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Crude oil is at $120 a barrel today. How about it? Are you so rich you don't care? Or you make enough from stocks you are all set? Stop hiding behind your terminal! Your continual support of this Administrations put us all where we are. I am going to remind you of that every day.

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I feel good. I'm better off now then 7 years ago
But then again I only have myself to blame for it all.

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Well premium hit $3.79 in Lexington today. While I can afford it, a $90 fill-up [25 gallons of Regular at $3.59] for folks who have to commute to work weekly is going to start impacting a lot of workers who don't have the luxury of being "better off than they were seven years ago". Many are just working their ass off.

If you calculate the median income [$48.201] and figure 1.5 tanks of gas a week for two workers, that takes $7000 off the GROSS. Seven years ago it took $2900 [$1.49 on January 2001] for the same Gasoline expense.

When you add in the inflation of other staple items that have gone up much higher than income. 2001 median income was $48091 in 2001 you see that MOST Americans are getting a nice hosing right now.

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But hey, as long as our guys are doing better than they were seven years ago...

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when it hits $8.00 per gal. maybe just maybe we can get those raggedy pos' off the roads that I drive on. Big picture here...dah.
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raggedy pos' off the road. You wouldn't be referencing the Black Benz would you?
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With financial gain should come an apreciation for the whole "then / than" thing.

I mean, if you can spell "multipurpose" correctly once.....
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Thank God I have a short commute.

Regular jumped up to $3.29 here...getting up there allright.

I doubt it ever really comes back down.
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How do I feel? Sick of all the whiny little bitches complaining/asking about fuel prices, protests to lower the cost and why Diesel is not cheaper than gas.

STFU and drive is what I say. If you don't like it, walk or get a horse.
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I feel good. I'm better off now then 7 years ago
But then again I only have myself to blame for it all.
Be careful what you say. Karma is a bitch.

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How do I feel? Sick of all the whiny little bitches complaining/asking about fuel prices, protests to lower the cost and why Diesel is not cheaper than gas.

STFU and drive is what I say. If you don't like it, walk or get a horse.
So you are another Jayshit4brain? Have plenty of money to burn? Don't feel the pinch of high fuel, food, and clothing prices?

Good for you. Hope your income remains stable.......you know, we are going through some "tough" times as your leader would put it. Again, Karma is a bitch.

I know a couple of people in my life time from rich to rag over night.

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