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Why you should love $5 gas
MSN Money ^ | 05/25/11 | Lynn Mucken

Posted on 05/26/2011 9:12:38 AM PDT by greatplains

As you pump 13 gallons into your Honda CR-V -- American's best-selling SUV with 28 mpg on the highway and 21 in town -- it's nearly impossible to view the $50 you're spending with a positive attitude.

With the national average for regular at $3.81, it's easy to label oil executives as pond scum, but try to remain open-minded. Think of the big picture: Though that promised road trip to Disney World has gone up in carbon monoxide, high gas prices may actually have an upside. Not for you and your family personally, maybe, but perhaps for the United States as a whole. What if gas hit $5 a gallon? Here are some benefits (and we're serious about most of them):

-Fewer people would die on the road.

-Demand for high-mileage cars could grow.

-Shorter security lines

-Less Pollution

-Less Congestion

-High prices lead to lower prices.

-More exercise

-End of wars

-Local Business could profit

-It's all about democracy

(Excerpt) Read more at money.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2sick4words; collectivism; economy; energypolicy; gas; gasprices; greenreligion; leftuniverse; lynnmucken; marxistscum; marxisttrash; obamunism
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To: greatplains

The writer is being seriously, and rightfully, roasted in the comments section of the article.


51 posted on 05/26/2011 10:01:47 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: greatplains
1986 Chevrolet Sprint ER - MPG: 44 city, 53 highway

1991 Geo Metro XFI - MPG: 43 city, 52 highway

1986 Honda Civic Coupe HF - MPG: 42 city, 51 highway

1985 Pontiac Firefly - MPG: 42 city, 47 highway

52 posted on 05/26/2011 10:03:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: Tennessee Nana
>> Oh is Barry paying ???

Reminds me of this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg98BvqUvCc
53 posted on 05/26/2011 10:14:56 AM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: greatplains

Only someone who went to college could write something so mind-boggling idiotic.


54 posted on 05/26/2011 10:24:39 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: greatplains

Personally I find it truly amazing that the petroleum industry can sell a gallon of gas for about three dollars a gallon, once you strip out the embedded fuel taxes.

That means the entire transportation, refining, transportation again, distribution infrastructure can make a profit once they buy the oil for $100 a barrel, and sell it for $126 a barrel ($3x42 = 126, if it could all be converted to gas, which it can’t be)

Yesterday I bought a pint of dental mouthwash, that is supposed to fight bacteria, for $25. Looking at the label, 85% of the contents was water, so I paid $25 for 1.25 ounces of the active ingredient, flavors, colors etc.
That works out to $2560 per gallon, quite a few quid more than $3 gasoline!

So, who’se raping who??


55 posted on 05/26/2011 10:27:56 AM PDT by Noob1999
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To: greatplains

Lynn Mucken is a freelance editor and writer based in San Diego and a former longtime journalist at The Seattle Times.


56 posted on 05/26/2011 10:30:57 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Mike-o-Matic

Oh gosh

I own my house ..all paid for...

I shouldnt have paid my mortgage

Barry would have “helped” me

:(


57 posted on 05/26/2011 10:39:54 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: RockinRight
Agree.

I will give up other things so that I can continue to pump premium unleaded into my 2009 Crystal Red Tintcoat 3LT Corvette.

58 posted on 05/26/2011 10:51:07 AM PDT by a6intruder (downtown with big bombs, 24/7, rain or shine, day or night)
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To: greatplains
Coming soon to a theater near you:
Dr. Strangelove 2: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Economic Collapse
59 posted on 05/26/2011 11:17:34 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: greatplains

Yeah yeah, I’ve read this all before, back when gas prices were spiking during the GWB administration. errr. no... wait, they didn’t? Oh, thats right, never mind.


60 posted on 05/26/2011 11:18:13 AM PDT by Paradox (Obama gets Trumped.)
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To: greatplains

The higher gas prices motivate individuals to prepare for the default.


61 posted on 05/26/2011 11:22:06 AM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: greatplains

A better reason to love $5-per-gallon gas. After the default, we’ll have better leadership at every level of business, politics and academia. Maybe it will go to at least $10.


62 posted on 05/26/2011 11:25:10 AM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: greatplains

So Bush is in office and prices are up it’s a “crisis” worthy to open each night on all the dead media newscasts.

Obama is in office and the prices up it’s a hidden blessing.

Gotcha!


63 posted on 05/26/2011 12:05:27 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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