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.
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...
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