Senators Warn Global Warming Bill Could Spike Gas $1.50 to $5 a Gallon...

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Marine1, May 16, 2008.

  1. Marine1

    Marine1 Guest

    Worried about gas prices hitting $4 a gallon and beyond? Imagine if they were $6, $7 or even $8 a gallon. Those levels are a certain possibility should Congress pass cap-and-trade legislation, which could face a vote in early June.

    Senators Warn Bill Could Spike Gas $1.50 to $5 a Gallon
  2. Warning to reality

    Our senators should, if possible, wake up to the real world of the middle class.

    Fuel prices are already sending the middle class into a recession causing
    activity of non-purchasing other goods and services.

  3. As long as they can pull another piece of plastic out of their pocket, they will continue to buy.
    What ever happened to money?
    It would really be bad right now if people had to stop and think "Can I afford that?". But no, out with the plastic and with (about) 22% interest, I can have it.
  4. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    S.O.S.! Big business trumps all,just another crock in a long line of crocks,the genie is out of the lamp!:eek:wned2:
  5. I have a bicycle and I will use it! until they unwrap my cold, dead body from around it! Not only that but I have horsies too!
  6. While we are most likely going to be paying more at the pump to do our part... what is the rest of the world doing about this problem of supposed "Global Warming"...?

    Frankly, this is bullsh*t. As usual, we are carrying the load because too many in politics are bowing to the U.N. ...
  7. AKHunter

    AKHunter G&G Newbie

    The rest of the world is either laughing at us or blaming all of this on us as a country.

    As for the U.N. :moon::moon::moon:
  8. +1
    Either bowing or down on their knees........
    Last edited: May 16, 2008
  9. publius

    publius Guest

    The hit our economy would take by this environmental extremism (it already has taken a toll) is the reason why Bill Klinton, with Algork as his VP, would not sign onto Kyoto. Also I believe China and a few other countries were exempt from Kyoto, though I'm not positive on that.
  10. Our congress just wants a piece of the money being ripped out of the working class peoples pockets before the oil companys get it all.
    It's a sad situation when we can't throw all of them out of office right now for even considering this.
    I'm not a smart person in regards to politics but I can tell they ain't at all for us.
    They ain't worth the chit we flush down our toliets !!!
  11. publius

    publius Guest

    Bogged Down

    Most expensive places to buy gas
    Rank Country Price/gal

    1. Bosnia-Herzegovina $10.86
    2. Eritrea $9.58
    3. Norway $8.73
    4. United Kingdom $8.38
    5. Netherlands $8.37
    6. Monaco $8.31
    7. Iceland $8.28
    8. Belgium $8.22
    9. France $8.07
    10. Germany $7.86
    111. United States $3.45

    Source: AIRINC


    Where gasoline is cheapest
    Rank Country Price/gal

    1. Venezuela 12 cents
    2. Iran 40 cents
    3. Saudi Arabia 45 cents
    4. Libya 50 cents
    5. Swaziland 54 cents
    6. Qatar 73 cents
    7. Bahrain 81 cents
    8. Egypt 89 cents
    9. Kuwait 90 cents
    10. Seychelles 98 cents
    45. United States $3.45

    155 countries surveyed between March 17 and April 1, 2008. Prices not
    adjusted for cost of living or exchange rates.

    Source: AIRINC

    Gas consumption Europe vs. U.S. There is some evidence Europe's high
    gas taxes have capped its oil consumption.

    Oil use in the United Kingdom has basically stayed flat from 1980 to
    now, while in France it's dropped 17%, according to figures from the
    Energy Information Administration.

    In the U.S., meanwhile, oil use is up 21% over the same period,
    although the country has added more people and seen its economy grow slightly

    Americans have taken advantage of cheap gas prices to do other things -
    like buy bigger cars and bigger houses further away from city centers,
    said Schipper.

    On a per capita basis, Americans use three times more oil than
    Europeans, he said. That means Americans are more exposed to rising gas prices
    than their counterparts across the Atlantic.

    "Five-thousand square feet in the suburbs, that's much rarer in
    Europe," said Schipper, referring to big homes. "We dug our hole."


    Note above where it says that high gas taxes in Europe have capped it's oil consumption. The democ-rats have for some years been advocating higher gas taxes in this country in order to cause people to drive less (not now, it's an election year), in order to placate the lunatic environs who are a major constituency of theirs.
  12. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    I knew this would happen if the Demoncrats got control....
    Higher Taxes, Less drilling, Environmentalism.....= U R ScREWED !!!
  13. Lost on "Doing our Part" ??????

    I'm totally lost on the post about "rest of the world and doing our part at the pump"!

    How does "doing our part" have anything to do with billions in profits for a few big oil companies?

    Why don't big oil compaines "do their part" by reducing their profits
    to help the middle class? That seems rather patriotic to me.

    Come to think about it, why don't our elected representatives "do
    their part" by expanding, protecting, and granting more freedoms to
    the middle class?
  14. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob G&G Evangelist

    Exxon/Mobile is the 17th largest in the world. May want to look elsewhere to vent your frustration, my friend.
  15. publius

    publius Guest


    "Come to think about it, why don't our elected representatives "do
    their part" by expanding, protecting, and granting more freedoms to
    the middle class?"

    You're being facetious, right?

    Keep in mind that the Oil companies make less profit on a gallon of gas than either the state or federal tax on that same gallon. They have big profits, because the sell a hell of a lot of gallons of gas worldwide. OPEC (the arabs) is another story of course. We need to explore and develop our domestic oil reserves, including ANWR.
    Last edited: May 16, 2008
  16. Chris

    Chris G&G Evangelist Staff Member Forum Contributor

    We need refineries. Since we won't be getting one of those...we need alternatives. We need them fast...

    America will not last with gas that high.
  17. I wonder how much of the oil companies' profits are made here in America.
    By amount of profit made by them, I don't see the need to have the price so high at the pump except to make more and more profit.
    If I had the only food store in town, I could charge what ever I wanted to charge and point to some country that had no food and say "Look at them, you are better off".
  18. SKS NOOB

    SKS NOOB G&G Evangelist

    There is one being built right now, Chris. Only one that I know of and IDK exactly when it will be running.