USA Today Gallup Poll on “Gas Price Manipulation” Shows 42% Have not a Clue and Would Complain about anything
There comes a point and time where people really need to take off their tin foil hats and get a clue. Buy a vowel, pass the question or just use some common sense. Obviously gas prices have gone down considerably in the last month. One would think that this would be a good thing and people would rejoice that it does not cost $50 + to fill the gas tank. People would be happy that they have extra money in their pocket. Of course many do was the “Consumer Confidence Index” exceeded expectations. However, there is that 42% who believe that GWB’s administration “deliberately manipulated the price of gasoline so that it would decrease before this falls elections.” I guess these people would rather win their election and pay $3.50 a gallon?
This poll probably more shows that 42% of those polled need to take an economics course. Maybe learn a little bit about supply and demand rather than read conspiracy theories on-line. Maybe they should just use some common sense instead of the continual, irrational Bush hatred. To most normal thinking people, paying closer to $2.00 a gallon vs. $3.50 would be a good thing. Which raises the bigger question to those 42% who have ventured off the reservation, why would any President raise the price of gas in the first place! It seems to be just sour grapes from those who have seen the Presidents poll numbers increase lately a long with that of Republican politicians. Of course the economy, stock market and new home sales have nothing to do with that either.
White House spokesman Tony Snow addressed — and summarily dismissed — the speculation at a press briefing earlier this week.
“I have been amused by … the attempt by some people to say that the president has been rigging gas prices, which would give him the kind of magisterial clout unknown to any other human being,” he told reporters.
“It also raises the question, if we’re dropping gas prices now, why on earth did we raise them to 3.50 dollars before?” he said.