I'm not believing these gas prices.

Posted Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 7:29 PM
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  • Everyone knows that the President can't raise or lower gas prices. However, our very liberally biased news media gave the Bush administration pure hell over high gas prices. So far, all they've given the Obama administration is a free pass. There are a few people still living under rocks and in caves that might believe our national news media (ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN,MSNBC) are not liberally biased, but I'm not one of them. They sold this country on an inexperienced, narcisstic clown. I didn't buy their b.s. then and I don't buy it now. Kind of makes one wonder if Mr. Obama has caused those "tingly" feelings to run up and down Chris Matthews legs lately?

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Fri, Apr 29, 2011, at 12:34 AM
  • The oil companies average a 9 cent per gallon profit. There are 18 cents per gallon of federal tax.

    The envirowackos have prevented any new refineries from being built since the mid-70's and prevented drilling in ANWAR and other areas that would lower prices.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Apr 29, 2011, at 3:25 AM
  • Oil prices are a political tool, the oil corps, want to have freedom to do what when and where they want, they want to do it all with out paying taxes or following regulations. For that to happen it is imperative that they get a republican in office. What is the best way for them to do that? To make sure that the prices go higher and higher on Obama's watch. If they (big oil) let the prices go down it will make Obama look good, and if he is re-elected they will not have the freedoms they want to turn their billion dollars profits into trillion dollar profits. So you can bet your gas budget the price will rise the likes of BP and Exxon can not allow them to go down.

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Fri, Apr 29, 2011, at 11:08 AM
  • Following that"logic" I wonderwhy gas prices were so high when bush was in office. Did they want a Democrat in office?

    -- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Apr 29, 2011, at 12:01 PM
  • So they could save the day and drop them just before the election like they did....

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Fri, Apr 29, 2011, at 1:05 PM
  • It is plain to see that our 'governing powers' that be, are not economists. They wouldn't know how to save money, jobs, businesses, etc, if it slapped them between the eyes and instructions written on their sleeves. I thought the almighty O was going to turn things around and make this the America that it used to be - thriving with jobs, fewer on welfare. He must have lost his list. And he really isn't looking at America and its people if he thinks things are getting better. I thought he was supposed to order the use of oil reserves a couple of months ago. Did that happen? I really don't know: Does anyone know if that came about??

    -- Posted by ILoveRoses on Fri, Apr 29, 2011, at 6:32 PM
  • Oil prices are a political tool, the oil corps, want to have freedom to do what when and where they want, they want to do it all with out paying taxes or following regulations. For that to happen it is imperative that they get a republican in office. What is the best way for them to do that? To make sure that the prices go higher and higher on Obama's watch. If they (big oil) let the prices go down it will make Obama look good, and if he is re-elected they will not have the freedoms they want to turn their billion dollars profits into trillion dollar profits. So you can bet your gas budget the price will rise the likes of BP and Exxon can not allow them to go down.

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Fri, Apr 29, 2011, at 11:08 AM

    Just a bit of a flaw in your logic, the same thing happened while Bush was in office and he caught hell. So what are the oil companies, Rep. or Dem ? They can't be both, or do they play both sides of the fence? Who owns big oil? BP-British Petroleum, Shell Oil, again another British company, Exxon American stock holders (and I dare say YOU own some of it, if you have a 401K), Citco- Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan government.

    -- Posted by docudrama on Fri, Apr 29, 2011, at 10:13 PM
  • I thought it was .38 cent per gallon goes for Taxes on gas. .186 is for the Feds and 20 for State tax. Seems like the state wanted to raise the tax to do a "tax and spend" cycle.

    If EVERYONE would do the speed limit, or below the limit it would reduce gas consumption. If you tried setting at home more or car pooling you could reduce consumption. The way I see it... Supply and demand. The demand has to be down now because less people are going to work. The unemployment figures are NOT correct. The ones that no longer draw checks are NOT counted. This does not include people who are "under employed".

    This leaves me to summarize... "GREED".

    -- Posted by Union on Sat, Apr 30, 2011, at 7:41 AM
  • My opinion is that King Obama is a Muslim and his greatest desire is to destroy this country and at the rate things are going, I think he is doing a great job. What better way than to destroy all jobs and allow the price of gas to go sky high. I just received a notice today that my light bill was going up as of April lst. Every time I go to the grocery, I find that prices have increased. I really don't know how working people and those without jobs are going to survive.

    -- Posted by Poksalad on Sat, Apr 30, 2011, at 8:58 PM
  • docudrama,

    BP, Shell, Exxon and Citco are change in a bucket compared to Saudi Arabia.

    Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Apr 30, 2011, at 1:47 PM

    We buy most of our oil from Mexico then Canada, then comes the Evil Saudi's. Saudi Arabia is third behind our neighbors when it come to the oil we import into the US.

    -- Posted by docudrama on Sat, Apr 30, 2011, at 9:42 PM
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