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View Poll Results: What's the price of gasoline (per gallon of regular) that'll cause people to scream "NO MORE&qu
$3.50 1 25.00%
$4.00 0 0%
$4.50 0 0%
$5.00 3 75.00%
$5.50 0 0%
$6.00 0 0%
$6.50 0 0%
$7.00 0 0%
>$7.00 0 0%
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:20 PM
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In 2004, the price of regular octane gasoline was $1.85 per gallon. As of December 2007, the average price of a gallon of regular is $3.06. What's the price per gallon that'll break the camel's back (personal or national) and that'll compell you to scream?
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JohnZ - We were in Paris earlier this year. Gas was between $5 and $6 a gallon and it still took us an hour and a half to get from airport to apartment because of heavy traffic. I think people will just adjust to higher prices. No doubt there will be dislocations and inflationary pressures, but the adjustment will be made IMHO.
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RD, we will undoubtedly adjust. There's really no other short-term option. That said, I'm just wondering what it will take for folks to really start screaming. I think EU prices got to where they are over a long period of time. What we are experiencing here in the U.S. is a dramatic escalation to say the least. Such a sharp increase over a short time span could create a big problem. Thanks for the note.
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--------what does "no more" mean, stay home and never drive again?
Unfortunately we will all pay regardless of what the price is. What choice do we have ? Sure, there are no more joy rides for me but what about the necessities?
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please rest assured that as soon as the electorate dumps the republicans, that there wil be a moderation in petrolium prices..
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I don't know :dontknow:
How long we'll be willing to lay down and allow ourselves to be robbed?

I think at some point we've all got to step up and insist that significant resources be channeled to the develpoment of alternative energy sources instead of supporting the status quo.

Excerpted from: Americans' 10 Biggest Wastes of Money (Change for a Buck)

The Villages Florida By Chris Pummer posted on the AOL money & finance web site:

"Fuel-inefficient vehicles: In the mid-1980s, we all questioned the sanity of people still driving gas guzzlers and now most of us are spending $40 to $60 a pop filling up our own. The average 22 MPG for U.S. vehicles is unchanged for 20 years because we let Big Oil and automakers seduce us with cheaper gas and more powerful engines. It took Japanese automaker Toyota to give us our first great leap forward in the hybrid Prius and now it is about to overtake General Motors as the worlds biggest automaker. We cant keep siphoning nasty subterranean ooze and combusting it into the atmosphere without a serious day of reckoning coming. The biggest and most necessary waste of money in human history may be what the world has to spend to stop global warming."

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/topworldtables1_2.htm

As consumers this should make us all really angry:
http://money.cnn.com/2007/07/24/news...fits/index.htm

Some other things to think about:
http://priceofoil.org/2007/11/02/big...oil/#more-1878
http://www.priceofoil.org/oilandstate/
http://www.priceofoil.org/endoilaid/
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When I was in the Army in Germany in the mid 60's gasoline "on the economy" (not a special US military price)(US military could get discounted prepaid cards for gas for personal vehicles more in line with US prices) was about $3.50 or so a Gallon. Price in the US at that time was about 45 cents or so a gallon.

I was recently in Italy and the price was about $7.00 a gallon or about double the '65 price while we in the US are paying nearly ten times what we paid in '65.

It seams that we are headed to matching the price Europe pays. If that happens we will probably match their use of bicycles, motor scooter, tiny cars and extensive public transportation also.

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Price is not the issue with American people. Did you ever think that $3.00 a gallon would be acceptible??? As long as "availability" is OK people will pay>>>
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Hey Steve..........As John Edwards says "Replace four corporate Republicans with Four corporate Democrats and what do you have".
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Steve,
Dream on!
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