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(Fox Business)   Sure, high gas prices are bad, but is gas too low now?   (foxbusiness.com) divider line
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2022-08-11 10:07:17 AM  
Playing the old hits again:
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2022-08-11 10:09:01 AM  
The dip is caused by inflation?  Go home Fox Business, you're Fox Business.   Also, core inflation last month was 0%
 
2022-08-11 10:09:19 AM  
Gas is too cheap. The air is too clean. There's not enough violent crime.

God, what a nightmare.
 
2022-08-11 10:11:29 AM  
If Democrats cured cancer, Fox would report that Democrats have devastated the healthcare industry and put millions of workers out of jobs.

Fox is the propaganda wing of the Republican party - they exist to promote Republicans and denigrate Democrats.

Period.
 
2022-08-11 10:11:35 AM  
"President Joe Biden has repeatedly touted the gas price decline"

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2022-08-11 10:13:14 AM  
No
 
2022-08-11 10:20:19 AM  
That's bad news... for Obama Biden.
 
2022-08-11 10:39:17 AM  
"If gas gets too cheap, then my boss won't be able to vacation in the Grand Caymans, and I will not stand for another of his lectures! Give me convenience or give you death!"
 
2022-08-11 10:46:57 AM  
For me as an individual, no gas is not 'too cheap'

But I can still concede that it would be better for the planet if gas were very expensive in order to motivate both individual and systemic changes to fossil fuel consumption. (also, fossil fuel company profits should be heavily taxed to pay for decarbonization of our economy)

That said, we all know that's not what Fox News cares about so they can suck a lemon.
 
2022-08-11 10:57:12 AM  
Is there any other commodity we Americans focus on so severely? One that we need to be rid of anyway?

"Coal prices are down 11%! IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT!"
 
2022-08-11 11:00:12 AM  
Gas is too low to run on as a campaign issue, and I think we can all agree that's the real issue here.
 
2022-08-11 11:04:13 AM  
We can't shiat on the President if the gas prices drop because we shat on him when the prices were going through the roof. We can't shiat on him for the stock market, either, Please give us something, anything, to blame on Biden. Anything to distract us from TFG. Please, I'm begging you.

Sincerely,
Fox Business
 
2022-08-11 11:06:49 AM  

weddingsinger: For me as an individual, no gas is not 'too cheap'

But I can still concede that it would be better for the planet if gas were very expensive in order to motivate both individual and systemic changes to fossil fuel consumption. (also, fossil fuel company profits should be heavily taxed to pay for decarbonization of our economy)

That said, we all know that's not what Fox News cares about so they can suck a lemon.


The irony is that cheap gas might be what's necessary to keep Democrats in charge, which in the long run will lead to much better climate outcomes than the reduction in greenhouse emissions from high gas now and Republicans winning elections in November.
 
2022-08-11 11:07:14 AM  

bloobeary: Gas is too cheap. The air is too clean. There's not enough violent crime.

God, what a nightmare.


Well, that would be how Republicans would see it for November. Can't have Biden getting any positive press on Faux Newz or Faux Business.
 
2022-08-11 11:09:36 AM  

Badmoodman: "President Joe Biden has repeatedly touted the gas price decline"

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I mean, yeah, he did. And he should. And take credit for it.

Like it or not, he is a politician and has to play the game. And when you're the president of a country full of morons who think the president has a "HI - LOW" lever on his desk that he spends all day fiddling with to affect gas prices, the game necessitates taking a victory lap for lower gas prices.
 
2022-08-11 11:11:15 AM  

Alley Rat: We can't shiat on the President if the gas prices drop because we shat on him when the prices were going through the roof. We can't shiat on him for the stock market, either, Please give us something, anything, to blame on Biden. Anything to distract us from TFG. Please, I'm begging you.

Sincerely,
Fox Business


You think they'll worry about being consistent? You're talking about Faux Newz and Faux Business. They are Ministry of Truth (almost literally) from 1984. They'll just say the price drop POINTS TO A FAILING BIDEN ECONOMY! Should the price go up a few cents it'll be the worst thing EVAR as INFLATION IS SKY HIGH AN BAD FOR 'MURICA!
 
2022-08-11 11:11:24 AM  
"President Joe Biden has repeatedly touted the gas price decline"
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2022-08-11 11:12:07 AM  

Private_Citizen: Fox is the propaganda wing of the Republican party - they exist to promote Republicans and denigrate Democrats.


There's no doubt about that, but what's so obnoxious is how low-effort their trolling is, because their base is gullible morons.

Dow drops 100 under a Democrat: "Biden is destroying the economy!"
Dow drops 8,000 under a Republican: "A market correction is just what we need!"
 
2022-08-11 11:12:39 AM  

Badmoodman: "President Joe Biden has repeatedly touted the gas price decline"

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Not sure I've heard it from Biden himself, but his Press Secretary I think has said something about it. However, it always seems tongue-in-cheek to me, saying if he gets blamed for the rising gas prices, he must deserve credit for declining gas prices.

However, subtlety and sarcasm are not strong suits for Christian fascists.
 
2022-08-11 11:14:05 AM  
Hell no gas isn't too low.  Putin has lowered his gas price increase some, but it's still far higher than it need be.
 
2022-08-11 11:14:56 AM  
Maybe we shouldn't listen to anything FOX?
 
2022-08-11 11:15:54 AM  
Where's your "I DID THAT!" gas pump stickers NOW, farkwads?
 
2022-08-11 11:15:54 AM  
The lower prices are the more money is worth.  And the more money is worth the more influence it bestows.
 
2022-08-11 11:16:08 AM  
I'm actually kind of surprised news of the FBI Mar a Lago raid wasn't relegated to Fox Business.
 
2022-08-11 11:16:29 AM  
Do we have a carbon tax? No? Then the price is too low.
 
2022-08-11 11:17:30 AM  
Leaving gas out of it for a second, the current price of heating oil is going to be extremely painful for millions of people this winter. Sure they "should" change to other types of fuel but if they could afford that they wouldn't be so badly hurt by the price of oil.
 
2022-08-11 11:19:47 AM  

Badmoodman: "President Joe Biden has repeatedly touted the gas price decline"

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Thought he had a more recent post about it but can't seem to find it...
 
2022-08-11 11:20:17 AM  

sniderman: Where's your "I DID THAT!" gas pump stickers NOW, farkwads?


They're out there with razor blades frantically scraping them off.
 
2022-08-11 11:21:29 AM  
Everything is bad for Joe Biden.  If Jesus endorsed Biden, R's would say it was bad.  I imagine them saying it is proof that jewish globalists control the government and or world.
 
2022-08-11 11:21:46 AM  

weddingsinger: For me as an individual, no gas is not 'too cheap'

But I can still concede that it would be better for the planet if gas were very expensive in order to motivate both individual and systemic changes to fossil fuel consumption. (also, fossil fuel company profits should be heavily taxed to pay for decarbonization of our economy)

That said, we all know that's not what Fox News cares about so they can suck a lemon.


It would also be better if electric vehicles were actually affordable for average folk and not just hobby toys for the upper middle class, but that opens up a whole different class warfare and minimum wage can of worms.
 
2022-08-11 11:23:16 AM  

weddingsinger: For me as an individual, no gas is not 'too cheap'

But I can still concede that it would be better for the planet if gas were very expensive in order to motivate both individual and systemic changes to fossil fuel consumption. (also, fossil fuel company profits should be heavily taxed to pay for decarbonization of our economy)

That said, we all know that's not what Fox News cares about so they can suck a lemon.


I like sucking on a lemon, I'm gonna have to insist you come up with something else for these f*ckwits.
 
2022-08-11 11:23:48 AM  

Gyrfalcon: sniderman: Where's your "I DID THAT!" gas pump stickers NOW, farkwads?

They're out there with razor blades frantically scraping them off.


Putty knives are almost as small and less damaging to paint and plastic.
 
2022-08-11 11:27:24 AM  
FALLING GAS PRICES COULD 'STALL OUT' DUE TO CERTAIN FACTORS, GASBUDDY ANALYST WARNS

They're gonna spin this motherfarker so fast it'll go back in time.

NeoCortex42: Playing the old hits again:
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SEE? Told you so!!!

Yes, "Gas Buddy Analyst", eventually prices will stop falling. And yes, this time they won't go all of the way back down, we all know this. But guess what? IT'S NOT THE PRESIDENT'S DOING!!! It's the farking oil companies, every single farking time.
 
2022-08-11 11:28:51 AM  

grumpfuff: I like sucking on a lemon


Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon.
 
2022-08-11 11:32:43 AM  
Gas prices are too low AND too high!
 
2022-08-11 11:32:47 AM  

Badmoodman: "President Joe Biden has repeatedly touted the gas price decline"

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no kidding - i think i saw one tweet about it, but otherwise he's been silent. maybe PACs have made claims on his behalf but i've not seen official Biden stuff, other than that tweet.

/87 octane is down below $3.50/gal now
//that that i'm rooting for low gas prices -- they need to be taxed to the hilt
///i just want it to be a temporary kibosh on gopfolks' political hit ads, in the hopes of dems possibly retaining the house
//the world needs expensive gasoline and every other fossil fuel needs to be expensive, too. climate emergency, yo.
/we gotta get carbon neutral energy up and running like crazy. shiat we thought was gonna happen a/o 2060 is happening now.
 
2022-08-11 11:33:04 AM  
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A driver pumps gas into their vehicle at a Gulf gas station, which is selling regular gas at $4.09 a gallon, in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, on July 19, 2022. (JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images / Getty Images)"

How do "filler" type news photos like this one come about?  It's one thing to be a bystander at the scene of something that would universally be considered 'news', such as a natural disaster, house fire, car accident, etc. and see a photographer taking pics or to have them take a pic of you and understand that 'yes, it makes sense the news is here photographing things'.  But to have a picture of your hand taken at a random gas station in Lynnfield for what is essentially a stock photo except for its date?  Does the photographer just post up at a gas station on Route 1 and creepily take telephoto shots from their own vehicle? Do they go up to people pumping their gas and be like 'hi, I'm from the [news angency].  Mind if I photograph your hand?" Do they simply use a friend to stage a representative shot?
 
2022-08-11 11:34:06 AM  

weddingsinger: For me as an individual, no gas is not 'too cheap'

But I can still concede that it would be better for the planet if gas were very expensive in order to motivate both individual and systemic changes to fossil fuel consumption. (also, fossil fuel company profits should be heavily taxed to pay for decarbonization of our economy)

That said, we all know that's not what Fox News cares about so they can suck a lemon.


There is a way to make fuel way more expensive without hurting to little guy.  It is called a carbon tax. Tax everything based on the carbon pollution it generated.  Divide to tax received by the number of citizens (and others paying American income tax) and give the money back. Those who are wasteful will be hurt those who turn off the lights helped. The poor and middle class will usually get more money then the tax took.
 
2022-08-11 11:34:38 AM  

NM Volunteer: weddingsinger: For me as an individual, no gas is not 'too cheap'

But I can still concede that it would be better for the planet if gas were very expensive in order to motivate both individual and systemic changes to fossil fuel consumption. (also, fossil fuel company profits should be heavily taxed to pay for decarbonization of our economy)

That said, we all know that's not what Fox News cares about so they can suck a lemon.

It would also be better if electric vehicles were actually affordable for average folk and not just hobby toys for the upper middle class, but that opens up a whole different class warfare and minimum wage can of worms.


Designing towns and cities without cars in mind would be best. Imagine a free and convenient transit system. Or bike and pedestrian paths that are actually safe to use.

It would also allow density because suddenly 70% of land use isn't roads and parking lots.
 
2022-08-11 11:34:54 AM  
Biden absolutely deserves credit for gas prices coming down.

Sure, he previously blamed skyrocketing fuel costs on Putin and oil execs.

But thanks to inflation and falling consumer demand amid recession fears, gas is more affordable today than it was 8 weeks ago. 

Thanks Biden!
 
2022-08-11 11:36:22 AM  

weddingsinger: NM Volunteer: weddingsinger: For me as an individual, no gas is not 'too cheap'

But I can still concede that it would be better for the planet if gas were very expensive in order to motivate both individual and systemic changes to fossil fuel consumption. (also, fossil fuel company profits should be heavily taxed to pay for decarbonization of our economy)

That said, we all know that's not what Fox News cares about so they can suck a lemon.

It would also be better if electric vehicles were actually affordable for average folk and not just hobby toys for the upper middle class, but that opens up a whole different class warfare and minimum wage can of worms.

Designing towns and cities without cars in mind would be best. Imagine a free and convenient transit system. Or bike and pedestrian paths that are actually safe to use.

It would also allow density because suddenly 70% of land use isn't roads and parking lots.


Fine but all gyms need to have complementary toiletries and towels, carrying around a gym bag instead of just a change of socks/undies and gym clothes with no car would be hell
 
2022-08-11 11:37:07 AM  
My dog farted in his sleep and woke himself up. This could spell disaster for Biden.
 
2022-08-11 11:40:12 AM  

bloobeary: Gas is too cheap. The air is too clean. There's not enough violent crime.

God, what a nightmare.


What if we make the world better for nothing?
 
2022-08-11 11:44:13 AM  

New Rising Sun: [a57.foxnews.com image 380x213]
A driver pumps gas into their vehicle at a Gulf gas station, which is selling regular gas at $4.09 a gallon, in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, on July 19, 2022. (JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images / Getty Images)"

How do "filler" type news photos like this one come about?  It's one thing to be a bystander at the scene of something that would universally be considered 'news', such as a natural disaster, house fire, car accident, etc. and see a photographer taking pics or to have them take a pic of you and understand that 'yes, it makes sense the news is here photographing things'.  But to have a picture of your hand taken at a random gas station in Lynnfield for what is essentially a stock photo except for its date?  Does the photographer just post up at a gas station on Route 1 and creepily take telephoto shots from their own vehicle? Do they go up to people pumping their gas and be like 'hi, I'm from the [news angency].  Mind if I photograph your hand?" Do they simply use a friend to stage a representative shot?


My favorite ones are the stock footage of fat people they used for health related news stories where the cameraman intentionally cuts off the heads of the fat people they're filming.
 
2022-08-11 11:45:01 AM  

dababler: weddingsinger: NM Volunteer: weddingsinger: For me as an individual, no gas is not 'too cheap'

But I can still concede that it would be better for the planet if gas were very expensive in order to motivate both individual and systemic changes to fossil fuel consumption. (also, fossil fuel company profits should be heavily taxed to pay for decarbonization of our economy)

That said, we all know that's not what Fox News cares about so they can suck a lemon.

It would also be better if electric vehicles were actually affordable for average folk and not just hobby toys for the upper middle class, but that opens up a whole different class warfare and minimum wage can of worms.

Designing towns and cities without cars in mind would be best. Imagine a free and convenient transit system. Or bike and pedestrian paths that are actually safe to use.

It would also allow density because suddenly 70% of land use isn't roads and parking lots.

Fine but all gyms need to have complementary toiletries and towels, carrying around a gym bag instead of just a change of socks/undies and gym clothes with no car would be hell


Just hop on the bus or tram that passes by every 15 minutes, my friend.

The campus I work on has this and it's glorious. Every 10-15 minutes.
 
2022-08-11 11:45:28 AM  

bloobeary: Gas is too cheap. The air is too clean. There's not enough violent crime.

God, what a nightmare.


Too many drugs are being intercepted at the border!!
 
2022-08-11 11:45:35 AM  
Christ almighty what I wouldn't give to be head of programming for a news outlet. Priority number one: permanently banning any and all financial opinion articles under punishment of electrified genital punching.

No more fawning stories about some trust fund douche who was born rich and owns five apartment buildings but sells his story like he slept on couches for a year with his bootstrappiness. No more glowing anecdotes about how a young couple who collectively make $400k a year and inherited a family home were able to miraculously pay off their student debt with hard work and gumption. No more teary-eyed travel accounts about insanely wealthy ex-lawyers who moved to a dirt poor country and now live in a van with their five kids somehow and are able to not work and travel the countryside each and every day and why aren't you doing this too, dear reader? No more worthless "here's why inflation and high gas prices and a Ukraine war and supply chain issues are a GOOD thing, actually." No more detached-from-reality recommendations on how you should somehow have $250k in savings by age 25 if you want to retire, and double that by age 27 or else you're f*cked, my friend.

God. DAMN I hate those with the fire of a billion, billion suns.
 
2022-08-11 11:55:08 AM  
I would not mind at all if gas prices remained on the high side. For one thing, it might get people to drive and do chores more efficiently compared to just driving about on a whim. It might get people to think about other options (bike, bus, etc) if they are reasonably available. Maybe it would get people to stop driving their silly SUV's and giant trucks...though I'm not going to hold my breath on that one.
 
2022-08-11 11:55:15 AM  
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2022-08-11 11:59:02 AM  
I'm just relieved this "Why this is bad news for Biden" headline is from Fox and not farking CNN.
 
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