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Old 02-28-2008, 09:57 PM   #16
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if gas is going to be $4 a gallon




I might have to break out my platinum card to fill the 100 gallon tanks on my mini- yacht (52 footer)



we need to make the tax cuts permanent, now!!!
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Re: Bush Doesn't Realize Gas Could Reach $4 Gallon

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On one issue particularly worrisome to American consumers, there are indications that paying $4 for a gallon of gasoline is not out of the question once the summer driving season arrives. Asked about that, Bush said "That's interesting. I hadn't heard that. ... I know it's high now."




How could he NOT know...seriously...

FTW...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080228/...C4hDstay2s0NUE
Think he'd care, anyway? I used to think that the President of the United States should be required to have just a teensy bit of intelligence, but apparently that is not the case. What I can't understand is how that dunce got elected *once*, much less twice!
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Re: Bush Doesn't Realize Gas Could Reach $4 Gallon

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On one issue particularly worrisome to American consumers, there are indications that paying $4 for a gallon of gasoline is not out of the question once the summer driving season arrives. Asked about that, Bush said "That's interesting. I hadn't heard that. ... I know it's high now."




How could he NOT know...seriously...

FTW...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080228/...C4hDstay2s0NUE

Thus the reason thank god his time is up.
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As should everyone's portfolio.
At least those that can, and that put $$ over conscience.
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Speaking from outside the US, there's not a business article to be read that does not openly declare the US as in recession. No-one clearly wants to say it there, but in dealing with the US economy/business world, recession is the word.
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what's most concerning to me, however, are the replies to this thread.

americans will always have cheaper petrol than most of the world, anyway.

and anyone who's ever been to florida knows how many SUV's there are. my family and i reckoned there 1/3 were giant, oversized gas-guzzlers.

i suppose that's for all the snowstorms they have to get through throughout the course of the year?

north america, and not just the united states, will only change their driving habits when petrol prices force them to.

yes, bush is an idiot and out-of-touch. but that's not a surprise is it?
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I think "everyone" is too busy paying bills to have a portfolio.
True, but more and more Americans now have 401K plans, rather than traditional retirement plans, especially the younger generations who would handle the volatility inherent in natural resources-focused mutual funds. So a lot of people do have a portfolio, while still being burdened with bills.

Of course, this presumes that there's even such an option in your 401K plan. Mine doesn't. My father's does.
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north america, and not just the united states, will only change their driving habits when petrol prices force them to.
No, they'll change their driving habits when we depopulate the non-urban areas of the country--i.e., most of the U.S. Beyond that, driving is a requirement.
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Seeing that clip on the news is even worse, it's his arrogant flippant attitude about it. I wonder if he knows that oil is 103 today. It's Friday, so maybe he left the office early. And it's leap day, so maybe he gets the day off.
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No, they'll change their driving habits when we depopulate the non-urban areas of the country--i.e., most of the U.S. Beyond that, driving is a requirement.
but while neither scenario is truly plausible at the time being, things will have to change one way or another.

i can't speak for the united states, but for those living in rural canada... public transportation is simply not an option.

of course those people have to drive their cars, and regularly too. but surely programmes could be put in place that'd at least help put a dent in it?

problem is, i don't have any specific realistic ideas for this, so it's easy for me to point fingers. still... i just know there's got to be a better way.
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Thus the reason thank god his time is up.
Unless he goes completely off the deep end and declares himself "President Forever" . . . .
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Seeing that clip on the news is even worse, it's his arrogant flippant attitude about it. I wonder if he knows that oil is 103 today. It's Friday, so maybe he left the office early. And it's leap day, so maybe he gets the day off.
I think he, Condi and Cheney are going to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate leap day.
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