Joe Heller by Joe Heller

Joe Heller

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    And it’s so obvious they never “fix” prices; right.

  2. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    Washington State’s governor purportedly contacted the oil companies and offered them a choice. Quit gouging her constituents, or face an audit.

    Gas prices in Washington have been nearly a dollar less than Oregon’s over the last year or so.

    We need to clone her.

  3. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 2 years ago

    We need more refineries, that’s why there’s a shortage of gas.

  4. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Let’s see… If you were making gasoline you could spend a billion dollars to build a refinery so that you could lower the price of gas and make less money!

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Par for the course, been like this since they banned leaded gas."

    The gas price in town was still under $1 / gallon in 1999. It’s now over $4.

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    Here we go again.


    I’d like to suggest that any political cartoonist who runs another gas price cartoon be droned.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Gas prices in Europe are much higher than in the USA, but public transportation is much more efficient as well. Oil is a finite product and humans need to find another way to power our vehicles. Helping to reduce traffic congestion would go a long way to reducing usage, pollution, and would help keep prices low and get people to and from work much faster. There are many other ideas but no will to experiment with them in our country.
    I miss 54cents a gallon gas. I remember 27cents a gallon gas. Those days are gone.
    I wish I could afford a Tesla. /sigh
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve said, over 2 years ago

    Where are all the lefties that were screaming murder over gas prices when “Big Texas Oil” Bush was in office and gas prices rose to over $3 a gallon???

    Start calling for Barry to do something, we know he certainly hasn’t done crap for people’s family income.

  9. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 2 years ago

    The gas spikes are proof of a monopoly, not capitalism as it should work. If it were actual capitalism, then one company would lower their prices to lure customers to their gas stations, thereby increasing their profit through volume sales. This doesn’t seem to ever happen, meaning that the same group of investors are controlling all gas and oil prices, preventing the free market from working properly.

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @Fourcrows

    Once again, an incredibly great post! Moderate, factual, and even insightful! And if President Obama was to even try to tackle big oil and coal in the name of being a “Trust Buster” such as Teddy Roosevelt (my own personal favorite president) was, he would then be totally castigated by the ultra conservatives on this site!!


    He would then be castigated for actually being a true free market president (something that true conservatives should be supporting). The man has one of the worst jobs in the world, for it does not matter what position he takes on any issue, at least some 10 million or so of his fellow countrymen are going to hate his guts for that position!! If you were to take any kind of a survey of the more conservative (and there are some truly moderate conservative posters here, but they already know that I at least appreciate them a whole lot) on this site, you would indeed find that if president Obama were to say it is a nice day because the sky is blue, these types of posters would then say. “No it is not” not only because they would say that the sky is really purple with pink pokadots, but also just because it was he he said it was a nice day. On occasion this really does grow at least somewhat tiresome!!

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    What the hell? It has NOTHING to do with leaded gas. Leaded gas was a health disaster that resulted in a generation of stunted children. Please stick to the truth.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Masterskrain’s statement is correct, as with his experience with Sunoco, I had a friend who owned and entire oil company from wells to stations, and another friend’s dad worked for Chevron, preparing storage in the Philippines to make extra profit from the “Arab oil embargo”, that was totally orchestrated by U.S. companies.


    Also as noted, we don’t HAVE a “gas shortage” at present as we’’re EXPORTING finished refined products, gasoline and others. We don’t have “new” refineries, because the laws have been written by the oil companies to allow them to upgrade the old, instead of having to meet stricter requirements for “new” ones. Production capacity is totally controlled to fix prices, period.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @Cinci Steve

    Did you forget that gas prices rose beyond $4 per gallon, and in some places beyond $5 under Bush?

    When you make comparisons, please stick to legitimate ones. Thanks.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    And it’s a proven fact that the president has sole power to determine the price of gasoline.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Good point. And while we’re pointing fingers, let’s not forget how ethanol costs more to produce than the cost of the gasoline it replaces and causes engine damage to boot. It benefits only the people who will vote in the Iowa caucuses.

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