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Will Forecast of Rising Gas Price Affect Presidential Race?

Uber Dave Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 12:17 PM
nodeamass Wrote: 1 minute ago (12:11 PM) "But all of this is predictable and laudable as it confirms the miracles of capitalism, speculators can get rich gambling on commodity price swings, so why complain over outcomes in prices? Real capitalists celbrate unstable prices since it affords them more opportunities for making money, and this is what capitalism is all about." So, No, D u m b @ss... ...we all know that you are an anti-capitalist nitwit... ...And what else is left after capitalism? ...Marxism, your goal.
Dondi Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 12:22 PM
UberDave I cannot believe I'm agreeing with you. The oil companies have the right to make as much money off their product as possible, even if it means some people have to walk to work because the prices are high. We have a country based on making money.. period point blank. And the prices will go even higher if Israel attacks Iran next month as they speculated that they might.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 12:42 PM
DUH,the OIL COMPANIES are only making 8-9 cents per dollar of sales.
their large profits are due to the large VOLUME of product used by the American People.

Guess who really makes the big bucks off oil products sold in the US.
FEDGOV.

The Drudge Report is cheekily labeling an article about the outrageous gas prices and gas shortage in Southern California the "October Surprise." While it's unlikely even $4-$5 (and up) a gallon gas prices will turn Californians into Romney fans, CNBC is reporting that gas prices are likely to keep rising in October:

"It will only take another refinery issue and a bit more of geopolitical noise to have the first U.S. election at a US average gasoline price of $4 a gallon," says energy analyst Olivier Jakob of Petromatrix

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