Skip to comments.So why no public outcry on the rising price of gasoline?
Posted on 02/01/2011 7:13:10 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
Now that the per-gallon price of gasoline has creeped up to $3.15, $3.20 and beyond, it is as if nobody cares. Not like the days when gas was in the mid $2.50's and George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were getting hammered by the media for high gas prices and making their rich oil buddies richer. What is going on? Are we content with having massive untapped oil reserves in the U.S., and yet being held hostage to the Middle East and Venezuela? Are Americans content with not being in control of our own oil destiny? Have we turned into a bunch of sheep? Maybe someone can explain.
Simple. No TV cameras. Draw your own conclusions.
do you really need to ask? i mean really?
Because the media is not harping on it. There are lots of people complaining, you just don’t hear or see them.
Ummm, because we have a corrupt, politicized, left-wing media????
Or is there a less obvious answer?
No jobs to drive to - price per gallon is moot.
There’s plenty of beefing and complaining! The publics voice has been muted by the MSM. Just pay and shut up! :)
LOL......It’s STILL Bushes fault!
When there is a Republican in office, the Monica Media pounds us with daily human interest stories of Pain at the Pump.
When a Democrat is in office, not so much.
The correct answer is in the planning by the great zero. Since nobody is working (even though he says times are good), nobody can afford to drive and so they do not know how high gasoline is. Or as other forums would say “sheepie, sheepie”.
Incidentally I drive a diesel pickup and diesel here in Albuquerque is now 3.40 and up.
Because the RAT Party likes it when gas hits $4.00 a gallon and they can say it was Bush’s fault. Egypt is all Bush’s fault. Supporting Israel is all Bush’s fault. Get it!
You mean “Why no Media Outcry?”. Simple, they would never upset their masters.
That anger is being redirected against Mortgages and bankers and the Federal Reserve.
Mortgages are just a symptom of the economy tanking. Oil price increases is one of the big root causes of the economy tanking.
Everybody’s unemployed so they don’t need gas to get to work.................
The Dear Leader said we shall not drill. Drilling in American waters is off-limits for America. Chinese, Russian and Cuban companies will fill that gap and profit handsomely. Meanwhile once-powerful America will meekly sit in the corner with its hands tied, hoping and praying its energy needs will be minimally met with solar panels and huge props in farm fields.
Vociferous bitching is not a solution. Neither is boycotting
gas pumps. ;-)
no kidding! Didn’t you get tired of the phrase “Pain at the Pump” in news stories back in the Bush Era?
I did a search on “pain at the pump” on news.google.com\archivesearch (when gas was $2.81 a gallon) and it found 15,000 articles with that phrase.
This phrase appear 62 times in 2010, although the first one I found was a CNN story with the heading “NO pain at the pump”
The MSM has been very fortunate. There have been plenty of “stories” that they have been able to focus on the last couple of months, instead of the gasoline story - elections, what will Obama do because of election, John Boehner crying, Barack Obama in Hawaii, Weather, Charlie Sheen, Weather, Egypt, Weather. After this storm clears, they’ll think of something else to talk about, other than the misery of “normal” Americas.
The outcry is there - the media just refuses to report it. After all, their boy is in the White House now, so high gasoline prices don’t matter any more.
Because it hasn’t yet hit the “$10 a gallon” he desires for the “good of the planet”?
The media isn’t mentioning it because it’s all going exactly as planned.
Filled up yesterday at $2.95 in nw Arkansas.
It was $2.60 two months ago.
The complicit “media” and the democrats will be happy to let gas prices skyrocket, then take full advantage of the resultant “crisis.” The sheeple will bleat pleadingly for the government to “do something.” “Something” will be done alright, in the form of even more-restrictive cap-and-trade legislation. The GOPers in the House will be shamed into supporting it, lest they be accused of “wanting” $5-per-gallon gasoline.
Thanks for your service.
That’s because Mr. Bush is not the president.
Anything bad that happens under Mr. Obama lead is stuff that is out of control, and the fault of Goerge W. Bush.
I don’t understand why Obama is helping Bush’s oil buddies get richer. /s
Oh, we care. The media just isn’t reporting it.
I'm surprised Palin hasn't been blamed yet. Give them time, though.
I have been laid off since November, I think I only drive into town once a week now, a lot of Americans are out of work and are probably not driving either.
Here's a comparison on the "homeless problem."
All problems "go away" when democrats are in the White House.
Obama is tbtf.
At some point the media should be held accountable for its lack of honest information and reporting. People should stop listening to the propaganda stations and let their owners - the honchos why. Of course, the honchos have their progressive agenda to pursue but we should make it at a dear price!
When Bush was president, TV crews staked out at gas stations in the early hours of the morning, just waiting for the owner to post a price with the big “$4.”
Now that obama is pres, the media will totally pay no attention when gas goes over 4. Or they will blame it on Egypt.
What matters to a leftist media depends on who has control.
At $4.00 a gallon we will get local media in front of gas stations showing the price (as if we can't see that). There will be some mention of hardship. When record prices are reached, real cases of hardship will be visible without the news. The guy trying to get to work but not enough gas to get home.
When it gets to $6.00, $7.00, $9.00 a gallon there will start to be pressure to drill in the U.S.
Until then, find a car that gets 35 mpg or more. For most people, that will cut your gasoline cost in half. Actually some very nice cars out there.
Since I lost my job a year back, my one requirement for a new job was locality. The wife works down the street.
I now work a mile from home, and use about ten gallons of gas a month. More in the snow blower than the car.
It helps if one can stay local today.
Used to spend about $50 a week on gas. No doubt this lack of expenditure is doing wonders for the economy and the planet.
You do have a point!
Because Bush is no longer President.
Because the media was all about fomentinng hatred and anger when Bush was President, now they are all about tamping it down for Obama...
Republicans and capitalism are blamed for high oil prices but only when a Republican is in power.
2. Bush too long out of office to spin it that it's his
3. Middle East “unrest” is causing speculative price hikes and because it has to do with Muslims, there can be no blame from the press.
4. Obama’s and Michelle's extravagant travels have caused a spike in gas and jet fuel utilization.
5. Obama’s drilling moratorium has stopped new activity and additional fuel reaching market.
6. House Republicans have not been in power long enough for
the press to figure out that they can blame them!!!
The Magic Mullato is too historic to even consider his massive failures and the pain he is causing American citizens.
The Left as personified by the entire MSM is a moral vacuum wrapped in a hollow fraud, and they recognize and protect one of their own at all costs.
I’ve seen news coverage, but it’s all along the lines of this being the way the market is.
The Drive-By-media is busy with revolution(s) in the ME and Chuck Sheen.
Give it time. . .
For sure, but there are only a few that report honestly and they are overwhelmed by those that don’t.
There is as much complaining about it now as there was when President Bush was in office.
However, the media has been tasked (I hate that word) to keep it under wraps.
Rising gas prices are only reported on if a Republican is president. When a good Democrat is president, the subject is ignored.
The same applies to other subjects too. We have incredible problems with homelessness and people grappling with poverty when there is a Republican president. But when a good Democrat is president, that problem is ignored.
It’s not that the issues don’t exist anymore, it’s just that the liberals in the MSM choose not to report certain subjects.
I can deal with the price of gas because it would cost too much now to get something more fuel efficient. I have two motorcycles but here in Alaska riding is pretty seasonal.
My big regret is that I do hate my job which is local, I would not be able to find another thats similar and pays near the same, all the better paying jobs are 50 miles away in Anchorage and with such a big truck that barely gets over 10 MPG commuting is out of the question, and I cannot carpool. My type of work does require a truck this size at times.
Even with a “local” job I have been paying on average $60-85 a week in fuel. Alaska fuel prices and a 1 ton dually with a 496 cubic inch gas motor.
What I did last year was to keep the dually service truck at work, use it for the big jobs but commute on my Yamaha 1300 Tourer, it gets over 50mpg.