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Be Informed on Gas Prices

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Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2012 5:00 pm

To The Editor:

Finally, let’s embrace this fact: Obama is not the U.S. president tied to the highest gasoline prices in history.

All of us should know by now that a sitting president has little control over gasoline prices. They escalate and fall based on market pressures (most uncontrollable, others not) around the world.

Still, some Americans keep complaining about gasoline prices under the Obama administration. But do you recall we had the highest prices at the pump — ever — during the summer of 2008 when Bush the younger was still president?

Also, prices fell to the lowest in recent memory during the administration of former President Bill Clinton, specifically the year of 1998. Both facts can be ascertained via www.gasbuddy.com and www.inflationdata.com.

Let’s quit being ignorant on this matter. It only allows certain people with vested interests to exploit the lack of knowledge.

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