$4.25 gas - where do we go from here?

The United States experienced two oil crises, one in 1973 and another in 1979. In 1973, the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries, known as OPEC, suspended oil shipments to the U.S. because of America's ... Full Story
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Jack

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Jun 9, 2008
WOW all that reading and still a bunch of horse poopey!!!! LETS FACE IT IF WE USE LESS THEY WILL CHARGE MORE DUE TO LOST SALES WHICH EQUAL LESS PROFITS. So get ready people we have not seen anything yet. Where are all the brains in this country????
Reliable

Bridgeport, CT

#2 Jun 9, 2008
Walking would be a good start
Jack

Cincinnati, OH

#3 Jun 9, 2008
Sure as I asked where are all the brains?? We will all be walking to our banks that will not have any money to give anyone due to the fall of our system as we know it today.
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#4 Jun 9, 2008
Nuke Power. Problem solved
Steve

Piscataway, NJ

#5 Jun 9, 2008
No new refineries in over 30 years, no nuclear planets either. Lets not drill where we have oil...any surprise? Still a bargain since Europe pays $8 a gallon! This happened more because the dollar isn't worth what it use to be more than the above!
The amazing Superman

Newington, CT

#6 Jun 10, 2008
Well, let's see. People STILL not car pooling. Driving one to a vehicle. Exceeding the speed limit, which is known to consume more gas. Still not using mass transit. Should we feel sorry for ourselves?
GOP Carcus

Baltimore, MD

#7 Jun 10, 2008
McCain was heckled four times at his June 10th speech.

Why are people heckling McCain nearly everytime he gives a speech?

Well, not since George W. Bush's FATHER sent the ECONOMY IN TO THE TOILET have things been so bad! And attempts to improve the economy for average Americans face vetoes and veto threats from George W. Bush.

Bush-McCain-style “leadership” has given us gasoline at about $4.07 PER GALLON and eggs at $2.69/dozen, plus a huge increase in unemployment, the U.S. being caught up in TWO horrible wars, the stock market going "into the tank", and 900,000 homes in foreclosure right now.

The Bush/McCain-style Republicans sent our troops to Iraq based on phony intelligence and without a good battle plan or even adequate armor for our tanks. Returning servicemen get substandard treatment at VA hospitals.

And McCain WANTS TO STAY IN IRAQ for years and years.

But if you ask Republicans, these things aren't really that important. They’ll tell you the real problem: it must be... wait for it... wait for it... gay people!(Or maybe the big issue is that someone you don’t know got an abortion.) They have even tried to CHEAPEN religion by using it for their own political purposes and their military agenda.

Let’s throw the do-nothing, incompetent, warmonger Republicans OUT in November.

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Devils Advocate

San Ramon, CA

#8 Jun 10, 2008
Jack wrote:
WOW all that reading and still a bunch of horse poopey!!!! LETS FACE IT IF WE USE LESS THEY WILL CHARGE MORE DUE TO LOST SALES WHICH EQUAL LESS PROFITS. So get ready people we have not seen anything yet. Where are all the brains in this country????
That is not how the markets work ...Jack. I we can find a way to drastically (and temporarily) reduce consumption of oil, such as grounding empty airliners and duplicate (half empty) flights, perhaps even ration gasoline for a while the prices will drop like a stone.

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#9 Jun 10, 2008
How Long Do We Have?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.'

'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years''During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
6. from complacency to apathy;
7. from apathy to dependence;
8. from dependence back into bondage'

Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:
Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29
Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds:'In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare...' Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the 'complacency and apathy' phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the dependency phase.'

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

Yeah, it's all the Republicans' faults.
Maggie S

Scituate, MA

#10 Jun 11, 2008
Your show is great I listen on my way home from work.
Your guests are interesting so is your 2 sentence news briefs.
Thanks Maggie from Fairfield
anonymous

Shelton, CT

#11 Jun 11, 2008
We shouldn't have to do anything. It's the government that should be doing something for us. THEY WORK FOR US and it's their responsibility. How much more are we supposed to do besides pay tax after tax after tax after tax in this state. They need to do the work, not us!
Give me a break

Englewood Cliffs, NJ

#12 Jun 11, 2008
Europe pays $8 a gallon but they get free healthcare and public transportation!
Devils Advocate

San Francisco, CA

#13 Jun 11, 2008
Can you imagine if that oil bubble pops in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, and gas prices suddenly start to decline just as voters begin paying real attention to the campaign, we will be venturing into the most fertile territory for unrestrained conspiracy theory since the grassy knoll.
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#14 Jun 11, 2008
LynneB wrote:
How Long Do We Have?
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.'
'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years''During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
6. from complacency to apathy;
7. from apathy to dependence;
8. from dependence back into bondage'
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:
Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29
Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1
Professor Olson adds:'In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare...' Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the 'complacency and apathy' phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the dependency phase.'
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
Yeah, it's all the Republicans' faults.
Sounds about right. That's why I moved to China. I could/can see it coming. Re-locate to a new empire in it's rising stage
Jack

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Jun 12, 2008
Jack wrote:
WOW all that reading and still a bunch of horse poopey!!!! LETS FACE IT IF WE USE LESS THEY WILL CHARGE MORE DUE TO LOST SALES WHICH EQUAL LESS PROFITS. So get ready people we have not seen anything yet. Where are all the brains in this country????


Why do we even take the time to type on the subject of our once great country? Take a small look at what is going on, It is not Bush that is responsible for our problems. One of the problems is everyone that has investments and they expect big returns that has lead to a very false economy. The work ethichs of USA is down the tubes. Most employees hold their hand out for the weeks pay before even punching the time clock.. Another place one might look at is our so called elected men/women in offices that are in there for a FREE ride while everyone working is doing just that!!! Maybe it is time to have a CHANGE in the offices. OH did I use the new BUZZ word ??? CHANGE Rememeber the next time you vote and whom you are replacing. I could go on but it is a WASTE OF TIME because I am very sure. THE ALL MIGHTY MEDIA WILL SAY SOMETHING TO STRAIGHTEN OUT THIS MESS THEY HAVE PERDICTED. OR SHOULD i SAY THEY STARTED??t
Law Fan

Springfield, OR

#20 Jun 13, 2008
After World War II- and the democratization of the automobile, we built our society on inexpensive fuel. We spread out to live in the burbs. We built larger homes that needed to be heated and cooled.

You can't undo any of that. So... here's my plan. Jimmy Carter's sweater was ridiculed, but I think it would be powerful if Congress decided to shut off all air conditioning in their offices until a real energy bill is passed. In fact, challenge your Congressman- will you sweat for energy independence?

What should go into that bill...

1) Federal preemption re: location of nuclear power plants. Lots of them. Eliminate local opposition. Use decommissioned military bases. Create an independent commission modeled after base closure commission to choose and endorse the locations. Yes, this has a lead time, like most of these proposals- but the market signal will be immense.

2) Step up incentives for energy saving appliances- you'll accelerate replacement.

3) Annual federal excise taxes on SUVs over a certain MPG standard. Use those to subsidize solar and wind...

4) Wind...every bit helps. Put them on rooftops in our larger cities. Boston or New York in winter?

5) Solar...Phoenix, San Diego, LA and Las Vegas have boomed and have consistent sunlight.

Take the pressure off gas consumption and the price will go down. Also, we'll be less beholden to Iran and Venezuela. Though Canada is our biggest supplier...

Lower MPG standards that would make cars more efficient might only make people drive more... cheaper gas = more driving.

If elected, I will not serve.
Tim J

Charlotte, NC

#21 Jun 13, 2008
The question is....$4.25 gas where do we go from here...the easy answer to the question is..we start doing what out ancestors did...we walk
folks

Compton, CA

#22 Jun 16, 2008
leave the burbs and return to the small cities. I left Easton for Bridgeport, an easy commute on bus, train and bike. I dont have to drive the extra miles just to get milk. I dont waste. More folks that move to Bridgeport, Norwalk, New Haven, Stamford the lower the taxes will go. We were all fooled in the 1950's to 1990's that the burbs was the better place to live and raise a family. Our Great Grandparents were wise to live close to where the work and live. Do you know how nice and easy it is to walk to the local corner market or restaurant?
Watch Dawg

New York, NY

#23 Jun 16, 2008
Tim J wrote:
The question is....$4.25 gas where do we go from here...the easy answer to the question is..we start doing what out ancestors did...we walk
Yeah... Walk to Washington DC. I say PROTEST people PROTEST!
Responsible Citizen

Asbury Park, NJ

#24 Jun 16, 2008
Not to worry, Obama and the Democrats will save us! They promise to tax the evil oil companies for their obscene profits...I can't wait!

.....I doubt the oil companies will pass that new expense on to the consumer.

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