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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Obama's legacy

SOMEONE commented that when George Bush was president, gas was $2 a gallon. Under President Obama it's jumped up to $4 and is now well more than $2 a gallon. And you consider that a sign that Obama is doing a good job?

The instability in price is a negative. Of course, since he's put so many people out of work, there are quite a few people who wouldn't even be able to afford $2 a gallon if gas got that low again. You may delude yourself into thinking our country is in better shape under Obama, but most thinking people know otherwise.

Thanks for muffins

Thank you to the young girls who were giving away muffins at the Jackson Walmart for no reason and for no money. My children loved them.

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Obama's legacy --- a President is the greased pig in the game of politics...

Thanks for muffins ---- nice story ..let your dim light shine !

Pirates 5 , Cardinals 2 ...stick a fork in 'em , they're done..

-- Posted by ad..man on Wed, Sep 22, 2010, at 8:04 AM

Obama's Legacy:

When President Bush was in office, the Democrats or the Labour Unions (I forget who put them out) had bumper stickers that read "When Bush Became President, Gasoline Was $2.46/Gal."

I had to laugh one, back in 2008, when I saw a truck with that bumper sticker parked under the sign at Huck's. The sign, oddly enough, was advertising Gasoline at $2.46/Gal. I never have my camera handly when I need it.

Of course, gasoline went lower than $2.46/gal. before President Bush left office, but it seems to be hovering now somewhere between $2.39 and $2.59 at Rhodes.

-- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Wed, Sep 22, 2010, at 8:29 AM

It was 1.76

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Wed, Sep 22, 2010, at 5:41 PM

My error, it was $1.46, and yes, gasoline prices did dip that low again in 2008.

http://zfacts.com/p/35.html (These are average prices, and Cape Girardeau prices ran below average at the time.)


-- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Thu, Sep 23, 2010, at 8:00 AM

In March 2008 national ave. was $3.16 under Bush and in October 2008 national ave. was $3.48 under Bush according to Consumer Reports records. So what's the point? Prices are lower at the beginning of a Presidential term and higher at the end? Economic problems affect gas prices? You can say anything you want to prove your preconceived ideas?

Gas prices are hugely affected by speculation and public rhetoric. The more people gripe about the economy and how things aren't working, the worse it gets. Thank you very much.

The economy isn't totally Bush's fault or Obama's. It's also your fault and mine, but mostly all these negative postings.

-- Posted by sunshine51 on Fri, Sep 24, 2010, at 1:27 AM

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