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What does 7.8 have to do with the price of gas?



It's not a trick question I'm just interesting in hearing different answers on this.

I was thinking that if there are more people working than there might be more people needing to drive to work. Which means more people needing gas. Which means more people pissed off about the price of gas. Which means more people pissed off at Obama since we all know gas prices are his fault.







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glaucon
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I was thinking that if there are more people working than there might be more people needing to drive to work. Which means more people needing gas. Which means more people pissed off about the price of gas. Which means more people pissed off at Obama since we all know gas prices are his fault.


You are right about the relationship between the unemployment rate and the price of gas but I doubt it will make a difference in the election.






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You are right about the relationship between the unemployment rate and the price of gas but I doubt it will make a difference in the election.



What do you doubt will make a difference, Obama's unemployment number or his price of gas?






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Powerman
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Which means more people pissed off at Obama since we all know gas prices are his fault.




Hopefully this is sarcasm






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constant cough
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Hopefully this is sarcasm


Is there some other guy who's President that's devaluing the dollar?

Also gas prices were Bush's fault when he was President. So by that standard they are now Obama's.






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glaucon
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What do you doubt will make a difference, Obama's unemployment number or his price of gas?


The price of gas getting higher due to a lower unemployment rate.






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glaucon
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Also gas prices were Bush's fault when he was President. So by that standard they are now Obama's.


Gas prices were not Bush's fault.






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constant cough
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The price of gas getting higher due to a lower unemployment rate.



Oh I didn't even mention that. I'm talking about how gas prices are already high and now that there are more people working, driving and having to buy gas it will mean more people pissed off at Obama's gas prices.






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constant cough
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Gas prices were not Bush's fault.


Maybe maybe not but that's the standard he was held to so that's the standard Obama is held in in most voters minds.

It's Obama's economy, Obama's unemployment number(Literally his BLS made it up)and Obama's gas prices.

Really the more you think about it, it's over. Obama's done.






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glaucon
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Oh I didn't even mention that. I'm talking about how gas prices are already high and now that there are more people working, driving and having to buy gas it will mean more people pissed off at Obama's gas prices.


Gas prices are a fairly fuzzy factor in electoral math. I think they matter but there just isn't a one to one correlation with gas price and voter share. Folks tend to vote for the incumbent based on their perception of the economy recovering during the lead up to the election. If you didn't have a job and now you have one, I suspect you would view the economy improving, thus, negating whatever negative effect you get from high gas prices. Thus, the only thing that would matter is the higher gas price from higher demand, which, I just don't think will matter all that much.






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constant cough
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Gas prices are a fairly fuzzy factor in electoral math.


Well Obama better do some more homework and hope the math clears up some cause high gas prices 30 days before an election by my math can't be a good thing for him.






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acgeaux129
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Gas prices have nothing to do with the president and it's fricking aggravating to see conservatives talk about it when they should know better.





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constant cough
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Gas prices have nothing to do with the president and it's fricking aggravating to see conservatives talk about it when they should know better.



Read the thread next time.






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Tiger n Miami AU83
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I don't know about the original question, but I saw something today you guys may like. If I could have stopped and taken a picture, even better, but...

On I-95 South about 3 miles before downtown Miami and maybe 1 mile before the "Palmetto" which is the interstate turnoff for the airport (in other words about the most high traffic area in all of South Florida), a new billboard went up last night.

It has a gas pump which reads $1.89 with "Then" under it. Then in the middle of the picture is Obama bowing to a sheik in white with a towel thingy on his head and Obama's head level and right in front of the sheik's crotch(not sure if intentional). On the other side of the sheik is another gas pump reading $3.89 and saying "Now".



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constant cough
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It has a gas pump which reads $1.89 with "Then" or under it. Then in the middle of the picture is Obama bowing to a sheik in white with a towel thingy on his head and Obama's head level and right in front of the sheik's crotch(not sure if intentional). On the other side of the sheik is another gas pump reading $3.89 and saying "Now".



You're right I do like that. That's awesome.

Gas prices are directly tied to the value of the dollar and Obama has destroyed the dollar and is promising further destruction. This is his inflation. And just like Carter paid the price for inflation and surging gas prices so too will Obama.

I'm say I'm afraid it's over but I'm not fearful at all. I'm actually very happy that it's coming to and end in another month.






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acgeaux129
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I read it and wish I hadn't. Just because the imbeciles said it last time doesn't mean conservatives should stoop to their level. If the <5% of undecided voters let gas prices even be a peripheral factor, then our democracy has even graver, far-reaching issues than I would have thought previously.

I will say that presidents can have an effect on gas prices in extreme or rare events, like Carter with the embargo, but that is not the case in this scenario.



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constant cough
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I will say that presidents can have an effect on gas prices in extreme or rare events, like Carter with the embargo, but that is not the case in this scenario.


Right, high inflation and surging gas prices just like under Carter.

And we do have to hold Obama to the same standard the left held Bush to. That is fairness and we know how important fairness is.






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constant cough
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I mean if any conservatives want to hold Obama to a lower standard than liberals held Bush to then go right ahead. But I'm not going to they lowered the bar and there is no James Cameron around to save us this time.





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mmcgrath
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Gas prices are controlled by supply and demand. The problem is that the same demand exists all the way up to $4 and beyond right now without changing the quantity of gas being sold.

Unemployment isn't a factor. People still need gas and have places to drive to. Other things get sacrificed first.






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ottothewise
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re: What does 7.8 have to do with the price of gas?


gas is still a commodity.

markets make the price.

not presidents.
not Congress.

Congress and the president do in fact conspire to set standards for mileage. we are looking at 52 miles per gallon as the average, in some future time already set up for the car companies to work toward.
Our use will decrease as it becomes culturally normed to conserve.

Another factor is traffic. that's going away. cars are now being engineered to self drive. when we get toll roads ONLY open to self drive cars, those roads will be accident free. And no traffic.
traffic is due to lack of perception by drivers. they dont all speed up at the same time. once they are engineered to self drive, they will all pick up speed at the same rate, smooth and effective, regardless of whether a driver is making up her eyelashes.
all running at the same speed: . no grandma's in the fast lane going 58.






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