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Obama: Gas prices ‘make things harder’
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Posted on 03/17/2012 5:50:46 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama: Gas prices 'make things harder' By: Jennifer Epstein March 17, 2012 07:02 AM EDT

With the price of gas averaging $3.83 per gallon for regular – 30 cents more than a month ago – President Barack Obama said he feels Americans’ pain at the pump but his administration is limited in its ability to lower gas prices.

“What matters most to me right now is the impact that rising prices have on you,” he said in his weekly address broadcast Saturday. “When you’ve got to spend more on gas, you’ve got less to spend on everything else. It makes things harder.”

Obama has repeatedly said there is no “silver bullet” to stop prices from rising and that the issue is largely beyond his administration’s control. “The truth is: the price of gas depends on a lot of factors that are often beyond our control. Unrest in the Middle East can tighten global oil supply. Growing nations like China or India adding cars to the road increases demand,” he said.

“It’s easy to promise a quick fix when it comes to gas prices. There just isn’t one,” he said. “Anyone who tells you otherwise — any career politician who promises some three-point plan for two-dollar gas — they’re not looking for a solution. They’re just looking for your vote.”


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Really?

FAIL.............

1 posted on 03/17/2012 5:50:51 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama: Gas prices ‘make things harder’

First, thank you Captain Obvious.

Second, he’ll never touch a pump again in his life. I doubt he cares.


2 posted on 03/17/2012 6:02:52 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Sub-Driver

Weren’t high gasoline prices the fault of the prior administration?

/SSSS/

(Between the Progressive psychotics in the electorate and all the phantom voters out there, the results of the 2012 election might be in the bag for all those visceral, adolescent Democrats who think they’re superior to the rest of humanity.)

IMHO


3 posted on 03/17/2012 6:03:09 AM PDT by ripley
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To: lurk

And third, his administration has been frustrating exploration and development everywhere they can.


4 posted on 03/17/2012 6:04:10 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Sub-Driver

He claimed he could reduce the cost of health care, but now he says he can’t affect the price of gasoline. Hope and change.


5 posted on 03/17/2012 6:05:46 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Sub-Driver
Riiiiight. Barry says that increasing demand for oil is the problem but increasing the supply won't help at all. Must be Marxist math.
6 posted on 03/17/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: Daveinyork

Hope you have some change left...


7 posted on 03/17/2012 6:08:33 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not just gas prices. It’s price inflation in general.

That’s why I’m stocking up on toilet paper. Toilet paper might be worth more than the Obama/Bernanke dollar at some point. If not, toilet paper will certainly hold its value better.


8 posted on 03/17/2012 6:09:01 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: Sub-Driver

$7 Gas Heritage

NY Post $7 gas

9 posted on 03/17/2012 6:09:56 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: Sub-Driver
The moron should try being on the receiving end of his idiocy.

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10 posted on 03/17/2012 6:10:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JPG

The last refinery built in the USA was in 1976, how many times has the population doubled since then? Even with them murdering 54+ million Unborn.


11 posted on 03/17/2012 6:12:00 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: Sub-Driver

With the price of gas averaging $3.83 per gallon for regular – 30 cents more than a month ago – President Barack Obama said he feels Americans’ pain at the pump but his administration is limited in its ability to lower gas prices

1. you do not feel our pain dipshit since you do not pay for gasoline.
2. What you can do immediately is suspend the FEDERAL TAX on gasoline.
3. Then stop saying oil is the energy from the past, stop subsidizing Chevy Volts. stop subsidizing failing “green” energy projects
the list is endless.


12 posted on 03/17/2012 6:16:15 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: just me

WOW! My eyes have been opened finally to the genius this man really is. Hold on Einstien, you’ve got a real challenge on your hands. Well, maybe not. Since nobody has seen any records from education endeavors, who knows? I’m thinkin’, not the top of the class. Probably not even in the middle.


13 posted on 03/17/2012 6:16:46 AM PDT by rktman
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To: Sub-Driver

Lying two faced sack of crap.

June 18, 2009 6:22 PM
PRINT TEXT
Obama Blames High Gas Prices On Washington
Democrat Barack Obama on Friday blamed high gasoline prices on Washington and a political establishment that he says hasn’t stood up to oil companies, his two rivals for the presidency included.


14 posted on 03/17/2012 6:20:55 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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I hope I'm not the only one that can make a connection with

"“What matters most to me right now is the impact that rising prices have on you,” he said in his weekly address broadcast Saturday. “When you’ve got to spend more on gas, you’ve got less to spend on everything else. It makes things harder.”

and Romney's uncaring opinion about the poor.


They both indicate there is/are something "more important" than the reality of no money, no freedom.

America's freedom is ultimately linked to our cars and our wallets.

In MY lifetime, anyway, I've had both from an early age (via work), and if I can afford to drive anyplace ... I am absolutely free.

I wonder if college kids ever say today, "Road Trip ! ? !

15 posted on 03/17/2012 6:22:39 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hussein can’t stop gas prices from rising but he can stop ocean levels from rising ?


16 posted on 03/17/2012 6:27:28 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Sub-Driver
And I, Barack Obama, am making it as hard as possible. Now, you will buy my wonderful government electric cars and eat the government cheese - or else.
17 posted on 03/17/2012 6:28:27 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Sub-Driver

Has HE or HIS FAMILY cut back? How do the gas prices affect them?


18 posted on 03/17/2012 6:28:42 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: knarf

This affirmative-action Princess, nobama, will never place his limp-wristed hand on a gas pump. Does the moron even have a drivers license (or a birth certificate for that matter)?


19 posted on 03/17/2012 6:29:09 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

harder??? try I’m scared out of my mind and I am NOT better off now than I was 4 years ago.


20 posted on 03/17/2012 6:29:57 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Lying two faced sack of crap.

June 18, 2009 6:22 PM PRINT TEXT Obama Blames High Gas Prices On Washington Democrat Barack Obama on Friday blamed high gasoline prices on Washington and a political establishment that he says hasn’t stood up to oil companies, his two rivals for the presidency included.

The GOP has SO MUCH AMMO LIKE THIS to advertise that Obama is the hypocritical Satan and if they don't compile it ALL and use it, I'll be convinced that we are being duped by the Republican party. Everyone needs to pay close attention to how hard the GOP is willing to attack Obama. Look at what their darling, McCain, did last time - NOTHING!!! It was only Sarah that attacked him and look what has happened to her!

21 posted on 03/17/2012 6:32:08 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: JPG

I bet his EPA and DOE are gearing up to fight that new refinery to be built near Pittsburgh. This could be a huge election issue when coupled with Keystone, the moritorium on drilling, and denial of operating permits for the coal industry. Energy supplies are the biggest loser for the biggest loser.


22 posted on 03/17/2012 6:33:52 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In some future debate, when Barak declares that we can’t drill our way out to lower prices (or whatever), I want the Republican candidate to look directky at him and say, “Of all the stupid things you have said, THAT is probably the stupidest!”


23 posted on 03/17/2012 6:35:01 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: Sub-Driver

In some future debate, when Barak declares that we can’t drill our way out to lower prices (or whatever), I want the Republican candidate to look directly at him and say, “Of all the stupid things you have said, THAT is probably the stupidest!”


24 posted on 03/17/2012 6:35:15 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: MulberryDraw

I’m stocking up on Vaseline, in case Obama gets reelected.


25 posted on 03/17/2012 6:35:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: All

Newt Gingrich Runs Ad Showing President Obama Bowing to Saudi King – Video

http://freedomslighthouse.net/2012/03/16/newt-gingrich-runs-ad-showing-president-obama-bowing-to-saudi-king-video/


26 posted on 03/17/2012 6:50:09 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yet another excuse for his slow “recovery”.


27 posted on 03/17/2012 6:51:13 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Sub-Driver

Baraka Obama, Global Energy Denier


28 posted on 03/17/2012 6:53:40 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Sub-Driver
“When you’ve got to spend more on gas, you’ve got less to spend on everything else. It makes things harder.”

We're not only spending more on gas, we are spending more on everything else. We notice gas prices because we see them posted on the street in big bold letters. But everything inside the stores has gone up at least 10% in the last year alone.

And the sheeple will all vote to re-elect this clown.

29 posted on 03/17/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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Obama Misleads on Oil Drilling; His Policies Have Decreased Oil Drilling on Federal Lands – Video & Maps 3/15/12

http://freedomslighthouse.net/2012/03/16/obama-misleads-on-oil-drilling-his-policies-have-decreased-oil-drilling-on-federal-lands-video-maps-31512/


30 posted on 03/17/2012 6:56:05 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Sub-Driver

The quote ‘silver bullet’ is getting rid of this marxist chump in November.


31 posted on 03/17/2012 7:02:45 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: lurk

No $h!t Sherlock ! IMHO, zero is doing it on purpose. High gas prices contribute towards a higher inflation ragte - reinstating punishment that Jimmy Carter promised the American people if he didn’t get voted out of office. Makes it harder to travel nd forces us to be more dependent on public transportation except public transportation is non-existent here !

> Obama: Gas prices ‘make things harder’

> First, thank you Captain Obvious.

> Second, he’ll never touch a pump again in his life. I doubt he cares.


32 posted on 03/17/2012 7:03:19 AM PDT by CORedneck
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'make things harder’

No shirt, Shitlock!

Hussein is a muslim plant tasked with wrecking our lives.

33 posted on 03/17/2012 7:06:37 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama has repeatedly said there is no “silver bullet” to stop prices from rising and that the issue is largely beyond his administration’s control. “The truth is: the price of gas depends on a lot of factors that are often beyond our control. . .

Wasn't it just three years ago that Zero said it was Bush's fault?

This a-hole is having trouble keeping his lies straight.

34 posted on 03/17/2012 7:08:20 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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“Energy prices must necessarily skyrocket higher!” Barack Obama circa 2008

Pray for America


35 posted on 03/17/2012 7:11:32 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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“Democrat Barack Obama on Friday blamed high gasoline prices on Washington”

Holy Moly! At last he is being honest. Only Washington makes American monetary policy, Only Washington prints money. Only Washington spent this nation into 16 trillion dollars($16,000,000,000,000.00) of debt. Of course Lil Barry is the CEO of that mess we call a government, so he and the rest of that bunch of traitors have to blame someone else. The other party, Big Oil, OPEC, whoever, anyone but themselves.

36 posted on 03/17/2012 7:19:10 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Sub-Driver
"President Barack Obama said he feels Americans’ pain at the pump but his administration is limited in its ability to lower gas prices."

Only George Bush had that power! /sarc

37 posted on 03/17/2012 7:22:59 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Basically this reporterette transcribes his speech. There is no sense of criticism or research showing his past statements.

If this were Bush...

Despite claims, Democrats suggests.... Bush himself in the past has.... Republicans admit this... Some say... Voters are rightfully aiming their anger... Etc.


38 posted on 03/17/2012 7:25:10 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Sub-Driver
beyond his administration’s control.

He can go blow that smoke up somebody else's ass....

39 posted on 03/17/2012 7:28:52 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: Sub-Driver

He's not just the CEO of General Motors!

He's Captain Oblivious!


40 posted on 03/17/2012 7:29:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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41 posted on 03/17/2012 7:29:53 AM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Sub-Driver
Emil Faber: Knowledge is good.
42 posted on 03/17/2012 7:33:20 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: demkicker

“Look at what their darling, McCain, did last time - NOTHING!!! It was only Sarah that attacked him and look what has happened to her! “

I waited and waited and waited for McCain to actually say something to get votes. 3 weeks before the election, nada, and I thought he’s waiting for the last minute so that the dems don’t have time to respond. 2 weeks before the election, same thing. 1 week before, nothing. I told my son election night, “We’ll lose.” But it was even worse because we lost both the House and the Senate as well as the Presidency.


43 posted on 03/17/2012 7:48:30 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: MulberryDraw

I have actually been to a place where they have almost no toilet paper. In the bathrooms of restaurants and hotels there is a woman or man sitting behind a card table with a roll of toilet paper on it, separating the sheets into a stack. I paid $1 for 2 sheets. It is easy to figure how much that roll was worth.


44 posted on 03/17/2012 7:53:29 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Sub-Driver

“President Barack Obama said he feels Americans’ pain at the pump but his administration is limited in its ability to lower gas prices”

But not limited in his ability to help make them rise.


45 posted on 03/17/2012 7:54:29 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Roscoe Karns
Huh

Ya know....ya know this Algae feller in the picture,

He's the spittin' image of a feller we got here in DC, goes by the name of Pond....

Pond O'Scum as I recall

46 posted on 03/17/2012 8:02:54 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Sub-Driver

How the hell would this high roller (on other people’s money) know when things get harder?

Thanks to the genius of Obamanomics one pound cans and packages are now 12 to 14 1/2 ozs. Everything is downsized in order to be compared to this lousy economic picture painted by an utter nincompoop! There has never been a sane socialist/communist and there never will be.

Re-elect this slime that oozes around the White Hut and you’ll deserve what you get: a lousy fluked up country where lying is an art.


47 posted on 03/17/2012 8:10:19 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Huh? Rasmussen has him bouncing back up to -10 today. I would say we are in for another four years of this buffoon if the GOP doesn't get their act together and start attacking the illegal alien in the WH rather than each other. Too many people riding in the RAT wagon for us to turn this around - stick a fork in America. ARM YOURSELVES after reading this and all the posted comments........Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

Ermächtigungsgesetz




48 posted on 03/17/2012 8:34:14 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not only are the higher gas prices giving consumers pain at the pump, but are increasing the cost of everything delivered by truck. The prices of groceries have gone up considerably lately largely as a result of higher shipping costs. A pound of butter is selling for almost the cost of a gallon of gas and fresh produce, eggs and meat are also going up in price. Add to this the increased cost of electricity and home heating oil which just as Obama promised have skyrocketed. Also look for a decline in the tourist business as families cannot afford the cost of driving any distance or the increased air fares. Consumers are taking it in the shorts all thanks to Obama.


49 posted on 03/17/2012 8:46:29 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if he “felt our pain” the other day when he stopped in for a 50 buck LUNCH of two slabs of ribs, a chunk of briskit and fixins’?


50 posted on 03/17/2012 8:51:40 AM PDT by dforest
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