Hard to drive a bargain

Hard to drive a bargain

There are 46 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Mar 11, 2008, titled Hard to drive a bargain. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

The Energy Department says the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline will be $3.365 this summer.

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lala

Akron, OH

#43 Mar 12, 2008
The Big Lebowski wrote:
I highly doubt that people are running red lights just to save on gasoline. It doesn't make any sense.
Yeah, I agree. I think the reason morons run red lights is so they can hurry up and get to the next red light. If they get to the next red light before anyone else, they can either run that one too, or they can turn right on red and pull out in front of me, even though I have the right of way and there is not a single car behind me ;).
Gary

Cleveland, OH

#44 Mar 12, 2008
The Big Lebowski wrote:
I highly doubt that people are running red lights just to save on gasoline. It doesn't make any sense.
You're right, they're not running red lights because of gas prices. They're running red lights because they're afraid to sit at a red light in Akron for fear of being robbed/assaulted/carjacked/kil led
ramon

Canton, OH

#45 Mar 12, 2008
In March 2000 the average price for a gallon of gas was $1.42 and now its $3.42. Mission accomplished!
KEVIN IN AKRON

Cleveland, OH

#46 Mar 12, 2008
TFC wrote:
<quoted text>How about a small 4 cylinder pickup truck with a lightweight aluminum capper? The plus sides are you would save gas, and be able to haul more. The down side is you would have to give up some comfort.
4 CYLINDER PICKUPS HAVE NO BALLS. I HAD ONE AND IT COULDNT GET OUT OF ITS OWN WAY.

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

#47 Mar 12, 2008
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
You're right, they're not running red lights because of gas prices. They're running red lights because they're afraid to sit at a red light in Akron for fear of being robbed/assaulted/carjacked/kil led
LOL. Isn't that the truth? Sad, but true.

“It's 5 o'clock somewhere”

Since: Sep 07

Cleveland, OH

#48 Mar 12, 2008
TFC wrote:
<quoted text>How about a small 4 cylinder pickup truck with a lightweight aluminum capper? The plus sides are you would save gas, and be able to haul more. The down side is you would have to give up some comfort.
Except they don't tow the trailers as well, if at all.
No Nonsense

Millersburg, OH

#49 Mar 12, 2008
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
You're right, they're not running red lights because of gas prices. They're running red lights because they're afraid to sit at a red light in Akron for fear of being robbed/assaulted/carjacked/kil led
Geez ... That happens in Cleveland, too ... along with drive-by shootings

Since: Mar 08

Akron, OH

#50 Mar 12, 2008
Wake up...when are our elected officials going to do something about this!!!??? I am all for capitalism, but this is simply taking advantage of situation after situation. Yesterday, the price of a barrell of oil rose approx. 3% while at the same time a gallon of gasoline rose more than 10% in most places. Everyone knows the gas in the tanks today did not cost $109 a barrell, it was refined months ago at probably $94. So how can they justify raising the prices based on the price of future supplies. Also, why aren't any of our politicians talking about TEMPORARILY removing the gas tax on either the federal or state level? If I'm correct, that's more the .50 per gallon. Let's talk about releasing some of the strategic oil reserves. Lets talk about drilling for oil in Alaska. Natural gas, electric, and telephone were regualted utilities for a long time, maybe its time to regualte the petroleum industry for a while. Why don't the people that we elected to look out for us seem to ever do anything for us? I suggest we vote out EVERY incumbent politician until we get some that are willing to do the job we pay them for.
SDespot

Bedford, OH

#51 Mar 12, 2008
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
You're right, they're not running red lights because of gas prices. They're running red lights because they're afraid to sit at a red light in Akron for fear of being robbed/assaulted/carjacked/kil led
I could agree with that one.
Truth Speaker

Cleveland, OH

#52 Mar 12, 2008
Toledo Tim wrote:
Again people, he won the first election. The final vote count was 5-4 (Supreme Ct)
And he won it embarrassingly. As in WE were all embarrassed that something like this wound up in court over stupid paper.
Truth Speaker

Cleveland, OH

#53 Mar 12, 2008
Correction/clarification: the paper was not stupid, just the people who could not properly PUNCH their damn ballot.

Since: Aug 07

Jackson Twp.

#54 Mar 12, 2008
Fix Akron Now wrote:
Wake up...when are our elected officials going to do something about this!!!???....why aren't any of our politicians talking about TEMPORARILY removing the gas tax on either the federal or state level? If I'm correct, that's more the .50 per gallon. Let's talk about releasing some of the strategic oil reserves. Lets talk about drilling for oil in Alaska. Natural gas, electric, and telephone were regualted utilities for a long time, maybe its time to regualte the petroleum industry for a while. Why don't the people that we elected to look out for us seem to ever do anything for us? I suggest we vote out EVERY incumbent politician until we get some that are willing to do the job we pay them for.
Amen and Hallelujah, brother!
ramon

Canton, OH

#55 Mar 12, 2008
Fix Akron Now wrote:
Wake up...when are our elected officials going to do something about this!!!??? I am all for capitalism, but this is simply taking advantage of situation after situation. Yesterday, the price of a barrell of oil rose approx. 3% while at the same time a gallon of gasoline rose more than 10% in most places. Everyone knows the gas in the tanks today did not cost $109 a barrell, it was refined months ago at probably $94. So how can they justify raising the prices based on the price of future supplies. Also, why aren't any of our politicians talking about TEMPORARILY removing the gas tax on either the federal or state level? If I'm correct, that's more the .50 per gallon. Let's talk about releasing some of the strategic oil reserves. Lets talk about drilling for oil in Alaska. Natural gas, electric, and telephone were regualted utilities for a long time, maybe its time to regualte the petroleum industry for a while. Why don't the people that we elected to look out for us seem to ever do anything for us? I suggest we vote out EVERY incumbent politician until we get some that are willing to do the job we pay them for.
You nailed it! I could not agree with you more.
TFC

Youngstown, OH

#56 Mar 12, 2008
Toledo Tim wrote:
<quoted text>
Again people, he won the first election. The final vote count was 5-4 (Supreme Ct)
He was not elected....he was SELECTED....still 5 - 4 is still a narrow margin.
wow

Avon Lake, OH

#57 Mar 12, 2008
The Supreme Court ruled to stop the cheating by the Dems. Throw out the military overseas absentee ballots which tend to go Republican, count the ones that show "intent" to vote for Algore, look at hanging chads under a magnifying glass for days on end...
wow

Avon Lake, OH

#58 Mar 12, 2008
BTW, Sam's Club at Chapel Hill was still $3/gal. this morning. They don't gouge every time the price of a barrel of crude rises.
Alexandra

Wooster, OH

#59 Mar 12, 2008
Toledo Tim wrote:
<quoted text>
Again people, he won the first election. The final vote count was 5-4 (Supreme Ct)
No he didn't. The Supreme Court shouldn't be installing the president.

You should check out skolnicksreport.com .
Angi

United States

#60 Mar 12, 2008
Bill Clinton being in office had NOTHING to do with people having jobs, lady.
Angi

United States

#61 Mar 12, 2008
Bill Clinton being in office had nothing to do with people having Jobs or the price of gas, lady! That is not up to the president.
Cool Change

United States

#62 Mar 12, 2008
Move back closer to town. Akron is kinda cute now, with a good bus service, all that a big city needs without the gridlock. Or stay in the far away burgs, pay more in taxes, gas, your lawn service, and keep those imports flowing in.

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