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Can America Survive $5-a-gallon at the Pump?

Posted on 04/30/2008 7:19:14 PM PDT by Charles Bronson Forever

Absolutely, but very tough times are ahead. Really, how the hell are we gonna get out of this mess unless we drill and refine at home? When is Washington going to do something? Easy. When WE do something about it.


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1 posted on 04/30/2008 7:19:15 PM PDT by Charles Bronson Forever
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Thank you, Chuck.


2 posted on 04/30/2008 7:20:57 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Can America survive federal government at %3 trillion a year? $6 trillion by 2011?

Gas is cheap.


3 posted on 04/30/2008 7:21:47 PM PDT by motor_racer (Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

If we start buying less gas then it’ll reduce the tax revenues the government gets, perhaps that’ll get their attention (or they’ll just raise the taxes to compensate).


4 posted on 04/30/2008 7:22:01 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

It might. We sure need to get their attention somehow.


5 posted on 04/30/2008 7:23:40 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Yeah, great leadership we’ve got:

Let’s all send our money directly to terrorists, every week.

If we have any left — let’s send that to Communists.


6 posted on 04/30/2008 7:23:53 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (FLEX FUEL NOW! - send your fuel dollars to Kansas, not to Hugo Chavez)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Strengthen the dollar and build more refineries first. Drilling here on our territory is implied but that takes longer.


7 posted on 04/30/2008 7:24:39 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

I saw on CNN someone speculating on $7.00/gallon within a year. They are saying that if there is not huge reduction in gasoline useage, the price will go on a rapid increase upward.


8 posted on 04/30/2008 7:25:00 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: jonrick46

Gulp


9 posted on 04/30/2008 7:26:43 PM PDT by Charles Bronson Forever
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To: motor_racer
Gas is cheap? GAS IS CHEAP???

Excuse me?

Try telling that those of us who are being killed financially by the rising prices at the pump. And don't give me this "adjusted for inflation" bullcrap. All I know is that now, instead of taking $5.00 to get 5 gallons of gas now it takes almost $20.00 and that is something my pocketbook, and the pocketbook of millions of others, can't handle.

And why is this happening?

It's because we have a bunch of yellow spined cowardly socialists in Congress who are more worried about sucker fish and kangaroo rats than they are about drilling right in our own back yard to accomodate our need for oil.

It's because of FEAR of what is happening overseas in the Middle East, fear of what Iran is doing, fear of the rebels in Nigeria, FEAR FEAR FEAR!

Gas is cheap, MY ARSE!

10 posted on 04/30/2008 7:28:19 PM PDT by pctech
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To: motor_racer

“Gas is cheap.”

I agree gas is cheap for what it does and compared to the alternatives and as a part of the aggregate spend. What is crazy is what happens when we export petro-dollars. It causes all kinds of problems with our economy and monetary system. And causes the entire economies of some parts of the Country to become welfare mothers living off gubmint handouts.


11 posted on 04/30/2008 7:28:28 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever
Can America Survive $5-a-gallon at the Pump?


Yes, if you talk Survival.

No, if you talk continuing your life as usual.


12 posted on 04/30/2008 7:29:31 PM PDT by modican
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To: jonrick46

They CNN is political. Only a supply beyond what is demanded at the desired price will result in the desired price.


13 posted on 04/30/2008 7:29:43 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: pctech

Gas is cheap. It can be cheaper.


14 posted on 04/30/2008 7:31:11 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Sunnyflorida
I agree gas is cheap

I disagree that gas is cheap, and the consequences of insanely priced gas are even less cheap. I have stopped buying almost everything but energy and food, and I would guess many in my income bracket have done the same.
15 posted on 04/30/2008 7:37:15 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

[If we have any left — let’s send that to Communists.]

Communists, democrats... what’s the difference?


16 posted on 04/30/2008 7:43:16 PM PDT by 43north (I hope we are around long enough to become a layer in the rocks of the future.)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

My husband has a Prius that he bought because he likes driving a hybrid (quiet, cool technology, not for global warming).

However, with this gas increase I think I need to start driving it more. I drive our mini-van, and I am spending so much at the pump. I think I need to drive the Prius more on weekends.


17 posted on 04/30/2008 7:43:25 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: mysterio

” almost everything but energy and food, and I would guess many in my income bracket have done the same. “

Sad. I’d find a new occupation.


18 posted on 04/30/2008 7:44:00 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: pctech

For what we have to do to make sure America can get oil...gas is cheap. What you pay at the pump is only a part of the price.


19 posted on 04/30/2008 7:46:24 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Yeah, great leadership we’ve got:

Let’s all send our money directly to terrorists, every week.

If we have any left — let’s send that to Communists.

You got the send part wrong, the politicians are selling our roads, to the oil countries, as fast as they can. So they are collecting a lot more of it here.

20 posted on 04/30/2008 7:46:41 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

I don’t see how we can survive gasoline and home heating oil that goes above $5.00 a gallon.

I just paid $100.00 to fuel my truck and to fuel my gasoline powered lawn care equipment.

The economy is going to take a tremendous hit and its not going to be long in coming.


21 posted on 04/30/2008 7:47:58 PM PDT by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: Sunnyflorida

Like what?

What occupation is growing in America?

WHICH ONE?


22 posted on 04/30/2008 7:48:42 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (FLEX FUEL NOW! - send your fuel dollars to Kansas, not to Hugo Chavez)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Yes we can survive. But at $5 I might have to park the 10.5 mpg around town vehicle I drive now and get something more efficient.


23 posted on 04/30/2008 7:50:32 PM PDT by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Sunnyflorida

Elitist.


24 posted on 04/30/2008 7:50:39 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Sunnyflorida
That's a great plan. You should run for office on that platform. "Gas is cheap! Get a better job, whiners!"

lol
25 posted on 04/30/2008 7:51:41 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: motor_racer

Yes, because we can choose to change habits and priorities and adjust personal budgets, or make more money and deal with it that way.

You are right that ever-increasing taxes are the thing we can’t survive. The Imperial government needs to be shrunk back to its constitutional limits. Government can’t be the safety net and uncle sugar for us and the illegals and the world. It ain’t working.


26 posted on 04/30/2008 7:55:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Like what?”

I don’t know pick one.


27 posted on 04/30/2008 7:55:31 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Sunnyflorida

I have one.

Unfortunately for me, it will eventually be outsourced.

So I ask again.

Which occupation is growing in America?

Go ahead. Name one!


28 posted on 04/30/2008 7:56:57 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (FLEX FUEL NOW! - send your fuel dollars to Kansas, not to Hugo Chavez)
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To: txflake

“Elitist.”

LOL. I’m really sick of people complaining they cannot make it in this Country. Sure we got issues but if you cannot make it here you can’t make it anywhere. This is a great Country and the land of opportunity. We got millionaires by the millions.


29 posted on 04/30/2008 7:57:55 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: mysterio

I’m really sick of people complaining they cannot make it in this Country. Sure we got issues but if you cannot make it here you can’t make it anywhere. This is a great Country and the land of opportunity. We got millionaires by the millions.


30 posted on 04/30/2008 7:58:28 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Sunnyflorida

Wow. Talk about insulated.


31 posted on 04/30/2008 7:58:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (FLEX FUEL NOW! - send your fuel dollars to Kansas, not to Hugo Chavez)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m really sick of people complaining they cannot make it in this Country. Sure we got issues but if you cannot make it here you can’t make it anywhere. This is a great Country and the land of opportunity. We got millionaires by the millions.


32 posted on 04/30/2008 7:59:30 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m really sick of people complaining they cannot make it in this Country. Sure we got issues but if you cannot make it here you can’t make it anywhere. This is a great Country and the land of opportunity. We got millionaires by the millions.


33 posted on 04/30/2008 8:01:13 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Sure, we can survive $5.00 a gallon gas. There was a time when gasoline was rationed. The question is whether we can survive the nostrums of the Democrats, who will only make the price of gasoline higher and its supply scarcer.


34 posted on 04/30/2008 8:01:28 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Please pass the arugula.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Healthcare is one. I’m hiring every Nurse, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, MRI Tech, CT Tech, Cath Lab Tech, etc. that I can lay my hands on. Pay rates range as high as $45/hr for some of these jobs in and around Knoxville, TN . . . . much higher elsewhere.


35 posted on 04/30/2008 8:01:46 PM PDT by Jim Hill
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To: Sunnyflorida

Blah blah blah.


36 posted on 04/30/2008 8:01:46 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (FLEX FUEL NOW! - send your fuel dollars to Kansas, not to Hugo Chavez)
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To: Sunnyflorida

Blah blah blah.


37 posted on 04/30/2008 8:02:30 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (FLEX FUEL NOW! - send your fuel dollars to Kansas, not to Hugo Chavez)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Wow. Talk about insulated.”

You are insulated and have low expectations.

There are plenty of people making boatloads of money in this Country. Why not stop bitching and join them.


38 posted on 04/30/2008 8:02:55 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Sunnyflorida

“I’m really sick of people complaining they cannot make it in this Country.”

They probably can’t make it anywhere else, either. So the government has to pay to guarantee their survival.


39 posted on 04/30/2008 8:03:50 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Please pass the arugula.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Man, look at your tagline, You support government welfare.


40 posted on 04/30/2008 8:03:58 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Sunnyflorida

Sure.

Buy a company. Fire the workers. Send the factory to China, and then sell the imports.

That what you’re doing?...


41 posted on 04/30/2008 8:04:21 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (FLEX FUEL NOW! - send your fuel dollars to Kansas, not to Hugo Chavez)
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To: Sunnyflorida; mysterio
Sad. I’d find a new occupation.

That was a really snarky comment.

I'm not trying to go all negative on the economy, but people are feeling the pinch. I know we certainly are affected by fuel and food costs.

I blame the envirowhackos and their political lackeys for not allowing drilling in ANWR and the ethanol debacle for this mess.

Please try to be a little more understanding that not everyone can magically change their situation with a glorious new career. I count my family in the same boat as Mysterio.

42 posted on 04/30/2008 8:06:40 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: jonrick46

The effects of $7 gas will be staggering. The loses to the travel industry alone would send the economy into a depression.


43 posted on 04/30/2008 8:07:14 PM PDT by rintense (McCain can pound sand.)
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To: Jim Hill

I like when there are auto workers in Michigan complaining about no auto jobs! MOVE. Get and education. Start a side business.

It frustrates the hell out of me. On the worst day this is still the land of opportunity. Sure gas prices are higher than they were or should be but really... If $20 extra bucks breaks you I say give up smoking and bud and buy some shares of XOM.

I have my sin fund. It is huge.


44 posted on 04/30/2008 8:08:00 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Glen Beck had someone on tonite who said that even if we could drill in Anwar, it would take 10-15 years to see the benefit here in America.


45 posted on 04/30/2008 8:08:45 PM PDT by andiesmom
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

Pelosi has this mess all figured out, so she said in 2006. OK Nan, go for it...


46 posted on 04/30/2008 8:09:00 PM PDT by tips up
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To: puppypusher
It wasn't to many years ago the liberals were running on the platform of doubling the price of gas by raising gas taxes so people would drive less. This, according to them would be good for the environment. What was his name, oh ya, Al Gore.
47 posted on 04/30/2008 8:09:28 PM PDT by kempo (H)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Buy a company. Fire the workers. Send the factory to China, and then sell the imports.”

Maybe, maybe not but I’m not looking for a gubmint bailout. And I’m not whining.


48 posted on 04/30/2008 8:09:32 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: andiesmom

Kay Bailey Hutchinson was on with Rush today and is pushing for domestic drilling. Recently there was a huge find of oil in North Dakota. With new technology, something called horizontal drilling (?) the fields could be up and running in 2 years.

That is, if the Democrats will allow it. Wouldn’t fit their game plan, though.


49 posted on 04/30/2008 8:16:37 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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“I’m not trying to go all negative on the economy, but people are feeling the pinch. I know we certainly are affected by fuel and food costs.

I blame the envirowhackos and their political lackeys for not allowing drilling in ANWR and the ethanol debacle for this mess.”

Who didn’t see it coming. I blame the wackos and the “regular” people that sat on their hands. How many people voted for that idiot McCain - anti ANWAR.

And I would fine a new occupation, I’m serious. Not instant but instead of spending time posting on FReeper study. I don’t know insurance or accounting. I know people that became CPAs at 60. Working two jobs and raising a family.

This is the land of opportunity and if all you can afford is cheap food and fuel it is hardly anybody’s fault but you own.

Still people need to take responsibility for their own life and gas is cheap compared to almost anything that does what gas does. It should be cheaper but it is still a bargain.

I bet half the people complaining about fuel have been wasting money on cigarettes, lottery tickets, and other crap most of their life. If you put this in XOM stock you would be singing.


50 posted on 04/30/2008 8:18:19 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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