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$7-a-gallon gas?The folly of O's oil-spill 'fix'
NY Post ^ | 6-18-10 | BEN LIEBERMAN

Posted on 06/18/2010 11:51:46 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich

President Obama has a solution to the Gulf oil spill: $7-a-gallon gas.

That's a Harvard University study's estimate of the per-gallon price of the president's global-warming agenda. And Obama made clear this week that this agenda is a part of his plan for addressing the Gulf mess.

So what does global-warming legislation have to do with the oil spill?

Good question, because such measures wouldn't do a thing to clean up the oil or fix the problems that led to the leak.

The answer can be found in Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's now-famous words, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste -- and what I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before."

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 7dollargas; barackhusseinobama; bhofascism; capandtrade; crisis; democrats; domesticoil; drillheredrillnow; economy; energy; energyprices; envirofascism; fubo; gasprices; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hopeychangey; obama; oilspill; pelosi; reid
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**stards! The sheer arrogance on the same day Obama has a new low, 41% approval...meaning 41% of Americans have an IQ of 8. Where are the RINOs who will vote for Cap and Tax, that's what is coming to a theatre near you.
1 posted on 06/18/2010 11:51:47 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich
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To: CincyRichieRich
I hedged by buying a Mini Cooper two weeks ago. Amazing gas mileage compared to my 400HP GTO.
2 posted on 06/18/2010 11:53:34 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: CincyRichieRich

RE: $7-a-gallon gas?

The EUROPHILES will say — BIG DEAL -— they’ve been paying this prize at the pump in the old world for years. We’re just catching up.


3 posted on 06/18/2010 11:55:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Glenn

What is your MPG?


4 posted on 06/18/2010 11:55:17 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: CincyRichieRich

That won’t help anyone but Obama’s slush fund.


5 posted on 06/18/2010 11:56:04 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind

If that’s “catching up” , I’ll stay behind.


6 posted on 06/18/2010 11:56:25 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: CincyRichieRich

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,430583,00.html

September 30, 2008

TRUMP: Oil is the lifeblood. Oil — it’s no different than the blood that pumps through your body, Neil. Oil is the blood. The blood was sucked out of us by people that are making more money than anybody has ever made in the history of the world, literally, and that is literally and figuratively.


7 posted on 06/18/2010 11:57:30 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("BOOT The Communists Out of Your Govt.-Don't Take Their Goodies!" Yuri Bezmenov- KGB Defector)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Yup, Obama is Jimmy Carter in blackface makeup.


8 posted on 06/18/2010 12:00:03 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: CincyRichieRich

Maybe I should buy that Harley earlier than I expected.


9 posted on 06/18/2010 12:00:24 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

$7 gas would make for few dims in the house and senate.


10 posted on 06/18/2010 12:01:56 PM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: Glenn

I used to have a ‘66 GTO, and I sometimes managed to get 20+ MPG on the highway.

I also managed to get 10 MPG on the highway, too, if I was really getting after it.


11 posted on 06/18/2010 12:01:57 PM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: Glenn
compared to my 400HP GTO.

What were YOU thinking? Life is not just about mpg. Sometimes you need a little GTO in your life my friend!

12 posted on 06/18/2010 12:01:59 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Food and products will also rise in price as it takes more money to brings things to market.


13 posted on 06/18/2010 12:02:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: CincyRichieRich
Well 0 did say that under his plan engergy prices would skyrocket.

All going according to plan.

14 posted on 06/18/2010 12:03:03 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Government is cancer.)
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To: a fool in paradise

A lot of family farms will fold as will many small ranches (even large ranches will feel the squeeze).


15 posted on 06/18/2010 12:03:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Glenn
I believe it is possible to make a vehicle that generates it’s own engergy. No fuel no plugging into the outlet.
16 posted on 06/18/2010 12:04:24 PM PDT by SQUID
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To: CincyRichieRich

If he wants a complete and total revolution in this country, go for the $7.00/gallon gas. People in this country aren’t stupid. They know it will be a rip off by the government. Just because Europe is will to pay that price doesn’t mean we are.


17 posted on 06/18/2010 12:04:45 PM PDT by RC2
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To: east1234

YEah, see, the other half of the Euro argument that never gets mentioned, is that their pissant little countries all have public transportation that people can get around on. We don’t. Without cars, we wouldn’t be able to work.


18 posted on 06/18/2010 12:06:36 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Meh, soccer. ItÂ’s just commie kickball.)
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To: CincyRichieRich
Going to take literally decades to fix what this Jack Squat administration has and continues to screw up in four years...... =.=
19 posted on 06/18/2010 12:09:00 PM PDT by cranked
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To: CincyRichieRich

How can he compete with Carter if he lacks the mile long gas lines? Admittedly he’s been doing a great job at stealing the title of worst President ever from Carter but the gas lines are a symbolic ode to him.


20 posted on 06/18/2010 12:09:16 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Will there be any food stores? Could they afford the transportation costs this would ensue. $7.00 a gallon would destroy the economy and businesses closing. When is it we say enough!


21 posted on 06/18/2010 12:12:15 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: Soul Seeker
I laughed, I cried.

We'll be wishing for mile long lines.

22 posted on 06/18/2010 12:15:52 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Government is cancer.)
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To: Glenn
I hedged by buying a Mini Cooper two weeks ago. Amazing gas mileage compared to my 400HP GTO.

So compromise. Here's a Mini w/V8 power.


23 posted on 06/18/2010 12:17:58 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: cranked
Fix?

Whis is way beyond fixing.

24 posted on 06/18/2010 12:18:11 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Government is cancer.)
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To: Army Air Corps
I commute to downtown Pittsburgh 21 miles each way. I have over 400 miles on this tank of gas and still have 1/4 left. According to the computer, I am getting 35.8 mpg. I'll know better when I fill the tank.
25 posted on 06/18/2010 12:26:03 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: RC2

$4 gas had a large part in crashing the economy. $7 would kill it for good.


26 posted on 06/18/2010 12:26:47 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas

spot on and that is the plan...


27 posted on 06/18/2010 12:27:19 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: April Lexington
What were YOU thinking?

I'd pretty much worn it out in four years driving it year round. I'd replaced the brakes twice at $1500 a pop. It was fun.

28 posted on 06/18/2010 12:28:49 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: CincyRichieRich

“But it’s the same old agenda, a huge energy tax that will raise the cost of gasoline and electricity high enough so that we’re forced to use less.”

I already use less.
I shut the lights off behind me, I use cold water when i can, I don’t cruise my car around aimlessly, I keep my heat fairly low, When i’m away i shut my oil burner off etc, etc....

So, For all of my energy saving habits i can now expect a tripling of my energy bills?
How lovely.


29 posted on 06/18/2010 12:29:32 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: SeekAndFind

that’s $7 for us ... it will be $12 for them


30 posted on 06/18/2010 12:30:13 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Glenn

And you can carry it around in the trunk to use as a spare...


31 posted on 06/18/2010 12:30:33 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

The kenyan may be over-estimating the good will of the American people. Being a foreigner, I doubt that he fully understands that we have a vast patience, but it is not infinite.


32 posted on 06/18/2010 12:32:35 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Glenn

I know. Sometimes great cars are best left in our daydreams... Jag XK...Jag XK...Jag XK...


33 posted on 06/18/2010 12:32:51 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Bloody H3LL


34 posted on 06/18/2010 12:35:27 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

It’s not “folly”; it’s the plan.


35 posted on 06/18/2010 12:37:38 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: Darren McCarty
Hogs really do not get that great efficiency as far as mpg goes. My Sportster with a 2.5 gallon tank would go about 75 miles (with about .5 gal in reserve) before I started looking for a station to top off again. YMMV.

Then again, I did not buy it for gas efficiency. *smile*

36 posted on 06/18/2010 12:43:43 PM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Glenn

Do some road racing in that new little fella; the cornering is world class....one thing to watch though - be careful in anything approaching high water; the sidemount engine is very susceptible to total ruin if it gets too wet.


37 posted on 06/18/2010 12:43:50 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Army Air Corps
A lot of family farms will fold as will many small ranches (even large ranches will feel the squeeze).

Depending on how things go, many family farms will flourish, as transportation costs could drive (no pun intended) people to local sources.

38 posted on 06/18/2010 12:49:44 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

All of Obama's policies are guided by the depopulation agenda
of the secret societies who created him and who pull his puppet strings
to do their bidding. The global warming hysteria is part of this.
They will continue to try to spin the oil spill in this direction.


39 posted on 06/18/2010 12:51:15 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: April Lexington

I would agree. I’ll take any real car against those Jap/Euro wienies.

They’ll have to pry my 20-ft old Lincoln out of my cold, dark garage.


40 posted on 06/18/2010 12:54:42 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Gondring

It still requires fuel to operate the machinery for planting and harvesting.


41 posted on 06/18/2010 12:55:05 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ErnBatavia
be careful in anything approaching high water; the sidemount engine is very susceptible to total ruin if it gets too wet.

Thanks for the tip!

42 posted on 06/18/2010 12:57:04 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: ichabod1

“their pissant little countries all have public transportation”

Actually, you answered most of the question right in the 1st part - they’re LITTLE. We’re big and spread out. People wonder why we had big cars all the time while Euro’s were so “advanced” with teeny ugly cars, and that’s the answer - they don’t understand BIG, because they’re all tiny inherently. Even together they don’t have our “big sky country”.


43 posted on 06/18/2010 12:57:41 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Utilizer

That’s still 30mpg - albeit you don’t have the stability or the capacity of even an EconoBox.


44 posted on 06/18/2010 1:01:35 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: rwfromkansas

Yep.


45 posted on 06/18/2010 1:11:54 PM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: CincyRichieRich; Glenn

Just pick up a $100 Mercedes like I did...

46 posted on 06/18/2010 1:13:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Glenn
I hedged by buying a Mini Cooper two weeks ago

It's a shame the guberment won't allow the diesel version to be imported. I wouldn't mind the 63mpg and being able to do all of the engine maintenance with the parts I've got in the shed.
47 posted on 06/18/2010 1:18:56 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: CincyRichieRich

The report projects $7 per gallon in 2020. Hate to break it to these ivory tower types, it’s going to be much higher than that once inflation starts kicking. Print/borrow/print/borrow/print has consequences.


48 posted on 06/18/2010 1:24:17 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll give you $200 for it! Quick double your money profit? ;-)


49 posted on 06/18/2010 1:24:18 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Irisshlass
People still need to eat. Increased transportation costs will just be passed on from the food companies to the consumers. The same with other petroleum-based products (plastics, etc.).

Can you say inflation?

50 posted on 06/18/2010 1:24:29 PM PDT by mellow velo (Obama has no past; America is losing its future.)
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