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Gas Prices Inspire War Of Words: Obama, Dems Take On GOP

Huffington Post -- People who claim a lack of oil drilling is to blame for spiking gasoline prices are either dumb or dishonest, President Barack Obama argued Thursday as Democrats ramped up their defense against Republicans claiming just that.

"Anybody who tells you that we can just drill our way out of this problem does not know what they're talking about, or they're not telling you the truth -- one or the other," Obama said at an event held in New Hampshire to tout his energy policies.

He noted that, in fact, oil production in the United States has hit its highest level in eight years, that more rigs are operating in the U.S. than in the rest of the world combined, that more than 400 drilling permits have been granted since the massive BP oil spill, and that for the first time in 13 years, oil imports a


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 5:57:10 AM

:)
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 9:47:17 AM

There are also new refineries going up in Arizona and South Dakota.

[Edited by: rjhenn at 3/8/2012 9:47:44 AM EST]
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 5:56:39 AM

polar, we already are drilling more than we did 3 years ago.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:46:56 AM

Get more refineries and drill more.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 5:52:01 AM

gaseyes: Canada also has a lot higher taxes (which pay for their socialized services).
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Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 11:57:36 AM

The problem is that crude is worthless to consumers and industries unless they are refined into the specific products such as gasoline for cars, distillates for factories, jet fuel for planes. We only have refineries in certain parts of the country. This makes gasoline more expensive on both east and west coast. The oil companies have to supply gas stations from where it is cheapest to get from, and sometimes it is cheaper to import based on location.

Look at Canada, they have more crude than they can consume. Is gasoline the price cheaper in Canada?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 5:54:54 AM

polar: because we use IMport CRUDE and EXport DISTILLATES. We refine the oil we import. However, we do not have enough oil to satisfy 100% of our oil glut, which btw, has lots to do w/ all the wasting Americans do. Plastics, soaps and styrofoam are all produced from oil and fill up our garbage dumps and pollute our waterways.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:58:11 AM

If drilling will not help the problem tell me why are we still importing from our enemies?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 6:11:11 AM

lack of drilling oil in the US is not the problem why the prices are high. When Specutraitors were able to do futures trading offshore, away from US law, they were able to take off. Can't reach them there, so they can do as they please and THAT is the main source of fluctuations and high prices.
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kjSC - "And now the fighting begins."

Begins? Where have you been?
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 9:42:43 PM

And now the fighting begins.
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Actually kgbellman you should read as much as you can from media from both sides of the issue! That is called developing an 'informed opinion'! You can't weigh facts to develop a true assessment of any issue if Rush or HF is your only source of news and doing the thinking for you.

Think for yourself!
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 12:07:17 PM

the only reason this country is producing more -is because of what President Bush pushing and allowing oil companies to drill....
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Obama has no experiene
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 8:18:23 AM

Like the HuffPost is anything but Barry's mouthpiece.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 6:42:06 AM

Stop with the talk...let's get some action on lowering the out of control gas prices.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 4:06:23 AM

More drilling will not help? NUTS!
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 3:46:46 AM

More drilling does Not help, its Big oil selling fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices, there will be NO price reduction for the cost of fuel or natural gas IN the US. Barry will support natural gas and oil production for sale on the world market to pay for his ‘spending gone wild’ addiction. The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their benefit.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle is, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 2:27:41 AM

They will be talking this to death and nothing will change until the speculators find reason for the price of oil to be lower.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 2:12:35 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 12:53:05 AM

Joy - should I even read something from "Huffington Post"
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 12:52:42 AM

I can buy that statement very much.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 12:02:48 AM

Anybody that believes the Obama crap, needs to see a brain surgeon regarding a hemmoroid on the brain.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 12:00:38 AM

Long-term trend: progressive politicians are spending our dollars into toilet-paper, so it takes more of them to buy fuel, food, and everything else.

Medium-term trend: refineries soon will switch over to summer blend as we head into the summer driving season.

Short-term trend: Concern Iran will disrupt oil flow through the Strait of Hormuz.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 12:00:08 AM

ELECTION CRAP!
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Election year retoric
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:56:05 PM

Read this already.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:54:00 PM

Maybe Obummer and his minions can waste another $3Billion on "green" companies.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:52:52 PM

First posted at least a day ago, maybe 2
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:46:49 PM

Joy - should I even read something from "Huffington Post"
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:44:40 PM

Exactly correct suzmar - Huffington Post is a far-left rag.
And I guess I'm dumb because I believe we CAN drill our way out of this as opposed to our BRILLIANT President who believes we can give all our hard-earned tax dollars away to hmmmmmm say Solyndra and recoup the money. Yeah - how'd that work out sir?
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Who in the heck is posting Huffington Post articles?
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:43:44 PM

wonder who they'll blame now that they can't blame Bush.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:41:02 PM

Consider the source of this article, I don't trust anything found in the Huffington Post.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:39:37 PM

yeah 4 years ago NOBAMA blamed BUSH now like always
it's somebody elses fault
I think Im going to puke if I hear another democrat say how bad the economy was he inherited
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:38:50 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:38:28 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:38:25 PM

nobody tells us the truth about anything anymore! We are just a bunch of mushrooms & they keep us in the dark. Does anybody know what they feed US? !!!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:36:11 PM

actions speak louder than words...
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:36:02 PM

Thy ought to drill a hole in him and let out all of the hot air.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:35:26 PM

other reports by people who keep track of production tell us that oil production on federal lands are down over 40%, private sector drilling may be up, but not because of anything the administration did
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:30:06 PM

Proofs in the pudding President.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:27:44 PM

Obama can do things to lower gas prices quickly. He just doesn't want to do it because he's beholden to big money. Ban CIFs and force their unwinding with all cost paid by issuers by executive order (for all practical purposes, its economic terrorism). If they go bankrupt, then claw back the excessive bonuses, salary, options and other compensation since 1999 with interest from their principals.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:26:58 PM

Thank you George! It is his fault isn't it?
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:21:56 PM

Obama is correct and drilling at home does not make for cheaper fuel prices. Oil is sold at world prices wherever it comes from but over supply of gasoline at refineries should lower prices if the system would work as it should but greed and Wall Street control the system.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:21:41 PM

When will Obama see the light? He has already tried to release the reserves and that only worked for about a week. He needs to take oil futures out of the market. It is the speculators who keep driving up the price. Does he want a recovery or not? He has made a good statement about Iran, but will he back it up. Does he really want to win again or blow his chances by letting gas prices destroy any hope of recovery?
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:20:52 PM

just political retoric.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:19:37 PM

Dumb
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:18:45 PM

Take crude out of the control of speculators.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 11:17:58 PM

Drill it so gas can be cheaper.
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