Skip to comments.The Shocking Photo the Obama Administration Doesn't Want You to See!
Posted on 03/14/2012 4:29:55 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
Taken at a gas station within walking distance of the White House:
the cost of getting rid of a marxist
The price of gas when Obama took office was...less than $2/gallon. Hammer it home!
That’s exactly it.
Hubby and I were talking about “why” the prices have done this at this particular time.
I wouldn’t be suprised if they are being intentionally manipulated by “whoever”....and I don’t care.
“Whoever” is doing this can keep it up for all I care.
If this is what it takes to keep this guy from destroying the country, than so be it.
We can afford a short time with this problem....we can’t afford another 4 years of Obama.
Are the taxes on gas really that high in DC? The point remains the same, but we’re sitting at nearly $2 per gallon less expensive.
The price of gasoline mainly depends on what the taxes on gasoline are. I have no idea how much the tax on gasoline is in DC, but I’m sure it’s considerable.
The price also depends on what the property taxes at the particular gas station are. If that station is within “walking distance of the White House”, you can bet that they are pretty high.
I would venture to say that the $5.00 threshold is the beginning of the end for the “Lyin’ King”.
DC isn’t just a den of thieves, it’s a tourist trap. Instead of the Mouse, you have the Rats...
If you think 15 blocks is walking distance; this sign is at a tiny gas station next to the Watergate apartment building at the intersection of Virginia Avenue, NW and Rock Creek Parkway (I drive by this place frequently; this gas station has always been $1 per gallon higher than anyone else in the area).
When you look at the stations in the immediate area being a dollar to a dollar and a half cheaper per gallon, it is obvious someone is playing games.
On the same block, Sunoco is $3.93.
I, however, put 50 to 80 miles a day on my car, just in the course of doing my job.
I don’t have the luxury of deserting the road by 8:00PM.
Are the taxes on gas really that high in DC?....Unintended consequences, I think. The entrepreneurs probably figure “These overpaid drones need to get to their offices, now let them pay”. Good.
Gasoline Fuel Taxes by State including D.C.
DC is about the middle, neither high nor low.
Actually, they do not care if you[and me] see it or not. They through their allies, the media, have been able to convince a large segment or the population that this is all Bush’s fault. Not theirs. And none of the other mess we are in is obama’s fault either. I have been asked numerous times by these people,”What has obama done that is so bad?” And the phrase, “If the Republicans would stop hindering him, he would straighten out the Country’s problems quickly.” And the Democrats I know of cannot wait to vote for him again.
Well don’t worry. The price will come down in September as usual. And Obie can take credit just in time for the election.
Don’t be silly.
Obama would love for everyone to see this.
He wants to up the Government subsidy for the Government Motors car the Volt by another $3,000, he wants to FORCE Americans to buy that piece of crap. He wants excuses to throw away more tax dollars to supporters that build wind farms and other failed energy systems..
No raising gas prices do not scare Obama,they just give him more reasons for more Government takeovers............
Do you know how much their property taxes are?
“...intentionally manipulated by ‘whoever’ ...”
I agree and I think intentional manipulation is occurring. My fear is that the intentional manipulators are also (among others) Obama’s middle eastern Muslim brethren and the prices may suddenly come down right around election day.
I’m not a paranoid conspiracy tin foil type, but I do think there could be a loose coalition of international powerful elites who have an ability to influence these matters.
ctually, they do not care if you[and me] see it or not. They through their allies, the media, have been able to convince a large segment or the population that this is all Bushs fault. Not theirs. And none of the other mess we are in is obamas fault either. I have been asked numerous times by these people,What has obama done that is so bad? And the phrase, If the Republicans would stop hindering him, he would straighten out the Countrys problems quickly. And the Democrats I know of cannot wait to vote for him again.
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Stop whining and put some air in your tires, ingrates.
All true. But in terms of connecting with voters, gas stations and grocery stores are where people really notice price increases. I have some great conversations about the coming election while waiting in checkout lines.
Wow. I paid $3.73 this morning because I had to get gas at the highest priced place on my commute (halfway point of 50 mile drive). I thought I got screwed...
I know their property taxes are not significantly different from the gasoline stations all around this one station. Those other station are about $1 to $1.5 cheaper.
This may be a real price, but it is not an indicative price for gasoline in the area.
Post-It Notes On Pumps Fueled By Obamas High Gas Price Policies, Online Prompting
By Bill Hobbs
February 29, 2012
Could a combination of social media and Post-It notes help defeat President Barack Obama in the fall?
As gasoline prices continue to rise, setting new records for this early in the calendar year every day, the cost of filling up the tank is becoming a more common theme on social networks, with people increasingly tweeting photos of the high prices on gas pumps.
Maybe, its just in my little corner of the Twitter universe - but, I doubt it, since Im seeing an increasing number of such tweets from people I dont follow on Twitter, through the miracle of the re-tweet.
From coast to coast, people are no longer absent-mindedly staring into space as the gas pumps into their tank, or wandering into the convenience store for a bag of chips or a candy bar. Theyre taking pictures of the price of gas, and tweeting about it. Their message: we are upset, and we blame Obama.
People like Chuck Biller, who works in IT security in California, and just paid $4.33 a gallon. He tweeted, Obamanomics at work. *sigh*.
It’s inflation and it’s Obama’s fault. it’s inflation that drives the price of everything higher be it butter, beer, gold, or gasoline. It is not supply and demand driving prices up and it is not a group of rich republicans trying to torpedo Obama. Obama did this to us and to himself. this is the consequence of inflation. period.
That’s the station outside the Watergate - famously expensive. Only Potomac (village,) Great Falls, and possibly “Montgomery Mall” have higher gas prices in the DC area.
That station is at the corner of Virginia and Rock Creek Parkway, right at the edge of the Watergate. It has always been comically overpriced, even 50 cents more than the station right across the street. If you’re headed out of the city that way, it’s the last station there to use.
I’ve never done anything more than drive by, but I’ve heard that the mechanics are absolute thieves as well.
Of course there’s always the possibility that the owner of the gas station is putting the price at whatever price he thinks he can get. .....
It’s a set up.
The prices will be below $3.00 by November.
Count on it.
Barry will be given the credit by all the mainstream News Media.
The “independents” and mushy middle will believe every word.
And Barry will be re-elected.
Unless the shadow government has already anointed Mitt, the outcome of which won’t be a lot different than if Barry gets re-elected.
Another poster on this thread said he drives in the area and the station is always about a buck high.
Location, Location, Location...
And if they purchasers of gasoline get to expense it to tax payers, they probably don’t care what it costs.
It's $3.999 here in my part of central Illinois. That's real, real close to four bucks, with any kind of luck it will hit $5 by election time.
However, if the republican nominee is Romney, I don't care, I won't vote for either of the evils.
My only concern is that they are doing this now, with the plans to lower it to $2.00 in Sept & Oct and say “wow Obama is great!”
You just had to go there, didn't you? I just heaved on my keyboard.
Recommend you reply with: “So tell me.. how exactly are the Republicans holding him back, and to what degree did they hinder him for the first two years of his administration?”
Be ready with a retort about the dems having had super-majorities in both houses of Congress for those first two years.
And of course, that`ll elicit a blank stare and some incoherent babbling about “racism.”
Land values and lack of (much) local competition are a big cost driver there.
Don’t know the area. Did not write the article, but it was in The Weekly Standard with that title.
Use of block size, is a very inaccurate method to describe distance. There is no real standard between cities. Grid pattern issue make it worse.
I suspect that 15 blocks is the nearest gas station to the White House. Also bet the regulation of such installations near the White House makes it very costly.
As the price goes up, the difference between this station and neighboring stations gets more and more absurd. The station across the street is at $3.93 according to http://www.gasbuddy.com, and this Exxon is at $5.39. It isn’t for lack of competition, that’s for sure.
15 blocks is too close to that.
Good attack method.
Like running a billboard. (sign)
It’s higher at the gas station in that pic ALWAYS, because it’s IN dc and right near rock creek park, and like it says— walking distance from the WH. there are very few gas stations IN DC proper. I got gas this AM on my way in to work from surburban Fairfax and i paid $4.05, which is still way up from last week.
Location, Location, Location...
And if they purchasers of gasoline get to expense it to tax payers, they probably don?t care what it costs.
Just so. I’m in Montgomery Co. Md , the very affluent bedroom suburb of Washington DC. The stations in or on the edges of the most affluent neighborhoods have the highest prices. Both the land cost and RE taxes play significant roles in pricing. Additionally the number of Fed Gov take home cars with attendant gov credit cards would boggle the mind of the average citizen. These people just don’t give a damn. Their arrogance requires that they must ignore the costs of “mundane” items. It’s a badge of privilege.
On January 21, 2009, the price of the gallon was $1.87
The prices at this station are normally a buck more than elsewhere anyway. It’s at the Watergate! A bit more than comfortable walking distance, too.
It’s not pump your own. It’s for a very high income neighborhood. The real estate there is out of site.
No crime here, and no real comparison to almost any other station in the DC area.