$5 Gas - Dems or Repubs hurt most

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  1. arkfarmbear

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    Which political party will be hurt most with increasing gas prices? I worked in the oil and gas industry back in the old days of the "windfall profits tax". We whined about it and some politicians made hay with it but at the end of the day not much changed.
     
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    Freakin Repubs are to blame.
     
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    Republicans will be blamed because Democrats are popular this week. In other time periods, when Republicans were fashionable, Democrats would have gotten the shit for it.

    Whose fault it really is would be a more complicated question with a less obvious answer.
     
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    commodity traders.
     
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    The question's not complicated at all, and your answer is neither "obvious" nor insightful. It's idiotic.

    The more pertinent answer is it's going to depend on how the current debate over oil and gas tax subsidies plays out, how much media attention is focused on that and how it's spun, and how informed the whiny lazybrained public decides to get on the issue. Meanwhile, the oil and gas companies are (once again) posting record profits, while the commodity traders manipulate the price and make out like bandits.

    That being said, it's generally the party in power that gets blamed for these things, but Obama could play it to his advantage if he keeps the heat on the oil companies and doesn't let up. As he has an exasperating habit of caving, we'll have to wait and see if he's gotten religion yet. He seems to be in campaign mode now where he shines, so there's some hope.

    Expect the Repugs to push back even harder for their fossil fuel corporate overlords, while they lie out of their collective asses that cutting oil and gas subsidies would be "bad for consumers" and a "job killer" (current Orwellian talking point applicable to all issues), while they simultaneously and cynically try to cut any funding for initiatives to lower our dependence on fossil fuels, and thereby our vulnerability to an unpredictable world energy market reacting to events in the volatile Middle East, by developing clean energy here in America (and ironically new jobs).

     
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    Poor people are hurt most.
     
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    No matter which side of the political rainbow you happen to be on, you have to consider that every price sign at every gas station in America is a very effective Republican campaign billboard.
     
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    I think the Prius Party benefits the most.
     
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    Petrol in the UK is around US$10 a gallon and going up fast. (£1.38 per litre). $5 a gallon is a dream - it sounds so unbelievably cheap.
     
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    All of the apologists for the oil industry need to explain why Obama's death won't cause gas to drop by a couple of dollars per gallon!
     
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    Obama's death??? Dude get some help.
     
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    Seriously AFB, I can understand a slip, we're all guilty of it.

    But posting Obama's death three times in one hour, including in the two threads you just started? :boggled:

    Bush taking credit?!?!?!?! and Cost to keep Bush & Cheney Alive
     
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    Seriously AFB, just start calling him Bin Laden, it's harder to screw up:eek:


    I do have to agree with Sinwin on the main topic though, not sure who it will hurt worse politically in the long run, but is hurting those of us on the lower income scales right now:mad:
     
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    Dems are to blame.

    And as for you fools calling the oil industry so evil... exactly how do you heat your home? Run your AC? How do your supplies get to the store?

    You silly robots following your liberal democratic overlords. I laugh at you. You amuse me.
     
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    Actually, the problem is with Wall Street and commodity traders. So if the problem isn't resolved both parties are gonna feel the sting.

    That's a lame-ass excuse. Just because some people partially depend on oil doesn't mean that the industry is supposed to raise prices to such heights to cripple their customer base. It's greed, plain and simple. Do you really want to applaud that?

    And political bigots like you amuse us too. "Amuse" being the operative word here, of course. :rolleyes:
     
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    Simple minds are easily amused.

    Still the village idiot, I see.
     
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    You're right!! And given that the Republicans just happened to NEVER mention 40 million of them not being able to afford health insurance and it just not being one of THEIR priorities during their 6 year stint of having both houses of Congress AND the Presidency...........do you think they give a shit about the poor?????? But Americans -- fickle Americans tend to not look beyond their nose when it comes to blame. Of course the Democrats will be to blame! Let's all vote for the Republicans who will create good jobs (and in the process will lower or do away with the minimum wage if they have their way!) They certainly won't open the doors for Wall STreet to once again put us in danger of another economic collapse! They will work to put us on a much more solid economic path (even if it means outsourcing more jobs overseas)!! You see -- it isn't the TRUTH that drives us -- it's the "perception" of the truth that is the reality. And with their money.........they can create whatever impression they want to put on the American's who aren't paying a damn bit of attention! Let's see now............will it be: Trump; Gingrich; Bachmann; R Paul; Romney; Huckabee (sp?); Pawlenty; Palin (saved her for last) ---- which shining star is going to lead us out of the muck and into the daylight!
     
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    When certain people don't like me....I take that to mean I'm on the right path!

    Keep on hatin' hater!
     
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    The country needs to transition as quickly as possible away from its environmentally destructive dependence on oil, period. And of course that includes from sources both foreign and domestic.

     
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