consequences of government interference in the marketplace. The EPA’s decision to set a minimum purchase requirement is just the most recent example.

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The EPA approved E15 for sale in the U.S. using a partial waiver, meaning it is only approved for some vehicles on the road— cars 2001 and later.

Read more:

http://nation.foxnews.com/gas/2012/09/18/obamas-four-gallons-gas-minimum-mandate#ixzz26qCGiMXS

38 posted on 09/18/2012 9:56:10 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: tapatio

No half gallon for my lawnmower?


39 posted on 09/18/2012 9:56:29 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Albion Wilde
How are you supposed to buy a gallon for your lawn mower, or if you have to walk to a station because you’re out of gas?

The purpose of this ruling is supposedly to prevent people from pumping gas with ethanol into small engines, motorcycles, scooters, etc. because the ethanol can harm those engines.

The reasoning is that these machines have tanks with a capacity of less than 4 gallons, so this law will force people to fuel them at non-ethanol gas pumps which are not subject to the 4 gallon minimum requirement.

But, like other bright government ideas thought up by bureaucrats sitting in cubicle farms, they never seem to see the unintended consequences.

Example: The bureaucrats seem to think that gas stations offer both types of gasoline in pumps side by side. But in my area there are no longer any regular gas stations selling pure gas without ethanol. Supposedly the pure gas is available at marinas, airports, etc. but what help is that to the average driver or homeowner? Or the guy who ran out of gas and only has a two gallon gas can?


40 posted on 09/18/2012 9:56:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: BillT

And my 2002 Yamaha 225cc usually takes about 1.3 gallons when I top off its almost 2.2 gallon tank.

Heck, motorized skateboards hold only a quarter of a gallon (42cc Terrain Surfer) and if prices go up much more that’s what many of us will be using.


41 posted on 09/18/2012 9:56:56 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: tapatio

Also the new cover wherever Chris Rock or Janeane Garofalo are appearing....


42 posted on 09/18/2012 9:57:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tapatio

I’ve got a five gallon gasoline container. I plan to fill it half-full tomorrow.
The clerk can either take my money or Zero and the EPA can kiss my a**.


43 posted on 09/18/2012 9:57:25 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: JimRed

No half gallon for my lawnmower was incomplete. Suppose I drive a Volt? Do I have to keep a five gallon fuel jug around because they won’t fill my little one to cut the grass a few times?


44 posted on 09/18/2012 9:59:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Uncle Slayton
“How are you supposed to buy a gallon for your lawn mower, or if you have to walk to a station because you’re out of gas?” That’s simple. You simply buy the commonly available E10 fuel and you can buy as little as you need.

You have to buy 4g of whatever fuel shares that same hose. This is to purge the line of residual E15 that might be there, an admission that it poisons equipment.
45 posted on 09/18/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT by AT7Saluki (No cejar, no ceder)
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To: American Constitutionalist

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46 posted on 09/18/2012 10:01:57 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tgusa
E10 destroyed my John Deere lawnmower

I just buy pure gasoline for my riding mower, small gasoline engines, motorcycles, and pre-millenial cars. All of them run better and get better mileage on pure gas. You can actually feel the difference. For my newer cars, it doesn't matter as much. They run fine on E10.

I have two stations selling ethanol-less gas within 5 miles of my house. It's worth the effort. You can look up stations at the following website:

http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp

47 posted on 09/18/2012 10:03:03 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Nowhere Man
What if you can’t afford 4 gallons of gas? I’ve been there and still am.

I've also been there, and a couple days ago I was behind a guy at the local Stop & Rob who wanted "$10 on pump 3." Just in case the dense dictator-wannabees in the Fauxbama administration can't do simple math, $10 isn't going to buy 4 gallons of gas (or milk, for that matter - thanks a Shiite-load for both, you f'ing morons!).

I'd say, "Phuck'em!" FYI, next time I buy gas, I'm going to get 3.5 gallons repeatedly, until I've filled up my car.

48 posted on 09/18/2012 10:03:03 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Venturer
Firts they put bootleg loquor in our gasoline. This destroys every piece of rubber it comes int contach with,...

When they took the lead out of gasoline it destroyed the valves in tens of thousands of pre-'70s vehicles forcing the owners to get loans on new plastic bubble cars. You think the FedMob gives a crap if they destroy your car with this? They see it as an economic stimulus.

49 posted on 09/18/2012 10:05:04 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Pontiac
...too many politicians receive too much in campaign cash to get behind a bill to end this monstrosity.

1. Term limit them out, so they won't need all that campaign cash.
2. Make all political contributions anonymous, so they can't sell influence. Maybe then they'll do what is right vs. what is politically expedient.

50 posted on 09/18/2012 10:05:21 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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