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NoBushSpokenHere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:38 PM
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Poll question: Gas Prices
Which candidate will prevail the champion of the people and bring the oil prices down prior to election? For discussion: If one were able to do so, would you trust them or would you believe they are tied to the oil companies? Do you believe the recent spike in prices is related to the election?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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kikiek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:40 PM
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1. how about the dollar regaining strength. wishful thinking unfortunately.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:51 PM
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4. The falling dollar is driving oil prices
and there are so many things wrong with our economy that it will take a lot of effort to stop the bleeding.
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:45 PM
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2. I think those gas prices help keep Wall Street above water, so...
I don't think anyone can do anything, even if they tried, for now.

Wait till we fill those Cabinet positions with worthy people, we have a majority in the house and the Senate, and a President who just defeated the Republican "perception control" machine.

THEN we'll see everyone scrambling to get theirs while they still can, but I think they're probably doing that already, stuffing their pockets with their "easy money".
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Abacus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:50 PM
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3. High prices are here to stay
Prices go up heading into spring and summer; I don't think it has anything to do with the election. http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx I think it has more to do with destabilization of the ME and the increased demand from China and India. I think that by the time we can sort out geopolitical peak oil, physical peak oil will have taken its place.
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Johnny__Motown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:57 PM
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5. The weak dollar just adds to the price of oil problem, there is no simple short term answer
We need a total overhaul of our energy policy and a major overhaul of our economic policies to even begin to address the problem.


We need CHANGE, more extensive change than Hillary and her almost 20 year old political machine can possibly begin to provide.


Didn't anyone notice that people like Cheney and Rummy came out of the first Bush administration. Don't you think a bunch of Clinton Cronies will be placed into a Clinton cabinet?
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:36 PM
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6. We Needed GORE in the White House for the Past 8 Years

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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:37 PM
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7. It is now beyond American manipulation
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