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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:59 PM
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Poll: Are rising gas prices straining your budget?
Can you actually believe that nearly 20% say that prices don't hurt their budget?

Are rising gas prices straining your budget?

Yes 81% 35921 votes

No 19% 8329 votes
Total: 44250 votes
http://www.cnn.com/
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biscotti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:01 PM
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1. done
yes 81%
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WA98296 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:01 PM
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2. Better Poll: Are Gas Co. Profits pissing you off
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lostinacause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:13 PM
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3. Yes, consider this;
Many people have payments on cars that are 400-500 a month. Even an increase from say 120 to 200 is small. Then you factor in insurance. A vehicle can easily run to 800 a month for some people. This would amount to a ten percent increase in total cost. Also note that in this scenario the gas price almost doubles people are bound to lower their consumption based on facing the higher costs.

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electron_blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:17 PM
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4. I voted no
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 01:18 PM by electron_blue
The last time I filled up my car was Aug 30. I'm lucky in that I don't have to use much gasoline.

However, I'm very concerned about how the prices of other things is going to go up, from groceries, to energy costs, so I plan to scale back my spending significantly this winter.
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lostinacause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:48 PM
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6. As did I. Many of the people who voted yes probably did it because of
the way the prices behaved after Katrina. This has proven to be temporary and the prices have already dropped significantly. If the increase in demand from China and India continues to increase we can expect to see prices continue to increase.

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MN ChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:19 PM
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5. Hmmm, is Shaquille O'Neal tall?
Everything is going up, faster than ever.
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