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Will rising gas prices effect your budget?

Discussion in 'Economics, Business, and Taxes' started by American Patriot, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. lupehernandezdepedajack

    lupehernandezdepedajack Mayor

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    Forcing the European model on Americans


    Its easy to do just raise the gasoline prices to 6 or 7 bucks a gallon and promise to never lower them but to probably raise them..
     
  2. bdtex

    bdtex Administrator Staff Member

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    Gasoline prices are going down. I buy gas at the supermarket where I buy groceries. I gas up first then buy groceries. More money for more groceries.
     
  3. Craig

    Craig Senator Supporting Member

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    It's odd isn't it?

    So much hew and cry over gasoline prices. Predictions of $5, $6, $7 and higher a gallon gasoline have never come close to materializing.

    In concert with shopping at Safeway, which is the nearest store for groceries, we get considerable discounts at the pump. $1 off per gallon up to 25. Don't drive a ton, neither car has a big tank. Last time we took both cars, got 23.5 gallons @$2.05 per. The convenience store at the corner is down to $2.89...
     
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  4. Klunker

    Klunker Council Member

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    I drive 30,000 to 40,000 miles/year... in a Chevy Silverado. I LOVE the lower fuel prices. We do all our grocery shopping, pharmacy, etc. at a Krogers where we build fuel points. The fuel discount helps, but the lower prices at the pump are fantastic!!!! Let's see... fuel prices down. Stock market swinging back up. Life is good!!!!!!
     
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  5. MaryAnne

    MaryAnne Governor

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    $2.79 here at Kroger's. Then the discount. And the market,um,um,good. So get out and vote.I already have.:)
     
  6. MaryAnne

    MaryAnne Governor

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    You need a store with Discounts.:) first groceries,then gas.
     
  7. Wahbooz

    Wahbooz Governor

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    Interesting. I assume you account for personal business use with that company vehicle? That is a tax deductible expense for the company, and taxable compensation for you, so I fail to see the expense for the company.

    Oh by the way, your transportation costs, to and from work, is also your compensation; and not an operating cost. Interesting indeed.

    As for the Chevy Volt, I know a number of owners who have not gone 'up in smoke'.
     
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  8. Wahbooz

    Wahbooz Governor

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    Forcing the European model on Americans

    That's cute. Actually what Americans have now was forced upon them when mass transit was drastically reduced. People had to buy vehicles then, which is what the auto manufacturers wanted. Ike helped that with the national highway system.

    In my lifetime I can remember other modes of transportation, such as commuter trains, buses, and street cars, that carried passengers from outlying cities and even into Detroit to go to work. It was nothing to see men in suits, carrying their briefcases, hop off a bus and climb aboard the train in the morning to go to work. They got rid of that in a hurry, in order to create a market for vehicles, and today there are those in politics who fight a resurgence of mass transit.
     
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  9. EatTheRich

    EatTheRich President

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    Entitlements account for 18% of GDP, including 5% for Social Security and 3% for Medicare. http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/entitlement_spending

    Most of the people receiving them--the people you are telling to "get a job"--are old people.

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...ts-from-the-federal-government-in-six-charts/


    Meanwhile, from information available at the following websites it can be calculated that the income of the wealthiest 10% (making roughly $70,000 or more per year) ... few of whom are employed in productive labor ... accounted for nearly 40% of GDP. But hey, keep up the focus on those geriatric parasites.

    http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD
    http://www.heritage.org/federalbudget/top10-percent-income-earners
    https://bber.unm.edu/econ/us-tpi.htm
     
  10. EatTheRich

    EatTheRich President

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    http://www.quotes.net/mquote/104142
    "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon."
     
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  11. Wahbooz

    Wahbooz Governor

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    And yet this clown rambles on about free transportation, at anybody elses expense. Nothing more comical than a hypocrite bitching about something.

    Buy them books, send them to school, and all they want to do is eat the covers off them. No matter how often you tell them, they'll never get it.
     
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  12. Wahbooz

    Wahbooz Governor

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    This is just crazy, the way gas prices are going. They've risen down to $1.87 gal. Howie, how can this be?
     
  13. Wahbooz

    Wahbooz Governor

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    I'm going to speak openly right now, and as someone who makes over $70,000 a year. And I mean over, but won't go any further than that. It pisses me off when programs like Social Security and Medicare, programs working people paid for to protect their golden years, are referred to as 'entitlements'. When I discovered that military retirement was part of the welfare budget, that pissed me off too. Someone spends 20-30 years in uniform, risks his or her life, and that retirement is considered an entitlement program?

    Is it any wonder politicians of any stripe give me heartburn. I will not vote party, I vote politician; and unfortunately I have yet to find a politician who is willing to right these wrongs.
     

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