And i just can't keep away
I'd like to know:
If republicans controlled the presidency for 7 years, and the congress for....12 years prior to 2007...exactly how did the democrats interfere?
If you have (for lack of a better term) a monopoly on the government for 7 entire years, and you get NOTHING accomplished but MORE war? How is that
the "other guys" fault? I seriously need to know this
You can blame it on all the democratic policies you want, the FACT
is you can have 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 policies, and not a single damn
one of them means ANYTHING unless you have the power to enact them.
Gas prices were low during the Clinton years....i can't stand Bill, but you see my point?
When Gas prices get blamed on republicans, the typical republican response is to say "well democrats caused big oil prices by limited our progress at
When gas prices get blamed on big oil, the typical republican response is to say "well gas prices are actually the fault of speculators, hurricane
katrina, lack of refineries, and a small termite hill in the congo"
Gas prices are the direct result of greed. Plain and simple.
The clinton years experienced "war" (ok...so conflict)
The clinton years experienced hurricanes
THey experienced "lack of refineries" they experienced the same damn termite hill in the Congo. Only there were more termites back then.
And gas prices were nothing compared to today.
But all of that aside, i've decided to take a much closer look at the graph you've provided us.
And by much closer - i mean "closer" i actually had to whip out photoshop for enlarging purposes
The numbers across the x-axis (horizontal) represent dates on the timeline.
They start with 1979 and Progress to 2008.
The numbers across the y-axis (vertical) represent various gas price integers
they start with 0.00 and proceed in 20 cent incriments up to $4.40
But the really funny part is at the very top of the graph:
"Texas Super-Unleaded Gasoline Price History"
This is for Texas. Not the United States. BUT
It does give us a shakey "US Average" Line with which we can somewhat compare.
It still leaves out the fact that this is super unleaded, which is always higher than regular unleaded
Which is completely off-kilt with the #'s i provided, because we're comparing 2 completely different things.
We can still use your graph for visual representation to support my argument.
Part 1: The Republican Era (2000-2007) Dubbed the Bush Spike:
From this we can see that - roughly - the cost of SUPER PREMIUM gasoline went from (roughly) $1.65 to $3.38. A difference of $1.73. A % increase of
104.84 % in the cost of SUPER PREMIUM gasoline.
The next segment: The Democratic Spike. This is the period of time from wence the democrats took control of congress. (2007 to 2008)
We See SUPER PREMIUM gasoline prices go from $3.38 to $4.25 which is a difference of $0.87 or a 25.73% increase in price.
So from 2000-2007 - we had to deal with constantly rising gas prices. Ever increasing in the news, further driving speculators to pump up the price,
for fear for retaliation from the american consumers.
Come to 2007 and we've reached a climax. Or have we?
We have a subprime meltdown. We have an economy on the downtrod because of gloomy american attitudes towards their government, the future of energy,
and the global economy in shods because the american dollar is now the peso compared to the Euro.
Insert 2007. The democrats come into record high gas prices, which by your chart alone, are at $3.38.
They are expected to lower prices immediately to pre-bush era prices. Not possible. There's already been (at that time) 6 years of destruction.
So explain to me how a 25% increase in price under the democratic congress is responsible for the price problems of today?
Explain to me why its not the republican congress combined with the republican presidency for 7 whole years (2000-2007) that increased gas prices by
I believe the evidence is clear.