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Author Topic: [Poll: 2005.49]: Do you think the federal government should or should not regu... Back to Topics
JT
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2005 11:01:04 PM

Do you think the federal government should or should not regulate the price of gasoline?
Should
Should Not
Not Sure

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2009 8:09:03 AM

Yes! Yes! and YES!
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2008 10:40:07 PM

Absolutely NOT!!! The government hasn't learned to manage anything... No Socialism this country is a Republic, thank you very much!
bobjeep
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2008 9:28:43 AM

no
gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2008 9:28:02 AM

Should- might lower the prices!
Philmar
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2008 10:44:40 PM

Should
Guido4
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2008 2:13:36 AM

Not Sure
YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2008 9:08:33 PM

Yes! Yes! and YES!
YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2008 9:08:27 PM

Yes! Yes! and YES!
YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2008 9:08:23 PM

Yes! Yes! and YES!
YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2008 9:08:17 PM

Yes! Yes! and YES!
YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2008 9:08:10 PM

Yes! Yes! and YES!
Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2008 9:20:42 AM

Price regulation is not practical because when the controls end the prices will leap up to there real market value. This is what is happening in the energy industry where regulated markets have deregulated to spur competion, only to sea prices fly to the consumers dismay.
throttle
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2008 11:50:17 AM

That would be an unmitigated disaster!
Guido4
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2007 7:09:41 AM

Should Not
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2007 4:15:09 PM

not thanks
FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2007 9:07:48 AM

No
Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2007 9:01:56 AM

Price controls are unrealistic in a free market. They provide a temporary band-aid to ease consumer concerns but the real price is still payed by someone in the meantime, and they will recoup at the publics expense later.
thinkaboutit
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2007 6:02:37 PM

A product cannot and should not be supplied below cost!

buddydill
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2007 4:08:25 PM

should not
Guido4
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2007 6:16:18 AM

Should Not
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2007 8:21:11 PM

I'm thinkin' Should Not
a14morfun
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2007 8:45:08 PM

The less government intervention, the better.
GasXing
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2007 10:44:45 PM

They should not. Supply and demand will regulate prices by itself.
buddydill
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2007 6:40:51 PM

should not
wild3bill
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2007 9:58:11 AM

I believe much of the current price craziness is the fault of Federal regulators who allowed Exxon(alias ESSO) and Mobile and others to merge again. Teddy Roosevelt got Oil Monopolies broken up a hundred years ago. Teddy did right. It worked! For 100 years. Remember Tea Pot Dome: Federal officials were prosecuted and jailed for corruption. How could we trust Feds who allowed Anti-Trust Laws that worked for 100 years to be reversed. Pun INTENDED!
FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2007 9:15:18 AM

Only during a disaster.
throttle
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2007 8:10:45 AM

would be an unmitigated disaster!
Guido4
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2007 7:17:58 AM

No way...
throttle
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2007 6:06:59 PM

absolutely not
april4
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2007 11:05:59 AM

Should Not
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2007 10:51:43 PM

Should Not
truckdude
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2007 1:24:11 PM

The government has a tendency to mess up whatever it tries to get into. The gas/energy industry is messed up enough and does not need any help from the government. Therefore, the government should NOT regulate the price of gas.
esquimau
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2007 6:10:03 AM

Should Not
nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2007 9:46:02 PM

should not
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2007 8:56:25 PM

Should not
buddydill
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2007 6:23:42 AM

should not
buddydill
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2007 5:15:53 AM

should not
ysmc
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2007 12:50:24 AM

No, not regulate the price. But, yes, tax the excess profits that are not being put back into more refineries, exploration, and production.
TimLee
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2007 11:24:36 PM

No.
Doesn't anyone remember "Whip Inflation Now"? Price regulation just doesn't work.
The government needs intelligent regulations / policies / incentives / taxes to reduce the US dependence on a limited commodity, i.e. crude oil, the production of which is controlled by a group of countries, 50% of which are close to insane.
truckdude
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2007 7:30:57 AM

The government has a tendency to mess up whatever it tries to get into. The gas/energy industry is messed up enough and does not need any help from the government. Therefore, the government should NOT regulate the price of gas.
Guido4
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2007 5:58:58 AM

No way...
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2007 8:56:16 PM

I'm thinkin'...NOT!
truckdude
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Message Posted: May 28, 2007 8:23:18 AM

The government has a tendency to mess up whatever it tries to get into. The gas/energy industry is messed up enough and does not need any help from the government. Therefore, the government should NOT regulate the price of gas.
trundel
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Message Posted: May 2, 2007 6:30:19 AM

not
dongo50
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Message Posted: May 2, 2007 6:24:53 AM

not
Panama19
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Message Posted: May 2, 2007 6:00:08 AM

Should not. Price regulations only guarantee shortages.
Guido4
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Message Posted: May 2, 2007 5:49:48 AM

I'm really not sure
truckdude
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2007 12:57:22 PM

The governemnt has a tendency to mess up whatever it tries to get into. The gas/energy industry is messed up enough and does not need any help from the government. Therefore, the government should NOT regulate the price of gas.
thinkaboutit
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2007 6:16:46 PM

It can't be done! The communist governments tried to supply food, health care, housing and retirement at little or no cost to the individual and went broke because of if. Regulation could be used to eliminate some short term swings, but in a global economy, we have to pay going world market rates!
Texasracer
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2007 8:04:28 AM

only if they lower it
throttle
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2007 6:34:38 AM

NO!
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