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CLS1998

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:57:51 AM

Put a Freeze on the gas price is what the White House needs to do.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:43:44 AM

EMTROB2012 writes: feds tax too much on gas
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Baloney. The federal gas tax has not been changed since the early 90's at 18.4 for gas and 24.4 for diesel. This rate has been effect for close to 20 years.

Price fixing doesn't work because almost everything that available for sale is an international commodity and most of what we have in the stores is imported. As OILERFAN says, the best thing is a fuel-efficient ride to which I would add that you have to drive efficiently too.



[Edited by: Houckster at 1/3/2013 9:48:11 AM EST]
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:15:41 AM

Fat chance
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emtrob2012
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 3:19:05 AM

feds tax too much on gas
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:01:31 PM

You can buy gas for $3/gal or wait in gas lines all day for $2/gal gas.
Great plan.
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WES03
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 8:25:31 AM

Great....then we can all get in gas lines.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:55:06 AM

Price fixing by the government has never done anything more than short-term gain, and overall negative domino effect when it comes to job creation.
WHen you fix one price, then something else has to give and before long you're having to fix that to, and then before long, something else has to be dealt with.
The best thing that can happen is for people to drive more efficient vehicles.
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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:32:55 AM

There's no need for the prices to be as high as they are.
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Maintroll
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 5:06:19 AM

Now who in their right mind wants fuel prices frozen at todays higher prices, I don't, maybe freeze them at a lower price for a while.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 10:36:01 AM

If we had done that it wouldn't be under three dollars a gallon here now.
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Jeff1226
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 7:42:41 AM

That wouldnt work
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JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2012 5:10:29 PM

freeze it at .98
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 9:13:53 PM

Freezing prices would be a start towards a "planned economy," which is incremental Marxism. And we know how well Marxism has worked!

"The problem with capitalism is that the wealth is not equally distributed. The blessings of socialism is that the misery is." (Churchill)
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 9:52:16 AM

Yes
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gvan
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 9:48:01 AM

Freeze it at what price? Maybe it would be higher than it is now.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 7:59:55 AM

The bad part about the government freezing prices, is that this is unconstitutional. Once they start freezing one price, they ultimately will freeze another, and another, and another, and eventually they come around to freezing the prices of your business (affecting your livelihood).
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 5:11:37 AM

The only possible way for the federal government to put a freeze on gasoline prices would be to enact nation-wide wage and price controls. I don't think you really want that.
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 3:17:31 AM

no, it will not happen
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 10:12:21 PM

Price controls never work. Never. It's part of the left's dream of a world where "enlightened people" can control economics and the world would then be "just."
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Alien6500
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:21:24 PM

That would be nice but never happen
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 2:02:22 PM

Rookie idea spouted by a rookie. Guess you want to return to Nixon and Carter gas lines.
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BUSSY
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 10:07:25 AM

bad idea
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 7:36:02 AM

Fat chance.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 7:15:58 AM

That would be nice
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plans72
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:53:51 PM

Lower it before the freeze. Reduce the taxes feds, state and local government have placed on this comodity
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HotRod10
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 11:38:36 AM

carinthuist, I hope you weren't trying to include the poster here in that "we all". Sure everybody wants the prices to not go up (except OPEC), but that's not a "freese" on "gasa prices".

Maybe you shoulda work on youra English, okee dokee.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 5:56:09 PM

we all wish freese gasa prices
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HotRod10
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 6:41:04 PM

Yeah, 'cause it worked so well the last time! Somebody needs a better history teacher so they don't suggest stupid things that have already been tried and failed miserably.
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barryw8
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 8:34:50 AM

That will never happen.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 12:14:52 AM

RRBC writes: Socialism costs money . . .
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What system of government doesn't cost money and what system of government is always effective. The answer to both is obvious. The quality of government is a function of the people who elect the leadership and who should base their vote on the reality before them rather than "values".
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 5:43:34 PM

Gas price freeze = gas lines and shortages

Do what ever you want, I drive a diesel.
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 5:33:08 PM

Socialism costs money, and it isn't always effective. We seem to want more than we have.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 11:59:15 AM

PATAZ writes: By all means, we need more socialism. Not even Obama is that dumb.
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There is no necessary connection between a wage and price freeze and socialism.

A definition of socialism: A political and economic theory of that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated.

In our system of government, we pretty much draw a hard line between regulation which we have found absolutely necessary and nationalizing industries that we have not found necessary with effective regulation.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 7:11:57 AM

Absolutely
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 11:25:24 PM

Last time I checked my gas I think was a bit diluted,it showed cloudy in a quart clear jar,will check again,the daily humidity was high,probably the reason... No it wasn't that diesel U.. stuff addtive.
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csr1000
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 8:23:40 PM

I'd just like our gas prices to be as low as yours.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 12:01:31 PM

Then the heating fuel $ will go off the cliff,babysitters rates go up,hair-cuts,pet food,vehicle tags,toilet paper,you name it,baby sitter rates.... See the rest of the world is expanding,they... don't need us anymore our ideas are too mixed up too much free stuff leaving this country maybe? Is that a loss....
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 7:14:27 PM

Price controls will not work, unless the goal is to produce shortages.
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oilpan4
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 6:20:02 PM

I can tell all these babies weren't around for the last time the government "froze gas prices".

Would you rater have expensive gas or gas lines with no gas???
I have a diesel so I'm not worried about gas shortages or gas lines.
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redbird2010
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 6:46:17 PM

yes
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 5:36:49 PM

By all means, we need more socialism. Not even Obama is that dumb.
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snell snail
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 1:10:39 PM

GIVE ME POINTS FOR DROPPED ARTICLE.
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cmmattia
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 9:51:22 AM

soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo true, this up and down is getting us nowhere :(
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terfar77
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 8:46:56 AM

that would be nice
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cheapmonkee
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 12:33:06 AM

Freeze govt spending please.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 11:59:39 PM

It is pretty scary KansasGunman.
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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 11:29:48 PM

How naive can anyone be...
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number4
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 11:06:07 AM

will not happen
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Maintroll
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 9:06:08 AM

Don't freeze it at the current prices, that is for sure.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 8:19:49 AM

I'm with OceanArcher. Winter's coming so the only things that are going to be frozen are the bits not covered by long johns and fur hats.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 8:16:30 AM

Uh huh -- and while they are at it, freeze your pay as well ... won't happen
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