National Gas Price Average at $3.98 as Obama Continues His Bin Laden Victory Lap


As Barack Obama continues his “Kill Osama” victory lap, this time at Fort Campbell in KY, don’t look now to your poll numbers as unemployment rose to 9.0% and gas prices still rising.

According to AAA, the national price of gas at the pump is now $3.98 and rising. There are presently 13 states where was is $4 or greater in the US.  President Barack Obama’s answer to the escalating gas prices is to say, there is no silver bullet to the problem and then just ignore it. Of course Obama hopes that the killing of Bin Laden will divert Americans attention from gas prices, but that is pretty difficult when it cost $75-100 to fill up a gas tank. 43% of Americans say that the cost of gasoline has impacted their lifestyle, while 44% are in favor of eliminating the federal gas tax, at least for now. Presently, the federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon for regular.

If you are on vacation in Maui, Hawaii do not get caught in In the remote town of Hana where the price of gas is the highest in the country at 6.03.

How will Americans feel when the summer is upon us and individuals vacations are affected? Obama’s “silver bullet” comment may come back to bite him because not doing anything or even attempting to try and do anything as gas prices will act as a silver bullet to his Presidential reelection.

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  • Comments

    21 Responses to “National Gas Price Average at $3.98 as Obama Continues His Bin Laden Victory Lap”

    1. PA Mom on May 6th, 2011 9:04 pm

      The gas prices are crippling me and my family. I am the only one in my household left with a job. Vacation, eating out, clothing and all extras are out of the question. The next thing to go is my cable television and then my internet. Do we all have to be destitute to wake up to what is happening all around us? Our economy is getting worse every day! I wonder where the bottom is?

    2. A Texas Grandfather on May 6th, 2011 9:54 pm

      This is all a part of Barry’s plan to reduce the USA to a third world nation by taking away our energy sources.

      No country in the world can rise above and stay above third tier country status without an adequate energy supply.

      There is an abundance of oil, natural gas and coal in this country. The federal government through the EPA has made it impossible for our energy industry to grow to meet the supply demands of our country.

    3. rightknight on May 7th, 2011 12:07 am

      It’s so important to get rid of the vestiges of the ‘Regime’ as well as
      voting out the little Obama man. I’ve never seen such a collection of
      self-serving folks eating away at our American Way as this entire
      gang of Progressive misfits. Shoveling them all out the door in one
      fell swoop would be like a cathartic for our Country.

    4. Mumtakalat on May 7th, 2011 4:05 am

      Better get used to it Americans $8 a gallon is a pretty normal price to pay for gas elsewhere in the world. Drive less and more economy efficient cars because gas is not going to get any cheaper in the long run.
      SM: Drive less, oh there’s the answer. Newsflash, people have to drive to work and many have to commute long distances. So you next answer is that people have to buy more economic cars. What if they can’t afford to buy a new car?

      The LEFT just has all the answers.

    5. NGBoston on May 7th, 2011 7:09 am

      $4.01 – $5.10- Here in Boston.

      NICE JOB, President Obama…..are we going to go back to the days of lines at the Gas pumps like in the Carter Administration?

      Appears that way.

    6. NGBoston on May 7th, 2011 7:35 am

      #2- Texas GF—-Spot on ! Very accurate. Why can’t the US in general do a better job with developing our own Energy Resources?

      Heck, it’s a No-Brainer and if the American People can see it—why can’t our current Administration? Yet, the Goracle will spend millions convincing Americans of his Global Warming BS. Why doesn’t Al put all his money on the line and develop using alternate resources instead of making movies based on JUNK SCIENCE? Of course our planet continually changes- there IS such a thing as climate change- but- we will all still be here next year despite the other propoganda out there about the Mayan Calendar.

      It just amazes me how some folks are so easily influenced and cannot use common sense to figure out other methods of enhancement. Like our CURRENT ADMINISTRATION, for example. Well, DUH!

    7. NGBoston on May 7th, 2011 7:36 am

      oopps….Morning Monkey- Please check spam poster and I promise, won’t bother you again.

      Lost a post to Texas GF.

      Thanks and have a great weekend, All.
      SM: Got it.

    8. WEBIII on May 7th, 2011 7:55 am

      It’s been over $4 in the Columbus, Oh area for over two weeks now. Gas companies seeing that Dennis Kucinich on TV must of mistaken us for California.

    9. rightknight on May 7th, 2011 8:20 am

      E. P. A. “Enterprise Prevention Agency!”

    10. Flippy on May 7th, 2011 8:24 am

      NICE JOB, President Obama…..are we going to go back to the days of lines at the Gas pumps like in the Carter Administration?

      The problem is not enough people can afford to buy the gas, so I wouldn’t expect lines; maybe gas stations closing if actual consumption goes down over time, which might lead to lines.

      Just an aside, I get my gas a Costco now. It is typically $.10 cheaper than other gas stations, but you do have to wait in line and there is an yearly club fee so you need to use it for other things as well.

    11. Flippy on May 7th, 2011 8:35 am

      Better get used to it Americans $8 a gallon is a pretty normal price to pay for gas elsewhere in the world.
      Yes, but your not telling the whole story. In USA, you pay about $.50/gallon in taxes (including federal town to city taxes). In England where the price per gallon is $7, $4.50 of that is taxes.

      So yes, they pay more; They also have a lifestyle that is more friendly to public transportation.

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    13. NGBoston on May 7th, 2011 5:52 pm

      #11- Flippy—–While your stats are correct about Gas Prices in Europe—-we have the EURO, thus- most of Europe is ridiculously expensive anyway.

      It is very rare in Italy that a family, unless affluent even own a Motor Vechicle. The main mode of transportation are Mopeds or Bicyles for that exact reason. On the other hand, the culture itself in society is exactly OPPOSITE of that of the US, for one. At Noon or thereabouts, most businesses close so that workers and family members may go home and share meal with their families. Then return to work, then home again at a decent hour for (you guessed it) more family time. You can get homemade Gelato on the streets of Florence for much less than a gallon of gas. Land is cheaper, but the cost to import products from overseas is outrageous. I believe from my travels there, many Europeans do have a much different quality of life than here in the US.

      Guess the point of my post is—-how can we truly be compared to Europe when we have 2 diverse Socio-Economic settings to begin with?

    14. Julia on May 8th, 2011 4:27 am

      #13 NGBoston

      Please don’t make such foolish comments you obviously have no clue about life in Italy or Europe for that matter.

      Car ownership in Italy is 592 cars per 1000 inhabitants (2007) which is the highest of the EU.
      Cost of imports from overseas are not outrageous in fact they are the same for every country in the EU.
      Thing is America will need to become less dependent on oil, you don’t have the quantities to be self-supporting and the price will only go up in the long term.

    15. Dolf on May 9th, 2011 2:55 am

      and they use the mopeds because its better to get through town.

      and NGBoston, there is no EU economic polici.

      and personally we have a better way of live.

      25 days off per year (paid) better labor protection, better healthcare system, better pension system and still as productive as an US worker.
      This is Holland, other EU countries are different.

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    17. Scott on May 10th, 2011 1:48 pm

      Dolf…you are complete and utterly simple tool….

      Having 25 days off per year (under your so-called better labor protection) means you are just plain arse LAZY.

      Your healthcare system is by FAR worse than the USA’s. Nope…leaving the elderly to die in the streets of Holland does not make it better….socialized medicine has ALWAYS failed and it fails in your pot infested country. Ask Canada, England, and those in your country.

      Why do the best doctors in the world come to the USA to study?

      Why do thousands per year come from socialized medicine Canada to get operations here so that they aren’t on a list that is so long they would probably die before being seen?

      You wanna bet that pensions in the US are better than in Holland?

      Really, as productive? LOL….you are a trip. I feel like I took acid and am reading some fairytale.

      Keep up the fairytale that Holland is even in the conversation with the US when it comes who is the better country and gives an individual a better way of life. If Holland was so great; then why do people still come to the USA for the American dream?

      You’re a putz and have no credible data to back up your lame attempts….

    18. Dolf on May 11th, 2011 7:51 am

      and another post gone, spam folder or censur?

      sure, I wanna bet our pensionsystem is better.
      and yes..but knowing you a bit, you won’t believe the several international studies.

      When it doesn’t fit your reality, it isn’t true right.
      SM: Dolf, you make an accusation like that and I will permanently ban you. I am sick of your BS that every time a post goes to the spam folder, that you cry censure. If that’s what you want, I will make your wish come true. Try me. I allow more opposing points of view than I can stomach. However, I do so for debate and conversation. As long as it is done in a respectful manner, and do not attack a victim of crime and other guide lines, comments are allowed.

      So cut the crap or I will nip it in the bud. Understood.

    19. Scott on May 11th, 2011 12:29 pm

      As Ashton Kuchar used to say in “That 70′s Show:”


      BTW, I don’t care about what your “international” studies say….LOL….

      It’s simply not true. And I don’t want to see “rigged” export/import numbers in these studies.

      These studies are probably done like those so-called ‘man-made’ global warming studies that were proven untrue as those in charge of those studies left out important information.

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    21. Dolf on May 12th, 2011 9:15 am


      everything you won’t believe is rigged in your view anyway.

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