$5 gas by 2012 ?

Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:09 am

I could see that happening to me after having a bad day ..... :|
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:47 am

Poconoeagle wrote:I tell ya.....one of these days Alice........ bang zoom...

its gonna take every truck in America to pull to the side of the road at 4:28 pm on a friday and shut the key off. do this intermittantly every week at a different time and day......

for an hour....... once a week..... how many times would it take to see the prices drop?????? ;)


That's what It's going to take to make the current administration listen. None of them have run businesses and don't know what's going on. The truckers can't continue on with prices this high. The overhead is too high and the profit level too low. The country as a whole only has a 2 to 5 day supply of food on the shelves. Things will get interesting fast in the urban areas if the trucks can't run. Lisa
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:06 am

I remember it working when they did it in the 70's ... some of em might just have to shut down at the entrance to the lincoln tunnel or the brooklyn battery tunnel or the chessapeak (?) bay bridge or every bridge in the country..... for 1 hour...

i bet attention will be gotten.... :o ;)
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:15 am

$3.89 reg--$4.?? hi-test---10 cents cheaper right across the street :wtf: :mad2: :(
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:03 pm

Gas was 3.85 at Costco 20 miles south of DC this morning . 4.05 at the outside stations. That jumped 10 cents overnight. Lisa
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:18 pm

$4.03 for reg. in Marathon (13803)---$4.12, 3 miles up the road---what a crock :mad:
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:28 pm

So far it is still under $4 around me & the Pittsburgh area is a few pennies cheaper. What I can`t believe is that all you righties think it would be a good idea for the Gov. to meddle into big business, were all of you asking the same last time it went over $4? After all isn`t big business & the country way better of if left to run all by itself, heck think of all the jobs that are being created.
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:52 pm

The prices here in Nw. Conn are at
4.13 for regular. I' m a small contractor I can't take the bus to work. Everyone thinks now OS the time to get work done because we are starving. Prices for materials are up 19% from last year so the great deals aren't really here. Unfortunately, guys are cutting each others throats to work for no money! Something has to change.
:(
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:24 pm

I hate to say it builder but you know what the hurricane damage is going to do to building supplies.
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:33 pm

NWBuilder wrote:The prices here in Nw. Conn are at
4.13 for regular. I' m a small contractor I can't take the bus to work. Everyone thinks now OS the time to get work done because we are starving. Prices for materials are up 19% from last year so the great deals aren't really here. Unfortunately, guys are cutting each others throats to work for no money! Something has to change.
:(


I just spoke with my mother in law who lives in Council Grove, KS. That's one step from nowhere and about 30 miles to her job in the next biggest city. Getting to the job is getting harder with each price increase. I guess Steven Chu, Obama's Energy Secretary, will get his wish to "Somehow (we have to) figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." I spoke with friends stationed in Germany and they say they are paying 8.00 a gallon. I for one think the cards are stacked against us for the near and far future.

Just curious how are you cutting back? My husband drives his motorcycle to work downtown most days and if that's not possible he's on mass transit. We are keeping a list of things we need from the store and only make the trip when the list warrants the trip. We always drive the car with the better gas mileage first, regardless that it's the smallest one. We just cram everyone in. I’m so glad I saw this coming and requested a transfer to a school bus route closer to my house - 3.5 miles vs. 10. That has been a blessing. Lisa
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:04 pm

Just what does the price of gas have to do with Obama, this is what the right wanted big business doing what it does best, make big profits. Just think of how much all of those wealthy share holders are making, you say they are the job creators we will have to open our borders just to try & fill all those jobs. You just wait.
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:41 pm

Out here we've been doing all that for around 30 yrs--is this what it takes people to catch on--per say, small contractors need trucks, farmers need tractors to feed this Nation--WE have created this mess we're in--get over it & improvise ;)
lowfog01 wrote:
NWBuilder wrote:The prices here in Nw. Conn are at
4.13 for regular. I' m a small contractor I can't take the bus to work. Everyone thinks now OS the time to get work done because we are starving. Prices for materials are up 19% from last year so the great deals aren't really here. Unfortunately, guys are cutting each others throats to work for no money! Something has to change.
:(


I just spoke with my mother in law who lives in Council Grove, KS. That's one step from nowhere and about 30 miles to her job in the next biggest city. Getting to the job is getting harder with each price increase. I guess Steven Chu, Obama's Energy Secretary, will get his wish to "Somehow (we have to) figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." I spoke with friends stationed in Germany and they say they are paying 8.00 a gallon. I for one think the cards are stacked against us for the near and far future.

Just curious how are you cutting back? My husband drives his motorcycle to work downtown most days and if that's not possible he's on mass transit. We are keeping a list of things we need from the store and only make the trip when the list warrants the trip. We always drive the car with the better gas mileage first, regardless that it's the smallest one. We just cram everyone in. I’m so glad I saw this coming and requested a transfer to a school bus route closer to my house - 3.5 miles vs. 10. That has been a blessing. Lisa
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:58 pm

Your right there Fred, if it comes down to it I`ve given plenty of rides to most of my Amish neighbors, I`m sure they would pick up a few groceries for me. Heck two had asked if they could tend the coal furnace for me while my knees were healing, I`ve done some for them & now they feel they owe me. Small items I could just take one of the horses myself, used to take turns riding them down to the lake, they really enjoy getting out for a ride.
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:02 pm

samhill wrote:Just what does the price of gas have to do with Obama, this is what the right wanted big business doing what it does best, make big profits. Just think of how much all of those wealthy share holders are making, you say they are the job creators we will have to open our borders just to try & fill all those jobs. You just wait.


Over the last 3 months the true rate of inflation has been about 7%. Don't you think the printing of massive amounts of money has something to do with the price of oil? How do you like paying over $4.00 for a loaf of bread? The poor will pay a far higher percentage of their income as an inflation tax than the rich. The rich will protect their wealth by investment that keeps pace with inflation, the poor will get poorer. More and more will become dependent on government to survive as more of the middle class join the ranks of the poor. Taxing the poor is the Obama plan to control them and their votes.

I don't know how many jobs the rich will create but I don't think the poor will create any except for those poor, that out of desperation, turn to crime.
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Re: $5 gas by 2012 ?

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:10 pm

Currently $4.099 to $4.159 for 87 octane in these here Ohio parts (spanning from Massillon to Wadsworth and Medina, at least). Ouch!!!
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