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Michele Bachmann: Minnesota's Pain at the Gas Pump is Real: No. 3 Post of 2012

One of the most read posts of the 2012 included when Rep. Michele Bachmann wrote an opinion piece about how high gas prices affect everything – from the price of goods and services to business investments and leisure travel.

Stillwater Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most read by Patch users.

We’ll be sharing some of the top posts of the year from Stillwater Patch in the days as 2012 comes to a close. Share your thoughts on the stories in comments below.

The following is the No. 3 post of 2012.

Michele Bachmann: Minnesota's Pain at the Gas Pump is Real

April 5, 2012 - The rising price of gasoline has Minnesotans, faced with having to choose between filling their gas tanks and scrimping on other necessities, demanding answers from Washington and the White House.

Gas prices have risen over 110 percent since President Obama’s inauguration and are up 30 cents a gallon just this month. A recent Reuters poll verifies what we already knew, 68 percent of Americans are unhappy with the way President Obama is dealing with high gas prices.

High gas prices affect everything – from the price of goods and services to business investments and leisure travel. Every time the price of gas goes up 10 cents, it costs the American economy $14 billion.

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bryan jorgenson January 01, 2013 at 10:52 PM
The federal government can control the price of gas by regulations and permitting.....and does so
j January 02, 2013 at 04:20 AM
I agree, its strange that right before the election gas per gallon went down. What's that about? Coincidence, I don't think so. He must of known he was going to tax us more and continues to give us a break on the fuel.
Irving January 02, 2013 at 04:51 PM
If I were a conspiracy theorist, the most likely reason that gas prices would have gone down just before the election is because gas profits have been much higher under democratic leadership, and hence dropping prices for a few days to keep democrats in control is a small price to pay for four more years of record profits. I would probably believe that if I could come up with a plausible mechanism for a way to mass coordinate a price drop of that magnitude. Anyone have one?
Edward January 02, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Gas just went under $3 a gallon down the street. Did Obama do that? If so, I want to thank him.
yomammy January 03, 2013 at 01:16 PM
thats funny....when Bush was pres. the left "leadership" swore up and down that it was his fault and he should do something about it... How quickly the left forget.

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