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3/6/2013 5:59:00 AM
Letter: Link between gas, gun policies?

I finally figured out the so-called president's policy for energy and gun control. He has combined both into one policy. What he is doing is getting gas prices so high that no one can afford to drive to the gun store to buy guns or ammo. (Isn't he a genius?)

This last election, 53 percent of the popular vote went to him. I'm proud to say I am one of the 47 percent. His previous four years in office have shown he is not qualified to be the president. He's not qualified to be a litter extractor from the highways. No offense to those that do that kind of work. Before anyone writes that I have no respect for the president, I'll save you the time and stamp money (you'll need it to buy gas). I don't.

The economy is still bad; unemployment is still bad. We are still held hostage by his Middle Eastern buddies for oil when we have all we need here, which would create thousands of good jobs and free us of gouging by the Middle East.

Imagine if we didn't have to buy their oil. It would free up what we buy for other countries and lower the cost of oil. We would be using our own oil and it could lower the cost of gas and boost our economy. People could afford to drive and purchase other goods and services. I guess that is one solution that is too simple for the Obama administration to figure out.

Michael D. Thorpe

Kingman




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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Article comment by: Another Thought

@ mr. parker

"And King Barack's magic carpet ride runs on jet fuel to the tune of $184,000 per hour."

So what's your point? Is he supposed to travel differently than the last oh, say ten presidents?


Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Article comment by: Now Try to Think - Where Are Gas Prices Set Answer: Oil Company Board Rooms

The letter writer should try to remember when GW was pushed about high gas prices during his term. He had to admit that the president has very little control over gas prices.

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

@Frank Lee
@Michael T.

Oil is a commodity traded on the open market.

I'll say that again:
Oil is a commodity traded on the open market.

If the price goes up for us, it goes up everywhere. Unless we apply government-backed subsidies - which Congress controls, mind you - the price rises proportional to the price of oil. The oil that's traded as a commodity on an open market.

OH! Now I know - maybe Obama is going to the Chicago Board of Trade every day with a disguise on and BUYING it all up! And eating it? Maybe giving it to China?

Really though, economists I work with still don't understand how people think the President can affect gas prices when multi-national corporations competing for billions in profits seem to be doing just fine. Can someone just explain how you think it works?

@Everybody's doing it

Are ya sure about that statement?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304441404577480952719124264.html


Really, can someone just explain - IN DETAIL - how the president affects gas prices? I'd like to know.


Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“And King Barack's magic carpet ride runs on jet fuel to the tune of $184,000 per hour.”

The cost is nearly $180,000 an hour but that includes maintenance costs, fuel, security personnel, salaries, etc.

Oh, wait, my figures are for the president flying in Air Force not some mythical “King” on a flying carpet. Lord only knows what that mythical dollar amount might be.


Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“You know those numbers, if correct, are only temporary. It's a proven fact that automation eliminates the need for humans. We are literally researching and inventing ourselves out of jobs.”

And that’s why the auto industry, among others, is continuing to hire people, because of “automation?”


Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Article comment by: Another Thought

@ Anson's Nephew

"yet completely ignore the fact over 1.5 million jobs would be created by advancing alternative technology research and manufacture."

You know those numbers, if correct, are only temporary. It's a proven fact that automation eliminates the need for humans. We are literally researching and inventing ourselves out of jobs.


Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

@ Parker

"You don't think gasoline shortages could be relieved by building Keystone and a refinery."

No, because the dirty tar sands oil would be sold to the Asian market. A point well known to anyone who has actually researched the project. And don’t you find it interesting that when the oil companies tried to propose the pipeline cross Canada they were shut down in a heartbeat?

Now the usual suspects come her and talk about the 2,000 to 20,000 jobs that Keystone would generate and yet completely ignore the fact over 1.5 million jobs would be created by advancing alternative technology research and manufacture.


Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Article comment by: A Serious Thought

@ mr. parker

"You don't think gasoline shortages could be relieved by building Keystone and a refinery."

Do you really think the USA has a gas shortage? Where's your proof. High prices does not equate to gas shortages.


Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Article comment by: Oh Ya

@ Frank Lee Speaking

Are you Pete or Re-Pete? I don't get it, you copying the my post without an explanation.


Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Article comment by: mr. parker

Satire?
You don't think this gun control nonsense has caused backorders and rising prices? anything to take the public's attention off this stagnant economy.

You don't think gasoline shortages could be relieved by building Keystone and a refinery. (No, not immediately but maybe for our children and grandchildren.) It certainly would provide jobs for this sideways moving economy.

Like it or nor, semis to do run on diesel, not solar. Autos, run on gasoline and though methane could be promising, it still produces CO2 as a byproduct of combustion. The lefties willstill be able to complain about global warming.

And King Barack's magic carpet ride runs on jet fuel to the tune of $184,000 per hour.


Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@FLS

Nice try at throwing some insults around, which is all you seem capable of lately, but read the letter again. Yes, the first paragraph is most likely sarcasm and satire. Read the rest though where the writer still goes on to basically blame oil prices and thus gas prices on Obama and his "Muslim buddies". Oops darn those pesky facts.


Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

@ FLS

“You leftists are so blinded by your creepy obama love that you cannot recognize satire when it is right in front of you.”

Oh, SATIRE! I got it! So the following are satire, therefore just funny stuff not to be believed -

“The economy is still bad unemployment is still bad. We are still held hostage by his Middle Eastern buddies for oil when we have all we need here, which would create thousands of good jobs and free us of gouging by the Middle East.”

And

“Imagine if we didn't have to buy their oil. It would free up what we buy for other countries and lower the cost of oil. We would be using our own oil and it could lower the cost of gas and boost our economy. People could afford to drive and purchase other goods and services. I guess that is one solution that is too simple for the Obama administration to figure out.”

Satire? Yep, it must be because you say so, however I believe Mr. Thorp would not agree with your assesment.

LOL


Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Oh Ya

"First off, the President has no control over the price of gasoline.

@Anson's Nephew

"Pure hyperbolic nonsense with absolutely no bais in fact."

You leftists are so blinded by your creepy obama love that you cannot recognize satire when it is right in front of you.

Mr. Thorpe. The next time you use satire, please label it as such, either before or after, so the local leftist maroons don't get all bent out of shape.

LOL


Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Article comment by: Oh Ya

@ Michael D. Thorpe

"What he is doing is getting gas prices so high that no one can afford to drive to the gun store to buy guns or ammo."

First off, the President has no control over the price of gasoline. Second, the price of gas has nothing to do with me purchasing a weapon. If I want it, and it's in another state, I'll get it one way or the other. What do you think people that move across country do with their weapons, leave them for the next resident?


Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Article comment by: crazy talk

there just is no end to crazy talk in Kingman, Arizona! Are there people that think we can pump oil from ND and divy it up and give it to people cheap in the USA? Read Anson Nephew's letter. Maybe it will give you a clue! Obama was elected President - get over it - he is not going away!! Put your energy into the next election ------- get all of the wonderful changes you wish for.

Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“What he is doing is getting gas prices so high that no one can afford to drive to the gun store to buy guns or ammo.”

Pure hyperbolic nonsense with absolutely no bais in fact. We were told all throughg the horrible Reign of Error of The Criminal that the president has nothing to do with the price of oil or gasoline – how has that suddenly changed? Please be specific in your reply. Thank you.

There also appears to be a dramatic misunderstanding regarding oil. All oil is placed onto the world market where it is then purchased by companies and distributed to countries. The evil lies in our (taxpayers) subsidizing billions for the oil industry that makes trillions while price gouging.


Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Article comment by: Everybody's Doing It

Obama is only the most recent President in a long line of Presidents, both liberal and conservative, who have continued to pursue oil in other countries without meaningfully taking advantage of our country's own oil reserves. Why? What do they know that they are not yet sharing with us?

Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Article comment by: Rick O'Shea

Well, his approval rating dropped again (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/us/politics/obama-approval-rating-down-in-new-york-times-cbs-poll.html), looks like people may be starting to see through the BS of Obama's "Hope & Change" rhetoric.

Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

Mr. Thorpe
Good letter and I agree with you whole heartily! How can a person have any respect for a president who hates the American people.
The president said he had no plans to use drones on the American people on American soil but he might!
Now that is a good American wouldn't you say and we have people who voted for him twice....WOW!....what a country!




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