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CarefreeVT
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:06:34 PM

Vermont ranks as the fourth most lucrative state to sell gas east of the Rocky Mountain states. (weekly average)

Take a look at the profit margin section or read Bernie's Statement directly. Thank you GasBuddy!

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=b3bd6cd1-af5c-424d-9a81-288f546399d5
Visit http://www.sanders.senate.gov/consumers/ for full article
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WanderDan
All-Star Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:45:35 PM

just shinning a light on them and they scurry like roaches. Sometimes that has to enough
WanderDan
All-Star Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:41:55 PM

Hard not to like Bernie for fighting for the middle class. Like all politicians you don't have to agree with 100% but gotta give credit when do because it is rare to give them any credit at all.
doctorindyj
Champion Author Santa Fe

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 11:19:36 AM

Stand up, pound your chest and scream to the heavens. Get your bribes, find no problems and go back to business as usual.
gassilla
Sophomore Author Vermont

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 10:37:34 AM

Because I'm on Gas Buddy, I'd noticed this trend! Thanks Bernie for investigating this problem and making it public! You have my vote any day! Too many other politicians are in bed with big business and are unable to look out for the populace as a result!
Prius_III
Sophomore Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:21:56 AM

That's odd. Vermont prices are always less than neighboring New York and nearby Connecticut. They also seem to be on par with neighboring Massachussettes. What's the big deal?
unipanini
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 8:02:16 AM

Investigate!
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 7:01:55 AM

Joke.
SUPERSTEVIEO
Champion Author Quebec

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:35:29 AM

get to the bottom of this issue... please.
Eugenian
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 2:18:17 AM

Thanks for looking out for the little guy, Bernie.
danindenver
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:55:23 AM

"I can't figure out why Vermont elects a socialist. "

Recent studies show that children in the government-run school system have a favorable view of socialism and a negative view of capitalism.
That's what happens when you let socialists run the educational system, instead of capitalists.

Problem is that socialists don't produce anything and THAT is why we have a fiscal crisis.

CarefreeVT
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:51:36 AM

side note: 12/11/12 prices in Downtown Burlington "dropped" as Bernie released this online... Proof GasBuddy Works.

This was a collective effort, not just a political move by the left or the right. It was a statement about how and why people not just in Vermont are getting ripped off at the pump. Price Fluctuations of $0.15-$0.20 from one County to the next need to be kept in check, especially over prolonged periods of time.

I agree with you MidNJ, Bernie's solution is nothing more than government tracking of GasBuddy. It allows people to view the local area online with links to our forums and site. In addition, this will raise awareness with Federal involvement on the National scene. There is a lot more information available about local questions people had concerning this gas issue on that site.

Waste of taxpayer money? Maybe? Agree with his politics, irrelevant. Bernie likes to make things that are not in the spotlight in his district that might affect other ares in the Country known to all. GasBuddy Helped in a major way. Thanks all.
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:46:47 AM

I bet that Bernie Sanders ain't making many friends in the oil patch. I also bet that he will have his hands full fighting the oil backed super pacs if he stands for re-election..

Go get'em Bernie.
tankumo
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:45:13 AM

Stuck on stupid!
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:41:05 AM

Doubt if it will come up with any real resolution to the problem of price fixing.
esq262
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:37:18 PM

I can't figure out why Vermont elects a socialist.
CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:00:09 PM

Hmmm~
davenles
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:52:46 PM

Sounds good to the voters.
alterman156
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:46:44 PM

I noticed that there are only 4 maybe 5 major brands in the Burlington, VT area.

[Edited by: alterman156 at 12/11/2012 9:47:51 PM EST]
humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:07:38 PM

well that will sure get to the bottom of this
hpmossii
Veteran Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 9:01:53 PM

It is not unusual to have a $0.15/gallon difference in price from 1 county to the next here in western PA.
BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:58:41 PM


So many investigations with no outcomes.
skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:24:19 PM

yep thatl show em!
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