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Who to blame for the price at the pump? Tough to say

Politifact -- $3.84 a gallon.

Three-eighty-FOUR! For one lousy gallon, one milk jug’s worth of gasoline.

The cost of a fill-up? Don’t even get us started.

Whose fault is it?

Keystone. China. Obama. PolitiFact has heard it all. Since the beginning of this year, we’ve checked more than a dozen statements and ads about gas prices. In most every case, we’ve found politicians oversimplifying their attacks, or just plain getting the facts wrong.

Did you hear the one about the single-day gas protest in 1997 that forced prices down overnight?

Well, it never happened.

In reality, the price of gas is determined by a litany of complex and shifting factors (Brent derivatives, anyone?), few of which you’ll hear mentioned in :30-second political ads.


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Submitted Apr 30, 2012 By: eromitlab
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23jeep
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:41:08 PM

Obama may not be entirely to blame but one thing for sure he is a large part of the problem. What he's done has hurt the price of gas and I can't think of a single thing he's done thats helped.

In Alabama, where I'm from, people are saying Obama is going to lower gas prices prior to the election to help him get re-elected. Don't know if that possible but prices are starting to drop a little.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:39:52 PM

yuk
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:39:08 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:36:56 PM

The rich get richer
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:35:13 PM

China.
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Focus2
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:34:59 PM

You want answers? They will tell you its complicated! But we know its greed!
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stueyAZ
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:33:10 PM

more like Obumma and his wif :)
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itsjustme719
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:33:06 PM

I agree that the single most reason for high prices is simply greed.
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checkitnow
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:29:17 PM

easy answer... obummer and his war on oil
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:29:02 PM

greed is to blame
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:27:11 PM

adr47 is bang on.
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jtea22
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:26:22 PM

There is know way we can put the blame on one person or one particular group.When you point one finger at someone, there's three pointing back at you.
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Global commodity trading of oil is the culprit along with increased global consumption by emerging countries.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:23:45 PM

BS
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stadlgi
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:23:20 PM

Same story several months ago. Wall Street needs to go away as an in-
fluence. The banks need to go away as well. We're just being 'legally'
robbed every chance they get.
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SSchmidty
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:22:59 PM

Of course!!!! look to pig-oil producers, pig-oil speculators and of course gov't taxes are a constant!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:22:58 PM

I'm to blame for high gas prices. I also know the meaning of life, but I don't see any reason to tell you. Good day.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:22:30 PM

Fascinating.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:21:41 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:20:53 PM

We need a real flash mob to hit wall st @ it's busiest times to drop prices!!!!!!!!!.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:20:31 PM

Everything in capitalist economics is defined by profits

[Edited by: Nicoalbum at 4/30/2012 9:21:28 PM EST]
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WillyG
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:20:05 PM

I just paid $85 to fill up my car (22 gallons) Saturday.Yes, it's a car, not a truck or SUV. That's my weekly usage. I get 25 mpg.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:17:14 PM

If the explanation was singular or simplistic then consumers would have a way to combat fuel prices. However the complicated way in which prices are "manipulated" or set is what keeps consumers from being effective in challenging or changing things.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:16:37 PM

Bring ti down
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:16:36 PM

Maybe China will have an economic crash and people couldn't afford gas :O. But wait, our country manufactures everything there, so that wouldnt be good for us either.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:14:24 PM

does not follow supply and demand
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It's a world commodity. duh.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:14:21 PM

Speculation and oil companies - Congress not wanting to place regulation. Senate for not voting against tax subsidies, because they get kick backs from oil companies for their campaigns.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:12:33 PM

A lot spin to keep prices up.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:08:51 PM

no one knows who is to blame
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:07:16 PM

Speculators and big Oil
Greed Rules
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:07:09 PM

market demand and theres always a great demand
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:07:04 PM

blame me
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:06:10 PM

It seems like everything is to blame for high prices at the pump.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:05:28 PM

the only thing that is running this maket is greed plan and simple
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:04:59 PM

?
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:03:51 PM

POLITICIANS...
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:02:30 PM

There is so much going on everywhere it would be ignorant to blame anyone.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 9:00:59 PM

When you shutdown refineries because you can't sell the producted how is that not manipulating the market? And by not allowing more drilling on Federal lands and than turn around and push the Saudias to drill more how can you state that drilling won't help?
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Everyone and no one. Never know for sure.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:47:09 PM

Got to be some right wing rhetoric. guesses are all incorrect instead of admission.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:47:00 PM

I know who's getting ripped off at the pump!
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:46:13 PM

Its Greed And The Speculators....
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:43:02 PM

The title asks whose to blame for the price at the pump? and then does nothing really to answer it. Seemed like liberal rhetoric
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:41:54 PM

The guy who ownes the pump has the final say-so and makes the most.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:40:49 PM

Greed
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:38:27 PM

All the Geed Mungers
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:36:32 PM

Good, no spin, article.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:35:12 PM

Blame Bush, of course.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:34:03 PM

dlemma, good post!
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 8:30:26 PM

Our dear leader has done more to hurt us than any one else. Fuel prices will improve once he is out of office.
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