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tony hipchest 09-30-2012 10:12 PM

Will gas prices drop when Obama is elected...
 
... again like they did in 2008?

One of the latest GOP deceptions is the circulation of $1.82 gas price photos from the day obama took office which insinuate they were so cheap then, but only skyrocketed after he took office. those who believe that shit were in an oxycontin and paint huffers induced coma the several years prior...

(article from 2009)

http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-...in-review.html

Quote:


Gas prices have always been an up and down proposition. This year has been as especially rocky year, with prices reaching the highest in history, then plummeting to a 5-year low within only a matter of months. Graphs and charts just don't quite seem to do these extraordinary events justice, so lets look back through this years most pivotal moments, one day at a time...

January 1, 2008—New York, Times Square celebrates the New Year by dropping the ball for the 100th time.

January 2, 2008—The day after New Years saw crude oil prices at a record $100 per barrel, with regular unleaded fuel costing an average of $3.05 per gallon.

January 4, 2008—General Motors unveils that it has lost an automotive record of approximately $38 billion during the 2007 year. Little did they know, the worst was only yet to come!

April 21, 2008—Gasoline prices jump to a record $3.50 a gallon in some parts of the U.S.

May 15, 2008— While many people were shocked at $3 a gallon, they were not prepared for what was about to happen as prices shot up to nearly $4 a gallon. Public hysteria sets in as consumers begin using Gas Buddy to find the lowest gas prices in town.

May 21, 2008—Oil price skyrockets to $130 a barrel. Holly cow!!!

June 9, 2008—Retail gas prices rise above $4 per gallon.



June 15, 2008—Speculators continue to push the price of crude oil. Consumers begin to literally run out of gas attempting to stretch their dollar. Hybrid vehicles are becoming a hot commodity. Stories of gas stations running out of gas begins to circulate, creating greater hysteria among the public.

July 7, 2008—Crude oil prices settled-in at a new record of $147 per barrel. The U.S. average price for regular gasoline climbs to an all-time high of $4.11 per gallon. Road trip style vacations are put on hold for many summer travelers.

Aug. 5, 2008—Oil prices fall below $120 a barrel. Treehuggers search for the good within the escalating gas prices.

Sept. 15, 2008—The barrel continues to drop below $100 a barrel for the first time in six months. The idea of a serious financial industry recession is discussed as the market literally begins to melt down!

Oct. 16, 2008—Oil prices fall below $70 a barrel, which is less than half of its July peak. Signs of $1.99 a gallon gas brings celebration to the masses. Some consumers begin to talk about dragging out their gas guzzling SUV's and Winnebago's for the first time in months.

Nov. 3, 2008—U.S. Gas prices drop to $1.72 a gallon. Some gas stations even roll out a $.99 cent promotional deal. Treehuggers question whether the sudden drop is as good as most consumers seem to think it is.

Dec. 17, 2008—OPEC removes 2.2 million barrels from its daily production. Crude oil collapses to $40 a barrel, becoming the lowest price in almost 4 years.

Dec. 19, 2008—After weeks of negotiation, Bush approves the emergency bailout of the U.S. auto industries big three, giving them $17.4 billion in rescue loans. Treehugger questions whether the government is doing the right thing.

Dec. 22, 2008—Toyota unveils its first operating loss in 70 years of business. Sales drop for the Prius considerably. Low gas prices appear to be minimizing the hype over the hybrid vehicle.



Dec. 26, 2008—Gas prices tumble to $1.64 a gallon. Some areas seeing prices as low as $1.45 a gallon. Crude oil is just a little over $40 a barrel still.

Dec. 31, 2008—Crude oil prices plummet below $37 a barrel while the U.S. average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline falls to an amazing 5-year low of $1.61.

so in a pump in dump on the grandest scale the speculators cut and run as SOON as it became appearant that oil baron bush and his merry band of republican haliburton buddies would no longer hold the white house?

gas prices were actually slashed in HALF because of obama?

either way, blaming obama for todays gas prices is about as desperate and BUSH league as it gets.

SteelCityMom 09-30-2012 11:50 PM

Re: Will gas prices drop when Obama is elected...
 
There is an assload of shit that I forgot about my mid twenties...one of them was not the recollection of gas prices before Obama took office. Anyone who doesn't remember the gas hikes in '07 and '08 are fooling themselves.

MasterOfPuppets 10-01-2012 12:21 AM

Re: Will gas prices drop when Obama is elected...
 
i get a kick out of people driving vehicles half the size of a school bus , bawling about gas prices ...:sofunny:
my response...."where were you in 2008 dumbass "

this is what i don't get...
Quote:

January 2, 2008—The day after New Years saw crude oil prices at a record $100 per barrel, with regular unleaded fuel costing an average of $3.05 per gallon.
now when its $100 a barrel gas is $4 a gallon...
can you say.....EXPORT !!!
any fool who thinks drilling for more oil or building the canadian pipeline is going to translate to lower gas prices is in for a rude awakening.....these scumbags aren't going to let profits decrease , even if they have to blow up their own oil rigs or start a new war.

tony hipchest 10-01-2012 12:33 AM

Re: Will gas prices drop when Obama is elected...
 
between the final 4 clinton years gas prices rose from $1.23 to $1.51 (a grotesque increase of about 17%?).

the bush years saw gas prices increase almost 200%.

our current gas prices barely reach the peaks it hit in 2005, 2006, 2007, AND 2008.

http://therionorteline.com/2011/01/2...p-2000-2011-2/

tony hipchest 10-01-2012 12:47 AM

Re: Will gas prices drop when Obama is elected...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MasterOfPuppets (Post 1033960)

this is what i don't get...

now when its $100 a barrel gas is $4 a gallon...
can you say.....EXPORT !!!

any fool who thinks drilling for more oil or building the canadian pipeline is going to translate to lower gas prices is in for a rude awakening.....these scumbags aren't going to let profits decrease , even if they have to blow up their own oil rigs or start a new war.

the oil baron bush's and haliburton bed buddies (all saudi arabian butt plugs) have no idea what you are talking about. :rolleyes:

oil is ready to be made obsolete many years before it was scheduled to run out. unfortunately too many people are invested in it and they are protected from the gamble. the prices will keep going up increasing the ammt of investors. then, just like the housing market, the house of cards will all come crumbling down.

= the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

ricardisimo 10-01-2012 01:19 AM

Re: Will gas prices drop when Obama is elected...
 
Sadly I was not paying close attention to gas prices in 2008. However, I do remember the effect that Jim Jeffords had when he functionally switched party affiliation in 2001. His secession threw the Senate over to the Democrats. In less than 24 hours the Western grid brownouts were over. I'm stunned that no one has ever investigated party complicity with that particular bit of theft, other than some finger-pointing at future governor Schwarzenegger, who had quite presciently met with energy executives beforehand.

MACH1 10-01-2012 10:38 PM

Re: Will gas prices drop when Obama is elected...
 
"under my plan energy costs will necessarily sky rocket": barry obama

http://thepeoplescube.com/red/galler...-tpc-i3907.jpg


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