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$2.46 !!!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Football_Bat, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    In a certain region, maybe ... but no way the average drops to that.
  2. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Same here. And I have that nice 99-mile round trip to work.

    Oh well, the kids didn't really NEED college.
  3. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Very true. Was referring to just my metro area..
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Yes, well, you don't really NEED to work 50 miles from home. Get another job. [/twobit]
  5. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Bet the oil companies still have a near-record quarter.
  6. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Still paying just over $3 in my corner of BFE.
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    A little perspective:

    In 1980 the average car was $6,000, a Corvette was $12,000 and gas was $1.30 a gallon.

    Now the average car is $25,000+, a Corvette is $50,000+ and gas is $2.50 a gallon.

    Even at $3 a gallon, its rate of increase is much less than the prices of the vehicles that it is poured into. And there are many more fuel-efficient cars available today than were available in 1980.

    And to answer somebody's question:

    Venezuela: 14 cents per gallon.

    Iraqis were paying only 4 cents a gallon in 2003. They're paying 40 cents a gallon today.
  8. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    It's true, you figured out.

    This was Bush's plot with the oil companies: Raise prices so it hurts the economy, thus hurting the GOP's chances in the off-year elections and causes Bush's approval ratings to drop.

    A brilliant plan.
  9. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Thank you for pointing out B. I think sometimes that gets lost in this whole gas-price complaint.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    2.91 here. But I'm in an environmentally-conscious state. Or so they tell me; it's hard to believe with water and Snapple bottles lining the road.
  11. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Yeah, the gas prices, that's what caused his approval ratings to fall. Without those high gas prices, top of the mountain.
  12. KP

    KP Active Member

    Re: $2.47 !!!

    Snapple, the best stuff ON Earth.

    Oh, and it's $2.59 in my hometown, $2.79 where I am a little closer to the middle of RSN General Hospital.
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