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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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I've bulleted their reasons; if you think your brain can take it, go to the article to see how they explain it away. Wow. Really??
1 posted on 05/26/2011 9:12:41 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: greatplains

My response:

F*** off.


2 posted on 05/26/2011 9:13:47 AM PDT by RockinRight (Cain-McCotter is a much better ticket than McCain-Kotter.)
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To: greatplains
In that case, $10 gas ought to be fantastic!

And $100 gas would have us all living in Utopia!

3 posted on 05/26/2011 9:14:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: greatplains

When does the “Good things about the bad economy” articles get noticed by the sheeple??


4 posted on 05/26/2011 9:14:41 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: greatplains

I hope it hits $10 a gallon about two months before the 2012 election and stays there ...


5 posted on 05/26/2011 9:14:43 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: greatplains

ONLY if I owned the local QUICKYMART!!


6 posted on 05/26/2011 9:15:04 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (islam ... church of the Perpetually Offended!)
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To: greatplains

I’ll give you some reasons we should hate $5 gas:

-the people most affected can’t afford to buy a new efficient car

-cheap energy = growth

-People have to get to work, well, the ones who still have jobs, many can’t take public transit as none is available, and they don’t have the time or energy to walk 21 miles to work every day


7 posted on 05/26/2011 9:17:01 AM PDT by RockinRight (Cain-McCotter is a much better ticket than McCain-Kotter.)
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To: greatplains

The State Run Media continues to shed whatever credibility that it has left.


8 posted on 05/26/2011 9:17:48 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: greatplains

Why you should love $5 gas
_________________________________

Oh is Barry paying ???


9 posted on 05/26/2011 9:18:32 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: greatplains

Most of the comments are trashing this article.


10 posted on 05/26/2011 9:19:02 AM PDT by RockinRight (Cain-McCotter is a much better ticket than McCain-Kotter.)
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To: greatplains

The oil execs aren’t the ones who are pond scum.

Its 0Bama, Salazar, and their envirocommie supporters.

The administration is currently in contempt of federal court over the insane drilling moratorium. Why isn’t anyone in this piss-poor excuse for an administration in jail?


11 posted on 05/26/2011 9:19:07 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: greatplains

Next week: Why being homeless may be the best thing that ever happened to you!


12 posted on 05/26/2011 9:20:27 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: RockinRight

Ditto


13 posted on 05/26/2011 9:20:27 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: greatplains

” Not for you and your family personally, maybe, but perhaps for the United States as a whole. “

IOW - you are just a cog in the Great Machine of State — your welfare and well-being is immaterial to the Greater Good!!!


14 posted on 05/26/2011 9:21:07 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: greatplains
What an ass.
15 posted on 05/26/2011 9:22:45 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland (!@)
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To: greatplains

This is straight out of an Orwell or Huxley novel.

Really creepy.


16 posted on 05/26/2011 9:23:34 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: greatplains

Let me see if I have figured this out. When a R is president and the price of gas goes up, it is him enriching his rich oil buddies. When a D is president and the price of gas goes up, it is a wonderful solution to all of the ills of the world.


17 posted on 05/26/2011 9:24:10 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: greatplains

You just can’t polish some turds.


18 posted on 05/26/2011 9:25:44 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: greatplains

“End of wars..?”

What numbskull would think that this would end war. We are heavily into, along with every other country, Resource Wars.

Less oil means more war.


19 posted on 05/26/2011 9:26:43 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: greatplains

omg... that’s not satire

these people are in full blown, down and gagging, support and cover for the current _resident

we should all just stop paying taxes in protest.

after all, using the ‘logic’ here, there’d be less government waste... less people dying due to illegal wars... less federally funded abortions... less pollution... less global warming... etc


20 posted on 05/26/2011 9:27:12 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: greatplains

Well, Lynn, OK. Take a salary cut, get out of that car, and walk!

Democracy in action!


21 posted on 05/26/2011 9:27:25 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: greatplains

Better yet...

With more companies unable to afford the high energy prices, more people would end up unemployed, and the fewer the people employed, the less the need for oil. Win/win. ;)


22 posted on 05/26/2011 9:29:40 AM PDT by adorno
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To: greatplains

I’m assuming the article is satire.


23 posted on 05/26/2011 9:32:08 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: greatplains
Sure, mastuh! I'm grabbing over and bending my anles right now!!!!!
24 posted on 05/26/2011 9:32:31 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: greatplains

Yep, high gas prices in Europe did all those things...right?


25 posted on 05/26/2011 9:32:52 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: All

And then they wonder why, in clueless amazement, people keep turning to Fox News.


26 posted on 05/26/2011 9:33:38 AM PDT by MCF
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To: Retired Greyhound

down is up during a dimocrat regime.


27 posted on 05/26/2011 9:34:19 AM PDT by rokkitapps
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To: greatplains

This was orginally posted 4/19....I wonder what was edited on may 25th?

I’ll have to dig out the post and compare...


28 posted on 05/26/2011 9:34:34 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: greatplains

Probably written by someone who doesn’t have a car.

What about people who live where they have to drive? What about people who have to drive for work? You arrogant liberals never think about them, do you?


29 posted on 05/26/2011 9:36:27 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: RobRoy

It’s not satire...liberalism is a mental disorder...the author is stoner serious....

Wrong as hell...but serious...


30 posted on 05/26/2011 9:36:57 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: CSM

You nailed it.


31 posted on 05/26/2011 9:37:52 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: greatplains
Peggy Joseph doesn't care how expensive gas becomes because Barry sends her a check to cover it.

What? He doesn't?

Never mind.

32 posted on 05/26/2011 9:40:51 AM PDT by JPG (Bibi 1, O'Hamas 0.)
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To: RobRoy

It’s not satire...liberalism is a mental disorder...the author is stone serious....

Wrong as hell...but serious...


33 posted on 05/26/2011 9:41:42 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Oh is Barry paying ???

Remember this interview from before the election?

"Obama's gonna pay for my mortgage and my gas!" - Peggy the Moocher.

34 posted on 05/26/2011 9:44:33 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: greatplains
I've been putting this sticker on gas pumps:
"Somehow we have to figure
out how to boost the price of
gasoline to the [$8-$10/gal]
levels in Europe." - Barrack Obama's
Energy Secretary Steve Chu. Had enough yet???)

I've sized mine to fit twelve to a sheet of bumper sticker stock...
35 posted on 05/26/2011 9:45:26 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 854 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: greatplains

Lynn Mucken—You are a brain dead mindless idiot.

-Fewer people would die on the road. (Yeah, but will hang themselves because of their poverty. That’s a wonderful benefit of your proposal for a 3rd world country)

-Demand for high-mileage cars could grow. (As if anyone could buy them unemployed thanks to the mega cost of gas??)

-Shorter security lines (Really? Because no one can afford to go anywhere?)

-Less Pollution (Unless you discount the burning cities caused from the unemployed masses)

-Less Congestion (Yeah, for the governing elite)

-High prices lead to lower prices. (What?? Is this woman a complete zombie?)

-More exercise (You mean from the rioters running from the riot police?)

-End of wars (Right—just like in 1918.)

-Local Business could profit (From what? Selling sawdust bread?)

-It’s all about democracy (Idiot. We don’t have a democracy—we have a representative republic(or used to). But I wouldn’t expect a dimwit living in a womb of stupidity to even know this. Just crawl back into your fantasy hole now.)


36 posted on 05/26/2011 9:45:59 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: greatplains

Not for you and your family personally, maybe, but perhaps for the United States as a whole...

We ARE the United States as a whole. - It is us.


37 posted on 05/26/2011 9:46:08 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: greatplains

I would gladly pay $10 a gallon, if it helps us get that bastard Obama and the dems out of power.


38 posted on 05/26/2011 9:46:16 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: rokkitapps

And the way the media tries to soothe us over is an example of Newspeak.


39 posted on 05/26/2011 9:47:11 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: greatplains

“With the national average for regular at $3.81, it’s easy to label oil executives as pond scum”

C’mon, Lynn Mucker - you’re shilling for Barack when you try to blame the oil companies for the prohibition of drilling for American oil, inflating the dollar and generally making America the tail, if it ever gets wagged. You’re just another Liberal Socialist and we didn’t need another one of them.


40 posted on 05/26/2011 9:47:17 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: greatplains

Let’s see if I can get this right-Under Bush $4 gas meant we were all being ripped off by greedy oil companies and a couple oil men in the WH who were personally profiting from our suffering. Now, under the boy-king and $5 gas we’re still being ripped off by greedy, tax-evading oil companies, but...our messiah will use this hardship to lead us to the green promised land featuring cheap plentiful alternative energy, no more congestion or pollution and all of humanity living in blissful ecological harmony.

Wow, I feel really ashamed now that I didn’t realize all this early on.


41 posted on 05/26/2011 9:48:19 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: null and void

Excellent idea.


42 posted on 05/26/2011 9:49:05 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Oh goody

Do i keep my receipts ???

or will Barry send me a voucher ???


43 posted on 05/26/2011 9:49:22 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

I encourage everyone to read the comments at the MSNBC article. Amazing how many negative comments to this article that have been posted.

Not trying to be PollyAnna, but I believe (hope) the worm is turning for the masses of people.


44 posted on 05/26/2011 9:51:07 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: greatplains

The liberal dream for Americans is basically Beijing:

1. You WILL ride your bicycle
2. to your 8-5 union factory job and
3. return home to your dirty little apartment to
4. raise your single allowable child who is
5. supervised by your neighborhood social worker.

Non-participation will result in an extended stay in a re-education camp.

Of course, the liberal elites will continue to drive BMW’s to their country manors, but the stress of managing the flyover sheeple necessitates luxury.


45 posted on 05/26/2011 9:51:07 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: OpusatFR

Actually, it’s worse than you think. This writer claims the reason for less wars will be that we can’t afford to do them anymore and will thus pull out of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. In other words, it will severely weaken our military.


46 posted on 05/26/2011 9:52:28 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: gunnyg

all politicians, parties, labels are scum...have learned that much even though it was self-evident from the gitgo!


47 posted on 05/26/2011 9:53:06 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: greatplains

Lynn is a moron.


48 posted on 05/26/2011 9:54:27 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: RockinRight

“-the people most affected can’t afford to buy a new efficient car”

Cash for clunker programs insures they’ll eventually have to.


49 posted on 05/26/2011 9:56:23 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Tennessee Nana

Problem with higher oil prices is we will be fighting the kenyans and Ethiopians for grain and beans.because you can forget about affording protein.

Combined with the population bomb there is only one thing left. Soylent Green.

Think about it, since health care rationing is here, and since that gives an unelected beurocrat the ability to say who lives and who dies, that beurocrat can just pick a group of people,(say, white American males) and have them killed for food.


50 posted on 05/26/2011 9:59:19 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt)
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