in the last 10 days to 2 weeks gas prices in our area have PLUNGED from around $3.59 to $3.19 a gallon, with a bottom below 3 dollars forecast. why?
why suddenly has gas become "cheap" again? is it due to a glut of crude oil on the market? have our friends at OPEC started producing more oil? maybe we can attribute the drop in price to less regulation and more exploration here at home. economists blame it on the global recession. they say that prices historically drop as the summer driving/vacation season ends. i don't believe any of that shit.
i think it has everything to do with the president's dismal approval numbers. who remembers the meteoric rise in prices in the run up to the 2008 elections, designed probably by the likes of obama supporter george soros and others, in an attempt to make republicans look bad? remember soros nearly destroyed the bank of england, and currently looks to be positioning himself to destroy the euro.
wrecking our economy to get an imbecile elected, to preside over our decline, and then keep him there, would be a walk in the park for soros. think i'm full of shit? consider this, during the first 26 months of BUSH'S first term, gas prices increased 7 percent. during the first 26 months of obama's hopefully only term, gas prices have increased 67 percent!!!! that is 9 and one half times higher than during the BUSH presidency. and those numbers are only good as of february 2011, and at that time an average high of $3.10 a gallon. we are still above that price as i write this.
also for your edification is this little factoid. this year is the HIGHEST EVER for the average national price for a gallon of gas at $3.56. all of this still takes into account the nearly 4 dollar a gallon price at the end of the second BUSH term, that i previously alluded to.
bottom line, i think this is just a ruse to keep simple minded voters in camp, letting them think there really is light at the end of the obama train wreck tunnel, and that hope and change might still work for them.
hopefully this won't be all politics, all the time. i'm a conservative guy that believes in capitalism, not capitalization. if you are an english major you'll be sorely disappointed. i did a five year stint for uncle sugar so i'm pro military. when mad i cuss, and can be rather creative. you have been warned!! read along as i chronicle the misadventures of the Lincoln of Our Times.