What is your biggest economic concern?

Rising fuel prices 146 votes

58.40%

Rising food costs 16 votes

6.40%

Mortgage 6 votes

2.40%

Overall recession 74 votes

29.60%

None, because these issues will soon pass. 8 votes

3.20%

250 total votes

Comments

trout2k 6 years, 7 months ago

The only positive associated with raising gas prices is that I've finally been able to face my fear of embarrassment in riding a scooter. Interestingly enough, I've also most recently noticed an attraction to women with some meat on their bones....strange.

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taxslave 6 years, 7 months ago

Well, 57% of you should be worried. Oil just hit 129/barrel this morning which should equal $4.10/gal on Monday. Wallstreet expects it to go to $150/barrel in the next few months. I've read about numerous independent trucking businesses closing shop in the last few days, a couple in Denver.....do you know where your Oreos are?

LOCAL CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT BETTER WAKE UP! Pipe liners don't fill our tanks with gas, they bring sales tax....which goes to local government who has recently shown they can't be trusted with our money, i.e., Rec. Ctr. Any increase they receive in sales tax will have to go to fill the fuel tanks of city equipment.

Has anyone actually thought of how much the rising cost of fuel will increase the cost of construction, i.e., school & hospital?

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PJ Howe 6 years, 7 months ago

If you want lower oil prices, you can get them in Novmember. Vote out this current congress and get representatives in there that care about you and the economy. Its not just the democrats preventing exploration and drilling on our soil and off our coasts. The spineless republicans having been wrapping themselves in this incredible insane "global warming" scam (note: we are going into summer, so we can call it global warming again) and walking in step with democrats (original meaning of the word "democrat" is "to pander to the masses"). We have the technology and the oil. Lets get it ourselves before other countries start directional drilling it out from under us, i.e. China and Cuba.

Unfortunately, we can't do anything with the environmentalists driving all this, but we can get rational thinking representatives in office that will, and must, take a stand against them and let this country go forward. The utopian world of transportation vehicles running on air and emitting only water is so far from realty our children's children won't be seeing it.

Should we continue to explore "clean" technologies? YES, but let the free market do it. The government tried to get involved with ethanol subsidies and failed miserably, raising the price of all food commodities around the world. Private industry, without that subsidy, would have dropped that experiment long ago.

If your candidate repeats the old mantra of "NO new drilling" and "NO new refineries", then you need to seek out another candidate. Its your wallet.

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50cal 6 years, 7 months ago

taxslave, don't you know that all that money comes from the magic funding fairy? the past booms have taught us everything we need to know, the government doesn't need to plan for the future because all this energy revenue will never go away. thats why our property taxes have stayed so low all these years. I'll bet with the new pipeline coming through this summer we can do away with the sales tax as well. Maybe the city should ask the pipeliners to do a rec center study.

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grannyrett 6 years, 7 months ago

Oh 50cal-You are so funny! Just what I needed after a long hard day on the road. Filled up the truck today and was sooooo pleased to find that I had just spent a measly $200 on diesel. That was just one day's driving. If you see that magic funding fairy, send it my way. I may need some funding to get back up there this summer.

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50cal 6 years, 7 months ago

Mmmm, meaty bone fairy. four pipeliners in Meeker kidnaped a teenage girl last night. THey should definatly do the rec center study. Caught them all before they got away. I hope every one starts locking their doors and watching their kids. This has started to come north as the energy boom has headed that way too. gas was $3.999 a gallon in meeker this morning. this is going to get worse before it gets better. look up oil futures WOW. right now its the weak dollar plus no more capacity at the refineries.

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taxslave 6 years, 7 months ago

Let me correct misinformation about gasoline. I watched the hearing "live". The oil men made it clear that the gasoline side of things was well lubricated and that no refinery is having any problem what-so-ever obtaining crude and that there is PLENTY of "gas". Representative Lee was on cspan this morning and she mis-spoke the facts to the masses. (she was in the hearing too). All our representatives look like ding-dongs at the hearing. You can view it on-line at cspan.org.

It's the price of crude....speculators have added at least $35 bucks to the gallon....easy.

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50cal 6 years, 7 months ago

the crude is not a problem no refinery is short on oil I run 2000 bbls of oil out of this valley every day. holly refinery in salt lake city had a fire they are not up to 100% we have had to stop shipments three times this month because the refineries were at capacity. the speculators are the problem along with a no nothing do nothing congress and president with a jello backbone.

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grannyrett 6 years, 7 months ago

If we would tell the tree huggers to go to China and help them get their country in order, then maybe we could take advantage of the oil we have in this country and not have to import as much oil as we do now. I, for one, would love to be able to tell OPEC to go take a flying leap-That we didn't need them anymore. Wonder what they would do then. I hate it when anyone puts this country over a barrel and sticks it to us.

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50cal 6 years, 7 months ago

tree huggers don't need to go to china they are tring to turn this country into another red flagged conummist country

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