Gas Prices More Than Double Under Obama… State-Run Media Couldn’t Care Less

Do you remember when Barack Obama ripped Republicans on gas prices during the last election?

Yeah, well gas prices have more than doubled since Obama came into office.

$1.84 to $3.85

But, you wouldn’t know this if you followed the state-run media.
They couldn’t care less.
CNS News reported:

Average retail gasoline prices have more than doubled under President Obama, according to government statistics, rising from $1.84 per gallon to $3.85 per gallon.

The average gasoline price is calculated by the Energy Information Agency, and shows that over the past 43 months of President Obama’s term retail gasoline prices have more than doubled, rising from an average of $1.84 per gallon to $3.85 per gallon.

Rising gasoline prices were particularly prevalent in August, which saw a 9.0 percent rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for gasoline, a rise that almost entirely accounts for the general increase in prices seen by families across the country over the past month.

In other words, the recent spike in prices for all goods – tracked by the government’s Consumer Price Index – can be almost entirely accounted for by the rise in gasoline prices. Prices in the economy rose by 0.6 percent overall in August.

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  • bobdog

    Actually, it seems to me that the rise in gasoline prices reflects the damage caused by the declining value of the dollar and the reckless expansion of our federal debt.

    Gasoline prices are the result of, not the cause of, economic chaos. Same thing with food prices.

    I have yet to hear a reasonable explanation of why food and fuel prices should be ignored from government-supplied inflation computations. Perhaps because including them would make things too obvious to ignore.

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  • Militant Catholic

    Remember when the media had almost HOURLY reports on the gas prices under Bush? Remember seeing those bumper stickers that said, ‘Remember when gas was XXX a gallon?’ that the Leftists used to drive around with? I sure do! Now, it’s all forgotten. Nothing the Left says can be believed. Their last threads of credibility were shot when they jumped into bed for this administration.
    By the way, you can stop this nonsense by cancelling your cable NOW. Kill the MSM.Stop funding them with YOUR money. You don’t NEED TV. You’ll be free.

  • Granny

    #3 – Had a letter from my internet company offering me 160 channels of cable plus the ESPN sports special for a mere $29.95 a month . . . thanks, no thanks. I’ll catch what I want to watch on the internet, thanks.

  • donh

    OBESITY is the BIGGEST threat to our national security. If we pump gas up to $7 , more people will WALK and RIDE BICYCLES ! …..and with higher food prices , people will eat less junk food and suragryyy drinks.

  • Radioone

    Back during the “Carter inflation” of the 70’s, even Dan Rather, if you can believe it, would give a weekly update on the amount of inflation. That’s why they hide the numbers now. They Know it would cost Obama the election. What’s scary is 40% of the electorate, according to Gallup still believe the media, or maybe that figure should be 47%.

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  • Militant Catholic

    @#4 – GO Granny!

  • Grandma Perkins

    $3.85!

  • SoLongSong

    #5 donH: OBESITY is the BIGGEST threat to our national security. If we pump gas up to $7 , more people will WALK and RIDE BICYCLES ! …..and with higher food prices , people will eat less junk food and suragryyy drinks.

    ======

    Yep, that’s the Alinsky way. Can’t ban meat? Make it so expensive that none but a few can afford it. Think coal is bad for the planet? Foist so many regulations that they go out of business….

    I hope you were channeling voices again (as I saw in a previous curious post).

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  • Linda

    I’m sure everybody remembers back in July, 2008 when the average price of gas per gallon hit $4.11.
    http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2008/07/gas-prices-1.html

    That was because the price of a barrel of oil was close to $150. The reason that gas was so cheap (@$1.84 a gallon) when Obama came into office was because of the massive world economy meltdown had plunged a barrel of gas to under $40 per barrel. Cheap oil translates to cheaper gas. Now the prices of a barrel of gas are up in the $92 range and prices are much higher. Check out this historical chart of prices of a barrel of oil and its easy to see why gas prices plunged in 2009 from the high in 2008 and how they have come back up.
    http://www.sundriesshack.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Gas-Prices-2008-2012.gif

  • dba vagabond trader

    $4.05 here in CT and nary a peep. Food prices are skyrocketing too, W.T.F., does everyone have a magic EBT card that pays for everything?!

  • anti-bho

    Me thinks ignorance has doubled also. Has this been happening all along and there was no way to log it?
    The uncivilized meets the great unwashed meets the cell phone camera.

    “ain’t we got fun” america?

    Video: Embarrassing: Girl Can’t Hold It In Any Longer.. So She’s Starts Peeing On Herself & Takes A Shower On The Train!

    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video800.php?v=wshh9V1DMqj35qZNmh47&set_size=1

  • bigL

    the local radio station goes after Romney all the time. it is supposed to be center-right and odes do waste fraud and abuse on the state and local level well. but the managers are afraid to dissect Obama The REd and go after the GOP caandidate du Jour during the primary and now romenry or ryan.
    Rick Santorum, a goof. then Michelle Bachmann,”crazy eyes”–evn tho she is a federal tax litigator and has allthe creds and knowlege to back that up. Do they know how difficult that job is?But no mention of it, then Newt and rip him every show. Now R and R. and how their plans are stupid.
    But mention obama and his crackpot spending? very seldom.The station gets a lot of support from a major cardeal;er. But if Obama gets re-elected who is going to buy the cars?
    Ripping romney -easy and no response back…

  • Granny

    #10 September 22, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Grandma Perkins commented:

    $3.85!

    WHERE? Tell me quick so we can go there for gas! It was over $4 a gallon here the other day.

  • #5 donH: OBESITY is the BIGGEST threat to our national security. If we pump gas up to $7 , more people will WALK and RIDE BICYCLES ! …..and with higher food prices , people will eat less junk food and suragryyy drinks.

    =========================

    How dare you try & tell people how to live their lives!

    Remember when people were taught how to take care of themselves & had the freedom to choose how to live their lives before the Communist party took over the Teachers Union & the Democrat party?

    The left can’t even live their own lives without our help. I’ll be damned before I allow them to control my life.

  • Robert

    #5 donh

    I can’t tell if you are being sarcastic, and you have a strange mix of comments.

    Taken at face value, I can say that you are full of an unmentionable substance.

  • Lars

    Oddly enough that is exactly half of the hourly minimum wage before other taxes kick in.

  • Travis T

    It is almost as if these high prices are encouraging prostitution.

  • Joanne

    The U.S. has increased their dependence on Saudia Arabian oil 38% in the last 3.5 years. So much for ending the U.S.’s dependence on foreign oil. I’m amazed Obama didn’t kiss the King of S.A.’s ass as well, because that is exactly what he has been doing. S.A. has produced more Al Queda agents and trained more Al Queda agents than any other country in the Middle East.

    Obama is a muslim usurper.

  • chuck in st paul

    Night after night I suffered through TV “shocking reports” of the latest gasoline prices; now, not so much. Back then $4 gasoline was like the end of the world. Now, not so much.

    I hope Obysmal loses, if for no other reason than it will be the final nail in the coffin of the LSM. I would love to see the general public do a ‘Frankenstein’s last stand’ on every college journalism school. Bring on the pitchforks and torches!

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Oh yeah. Remember all those talking heads saying, during the Bush years, debating every night on television about how terrible it was that ordinary Americans had to decide, on a daily basis, whether to eat or put gas in their cars (when gas was $1.70/gal).

    Now that gas is between $3.89 and $4.11/gallon, it’s no longer an issue for the talking heads.

  • chuck in st paul

    #5 donh, “our national security”

    to paraphrase Inigo Montoya: You keep using those words. I do not think they means what you think they mean.

  • mg4us

    Many of the comments so true. .especially #1 and #25. .

    Quantitative easing is driving prices through the roof. . .Inflation is actually WAY up but being masked by feds and media. . .

    We are being attacked from within by a fifth column. . . BEWARE and BE PREPARED!

    need to Vote OBMA out NOW!!!!

  • Mcashc

    The reality is many Americans want socialism. It is the easy way out. What these fools do not understand is that this fraud is a racist first. You white democrats are complete fools. This is all about destroying white capitalism. This fraud child hates white people, period. The media is communist. The race war has started. You idiot white PC fools, this fraud is your worst enemy.

  • Patty

    I wonder if this isn’t what some would call, acceptance. Acceptance that gas prices fluctuate.

    Americans have felt the pain at the gas pump. Prices may go up even further because of Obama show of weakness and apologies in the Middle East. Some have given various opinions but one thing for should the media won’t make this their top news story or priority to report during and election cycle.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ASSAULT ON GROWTH

    Offshore Drilling: Increase Access, Reduce the Risk, and Stop Hurting American Companies

    Higher Gas Prices Add to Economic Slump

    Congress should require the Department of the Interior to open all of America’s territorial waters for leasing, exploration, and drilling.

    High Fuel Prices Hit Small Business Hard

    Oil prices are falling, but gasoline still costs about $3.60 a gallon. High pump prices drain the wallets of all consumers, particularly small-business owners. In March, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce poll of small-business executives found 24 percent citing gasoline prices as a top concern, up from just 10 percent in January.

    http://www.heritage.org/issues/energy-and-environment/gas-prices

    Obama: Drilling won’t lower gas prices
    Economists counter GOP claims that there’s more the president can do to control energy costs.

    http://www.pressherald.com/news/nationworld/obama-drilling-wont-lower-gas-prices_2012-03-11.html

    NOW, I ASK, WHY IS IT THAT FOR YEARS AND YEARS THE SAME THEME AND POLITICAL JARGON, DRILLING WON’T LOWER PRICES?

    This is propaganda to appease the environmentalist wackos. And had we be curtailing our dependency on Foreign Oil by drilling and using the God given resources our Productivity, Growth and standing in the World would be #1. And that is JOB ONE for Romney. Our nation grows and people get back to work and more businesses will hire.

    Our Nation’s National security depends on it.

  • donh

    I guess I’ll have to starte using quotation marks when speaking in place for the absent liberal trolls….Michelle Obama was quoted recently as claiming Obesity the BIGGEST threat to our national security…..while the muslims had just killed our Ambassador,

  • succotash1

    I mostly get my news on the internet but as others have said Obama could run into a classroom with anAK47 and mow people down and the MFM would say “well he was stressed out from the job”nothing to see here.It is a shame what has been allowed to happen in this country.I blame the republicans in congress as well because they have sat idly by while the commies are turning this once great nation into a banana republic. Lord,deliver us from evil.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    But, you wouldn’t know this if you followed the state-run media.

    “Democrat Party’s propaganda arm” sounds so much better.

    The one thing that I did notice is that at the current high levels, they don’t seem to be fluctuating much, and that keeps the media pretty much at bay. Once prices begin to gyrate, that’s when people’s attentions are typically caught.

  • Flintstone F.

    The so called news media would blind fold us from seeing the price on the pump if they could. It’s one of those things we all know and are reminded of daily without their help.

    I think the phrase is “could care, less…” not “couldn’t care less.” The reason is that the comma makes it sarcasm. I could care (comma), less. As in, not only do I not care, but I could care less.

  • Perfected democrat

    #23 Joanne is absolutely correct, the Obama led Democrat Party syndicate has done everything possible, directly and indirectly, both here and abroad, to legitimize and promote the Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi religious and economic agendas. Right from the get-go, we were informed that a major goal would be to raise the prices of energy:

    http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.View&Issue_id=a1bba1df-802a-23ad-41dc-fba7561766d2

    “That’s right: the Democrats, along with President Obama, are advocating policies that will make you pay more at the pump. And that’s exactly what they want. Consider President Obama’s Energy Secretary, who said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” That’s about $7 to $8 a gallon.”

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  • Patty

    Others are making fun of Obama, Obama is a real empty suit, if ever there was a word for it, he fits the bill. WE HAVE BE CONNED.

    Send this and other Video and speeches in Obama’s own words, to friends and relatives.

    http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/erYpXzE9Pxs&

  • Patty

    Others are making fun of Obama, Obama is a real empty suit, if ever there was a word for it, he fits the bill. WE HAVE BE CONNED.

    Send this and other Video and speeches in Obama’s own words, to friends and relatives.

    http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/erYpXzE9Pxs&

    Fitting video as Israel is being ignored and Middle East burns.

  • Patty

    sorry for repeating posts.

  • Patty

    ot

    Congress leaves until after elections. And then I just heard Republicans are packing it in.

    THIS FROM FOX. WATCH NOW THEY MAY EXPLAIN. and boy do they have a lot of explaining to do.

    if obama wins. it is our doomday. now listen to this con man:

    Others are making fun of Obama, Obama is a real empty suit, if ever there was a word for it, he fits the bill. WE HAVE BE CONNED.

    Send this and other Video and speeches in Obama’s own words, to friends and relatives.

    http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/erYpXzE9Pxs&

    Fitting video as Israel is being ignored and Middle East burns.

  • Patty

    Sorry but I am livid. I just can’t help myself. I will calm down and won’t post again. But my heart tells me we are seeing what others tried to get into the minds of the thick headed skulls who just wouldn’t listen in 08 better start listening that Obama is one empty suit and when he is off teleprompter he is a real airhead.

    We have seen he has no clear message that will take this nation to a successful end. Americans see that his 4 years have accomplished nothing but heartbreak, dependency on Government, Regulation on energy and he cannot keep apologizing for this great nation. He hasn’t fix a thing and his experience is only to spend trillions of our tax dollars.

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  • john b

    I loved the little blip that popped up while he was talking – it was one of hiis selling points: “create 5 million jobs”.
    HAHAHA — the dude us a fabulist.

  • Dana

    “It’s time Washington worked for you, not them”, I thing I’m going to vomit.

  • why should I care, I take the bus

  • SoLongSong

    Because, Seattle – even if YOU don’t drive, unless you kill your own cows (after milking them) and grow all your own food, grocery stores don’t stock themselves! Those higher gas costs are passed directly onto us.

    Hence the alarming hikes in food prices, that if it weren’t for the lousy economy over all and the middle east unrest, would be a bigger story.

  • sablegsd

    “OBESITY is the BIGGEST threat to our national security. If we pump gas up to $7 , more people will WALK and RIDE BICYCLES ! …..and with higher food prices , people will eat less junk food and suragryyy drinks.”

    Really? Not everybody lives in or close to a big city you know. I am 50 miles from any city of even 20,000. Am I supposed to push my husbands wheelchair 100 miles round trip for every appt.? No buses, no trains. You sound like a liberal lunkhead.

  • adjust like the rest of the western world, sillies

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  • Freedom Fighter

    Wait tell OHIO and VA triple their electric prices..shutting down more Alpha Coal mines.

    He makes me sick and his Jarret, Axelrod strong arm..they killed our boys in the Eygpt attack and didn’t warn them….this makes me sick..I depise demon rats for allowing our soldiers to get killed and it WAS their fault!!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    why should I care, I take the bus

    Yeah, why should you care? As long as your public transit fare is subsidized, it’s no skin off your back, right? I’m almost certain that if you were made to pay the full cost of your bus trips, you’d be screeching loudly like one of those Occupy idiots that want everything given to them for free.

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  • JustCallMeFrank

    At one point gas under Bush was over $4.10 a gallon, so blow it out your holes. Do some goddamn research and stop the hate campaigns.

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