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No Cap on Gas Prices

WSJ -- With a little more than six months to go before Election Day and with gas prices averaging $3.90 a gallon, the president called on Congress to pass new laws to help prevent financial speculators from driving up gas prices.

Stirring words, but ones unlikely to have any impact on gas prices. The measures Mr. Obama endorsed require congressional approval, and no one expects Congress to pass any of them.

There are things Mr. Obama could do under current law to rein in manipulation. For instance, investigate oil producers, refiners and traders. A year ago, he announced a "working group" of government regulators and law-enforcement agencies that would "root out any cases of fraud and manipulation."



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Submitted Apr 22, 2012 By: mobal
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ok
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Politicking.
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Yes, he should do more to stop fraud and manipulation.
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HMMMM
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Thank you for posting.
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He's been lack luster at best. Time to replace.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 2:15:18 AM

Full article -- all there was was another paragraph. This was not worth posting.
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Surprise.
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Elections time
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The House is the real culprit.
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Too little, too late!
Vote 2012
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This will piss off the Grand Oil Party.
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thief
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Stop the taxpayers money to subsidies for big oil
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Obama is Useless!!!!!!!!!!
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Put a cap on tax amount, both federal & state.
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Right. . .
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All you have to do is look where this article is coming from. Can you say "spin"?.
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Don't expect the obama administration to do anything on this issue. Like obama, his administration is nothing but words.
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the polititions are paid off,,they get """gifts"""..from speculators,,and big oil,,,so it doesnt matter
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Just a little late.
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Ok
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What a farce, too little, too late, for me.
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Hard to remember that Congress should be "by and for the people"
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NemoIL has the right idea, but it will never happen.
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"With a little more than six months before the election...",I'n asking why hasn't something happened before now? It's becaue this is just another empty campaing lie designed to get vots.
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I agree with NemoIL. That is the only way this will get resolved.
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Ending regulations is just what brought this country down and it was not Democrats.
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More smoke to look like he's doing something!!
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It's all about timeing, isnt' it. It's election time again.
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I'm sure that, come Fall, Obama will be making hay of obstructionists failing to support his proposed solution.
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He's desperate.
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Hard to remember that Congress should be "by and for the people"
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The CFTC hinted they were going to do something several times, going back to the Bush administration in 2008.
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2012 10:50:25 PM

There are things Mr. Obama could do under current law to rein in manipulation, but it's a joke if you think he will do anything to jeopardize getting gas prices higher so he can force his green crap down our throats.
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Thats right freedom sailor!! Congress is just for the wealthy people.

Obama's for us!! He needs to take from the rich and give it you YOU and ME!! We deserve it!!They stole it anyway. Right!!

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capping causes shortages
causing panic
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Sure he will. When cows fly.
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2012 10:37:51 PM

Waste of time. "Speculation" does not influence market prices. Only hard-core Marxists believe that propaganda. See here...

[Edited by: granitestater at 4/22/2012 11:39:25 PM EST]
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Well its about time!!
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