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Going To The Pump...

Updated on October 14, 2012

So Why Isn't The Media On It?

Prices More Than Doubled And Not A Word From The LSM

These rising fuel prices are like a tax that is hitting all of us from all economic spectrums. It has to be especially hard on the working poor who are trying to move up into the middle class. And here I was thinking that Obama wants to make sure there are no "new taxes" on the middle class. I wonder what he calls escalating fuel prices? Better yet I wonder if he cares since his Secretary of Energy has previously stated that this administration's goal is European gas prices.

I've heard all kinds of excuses running from the cost of the "summer blend" is higher. Okay summer is over and gasoline just went up 15 cents a gallon in one weeks time. Scratch that theory. Then there is the supply and demand argument. But demand is down because of the high prices so shouldn't the prices go down with the decrease in demand? The best theory I have has to do with Obama's failed energy policies. He claims drilling is up but if it is it isn't attributable to anything he has done. If supplies are up, demand is down then fuel prices should go where? I studied economics so I know what the theory says but do you?

Before And Now...

Another curiosity is why the Lame Stream Media isn't covering any, and every, gas price hike across this nation. They can't blame Bush like they did back when he was the Prez. Heavens to Betsy they had reporters beating the street with every tale of woe offered by a consumer about how terrible it was to have to pay $2.50 a gallon. Gas prices have more than doubled since Obama assumed office and the LSM is as quiet as a church mouse about it. They're just hoping that no one notices?

Gas averaged $1.85 when Obama was inaugurated. The national average now is $3.85 a gallon. You'd think the press would be calling for George Bush to pick up the reins of the energy wagon again. But instead we can hear a pin drop. Google "gas prices double under Obama and see how many supposedly Main Stream Media articles you can read on the first page. What I think I am seeing is a rather blatant media bias about the entire fiasco. Surely Obama doesn't need another failure to report on.

Then we have people who run small businesses, you know those people who provide the majority of jobs in the country, who have sucked it up for a long time under Obama's mismanagement of drilling in our own country. From their perspective where do they cut next when they've cut every which way but loose except for maybe your job?

Source

There are side consequences to these high gas prices besides sacrificing all those jobs the Keystone Pipeline could provide along with increased drilling on federal lands and offshore resources. We need to have a sound energy policy that opens up our own resources. Obama is trying to bankrupt the coal industry and he has publicly stated that. He seems to be doing an admirable job. There goes more jobs down the Obama toilet. He's spent billions of our tax dollars paying back his election donors chasing his green energy agenda. Romney smacked him good about those bankruptcies during the debate and Obama just hung his head.

Everytime gas/diesel prices go up our basics of life ride with them. That has the same effect of adding more taxes to all Americans. The people least likely to be able to afford this nonsense are being hit harder than those who can better afford the prices spiking. Going the the grocery store has gotten as uncomfortable as pulling up to the pump. As a small business owner I have cut back as far as I can possibly cut back and remain in business. That isn't a tale of woe but an economic reality and I know I'm not the only oar in the water.

It's time that the Idiot-In-Chief stop worrying about Big Bird, Tickle Me Elmo and that whole crowd. He has mentioned Big Bird 8 times and Elmo 5 and hasn't said a darned word about the high gas prices we're paying across this nation under his stewardship, or should I say lack of it. Big Bird is nothing more than another welfare queen so let it rest. PBS needs to stand on its own rather than us borrow money from China to buy her bird seed.

The American public, all of us collectively, are taking shot after shot in the gut and in the wallet. All I can hope is that the American public remember what we've had to endure for 4 long years with Obama and his failed energy agenda. They don't put windmills on top of cars nor solar panels. That's just a big pipe dream and a waste of our tax dollars. It was also just announced that the Volt battery operation that ate about $150 million of tax dollars is putting its workers out on furlough. What an ass backwards administration some big dummies helped elect. Drill, Baby, Drill...

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Obama isn't just a sore loser, he's a petulant, dishonest, crybaby, narcissistic loser."

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As Always,

The Frog Prince

27 Days Until Election Day. Remember In November!

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      TSAD 5 years ago from https:// www.consumeraffairs.com/ online/ hubpages. html

      A little reinforcement of points made never hurts

      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zDbSGtNmvCQ/UHDDVLGLpvI/...

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      It's a vicious cycle: no job - no money - no gas; no gas to find a job; find job - high gas - no money! November is around the corner, hoping we can change things then.

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      Bananafanafo 5 years ago

      TAX-SPEND- BORROW. No dime left behind!

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      drbj - Right after Obama was elected I adopted the new motto about hope and change. I just "hope" I have some "change" left in my pocket when Obama is gone. nI saw it coming.

      The Frog

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      That 'HOPE you saved your CHANGE for gas money' graphic, Jim, is right on target. As is the rest of your article. Let's hope that Nov. 6th is the beginning of real change.

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Drill, baby, drill is where it's at -- and Obama is where it ain't -- the man gotta go come election time! Enjoyable and on target read, Frog -- Best/Sis

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Stu - Being in the business your contractor is in i've watched prices go up and my business go down. People are afraid to spend money if they happen to have any "change" left.

      The Frog

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      Stu 5 years ago

      Hi Jim,

      I talked to my contractor (the guy who remodeled my house), and he said that about 1,000 common products are made from petroleum. This whole Obama policy is driving a stake into the US economy. Not just fuel, but the whole thing.

      Stu

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Stu - Anything with petroleum in it has gone up. Amazing how many products are petro based.

      TFP

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      Stu 5 years ago

      It's really gotten intolerable. Every time I fill up my car it costs $60. I recently replaced my back roof, and the cost of shingles were shockingly almost double what I paid not that long ago to do my front roof (I learned shingles are made from oil). Every time I buy something big on the internet, like furniture, the fuel surcharge is unbelievable. And the K1 to heat my house has become exhorbitantly expensive. What's so sad is that we don't have to become completely independent of OPEC to drive prices down. If we just produced enough of our own oil, plus let the Keystone project be completed, OPEC would be forced to compete. I think the radical environmentalists are under the delusion that we have to have oil and gas rigs every 50 yards going up and down the country. We don't. We just need enough domestic production to bring prices in line with production costs plus a reasonable ROI for the drillers and refiners. We don't have to "wipe OPEC out" to wipe out the OPEC price premium. We also have to face the very ugly reality that cheaply accessible oil in the Gulf nations (cheap for them anyway) is only going to last for another 30 years or so. And it takes time to ramp up production domestically. We simply can't wait until the last minute to address this looming issue; our entire economy could collapse. And what's going to happen if (or perhaps I should say when) the new MACT law ("Maximum Achievable Control Technology") and various administrative fiats make coal energy unviable? Home heating and business energy costs are going to go through the roof, because at present we have nothing economical to replace it with; consumers will have to cut back on other spending, business will have to cut back on investment, and the end result will be yet more unemployment. Federal social costs will go up, the tax base will shrink, and we'll accelerate the federal debt buildup. The whole thing is just atrocious. The MACT law was enacted to reduce airborne mercury from coal energy plants. AIRBORNE MERCURY IS HARMLESS (mercury is only harmful in groundwater that feeds wells, or other water bodies where it can get into the food chain). Complying with MACT is a non-starter. The retrofits required to meet the standards would be so costly that coal could not compete with other forms of energy and still make money. The MACT law was passed for the sole reason of destroying the coal energy sector, without any true environmental goal in mind. Even though Obama is favorable toward nuclear energy, and this energy is affordable, this sector will never ramp up further until the spent fuel NIMBY issue is resolved (which won't happen anytime soon).

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      LOVE those last 3 graphics! Who CARES if prices skyrocket when you've got such a cool 50's ad for SKY ROCKET GASOLINE!?!

      Like you say, Drill, baby, drill. The first such drilling, of course, being to drill Obama with a landslide loss 27 days from now.

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      Juanita Holloway-Walters 5 years ago from Kemah, TX

      47% and climbing . . . unsustainable. Those footing the bill are going under as we write and think on all of this. When those paying the bills are not able to make their own mortgage payments, fill their own gas tanks, pay for life's necessities for a young family of four - they will be attacked by the 47% + wanting to know why their welfare has dried up. Then the bad guys will take over without the smoke and mirrors they are currently governing behind. How dare the slaves not be able to keep up?

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      Bananafanafo 5 years ago

      DEMOCRATS WHERE is that OIL U accused BUSH started & targeted in IRAQ War? Obama could use to bring gas price down!

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great read! I filled up my mid-size car the other day and was in shock to see it hit the $80.00 + mark!

      Voted up

      John

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      dahoglund - If you haven't gone and seen "2016 Obama's America" you need to go and take people you know with you no matter what their political persuasion. That documentary clearly explains Obama's past, in his own words in most cases, and what his point of reference is now. It is a must see for any voter who wants to be informed.

      The Frog

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      The country heard but did not listen to what Obama said when he was elected. The voters thought he meant to improve the contry but it seems his intention was to punish us for something he imagines we did wrong.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      The LSM has their marching orders from the WH. Forget about Obamas failed policies and soaring pain at the pump. Anything that is wrong stems from the Bush Administration. I have noticed some chunks in the armor of the LSM of late, but not enough to educate the fools that enjoy being lied to. Up and interesting, useful and awesome.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from https:// www.consumeraffairs.com/ online/ hubpages. html

      A sacrifice I'm glad to make! Just delete my post :-)

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      tsad - Now you know I have to steal those don'tcha?

      Mike - There's some attorney on a thread in another place from San Francisco who I believe must be huffing gasoline. He's over the top. Absolutely a complete fool. I reckon fools can pass the California bar.

      The Frog

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      I have to wonder how many in California had to quit their jobs because they can no longer afford to drive back and forth to work. I'm not sure what the Federal Tax on gasoline is right now, but it makes sense that the higher the price the more tax revenue collected. We know we are being had with these gas prices, but it appears there is nothing we can do about it.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from https:// www.consumeraffairs.com/ online/ hubpages. html

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