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Will higher gas prices affect the election?

Yes
 4 (50%)
No
 3 (37.5%)
Maybe
 0 (0%)
Beans give me all the gas I need
 1 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 5

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jgruber

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Gas prices and the election
« on: August 16, 2004, 10:37:53 PM »
Oil prices are setting record highs every other day.

Do you think this will cause people to change their minds about the economy, the war or the ir choice for president?

You can change your vote later.

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Re: Gas prices and the election
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2004, 10:57:30 PM »
we could do something brilliant like dipping into the "STRATEGIC" oil reserve when there was no impending doom like slick willy did and backload the problem onto the guy that gets elected.
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Ginatio

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Re: Gas prices and the election
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2004, 11:14:05 PM »
Gas prices have actually been going down steadily in my area... they were $2+ awhile ago, but now they're around $1.85-1.95

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Re: Gas prices and the election
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2004, 11:16:30 PM »
We have an 8 cent tax break on our gas in Florida for the month of August.  Helps a little, but after August we get zapped again.

Ginatio

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Re: Gas prices and the election
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2004, 11:18:22 PM »
We have an 8 cent tax break on our gas in Florida for the month of August.  Helps a little, but after August we get zapped again.

on account of the hurricane?

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Re: Gas prices and the election
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2004, 11:21:11 PM »
No, it has been going for the entire month.  Most likely an attempt to boost the local economy and encourage tourism in the state, both of which were damaged by the hurricane.

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Re: Gas prices and the election
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2004, 11:24:40 PM »
$1.73 today in IL

If gas ever gets that cheap again, I'll buy it by the barrel!! It's $2.59 now (8/2009) and last winter it hit $4!!!!
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Re: Gas prices and the election
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2004, 11:39:48 PM »
we could do something brilliant like dipping into the "STRATEGIC" oil reserve when there was no impending doom like slick willy did and backload the problem onto the guy that gets elected.


lol, excuses, excuses.

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casino

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Re: Gas prices and the election
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2004, 11:46:45 PM »
$1.71 in new orleans.  they have gone down a lot the past month.

do you think hurricane charlie is going to affect the election?  i read an article that bush senior was late as a mofo getting help to floridians when hurricane andrew struck, and was penalized hard core by pissed off floridians who didn't get the aid they needed.  i noticed that bush has made reconstruction and aid a top priority in florida.

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jgruber

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Re: Gas prices and the election
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2004, 10:41:42 AM »
1.73 in Tennessee

prices have been stable for a while, but the crude oil market is setting records