Gas prices hit new national record

Gas prices hit new national record

There are 21 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Mar 11, 2008, titled Gas prices hit new national record. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

The cost of filling up the family car climbed to a record high Tuesday, adding to the challenges consumers already face with falling home values and rising food prices.

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Granny

Millersburg, OH

#4 Mar 11, 2008
Unfortunately, the change that's out there isn't worth voting for
westside johnny

Ravenna, OH

#5 Mar 11, 2008
i remember paying eighty cents a gallon back in 1997-98 for a few weeks then it jumped back to 96 cents but for the most part it was 1.09/gl. thank god we don't have any fags getting married though and don't forget the hoops the government jumped through for terry schiavo. that was a really emergency now wasn't it. the entire government flew into washington on easter break to vote for her bill. you that voted for this administration are the real enemy. thanks you bastards. you were to stupid and i hope you suffer for it. i could see voting that way if you were very rich. at least you know where your bread is buttered but to the rest of you, SUFFER. my middle finger will always be pointed in your direction.
westside johnny

Ravenna, OH

#6 Mar 11, 2008
correction to the previous post which blocked the word and was a sarcastic statement about the religious wacko's that voted for this shit. it was a word for gay and is not intendended to be offensive. it just illustrates the sheeple that wanted all this crap. me, i would take a whole neighborhood of married gays if it meant gas was 1.09 and food wasn't getting outragious. screw you evangelicals and your religious dogma. you helped us get this. the finger is still pointed towards you.
Kent Dawg

Barberton, OH

#7 Mar 11, 2008
Gary wrote:
When will it end? I miss the days of Clinton when gas was a buck a gallon. Its time for a change.
Actually they rose over $2/gallon.
Looking for a horse

Ashtabula, OH

#8 Mar 11, 2008
Bush is just trying to pad all his oil buddies pockets before he leaves office. We need a president with no oil ties.
Voice of Reality

Strongsville, OH

#10 Mar 11, 2008
Not a fan of Bush, but you guys are gonna be real disappointed when one of the Democratic candidates gets elected this fall and gas prices stay the same or go up. Then maybe you'll realize once and for all that no president determines gasoline prices, not Clinton, not Bush, not Obama and not Hillary. Perhaps if there was a better understanding of the mechanisms of the economic system in which we all live, your angst would be directed towards the proper targets.
Alrightythen

Ashtabula, OH

#11 Mar 11, 2008
Voice of Reality wrote:
Not a fan of Bush, but you guys are gonna be real disappointed when one of the Democratic candidates gets elected this fall and gas prices stay the same or go up. Then maybe you'll realize once and for all that no president determines gasoline prices, not Clinton, not Bush, not Obama and not Hillary. Perhaps if there was a better understanding of the mechanisms of the economic system in which we all live, your angst would be directed towards the proper targets.
How can a station change the rates for gasoline that is already in their storage tanks under the pumps? That gas was payed for by the station at a particular rate. The new, inflated prices should not take effect until they sell their current stock and resupply their underground tanks at the new rate. That is why gas prices seemed more stable years ago. The station had to wait until their tanks needed filled again before they could adjust the prices. Now it doesn't matter. Buy KY Jelly, folks. And use liberally. It makes it less painfull.

Alrightythen

Ashtabula, OH

#12 Mar 11, 2008
Voice of Reality wrote:
Then maybe you'll realize once and for all that no president determines gasoline prices, not Clinton, not Bush, not Obama and not Hillary.
Oh yeah, forgot to address this statement. A President might not determine the price of gasoline but a President's actions can influence the price of gasoline. When you invade a member of OPEC under false pretenses, that effects the production and price of crude. And when the President is from a rich OIL family from Texas, well then, he isn't gonna care much about the effects of his actions. Why, he might even like the effects.

Are you getting the picture yet?
Wakeupamerica

United States

#13 Mar 11, 2008
Why do Americans keep putting up with this legal STEALING???? I see this as no other way, legalized STEALING.... We have our own oil reserves and the government don't want to dip into it...
They rather have other countries over charge us for a natural source of energy which we have in our own country. It's not even gas that's increased... Look around, everything u buy will eventually jump through the roof as well...
Good example:(milk)$4.00+ a gollan. It's time for us citizens to stand up and fight for our rights.
If not, our children and grand children are doomed!!!
Voice of Reality

Strongsville, OH

#14 Mar 11, 2008
Alrightythen wrote:
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Oh yeah, forgot to address this statement. A President might not determine the price of gasoline but a President's actions can influence the price of gasoline. When you invade a member of OPEC under false pretenses, that effects the production and price of crude. And when the President is from a rich OIL family from Texas, well then, he isn't gonna care much about the effects of his actions. Why, he might even like the effects.
Are you getting the picture yet?
I've got the picture all right, but it's not the one you look at.

Your view is uninformed and simplistic and just doesn't reflect the true causes.

Education is your friend, get some.
Realist

Hubbard, OH

#15 Mar 12, 2008
As a stockholder in Exxon, who's price has jump astronomically since I purchased it I say A BIG YEAH
to 3.45 a gallon.(I also don't commute that far and have more than made up the extra cost.)

I hope gas goes to $4.50 a gallon.

It also keeps some of the a**h*** of the road.
Use Common Sense

Kent, OH

#17 Mar 12, 2008
Well Folks, Mr. Realist has just explained why some people aren't upset about high gas prices; they own stock stock in it. You can't really call it greed since that option is available to all of us so you wouldn't be upset if you owned stock would you? Some will call me an idiot or moron, that's OK since I'm pretty thick skinned. These are typically those who have something to lose if people take action.

Here's two actions that you may want to take...

First.. call, write or email your state representative or governor. Ask them to explain to you what they're doing about high gas prices. They'll tell you that there's nothing that they can do or something like that. In reality, they can be putting pressure on folks at higher levels of gov't and should be. I'd rather have someone representing me that at least tries and fails instead of not doing anything at all. What say you?

Second.. When you go to buy gas, don't purchase anything else at the station. Put some pressure on the station owners so that they complain a little to those who supply them with fuel. Let them know by not support their stores that you don't like the idea of them participating in gouging us at the pump. I know it's a little inconvenient but by your other items at stores that don't sell fuel. Keep in mind that some Giant Eagle and Acme stores sell fuel also, try and avoid them.
These are simply small things that you personally can do and they will matter if enough people participate.
Good Luck and have a good day.

Since: Feb 08

Dayton, OH

#18 Mar 12, 2008
Today's word: Fungible.

Oil is a fungible good. In other words, if you don't buy it here, someone else will buy it there.

Don't thank Bush, thank the Chinese, et al....
west side johnny

Ravenna, OH

#19 Mar 12, 2008
Voice of Reality wrote:
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I've got the picture all right, but it's not the one you look at.
Your view is uninformed and simplistic and just doesn't reflect the true causes.
Education is your friend, get some.
you are so full of it. how does your head even fit into your car. winners and losers and you speak for the few winners in all this. just because a few are winning the economic war against amaericans doesn't make it right. i hope you are wealthy because if you aren't your an idiot to back the trickle downers.
smalldog

Canton, OH

#20 Mar 12, 2008
Well, well wll, isn't it a shame that President Bush can fly his Air Force One or heicopter anywhere he d--- well pleases, but the public is being asked (or told) to cut back on their driving. Wonder who would take the kids to school and get to the grocery store to but the necessities of life. It definetely is time for a change--maybe we should impeach Bush now before he s----- the public anymore--Oh I forgot, this isn't Bill we are talking about (at least he didn't cause any major problems with the public).
Alrightythen

Ashtabula, OH

#21 Mar 12, 2008
Voice of Reality wrote:
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I've got the picture all right, but it's not the one you look at.
Your view is uninformed and simplistic and just doesn't reflect the true causes.
Education is your friend, get some.
Why not address my point. Does a President's actions have an influence on the price of gas? Does invading an OPEC nation have an effect on the price of gas? You know it does, Smart guy!
Voice of Reality

Strongsville, OH

#22 Mar 12, 2008
Alrightythen wrote:
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Why not address my point. Does a President's actions have an influence on the price of gas? Does invading an OPEC nation have an effect on the price of gas? You know it does, Smart guy!
Ok, and no he doesn't. As for the reason gas prices are going up, what's the point in trying to explain it to you anyway? You are absolutely convinced you're right and that Bush is responsible. I'm not gonna change your mind.
Voice of Reality

Strongsville, OH

#23 Mar 12, 2008
west side johnny wrote:
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you are so full of it. how does your head even fit into your car. winners and losers and you speak for the few winners in all this. just because a few are winning the economic war against amaericans doesn't make it right. i hope you are wealthy because if you aren't your an idiot to back the trickle downers.
"Winners"? There are no winners in this amongst gasoline consumers. I pay the same for gas as you and everybody else. The simple point I'm trying to make here is that gas prices are not attributable to the current administration. It simply doesn't work that way. Google currency exchange, commodities markets, inflation, Federal Reserve Board, hedge fund, pension fund.
While you're at it Google idiot.
Kimberly

Vermilion, OH

#24 Mar 16, 2008
I think gas prices are out of this world. How are they helping the economy? They are not!! How about thinking about the real working people out there who work from paycheck to paycheck. Quit being so selfish and lower the prices

“Defender of our Constitution”

Since: Nov 07

Cleveland, OH

#25 Mar 16, 2008
If you think gas prices are high now, just wait until they top $4/gallon this summer.

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