I have a burning question that needs to be answered, how come no one is up in arms about the price of gas today? It has slowly been creeping up for months, and no one is questioning the Obama Administration or casting aspersions on them. In my limited memory, as I remember it, as the price of gas increased during the Bush presidency it was a big deal and there was a lot of media coverage and blame being flung their way…
How is this explained if not for the media’s love affair with Obama and a whole different outlook on what he does and doesn’t do? Granted, the man has sooo many holes in his dyke there are not enough fingers to plug them all, but I’m skeptical that this is the only reason. Blame just seems to be thrown around differently in this administration, and I blame the American people, too. Perhaps a little outrage at the same matters during different administrations would only be fair, if you didn’t like high gas prices back in Bush days, why is it OK today…
In 2008 when gas was $3.25/gallon the same as today, the radio waves were filled with hardship stories of small business, taxi services, florists, home delivery services and how their business were suffering because of the price of gas. Then everything went up in price because of the added delivery cost, bread, staples, everything as usual it was passed down to the consumer and those prices never receded. Now nothing is being mentioned anywhere, why? Are we all just overloaded with all the other problems Obama has incurred…
At the time, in 2008 when gas was the high, at least it was slightly understandable since oil was $140/barrel. But what’s the excuse now? Oil is $95 a barrel. You do the math….hmmm, doesn’t add up, does it?
As I passed my neighborhood Circle K/Shell Gas Station, I noticed that the price of the same gas in the same tanks differs up to 3 times a day. How/why is that possible? What other commodity or good do you buy that is already purchased by the distributor at a certain price, and can have it’s worth changed 3 times in one day. Seriously, should this even BE legal. I can understand when the gas station gets a new delivery of gas, them then changing the price on that gas, but why on old, already purchased gas? My take is because they CAN and we as the consumers are the losers no matter how you slice it. And we blindly accept it because there are so many other things on our plates.
Gas has increased 10 cents a gallon alone this week. I have heard no media outrage.
I know I don’t know the ins and outs of the commodities market and neither do most people so that is the way they get around this blatant rip-off of the consumer.
I just don’t know how or why that should effect gas already in the tanks in the ground at the stations. Aren’t they scalping us enough with the inflated cost of gas from our friends overseas in the Far East. No wonder people want to drill, baby, drill. Don’t be so quick to say no here in America. To loosen the stranglehold our Arab friends have on us would really be one of the best ideas around, but as usual, all the politicians can do is fight about it as we get taken to the cleaners and our Oil DEALERS laugh all the way to the bank and enjoy their outrageous mansions.
We’ll also see how we fare with all the unrest in the region and the Suez Canal debacle.
It may finally cause us to try to become independent and drill on our own soil and stop worrying about birds and other animals. They will acclimate. If the average person had a say, not the politicians who don’t care, or the do-gooder environmentalists, maybe we could get this monkey off our back. Just my 2 cents!
Written by Evie Garone 2/2011