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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:37 PM
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Got gas yesterday--$2.95 gallon. Gas today? $3.10
Driving is a luxury.

Eating is a luxury.

My health insurance just went up--although not nearly as badly as some people's.

Texas just raised the legal limits on liability insurance--so my car insurance went up.

Only thing that hasn't gone up is the wages.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:38 PM
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1. Yep.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:40 PM
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2. $3.80 in norcal....
eom
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la la Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:42 PM
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3. 3.55 in so cal... n/t
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dgauss Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:42 PM
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4. Profit, profit, profit, profit, profit, profit, EOM
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:44 PM
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5. $3.53 in central Ca yesterday
Wholesale gas was up another .14c per gal earlier today on the NYMEX.

Thats over .20c in just the last two days.
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:44 PM
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6. Sound Puget Sound Area
It was $3.12 a gallon at the beginning of January.

Jumped to $3.16 a gallon a few days later and it stayed there.

Last week, it jumped to $3.24 a gallon.

$4+ a gallon won't surprise me this summer.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:48 PM
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7. Working class median wages, when adjusted for inflation have been falling for around a decade
Yet we're just supposed to keep tightening our belts and make due with less.

I don't know about the rest of you, but my belt buckle has just about reached my backbone.
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BobbyBoring Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:48 PM
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8. Just wait
It will be $5.00 in a week or so
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:56 PM
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9. Wages?
What the hell are those?
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:57 PM
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10. They were the rewards of those things we used to call jobs. n/t
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:02 PM
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12. Do tell
how is it that somebody acquires one of those jobs?

There are millions who want to know.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:14 PM
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17. Well...sit down on Mama's lap and I will tell you a story
Once upon a time, in a great land that everyone loved, there lived two kinds of bears. Democrat-bears and Republican-bears.
The republican-bears were a nasty sort. They would take your food right off your table, invade your home and steal it for themselves, and then after they pillaged everything and broke everything, would point to the Democrat-bears and say "they did it!".
The Democrat-bears were such awesome bears. They tried to make sure that everyone had their share, or at least enough to survive. They tried to make sure everyone had their own treehouse. They were very caring and sharing.
Unfortunately, the Democrat-bears were too kind, to a fault. They would open their homes to everyone...including the nasty-republican bears. The republican-bears took great advantage of their kindness. They would take everything the Democrat-bears gave them...but they would always want more.
So they lied and did everything they could to get close to the Democrat-bears. And some Democrat-bears (believing the best of everyone), took these republican-bears as their mates.
So now, the two different kinds of bears have become almost the same.
There really isn't any difference--but every now and then you will see a Democrat-bear that wasn't implanted with the poison republican-bear seed, and who is willing to try to fight the fights that his ancestors fought so well.
However, they are losing the battle.
BUT, if those pure Democrat-bears ever step back up--there will be food and houses and jobs for everyone--we will live happily ever after.
But if they don't, we are destined to live in a land that is pillaged and raped by the republican-bears--and the happily ever after will remain only in the fairy tales.
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Marblehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:58 PM
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11. $5 soon
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PoiBoy Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:07 PM
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13. $4.04 regular here on Maui...
..it was $3.98 yesterday...

:shrug:
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:10 PM
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14. Whoever posted that "fill up your tank" the other night had it right - up 20c since Monday here
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:11 PM
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15. $1.21 a LITER in Vancouver that's $ 5 a gallon to you folks. And we sell our oil to you to make gas

NAFTA sez we can't sell gas cheaper in Canada than we
export to the US. Joke is we're being overcharged 40%
even taking NAFTA into account.

Start crying when it goes over $5 gal. Americans are
paying way to little for gas compared to Canada and
Europe
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:12 PM
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16. -1 this isn't a contest n/t
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:15 PM
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18. No it isn't a contest it's a statement of fact. n/t
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:16 PM
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19. Maybe so
BUT, you guys get healthcare.
We don't.
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:17 PM
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20. Not to mention wages, fuel efficient cars. Not a contest just a statement of fact n/t
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:24 PM
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22. So you guys get cheaper gas because we have healthcare. Let me think about that....


You're absolutely correct !!!!!

Now tell your state governments you want
to trade higher gas prices for affordable
health care.

The answer will be, "Taxes Bad. Taxes Kill Jobs.
Health Reform Bad. Health Reform Kills Jobs"

I feel bad for you folks. I really do. The Tea Baggers
are the worst thing since Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:18 PM
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21. Most of the difference is taxes
Taxes that pay for things our free market government here makes us pay for ourselves.

You're still getting the better bargain.
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:27 PM
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23. Combined taxes here in BC are 36.6 cents per liter. Here's a handy chart of gas taxes across Canada

http://retail.petro-canada.ca/en/fuelsavings/2139.aspx

Retail profit is 3% so don't yell at the pump jockey
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moparlunatic Donating Member (48 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:08 PM
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24. I hope to see
$6.00 a gallon. People drive less.
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:46 PM
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26. No, poor people lose their jobs is what happens. Also, a bit out-of-step with your nick. n/t
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:45 PM
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25. $3.25 here.
NE PA. We're being choked every which way.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:47 PM
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27. How's the utitlity bills in TX?
I hear customers paid 11 billion dollars more since deregulation.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:49 PM
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28. Yes.
My electric bill is higher than my car payment and house payment combined.
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