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Reasonable gasoline price

Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 4:08 PM

Taking into account global demand, unbridled greed and the extent to which we may have been Bush-whacked, what do you think is a reasonable and fair amount Americans should pay or a gallon of gasoline?


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While I would love seeing $1.00 per gallon again, around $2.00 per gallon would be fair.

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 4:20 PM

I think it should be like it was during late 70's: 79 cents a gallon.

Also, here's a link I put on my ethanol post.

http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?...

This looks like good news if it pans out. I suggest using lawn trimmings and kudzu, which we have no shortage of.

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 4:47 PM

I think 1.29- 1.49 would be good. That was the price in Jan 2001, when this administration started. However less than 9 months prior to that it was .80

-- Posted by gottago on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 6:38 PM

It needs to be like food stamps. according to your income. If you make minimum wage to buy gas you have to not eat.

-- Posted by tn.moonshiner on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 8:15 PM

While I would love seeing $1.00 per gallon again, around $2.00 per gallon would be fair.

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 4:20 PM

I remember, a few years back when I looked at fuel prices and I thought, how convenient that oil companies have us in the mindset that $2.00/gallon is reasonable. We totally forget what it was just a year before that. Btw I think the price has increase nearly 400% since Bush took office. Ironic? Nope.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 9:48 PM

gesh was it just 2001 when gas was 1.00 a gallon? It seems like it was forever ago. It's been a long 8 years hasn't it?

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 11:19 PM

I thought the Democrats had a common-sense plan to bring down skyrocketing gas prices. Where is it? I'd love to see it, I don't care who introduces it.

-- Posted by Thom on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 11:27 PM

I cant see anything higher than 1.75-2.00 being anything but robbery.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 12:29 AM

I thought the Democrats had a common-sense plan to bring down skyrocketing gas prices. Where is it? I'd love to see it, I don't care who introduces it.

-- Posted by Thom on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 11:27 PM

Yes the DEMs Have a plan!!!

Bankrupt the entire nation then no one can buy gas and the Demand drops enough to make the price go down !!! Meanwhile no one lives in the united states any more because we moved or died of starvation waiting for the OIL compant's to admit they were Gouging everyone.

-- Posted by kendadk on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 1:24 AM

oh by the way $.79 would be nice like about 1999 when opec decided to stop supplying our demand.

-- Posted by kendadk on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 1:27 AM

kendadk . . . I am sorry, the Republicans have already bankrupt our nation and have basically handed China the lube while bending the average American citizen over.

The democrats can not do any worse that President Bush and that is saying a lot because I think Obama can do some damage. At least the Democrats will bankrupt the nation by trying to offer assistance to the average working man while the Republicans seem more content in helping Exxon and other corporations get richer.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 7:36 AM

Did it ever occur to anyone that we have a democratic congress now?

In 2006:

1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;

2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;

3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:

1) Consumer confidence plummet;

2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon;

3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);

4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);

5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;

6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

America voted for change in 2006, and we got it!

I'm not a Bush supporter and will be glad to see him gone, but less put blame where it needs to be! Something else all of you who are wanting a change might want to consider:

Taxes...Whether Democrat or a Republican you will find these statistics enlightening and amazing.

www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/...

Taxes under Clinton 1999 Taxes under Bush 2008

Single making 30K - tax $8,400 Single making 30K - tax $4,500

Single making 50K - tax $14,000 Single making 50K - tax $12,500

Single making 75K - tax $23,250 Single making 75K - tax $18,750

Married making 60K - tax $16,800 Married making 60K- tax $9,000

Married making 75K - tax $21,000 Married making 75K - tax $18,750

Married making 125K - tax $38,750 Married making 125K - tax $31,250

Both democratic candidates will return to the higher tax rates

It is amazing how many people that fall into the categories above think Bush is screwing them and Bill Clinton was the greatest President ever. If Obama or Hillary are elected, they both say they will repeal the Bush tax cuts and a good portion of the people that fall into the categories above can't wait for it to happen. This is like the movie The Sting with Paul Newman; you scam somebody out of some money and they don't even know what happened.

-- Posted by Mike Molder on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 8:09 AM

Well it would be wonderful to see it back near 2.00 again and we all know that is in the past now...But it would be nice to see it go back to at least 2.50...My sister lives in Woodbury and she said that it has been going up 5 cents every day over there. As of yesterday afternoon it was 3.55 a gallon...but it is not just gas that is going up...sugar, flour, milk, eggs, rice, now they are saying that they are going to limit us on how much rice and flour we can buy..I just can not believe this is happening..We all knew it was coming but I guess I did not believe it would. we had a friend that had a new baby on monday..She is perfect and I was very happy for them..But last nite as I was thinking about her I started thinking what it is going to be like when she grows up..

-- Posted by rebelrose on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 8:19 AM

Good report Mike...the Dems are all for taking from the working people and giving it to the ones who don't work.

If gas was based on income, then everyone would just accept a lower paying job because the more money you made, it would just be taken away from you.

I don't know how it would work, but it would be nice to have gas that's used for going to and from work to be cheaper than just running around gas.

-- Posted by Jacks4me on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 8:49 AM

I do not think that the gas prices have anything to do with Pres. Bush or Congress. It has to do with corporate greed. Looking back to the rates of inflation, gas prices have not risen like other items (although some price increases are tied to the higher gas prices). The reason we have higher gas prices is corporate greed and a dependancy on middle eastern oil. We need to drill in Alaska and at the same time invest in better fuel economy vehicles. Congress just took away some tax breaks from the oil companies, since then gas prices have increased by 50 cents, amlost a 20% increase. The solution is to drive less and have congress use some price control. However, when the government starts controlling prices, you no longer have a free market!!

-- Posted by jiwiii on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 9:58 AM

If someone running for office would just come up with a good plan (and stick with it) on lowering gas prices, then they would surely get our vote.

Gas prices need to come under control! The price of gas is going up, but our pay isn't. They need to lower gas, or do a mandatory pay increase, and by that, I mean, at least a $2.00 per hour increase.

It's sad to hear my nieghbors talk about getting second jobs to make ends meet.

-- Posted by Mary on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 11:26 AM

Mike, is there any wonder prices have drastically increased since a Democratic Congress has been in charge? They had to get as much profit in as possible before their tax credits and giveaways are taken from them...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 10:33 PM

Hmmm..under the last democratic presidency we had longest period of peace-time economic expansion in American history, which included a balanced budget and a reported federal surplus. Clinton reported a surplus of $559 billion at the end of his presidency, based on Congressional accounting rules.

Clinton left office with a 65% approval rating, the highest end-of-presidency rating of any President who came into office after World War II. BUSH WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SAY THE SAME...

More than 22 million new jobs

Highest homeownership in American history

Lowest unemployment in 30 years

Raised education standards, increased school choice, and doubled education and training investment

Connected 95 percent of schools to the Internet

Lowest crime rate in 26 years

100,000 more police for our streets

Enacted most sweeping gun safety legislation in a generation

Family and Medical Leave Act for 20 million Americans

Smallest welfare rolls in 32 years

Higher incomes at all levels

Lowest poverty rate in 20 years

Lowest teen birth rate in 60 years

Lowest infant mortality rate in American history

Paid off $360 billion of the national debt

Converted the largest budget deficit in American history to the largest surplus

Lowest government spending in three decades

Lowest federal income tax burden in 35 years

Most diverse cabinet in American history

OH YEAH IT WAS SO HORRIBLE UNDER A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 10:39 PM

Crude Oil Prices per barrel (which is 42 U.S. gallons per barrel) over the last 14 years...

1992-$18.51

1993-$16.12

1994-$14.61

1995-$15.87

1996-$19.67

1997-$18.06

1998-$11.27 (same as 1971)

1999-$15.90

2000-$26.72

2001-$21.33

2002-$21.61

Here is the the alarming part

2003-$25.90 (up 20% compared to 2002)

2004-$33.60 (up 30% compared to 2003)

2005-$44.60 (up 30% compared to 2004)

2006-$51.43 (nearly the same as 1981)

2007-$60.00+

2008-$90.00

So, historically speaking, you can say the Democrats are the reason for high prices. Economies usually go bust when fiscal responsibility is not a top priority. Example, the United States from 2001-2008. If you're going to call yourself the President, the best thing to do is acknowledge your failures along with your success (success? lol)

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 11:26 PM

*"So, historically speaking, you CAN'T say the Democrats are the reason for high prices."

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 11:27 PM

Thanks Darrick, good info.

-- Posted by Disgusted on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 9:48 AM

I suppose the Republican Congress that came in 1994 and lasted until 2006 had nothing to do with any of the policies that created the good times you speak so highly of. Since the Congress actually has the responsibility to spend the money and pass budgets, we must have relaxed that requirement during Clinton's administration because he is the only reason for any success.

-- Posted by cfder on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 10:28 AM

I suppose the Republican Congress that came in 1994 and lasted until 2006 had nothing to do with any of the policies that created the good times you speak so highly of. Since the Congress actually has the responsibility to spend the money and pass budgets, we must have relaxed that requirement during Clinton's administration because he is the only reason for any success.

-- Posted by cfder on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 10:28 AM

LOL......I was thinking the same thing, but I've found that trying to present an arguement against him if fruitless so I left it alone. His 23 years of living definitely makes him an authority on everything! After all, I have no doubt he was keeping up with the economy as a elementary school student.

I'm with you. I'm sure CLINTON was the only reason for the good times and a repulican majority in Congress had NOTHING to do with it.. ;^)

-- Posted by Mike Molder on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 11:10 AM

I was wondering the same thing. People just love to blame whomever happens to be president(dem or rep) for problems, but congress is the body that works on and passes the budget. The presidents only responsibility is to either sign or not sign that bill. He may have input but its Congresses job to be fiscally responsible and keep out the pork. I also still curious about why it is the federal governments responsibity to "price control" in a free market society? I commute to Nashville to work and don't like paying the high price of gas, but I have made the choice to live in Bedford county and work in Nashville, so therefore I must pay the current price for gas, hence a small example of supply and demand. My demand would go down if I choice to work closer to home, but at present I am not willing to give up my current job for the increased gas prices.

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 7:21 PM

I absolutely love how Mike and cfder are still living in the 1990s... Totally ignoring the obvious disaster created by YOUR Party... Remember Clinton faced a Republican Congress and they learned how to work together... Bush inherited that same Congress (+/- a few) and those same Congressman are responsible for helping the current crisis.

I don't think Clinton did it alone, it takes a majority of Congress to get things done, but when that same majority existed in the 1990s as compared to the early 2000s, we see how their fiscal responsibility was thrown out the window.

I can't think of many things that were passed which have positively affected the American people under the Republican Congress... Oh wait, you must be talking about the tax breaks that we have to BORROW from China in order to give to our own people... Is that how you do it? Borrow, borrow, borrow, and then invade countries to secure vital resources? Please.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 11:04 PM

One last thing, and I'll move on. How on God's green earth does a president and Congress expect the American people to understand their own financial situations and blame them for the faulty loans, etc? When the very government who represents "the people" have shown no mercy at undoing of our dollar, the crippling of our economy, the audacity to envoke fear against people who aren't out to harm us (remember if you're so caught up in defending an inferior enemy, you forget that the true enemy are those who claim "peace" is what they're fighting for.)

Perhaps the country wouldn't be in this mess, but then again maybe our government should balance its own checkbook before ever expecting its citizens to.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 11:11 PM

Perhaps our government should have its checkbook taken away.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 11:59 PM

I'll second that!

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Sat, Apr 26, 2008, at 12:15 AM

Darrick,

You are correct. I am greatly disappointed in the recent Republican Congress and how it didn't restrain spending. However, I don't think it has much better the last two years under the Democrats,do you think?.

Both parties like to spend someone else's money. It just looks to me that you are only seeing one side of this: The Dems can do no wrong. I've lived long enough to see how the cycles can go both ways. I've voted in 8 presidential elections and have seen both the good and bad results from each. Don't be naive and think that either party will be significantly different from the previous.

-- Posted by cfder on Sat, Apr 26, 2008, at 11:56 AM

cfder - You're absolutely correct...they are all the same.

Darrick - Using your figures:

2006-$51.43 (nearly the same as 1981)

2007-$60.00+

2008-$90.00

Since the Democrats have taken control of Congress (Jan 2007), the price of oil is up from $60/barrel to $119/barrel. That's almost a 100% increase in just over two years.

Using gasbuddy.com's charts, the price of crude in Jan '07 was $57-ish. Now it's over $119. That's definitely over a 100% increase. Hmm...I think I see their "common sense plan" coming together.

Gas prices in the Nashville area in Jan, 2007 were averaging $2.04 a gallon for regular unleaded...today, $3.47 a gallon. That's roughly a 59% increase in gas prices. Just since the Democrats initiated their "common sense plan". At least I'm assuming that Speaker Pelosi (and it truly pains me to refer to her as that) would have initiated this "plan" shortly after taking the gavel.

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that the Republicans could have done much better. But they didn't run their election stating that they "have a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices by cracking down on price gouging, rolling back the billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, tax breaks and royalty relief given to big oil and gas companies, and increasing production of alternative fuels." Is she keeping this plan a secret? Did she ever have a plan at all, or was it all smoke and mirrors (pay no attention to the woman behind the curtain) to get the vote? I've already got my answer. I just wish you, Darrick, could see that the Democrats do not have the answers. I already know the Republicans don't.

Maybe you should run for political office. That's what they need in Washington…more people that can't have a reasonable debate with someone else to try to correct the issues, rather than tossing around the blame. I'm not blaming the Democrats for the high price of oil. I blame the greedy oil companies and members of OPEC. I just wish we, as Americans, could get together to come up with an answer rather than placing the blame on the shoulders of our political opponents.

I do know that I drive 55 miles each way to work and, if something isn't done soon, I'll need a REALLY big rubber band so that I can make me a wind-up car for that trip.

-- Posted by Thom on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 10:43 AM

Oh yeah, and we could have had a monkey for president from '93-'01 and they would have been able to say the same thing about several of these items that you seem to have lifted off of Bill's resume. "Connected 95 percent of schools to the Internet"...SERIOUSLY?!? You think Bill Clinton personally got out there and pulled wire for these schools, don't you? And Al Gore invented it.

-- Posted by Thom on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 1:49 PM

Hey Thom, just start naming the things you're proud of the Republicans for doing... Atleast the Dem's have a record for achievement.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 5:12 PM

Ok folks, here goes...standby for Darrick's response to this one.

Darrick, I'm proud of the Republicans for passing the Civil Rights act, I'm proud of the Republicans for ending the Cold War with the USSR. And, here's the kicker...I'm proud of our Republican President (and all of your Democrat buddies in Congress) for removing one of the world's most heinous tyrants and his sons from power in Iraq.

You know, you tend to hijack people's blogs. No matter the topic, for some reason you always find a way to turn it into a rant about the Republicans. Seriously, Darrick, you should seek some professional help.

But none of these has anything whatsoever to do with the price of gasoline (you know, the topic of this blog) so I'll be bowing out of anymore of your political arguing.

-- Posted by Thom on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 7:43 PM

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080427/bs_n...

K...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 8:25 PM

It's funny I am hijacking someone else's blog, yet you have your own... so go post on it.

Lastly, I haven't been on here for about a month and you still can't get over the fact that I prove you wrong more often than you're comfortable admitting... And sure, the Republicans passed those things 30+ years ago. Please tell me what they have done in the last 8...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 8:28 PM

"Taking into account global demand, unbridled greed and the extent to which we may have been Bush-whacked, what do you think is a reasonable and fair amount Americans should pay or a gallon of gasoline?" <<-- These are the exact words of the blog itself...

And the first person who even mentioned 'Republican' or 'Democrat' was Thom. So get off your high horse and quit being the pot calling the kettle black.

As for gas prices, they SUCK... along with everything else our current regime has done to drive us further into dependence, and to shred our once profound image.

-- Posted by nascarfanatic on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 9:51 PM

Ok, you guys win. Bush sucks, Republicans suck, Democrats are the best thing ever, Clinton was the second coming, Socialism is great, and people that don't want to get a job can just continue to suckle on the public teat.

Anyone note the sarcasm in all of that?

-- Posted by Thom on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 10:41 PM

Yeah, still didn't see where you mentioned anything good that you have seen from the last 8 years...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 11:04 PM

Yeah, still didn't see where you mentioned anything good that you have seen from the last 8 years...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 11:04 PM

And perhaps you forget to read the entire previous post where it said

"Family and Medical Leave Act for 20 million Americans

Smallest welfare rolls in 32 years

Higher incomes at all levels

Lowest poverty rate in 20 years"

Somehow your irrational thinking that the Dem's just let the people take all of the governments resources don't add up to actual numbers. Maybe you have forgotten about the 7 years since 2001 where not one single budget has been balanced, nor have we seen a surplus. And now, those who don't want to work are doing just what you said, you just have the wrong party associated with it.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 11:07 PM

Darrick,

How about the fact that is is Congresses responsibility per the constitution to pass a budget and not the Presidents?

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 1:20 AM

Darrick,

The following is straight from the constitution under the powers of the legislative branch:

"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;"

Under the powers of the president it list nothing about the financial aspect. I will ask this question -

Why do we always seem to manage to blame the president (Dem or Rep) when the budget is out of wack instead of congress (Dem or Rep) who should be taking responsibility?

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 1:43 AM

Good post Sharon. Pretty much exactly what some of us were saying. Congress was to blame for the balance budget issue. Although a lot of the problem with balancing the budget came from debt attributed to being in a war. As I tried to point out, I'm neither for or against Bush, but I do lay blame for us being in Iraq for this length of time on his shoulders. I typically vote Republican, but given a better choice, I have no problem voting Democrat. Unfortunately this year neither party is offering us a decent choice of candidate.

-- Posted by Mike Molder on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 6:31 AM

Umm Sharon... Who signs the budget into effect? The president.. It's no different than a CEO of a company being held responsible for losses in profit.

But why was it so easy to sign every budget into effect? Because he had no opposition and his party bankrupted the country.

Yes, Congress designs and votes on budgets but the same majority was in power from Clinton's two terms to Bush's 1st term and 1/2, and the same Congress lost all sense of fiscal responsibility, as noted in much earlier posts.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 8:43 AM

See below:

"I absolutely love how Mike and cfder are still living in the 1990s... Totally ignoring the obvious disaster created by YOUR Party... Remember Clinton faced a Republican Congress and they learned how to work together... Bush inherited that same Congress (+/- a few) and those same Congressman are responsible for helping the current crisis.

I don't think Clinton did it alone, it takes a majority of Congress to get things done, but when that same majority existed in the 1990s as compared to the early 2000s, we see how their fiscal responsibility was thrown out the window.

I can't think of many things that were passed which have positively affected the American people under the Republican Congress... Oh wait, you must be talking about the tax breaks that we have to BORROW from China in order to give to our own people... Is that how you do it? Borrow, borrow, borrow, and then invade countries to secure vital resources? Please."

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 11:04 PM

Here is where I mentioned Congress being responsible and how the president and Congress should work together to pass balanced budgets (as they did for quite a few years, and ended up with an unheard of surplus, which Bush inherited and it only took TWO years to turn it into deficit.) I am not placing ALL the blame or ALL the glory on one president... But true leaders understand how to work amongst the opposition, say no to its own majority when they majority isn't right, and leads the COUNTRY toward the path to success, laying down political barriers. Like Clinton or not, America saw its most prosperous times during his administration and nobody has said ANYTHING positive about Bush, because there is nothing to say.

It's great when the president from 8 years ago left with such big shoes to fill, that the kid running in his place doesn't even know how to tie shoes.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 8:50 AM

Ok, you guys win. Bush sucks, Republicans suck, Democrats are the best thing ever, Clinton was the second coming, Socialism is great, and people that don't want to get a job can just continue to suckle on the public teat.

Anyone note the sarcasm in all of that?

-- Posted by Thom on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 10:41 PM

I'm with ya Thom. It's like beating a dead horse. Eventually it's time to move on....

-- Posted by Mike Molder on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 9:07 AM

We've been beating a dead horse for 8 years... So we'll move on January 20, 2009. :)

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 9:11 AM

Darrick,

You are a smart young man and solid in your beliefs, but need a few years experience under your belt. I don't say this lightly because I feel you have lots to offer and some good ideas, but need some wordly experience which you will get when you graduate college. There are times I wish I had that youthful thinking still, but life has a way of "getting in the way" and experience is sometimes a better teacher than books.

Yes, congress and the president do need to work together, but it is still up to congress to pass a budget that will not lead to increasing debt. The president has the option not to sign any bill (including the budget)that crosses his desk and congress has the option to pass any bill that the president vetoes.

The same part of the constitution states CONGRESS has the power to bower, not the president, so am I to assume that out present congress borrowed the money from China and not the president?

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 10:14 AM

Huh?

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 10:45 AM

What the president needs is some guts and the power of a line item veto.

-- Posted by devan on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 11:04 AM

Yup.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 1:13 PM

OH My, Gas went up sometime over the weekend and I didn't notice until I stopped for gas just now....$3.48.9 per gallon. The guy at the gas station said they were told it would be $4.00 per gallon by Memorial Day.

It's a shame when we spend more on fuel than we do on groceries

-- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 2:21 PM

What I find ironic is that they can "predict" what the price will be months in advance, which to me means there is no truth behind supply and demand. If you already know what you are going to charge, then you have made up your mind and nothing will change it.

-- Posted by jesuslovesevery1 on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 2:25 PM

The only truth in supply and demand is Americans Demand it and Big Oil Companies supply it (at a price of course)

-- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 6:33 PM


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