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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:48 PM

So the day after President Obama's State of the Union Speech,

Gas prices shoot up .10 -.20 a gallon.

I can't help but to wonder if that sudden overnight increase was a deliberate slap in the face to the President's stated progressive energy, environmental and economic plan.

The oil companies want to choke off any resurgence in the economy as a political gambit to damage the current Administration thereby curtailing any sustainable energy switchover.

I do believe we desperately need a Manhattan Project/Marshall Plan for the U.S. in rapidly developing and adapting to sustainable forms of renewable energy.

Releasing the dead end, fossil fuel's industry's short hair hold on the American People and our economy is long overdue.

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Reply So the day after President Obama's State of the Union Speech, (Original post)
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 OP
elleng Feb 2013 #1
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #2
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #3
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #4
malaise Feb 2013 #5
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #6
malaise Feb 2013 #7

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:50 PM

1. Don't know about your neighborhood,

but prices BEEN rising around here for few weeks, up about 30 cents.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:53 PM

2. Yes the trend has been going up here as well but overnight

one station jumped .20 and I imagine they had some clue as to the President's State of the Union speech in regards to energy and climate change perhaps a week or two before he gave it.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:56 PM

3. What these moron oil companies don't get is that the higher prices go the more

people are open to stripping their corporate subsides and demanding alternative energy.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:03 PM

4. Precisely but I imagine its' a balancing act with them as well, between what you stated

and causing just enough economic damage to the current Administration while putting their fossil fuel, "drill more" friends in power.

Obama stated quite clearly how we're pumping more domestic oil than ever and using less foreign oil, so an overnight .10 - .20 rise in the price of gasoline is virtually a direct rebuttal to his statements of progress on the energy front to the average person.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:04 PM

5. Sabotage

So what's new??

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:07 PM

6. Nothing really

but I believe calling it like it is, out in the open, early enough may reduce the political and in turn economic/environmental damage from said sabotage.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:23 PM

7. I agree with you

but it's hard to watch

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