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JT

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2011 12:01:02 AM

Do you think government should help lower fuel prices?
Yes
No
I don't know

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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snirt
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 12:13:37 AM

I think government is part of the problem
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chillaxor
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Message Posted: May 30, 2013 7:06:17 AM

FOR SURE!!!
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: May 30, 2013 6:37:00 AM

YES
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Sherbears2013
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 8:48:51 PM

The Government should put a cap on gas prices so that it will not get above a certain amount. Poor people have to make hard choices on if they should buy food or gas. Gas has to win because you have to work. Gas, unfortunately is a commodity we have to use like electricity and water. We have to be able to pick up the kids and do the shopping and go to work. But the reality is that no one is going to do anything about it because they don't care. The House and the Senate just want to protect the top 2% of the country to keep those campaign contributions rolling in. The rich will continue to get richer and the poor will continue to get shafted.
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M_Pruz
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 11:09:31 PM

Before answering, would have to know at what cost? Prices wouldn't change just because the government said so; there would have be a cost someplace else that could actually be more detrimental.
The government isnt really the problem, it's the oil companies and our willingness to keep buying it.
If someone had a product to sell and no matter what they charged for it people would keep on buying, wouldn't that someone keep raising the price?

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appleNY
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:36:06 PM

yes
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ChipperFL
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 1:52:30 PM

Yes
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achung53
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 10:28:27 AM

Yes
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nimrod3101
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 2:23:13 PM

Absolutely the goverment should lower fuel prices people need to get back to work we need help during this recession..
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ericababy93
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 11:19:22 AM

absolutely the government should help lower fuel prices
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misstweety
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:53:59 PM

yes
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Timons
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 10:21:19 PM

No - especially not by using the Strategic Oil Reserve!!!!!!

The reserve was created national emergencies. The high cost of gasoline is not an emergency.
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bill294
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 9:41:24 PM

No. In a free market the government shouldn't/can't lower prices, but it can influence inflation of price by refraining excessive regulation
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Kath16
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2012 6:55:00 PM

Yes and lets get things moving in a positive way. Get people back to work.
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Geo1002
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:33:06 PM

Yes!
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epjensen
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 10:47:59 PM

Yes, remove regulations and allow new refineries to be built.
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Road4Runner
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 3:16:36 PM

yes
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gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 5:44:24 AM

yup
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gasscout_1
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:17:29 PM

YES.
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jonabang
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2012 3:48:36 AM

the gov't should stay the hell away from anything related to a price.
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froggie40x
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2012 11:27:27 AM

The government isnt the problem, it's the big oil companies that are raping us!!! they can drop the price and still make their billions in profit! When oil was $75 a barrel, gas was 75 cents a litre....what gives?
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 8:52:28 PM

no, no, no, no. the government will not make anything better. The prices are because of market fluctuations. The government can do nothing about it.
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mtz69FL
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2012 3:07:45 AM

Yes
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YoyoSC
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:11:54 PM

Yes because we all need some type of help during this recession we are currently going through.
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aj16NC
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 1:37:01 PM

yes
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TeaBearAB
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 2:36:58 AM

Government should lower taxes on fuel, we are being over taxed at the pump. Should also be more stabilized instead of all this yo-yoing
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grizzlybearcub
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:38:16 PM

the goverment needs to step in like they did when the big three auto makers were under fire and going broke.
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Sumflow
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 6:19:14 AM

If they help trucks get off diesel fuel, it will help bring down the demand for oil.
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magalbraith
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Message Posted: May 3, 2012 7:09:28 PM

Definitely! It would change the economy immediately!!
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isaiassr
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Message Posted: May 1, 2012 2:22:18 AM

i believe they have the power.......absolutely
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hildairon
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 11:29:45 PM

yes the canadian government could drop 20 cents a ltr tax.This would bring canadian pump prices close to the american pump price.the government could drop the tax for one year to stablize the economy
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travohn1
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 3:58:01 PM

Yes
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travohn1
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 3:58:00 PM

Yes
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JoseL
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 8:26:23 PM

yes
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CCSTECH180
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2012 7:33:18 AM

I think the government should do something about the trading of oil futures on the commodity exchange.
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Motown2012
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2012 2:48:44 PM

Yes
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tasha88CA
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2012 1:14:20 AM

yes
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 9:40:40 PM

mcapple1996NY - "I don't understand how different gas stations can charge different prices. It's very confusing to me."

Because different gas stations have different owners and different sources of supply. It's called a free market, though it's not working quite the way it's supposed to.

Fancy that.
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Mekuru
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 3:30:36 PM

yes of course
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mcapple1996NY
Sophomore Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 8:27:14 PM

This is really getting out of hand. I don't know why the gas prices have to be so high. I don't understand how different gas stations can charge different prices. It's very confusing to me.
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francescaromana
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 12:48:14 PM

Yes-ish
I can see them stepping in to stop price gouging & speculation on oil/gas, but I'd rather not see government subsidies for lower gas prices spent out of our tax dollars.
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stevepig1
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:36:23 AM

YES
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dental man
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1:30:27 PM

Y
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dre596
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1:01:37 PM

sure i think they can do more
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 6:02:36 PM

scoot9 - "Yes. The gas price is the one root cause to our economy problem..."

True so far.

"OPEC is laughing their ass off. They control the output of the gas, which controls the supply and demand, which affect the cost of gas."

OPEC controls the supply of some of the oil we use, true, but they don't control most of it. They have a bigger effect on most of the rest of the world.

"So, to sum it up. Our Gov needs to do what the majority of the people want and run the pipe line, regulate OPEC. Many BILLIONS of dollars every QTR. That should not be expectable!!!!!"

The keystone XL pipeline will increase gas prices in the US, by putting Canadian crude on the world market, where it can demand a higher price. Is that in our interest? And we can't regulate OPEC.

"Heck, go to a 9,9,9 tax law and make them pay the entire 9% of the BILLIONS they make."

All a "9,9,9 tax law" will do is reduce taxes on the rich and increase them on everybody else, which will restrict consumer spending even more and put the economy into another tailspin.
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OaklandInvaders
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2012 11:25:26 AM

YES
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scoot9
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2012 9:02:48 AM

Yes. The gas price is the one root cause to our economy problem... think about it. The gas price itself is one thing. But the price of gas affects everything we guy, EVERYTHING. It will even have an effect of the cost to build a home. Any thing and everything that is transported it effects. WOW. OPEC is laughing their ass off. They control the output of the gas, which controls the supply and demand, which affect the cost of gas. It’s not rocket science. And let’s not say “think about if it was as high as Europe”. They don’t have are infrastructure.

So, to sum it up. Our Gov needs to do what the majority of the people want and run the pipe line, regulate OPEC. Many BILLIONS of dollars every QTR. That should not be expectable!!!!!

Heck, go to a 9,9,9 tax law and make them pay the entire 9% of the BILLIONS they make. my 2 cents that's lets
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awillisant
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2012 5:47:24 PM

yes
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2012 3:03:49 PM

AndrewIN - "The Government should stay out of our lives altogether."

So you're proposing what? Total anarchy?
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AndrewIN
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2012 9:40:25 AM

The Government should stay out of our lives altogether. If they start messing with fuel prices, the elections will be biased who can give the lowest price.
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