ON-AIR: Midnight to 5 A.M. Monday through Friday, I produce many of the commercials on The Eagle.
"I'll take $1.23 worth of regular, please."
by James Lee Jobe,posted Oct 26 2011 6:25PM
I was just over at msnbc.com reading an article on how gas, nationally, is up .33 a gallon. Ouch. My commute to The Eagle is a 50 mile roundtrip. It's not like public transit is much of an option. It can be done.... in 2 and a half hours each way. Jeez. Frankly, I think it's time for the President to freeze gas prices. Let the oil companies take the hit for a while. Nobody likes them anyway. -Jobe
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I pay for gas with my debit card, the money then coming out of my checking account. I keep the receipts until I balance my checkbook. I never pay this much attention but out of curiousity I did today...going through the receipts I noticed I paid $3.149 a gallon on Jan. 29. Still too high, but at the exact same gas station I paid 3.549 a gallon on Feb. 28. A rise of 40 cents a gallon in 30 days. It doesn't seem to matter who the President is, but of all the talk about reducing this country's dependence on foreign oil that's been going on for 40 years from all the way back to when Nixon was talking about it, to every politician today, it's still obvious the oil companies have this country by the balls. At least some of the car manufacturers seem to be doing a little more about it in the gas mileage field with the introduction of hybrid cars over the last few years & now electric cars & 40 mpg cars. Gas mileage goes up, gas prices go up. They always seem to have an excuse though, don't they? We continue to get screwed. Last year Exxon/Mobil made the highest profit of any U.S. company. This is not total income; this is sheer profit after all the bills are paid. Over $19 BILLION profit. Chevron made almost $10.5 BILLION profit. Of course they were hurt by the down economy. Pardon me while I wipe a tear from my eye. In the last three years the profit...the PROFIT...of Exxon/Mobil is over $105 billion. Chevron over $53 billion. I know the idea of capitalism is for companies to make money, but do you think they can spare a few billion for the people whose back they are riding upon?
Addendum to first comment: I found another receipt. $3.689 a gallon on March 3. 14 cent a gallon rise in 3 days, totalling a rise of 54 cents a gallon in 33 days. I'm going to stop looking. It just makes me mad.