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  • Lower gasoline prices? Really?
    Rob
    You can tell this article was written a while back. Speaking of gasoline prices, you sure don't hear or read too much in the media about $4.00 per gallon gas. Now I'm not a conspiracy theorist or anything, but boy I sure do believe that if a Republican was sitting in the White House looking to be re-elected in a couple of months there'd be a lot more talk in the media about $4.00 a gallon gas. No sense in reminding people what they're paying at the pump since it's a Dem in the White House. Right? I mean come on. Let's be fair. During the 2008 presidential run the media never talked about gas prices and how Americans were suffering every time they went to the pump. Why should they bring it up now.
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  • Gasoline Prices
    Dennis Retiree
    Rob, no one is talking about gasoline prices, because in the last few years, people have finally come to the realization that the prices are set by the market. They are more use to major swings in the prices than in the past. For many years, we had stable prices of between $30 to $40 a barrel. There is nothing that a President Obama or President McCain could do about the prices, so why dwell on the prices? Even if we drilled in every inch of our land and became completely self-sufficient in oil, Americans are still going to pay the market price for oil. What is rather unfortunate is that you could not figure this out. You would prefer to make a political out of a matter, neither party can change. Here is the good news, the other day the US Government issued regulations to dramatically increase the fuel efficiency of cars to over 50 miles a gallon by 2025. Remarkably General Motors and Ford, and the environmentalists all support the new final regulations. The only people opposing the regulations are a few crusty old Republicans. The Republicans are in my humble opinion are a racist party who oppose anything put forward by an African-American President. President Obama has done quite well in the last for years on issues that the government can control o0r greatly influence. You Republicans need to lead, follow or get out of the way.
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  • Dennis in for a rude awakening
    contrarian
    When Romney takes over then we'll never hear the end of high gas prices or the sudden homeless crisis, etc. Heck, the air won't smell as sweet and the sun will be dimmer too.
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  • To Denise
    Rob
    WOW, your first sentence says it all. So during the Bush years high gas prices were the result of the GOP sharing the bed with big oil. Now that Obama is president you folks on the left "finally came to the realization that prices are set by the market." Once again, Obama avoids being held accountable.....The point I was making in my original post was how bias the mainstream media is in this country. I stand by my comment. If a Republican was up for re-election the high gas prices would be in the headlines much more than they are now.
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  • RIght on Rob
    contrarian
    Amazes me how creating jobs wasn't a priority the last 4 years. Putting people on unemployment and food stamps sure was though. $4 gas, isn't that Bush's fault like everything else? Feds must be the biggest believers in trickle down because we all think that more GS15s in DC is good for all of us.
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  • Gas Prices
    Dennis Retiree
    Rob gas prices since the early 1970s have been set by the market. George Bush upset the market with his illegal, immoral war in Iraq and gasoline prices rose. I have known that gasoline prices have been set by the market since the 1970s. What are you talking about ?
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  • Gas Prices
    CAfed
    We have been at or above $4.00 for a long time. I don't know who gets scared at $4.00 but when it gets closer to $5.00 i will get worried. We need to boost all politicians out of office and start over with people who know how to budget.
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  • Thank You
    Fed1979
    This is a post worth reading.
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  • Politicians
    Dennis Retiree
    CAfed, you make a very good point. If the voters on November 6, 2012 defeated 60 Republican Members of Congress and 60 Democratic Members of Congress, we would see a political earthquake. The others would take heed and start doing their jobs. What this country desperately needs is a bipartisan deficit plan that fairly extracts sacrifice.
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  • To Rob
    Moderate
    It is truly amazing how little Rob and Contrarian said and how much space they took up.-----First, Rob, you have never heard of Fox News? That may not be mainstream, but it is still huge. It is not exactly liberal. In fact, it is extreme right wing with as much distortions as I have ever seen. Even the Washington Post, a so called liberal paper has more than one radical right writer who is totally disgusting in his distortions. How many liberals does Fox have. And how manyliberals does CATO and the Heritage Foundation have? Your comments about "mainstream" media are way out of line.
    worker
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  • To Contrarian and Rob
    Moderate
    Another thing Rob, in 2008 a Republican was in the Whitehouse. Gas prices were not brought up because both parties knew that the President could not control them. At least Obama has a good idea on how to reduce the use of oil. Romney has said...?---Contrian, when Romney takes over? I would like to see your crytal ball. It sounds like it is from bizzaro land. No one knows who will win. Romney had the benefit of the convention which has an effect on the polls. Otherwise Obama is ahead. Stop with the nonsense predictions. You know who will win as much as I do. And I do not know.---Contrarian, is your mind in bizzaroland. Obama has been trying to have the job market recover from the Bush and the Republicans Depression. And unemployment has been dropping. The Repubs did nothing but talk.
    worker
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  • Let's look into the crystal ball
    Putt-Putt
    It's January 21, 2014, the first anniversary of President Romney's innauguration. Unemployment is down 2%, a budget with true deficit reduction was timely signed, domestic oil production is up 25%, troop deaths in the Middle East are down 80%, North Korea has been forced into negotiations with the world over nuclear weapons, and the US & China have entered into new trade agreements. And the New York Headline reads: "President Obama's Policies Proven True". Or how about this, there's no change in unemployment, deficit spending is up despite federal spending increases, the EU is in shambles, and the Middle East has exploded into multiple conflicts. President Romney in his State of the Union speech says in effect, What did you expect, I inherited this from President Obama. The Washington Post's headline will read "Romney Blames His Leadership Failures on President Obama - Shame on Him!" and the first paragraph of the article will call President Romney a racist.
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  • Rom-foolery
    Teachersson
    No we are not going to go to war with Iran and Syria, and start a cold war with Russian, Belarus and Venezuela just because McCain and Rice feed Romney this strange attempt at foreign policy. History lesson: It used to be that the DEMS talked domestic policy and the GOPS talked foreign policy and that was their areas of expertise - not to be overlapped, encroached on, etc. Now GOP has tried to preach economy one minute, and spending trillions on "world shaping" (McCain's words) the next minute, and talking about Mormonism the next minute, and talking about Ryan's mom the next minute and how young adults out of college need their first job. Enough Rom-foolery. Romney learned to flip flop at Bain because in business flip flopping doesn't matter - you tell employees they are needed one minute and then tell them they are layed off the next minute "for the needs of the fictious person (corporations)."
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  • You're Kidding Right?
    Rob
    That reset button we hit with Russia really worked out well. I think the cold war with them is already underway. As far as the Middle East goes it's more destabilized now than it's ever been. But hey, Europe really likes us so I guess that's all that matters. The most important thing right now is the US economy and it stinks. Since you already know how well Romney would do based on his involvement with Bain I guess there's no reason to change course. I realize it takes some people longer than 4 years to figure out a community organizer shouldn't be in charge of the US economy. If Obama wins in November Hillary can forget about the presidency in 2016. By then the US economy will be so bad even the most liberal actor in Hollywood will be hard pressed to vote for another Dem. However, if Obama can complete his "transformation of America" by making every American dependent on government then we'll all be voting for Hillary in 2016.
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  • I'll go with Obama
    Moderate
    We do know how Romney would do based on Bain. He would create 20 million Mc Donalds or Walmart greeter jobs and call it a success at reducing unemployment. And his dividends would go up whil the middle class jobs would be exported. I'll go with Obama and forget about Romney's sweatshop attitudes.
    worker
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  • Just because you believe it doesn't make it true
    Putt-Putt
    You may believe Romney will not do anything for middle-class jobs, which you don't define, but for sure we know what types of jobs make up the Obama "recovery" - low-paying, entry-level. And since you are so loathe to disbelief someone else's opinion, and rave like a lunatic should anyone cite Fox, Cato or Heritage, let's use a left-leaning think-tank: The National Employment Law Project. In their recently released study you'll see Obama isn't quite living up to that god-like status you so deprately want of him. Here's the link: http://nelp.3cdn.net/c54d93acdb96420855_03m6i2dq6.pdf Enjoy!
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  • Truth
    Moderate
    Ah putt putt. Go back to golf. The only people who call Obama g-d are lunatics like you. Romney has a history of hurting workers through Bain while he makes his millions. And yes, I read enough of Fox, CATO and Heritage Foundation garbage in Fed Smith to disbelieve them entirely. Who are the liberals in those three groups? The Washington Post has conservatives as well as liberals writing in their papers. The National Employment Law Project is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts research and advocates on issues affecting low-wage and unemployed workers. For more about NELP, visit www.nelp.org. This is also right from the article you cited. it is also tough to get good jobs recovering from the Bush Depression.
    worker
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  • Just like a true liberal
    Putt-Putt
    1) When faced with facts you instantly switch to ad hominem (hope big words don't scare you) 2) When faced with facts you ignore the your affirmative premise 3) When faced with facts you believe only what others say about themselves. (NELP may be non-partisan, but they lean left politically. Don't believe me, believe CNN - yes a non-Fox news agency: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/05/politics/fact-check-obama-jobs/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 4)When faced with facts you again turn to more fallacies. Cato and Heritage don't pretend to be neutral, but Fox has both righties and lefties. On the left: Alan Colmes, Bob Beckel, Greta van Sustren, Juan Williams, Kirsten Powers ... and many others. Try not to jump to conclusions - educate yourself, bring forward documented arguments (or at least be honest with yourself that you're spouting sophmoric opinions) and please, please, plese, stop calling names or I'll tell the teacher. Oh, and God Bless you and God Bless America.
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  • To Putt Putt
    Moderate
    Again, your crytal ball is also from bizzaroland. If unemployment is down, it will be because of Obama's policies. It takes time for an incoming administration's policies to take effect. That is why unemployment continued to increase in 2009. If oil production goes up 25% then we will have much more pollution and sick people as well as a poor environment and oil accidents. Of course, the radical right only cares about the wealthy and not the regular people, so it will not matter. You dream about North Korea actually negotiating seriously. Your comments are a joke. Hope your golfing is better.
    worker
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  • The Truth
    Dennis Retiree
    To Rob, and the other right wing tea party Republican Posters. Here is the truth that you will never accept. The vast majority of the American People 65% to 70% believe that the policies of both major parties have screwed up the country. They do not want to hear Democratic or Republican Mantras and BS, and they don't want more spin. These people want both parties to work on and approve a reasonable deficit plan that is as fair as possible. They don't want the Romney-Ryan Plan that is a giveaway to the rich, and screws over thew middle class and the poor. They don't want a Democratic Plan that increases taxes too much and doesn't deal with runaway spending and entitlement programs. They want a deal like Reagan-Tip O'Neill reached to save Social Security in 1982. The American People are tired of the 30% composed of extreme right and extreme left, screwing up the country and holding the country hostage. The sensible center wants action. If you do not know what I have written to be correct, you are in for a big shock.
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  • Proof
    contrarian
    Then why is Obama pandering to the fringe of his party by not taking the Bipartisan Commission deal? He had the perfect cover. Can you say hyper partisan? THe GOP tried to do what you suggested and the Dems demonized them again. Yes both sides have problems but the Dems have bet the ranch on borrow and spend, and we all know how that turns out.
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  • Proof
    Moderate
    Because they did not propose any new taxes on the wealthy, but rather stuck it to the middle class
    worker
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