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Obama's frog in the pot tactic

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by Stormy, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Stormy

    Stormy New Member

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    Barack Obama has made it clear he wants to raise our fuel prices. He also made it clear he prefer it occur little by little, over a period of time. His reasons that it will give the consumer time to adjust, and the mental and financial hit will not be as great.

    Link to video and rest of the story.
     
  2. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    did you actually watch the video?

    He was simply talking about how Resources are finite and that demand outstrips availability. When asked if high gas prices would help, he was talking about our need to get better a new energy policy, and how gas prices going up would help push people to make a new Energy policy, but how this Spike of 1 buck gas in 2000 to 4 buck gas in 2008, has shocked the system to it has made it hard on the people, but also not given time to get a new policy without major pain on the consumers.

    Sorry of Obama understands the Markets and Energy policy...and supply and demand, and all that.
     
  3. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    The Dem party in Washington in general has said for years they wish our gas prices were higher so we would use mass transportation and drive less and get rid of SUV's I think its funny that now they are pretending to act outraged and demand something be done about this!

    Now people are finally using the stupid bus and riding more bikes.
     
  4. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    yes but see when they talked about it, was more controlled and also that money went to things like roads, mass transit, alt Fuels and ways to get of Oil. Now that money goes to record incomes for Oil companies, and to Foreign oil markets with no control at all. Basically it was a way to try to deal with exactly what has happened now. When gas was 1.25 paying 1.50 and having all that money going to new tech, new fuels, and mass transit could have helped keep gas from hitting 4 bucks+ or at least had us more ready to deal with it now.
     
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    It came really fast and NO we are not ready for it.

    I mostly just get fustrated when political big wigs pretend they care about something they dont.
     
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    my point for the most part, Dem's saw this coming, Republicans put there head in the sand. You may not agree with the idea, but at least they saw the issue.
     
  7. Stormy

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    Well this would all make sense if he did not say he wanted higher gas prices, only at a slower rate.

    AND, this would all make sense if his proposal for these "windfall profit" taxes went to research alternative fuels, instead of enlarging the beastly government"entitlement programs."

    AND, this would all make sense if the current crisis in the EU did not prove how wrong the liberals - including Obama - is on this.

    Did YOU actually watch the video and read the article?
     
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    Dems Created our Energy "Crisis"... Just as they Created the Mortgage "Crisis" and the Healthcare "Crisis" and on and on....

    Now I don't say this as some Republican Cheerleader - I watched it all happen on C-Span. At the time, I said to myself - Don't they realize the negative effects that this-or-that policy will have? Republicans were either silent, complicit, or equally wrong on the issues... the few with intelligent criticism (ON BOTH SIDES) were dismissed as being irrelevent - which was true for the most part due to their small numbers.

    That said - Name ONE Energy policy suggestion being put forth by the Democrats that will either:
    A. Increase our Domestic supply of Energy within 10 years
    B. Lower the Cost of Energy in the short term (1-10 years)
    C. Immediately expand our use of existing and proven Alertnative technologies.

    While you no doubt have been told wonderful things - just around the corner - I submit to you that not one of their energy policies will hold up to rational criticism. They will have the opposite effect of whats claimed and historical precedent proves this.
     
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    Exactly!!!

    You know the truth is anyone voting for John McSame on energy or environmental issues after what Bush has done to the country is like Chickens voting for Colonel Sanders! :eek:
     
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    Way back in the early 70's, the Shah of Iran made the comment that this stuff (oil) is way too valuable to be putting in automobiles. He was right.

    We are viewing the beginning of the end of the automobile culture. It will go kicking and screaming, fighting tooth and nail to sustain itself. The personal freedom gained from the car culture is something we will be loathe to give up, but in the end, we will bow to the inevitable.

    Wages will not keep up with gasoline price increases. No matter who is elected or how much drilling we do, we will remember these as the good ole days when gas only cost $4.00/gal. In the not too distant future, it will take half of the average wage earners monthly paycheck to fill up the tank on his toyota corolla.

    On the bright side, walking and riding bicycles will make us all a whole lot heathier.
     
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