Obama ‘Hope And Change’ You Can Take Right Out Of Your Own Pocket: Florida Drivers Are Paying Nearly $6 A Gallon For Gas (You Will Too Soon)

Many Americans heard allof Obama’s “promises” and listened to the mainstream media praise him as a “transformational candidate” who was “sort of God.”  They wanted to know what an Obama presidency would be like.

Well now they know:

Florida Drivers Shelling Out Nearly $6 A Gallon At Some Gas Stations
By Matthew L. Higgins
February 22, 2012 11:47 AM

TAMPA (CBS Tampa) — Talk about pain at the pump! Some Florida drivers are spending nearly $6 a gallon to fill up their gas tanks.

According to GasBuddy.com, motorists are shelling out $5.89 for a gallon of regular gas at a Shell station in Lake Buena Vista, topping out at $5.99 a gallon for premium. It doesn’t get better at a Suncoast Energy station in Orlando, where drivers are paying $5.79 for a gallon of regular.

“Prices over in the Disney World area are much higher than any other place in Florida,” Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, told CBS Tampa, adding that people regularly complain about gas prices in that area.

The Sunshine State is opening up its wallet, paying an average of $3.67 a gallon of unleaded gas, 12 cents more than the national average. And it’s only expected to go up.

“It doesn’t look like we will have relief at the pump anytime soon,” Brady told CBS Tampa. “I do think we will see prices surpass $4 a gallon. I think we will see that closer to spring time.”

One reason for the high prices is the conflict with Iran over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran has threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the waterway due to the European Union sanctions leveled against the country over its nuclear program, causing the price of crude to skyrocket. Trading on a barrel of crude today is a little over $106.

Another reason for the high gas prices: positive economic news. The drop in the unemployment rate and improved housing market numbers have caused gas and oil prices to rise.

“I know it frustrates quite a few consumers why positive news will lead to higher prices,” Brady told CBS Tampa. “It really just comes down to speculation.”

A third culprit behind the gas price boom is Greece. The EU’s bailout for the indebted country only adds to the global fuel demand.

And because of these reasons, Brady believes that Florida and the rest of the U.S. could see historic gas prices.

“I think this year we will see much higher highs.”

Believe it or not, those prices aren’t the highest in the nation. According to GasBuddy.com, motorists in Alaska are paying a whopping $6.34 for a gallon of regular at some gas stations. The cheapest gas can be found in Wyoming at $2.75 a gallon.

Obama is a pathologically dishonest weasel who is trying to take credit for BUSH’S ENERGY POLICIES to claim that we’re drilling more of our own oil than ever before.  Meanwhile, Obama has doubled down on PREVENTING drilling over every federal area that he can control:

Since taking office, he has declared 85% of our offshore areas off limits, decreased oil and gas leases in the Rockies by 70%, rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, and has 10 federal agencies planning more regulation of hydraulic fracturing…. The president’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ approach to energy security is hurting consumers.”

As one fellow furious blogger notes:

Here are the facts. Offshore is down 30% since Obama took office. Rocky Mountain federal lands are down 70% under Obama. He has held 85% of the outer shelf off limits. Only 3% of federal lands are available for lease. Obama says domestic production is up. It’s up due to francking and many in his party and administration want to stop that.

Here’s a quote from his energy secretary, Chu. President Barack Obama’s Energy secretary unwittingly created a durable GOP talking point in September 2008 when he talked to The Wall Street Journal about the benefits of having gasoline prices rise over 15 years to encourage energy efficiency.

“Somehow,” Chu said, “we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

Obama is a truly evil man.  He lies so outrageously it is beyond unreal.

Four years ago he was demonizing Bush for the price of gas.  Now all of a sudden everyone and everything is to blame except the same office of the president.

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2 Responses to “Obama ‘Hope And Change’ You Can Take Right Out Of Your Own Pocket: Florida Drivers Are Paying Nearly $6 A Gallon For Gas (You Will Too Soon)”

  1. jasonquick@cox.net Says:

    Those gas stations in Lake Buena Vista have high prices to rip off tourists. They’re right near Disney World.

    It’s right in the damned article – the average price statewide in Florida is $3.67/gallon.

    And if demand is such a problem, why have there been three – yes, THREE – major refineries shut down in the Northeast in the past year?

    Talk about pathological dishonesty.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Talk about pathological dishonesty.

    Jasonquick,

    I’ll certainly talk about YOUR pathological dishonesty, vermin.

    What I posted is simply factually true. I never try to claim that those prices are the state average (which are getting higher every day just like everywhere else, btw). YOU are a liar for asserting otherwise.

    It is no more dishonest for people who don’t like Obama to point out high prices than it is for Obama lovers to try to find low ones: what IS “pathologically dishonest” is for vermin like you to say that it is dishonest to point out high prices even as you try to find low prices. Because it proves that you are a hypocrite without shame just like you liberals ALWAYS are.

    Further, you little cockroach, why do we have so few refineries that we struggle every time a couple get shut down? Because of liberal vermin just like YOU.

    As I pointed out to pathological liars like you before:

    Oh, and btw, THE OIL REFINERIES ARE OLD BECAUSE YOU DAMN COCKROACH LIBERALS HAVEN’T ALLOWED THE OIL COMPANIES TO BUILD ONE IN FORTY YEARS.

    For example, 92% of Democrats voted against the refinery bill (Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act, H.R. 5254) versus 99% of Republicans supporting it. Republicans brought up the No More Excuses Energy Act which would have eliminated barriers to building new refineries in the United States – and Democrats voted it down in droves. Democrats have put up so many restrictions and regulations and barriers to building new refinerees that it is likely that we will never have one built in the United States again. So even your miserable excuses that you call “variables” are damn Democrats’ faults.

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