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April 21, 2008 Poll Results

Has the sharp spike in gasoline prices caused you to curtail the amount of driving you do?

Yes 83% 465 votes
No 16% 93 votes
Total: 558 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


April 21, 2008
10:26 a.m.

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When is the government going to do something about these high prices. Airlines, auto manufacturers, trucking industry,etc are all either going out of business or operating at a loss. And the govt. does nothing.

April 21, 2008
12:07 p.m.

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When is America going to take care of America and stay out of the world's problems, we have enough problems right here in america to fix, we have hunrey people and families with no health insurance. as an american, I feel like it is time to go live somewhere else because I can't aford to keep paying the high taxes we pay so we can take care of the world. Our dollar is worthless now and China is going to take over when we can't repay the moneies we have borrowed from them. Why would america barrow money from China to give to Afica????? why isn't any other country helping all these other places????? I make good money and now I don't have any left to save, everything is so out of control. Mr Bush doesn't seam to care as he is an oil man and probly can't wait to count his profits. I heard today on the radio that the USA produces 70% of the oil used in the US. Then why is our fuel costs so high. I turned down my heat this year by 15 degee's and my gas bill was still more than double what it was last year...........where does it stop???????

April 21, 2008
3:49 p.m.

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I have to agree with sunshineinmyeyes. Our country is in complete disarray. There is absolutely no excuse for what low to middle class citizens have to put up with. Simply put- THE RICH GET RICHER, THE POOR GET POORER. As for Bush "stimulating the economy" I know where my little $600.00 check will be going, in my gas tank, and back into his already fat wallet. GEE THANKS BUSH. AMERICA, PLEASE HELP AMERICANS FOR ONCE.

April 22, 2008
5:10 a.m.

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The government used to be for the people, now it is for themselves, they could care less how they oppress the people. President Bush is out for himself and his glory, not for the love of this country,after all he owns stock in the oil companies, why would he hinder his own wallet and besides his term is almost over, he can retire on the money that was taken from us.

April 22, 2008
9:41 a.m.

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There is something that will really work to lower the price of gas. CONTACT OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS. Just think about all the email's you have had forwarded to you or you have forwarded to others. Now imagine all these emails being directed at our government. If everyone would either email or write each of their elected officials from the President down to your local Mayor, they could no longer ignore us. You don't have to be eloquent or even politically correct. If you're mad, then
let them know you're mad. I have pasted the link to a page which has contact information from the president to your senators etc..PLEASE FORWARD THIS ON TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK AND SEE IF WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

If we can't take the time to do this then I guess we are getting exactly what we deserve.

April 23, 2008
10:02 a.m.

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Bill O'Reiley is calling for no gas Tuesday's. If for just one day a week, everyone can refrain from putting gas in their cars, the waves will be felt in the other side of the world. Watch your tank and mark your calanders so you can be sure to not purchase any gas on Tuesdays!

April 23, 2008
10:42 a.m.

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schdygirl... this will not work. The only way to affect the prices is to reduce useage. Too often people dont buy on day C to support this cause so they just wind up fueling up on a different day.

if you want to send a real message... eliminate some of your useage. If we all either walked or rode a bike etc or just plain didnt use the gas (ie just dont go on that trip) for at least one of our trips a week or so... THAT will do the most to change prices.

Right now what is affecting the prices the most is foreign investors. The dollar is down and therefor Oil is a great investment for foreign investors. If you will find that demand is slightly down and supplies are up... yet the price is still going up. This is being driven by investors... and most of them foreign

April 23, 2008
8:28 p.m.

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There is really nothing the government can do without us paying for it somewhere else, either now or down the road.

These are free markets at work, for the most part, and when demand exceeds supply prices go up.

The best thing to do is cut back on consumption, but globally, not just locally, the U.S. only consumes a fraction of global oil production, and ramp up alternative energy production.

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