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High Gas Prices? Blame Goldman Sachs

The Fiscal Times -- Democrats in Congress are preparing a volley against oil market speculators in their effort to counter charges by Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney that the Obama administration’s energy policies are to blame for skyrocketing gasoline prices.

A coalition of consumer groups, petroleum marketers and some industrial users said Thursday that legislation will be introduced in the House and Senate in the next few weeks that would slap new controls on oil futures markets. The goal is to curb the speculation that they say is driving up oil and gasoline prices and threatening to derail the economic recovery.



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Submitted Apr 11, 2012 By: twinbuick
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 9:36:06 AM

At last.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 4:45:59 AM

Hobby: it started well before that.
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Hobby001
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 6:27:18 AM

Blame speculators like George Soros, who started the widespread action in 2006.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2012 5:43:41 AM

the usual blame game, but no one finds true solutions.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 10:19:42 AM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 6:54:14 AM

Good points tomok.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 12:08:00 AM

Goldman Sachs is one entity to blame. It does NOT help when Big oil is selling fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices and there will be NO price reduction for the cost of fuel or natural gas IN the US. Barry will support natural gas and oil production for sale on the world market to pay for his ‘spending gone wild’ addiction (federal oil tax collection). The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pays higher prices at the pump for their benefit.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 11:24:26 PM

Hmm
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pyndasky
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:12:16 PM

can't have it both ways.... commodities speculation is a part of the market... you're probably indirectly (or directly) benefiting from the greed you complain about...
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:09:32 PM

If they outlawed speculation, only outlaws would be able to speculate.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:08:24 PM

Cheap money is largely responsible.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:07:41 PM

hwy any speculation any way? Only for the possibility of MORE profit?
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:03:43 PM

Nothing but GREED!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:03:37 PM

Congress could outlaw speculation.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:03:00 PM

GREED GREED on everyone's part
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:02:08 PM

obuma administation want the US economy to go belly up because they know they are going to lose the next election.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:01:25 PM

Really??
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:01:16 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:00:38 PM

No obummer!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:59:03 PM

Four years ago the democrats were blaming Bush. But as opposed to them blaming Obama they turn to someone new.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:53:44 PM

waiting for Bummer to PROUDLY run on his achievement of MORE THAN DOUBLING gas prices under his watch
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:53:27 PM

At least 5 years too late.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:53:03 PM

Right, like they can really do anything in DC to change this. It's easy to blame when you're out and want in.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:51:17 PM

As well as Obama, OGW
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:45:58 PM

Goldman Sachs and Romney are all bad eggs and should be beaten and fried.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:45:53 PM

Speculators!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:44:20 PM

Obumer will do anything to get re-elected.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:43:19 PM

Lets start by getting rid of the speculators.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:42:39 PM

Just for 1 day I would like to see everyone in the united states to not buy any gasoline in protest....I bet the prices would come down real quick after seeing how much they would lose from 1 day.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:38:39 PM

this is their "we aren't the blame for any of the problems". Still little brats
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:37:58 PM

Too many greedy speculators
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EmperorsFinest
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:36:34 PM

Blame someone already!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:33:56 PM

Rather than laying blame, let's focus on what we can do. I'm impressed that we are using less gas in the United States, with more fuel efficient cars and a few other innovations. Let's continue on in that same venue, and build on the good.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:32:51 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:31:26 PM

Our politicians are for sale. Won't happen.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:28:07 PM

IF it ever happens the speculators will probably find some way around it.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:26:11 PM

It will get better in the next couple of months.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:23:18 PM

Let's play point the fingers...
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:23:00 PM

Turn up the heat.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:20:11 PM

Gotta blame someone.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:20:09 PM

Why is this even an issue? ... There should be a stop order on the speculation!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:19:31 PM

melvindale, socialism has even larger problems. I don't disagree that Wall Street is too greedy and has been hurting Main Street.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:17:34 PM

I used to be Republican.

It is Wall Street that is turning me into a socialist.

I would be a republican still, but Wall Street Greed caused the Great Depression of the 1930's. Then regulation came in and things seemed OK. Then stupid people in the 2 Bush administrations and the Clinton administration (I think it was changes initiated by the Clinton administration that caused the most damage) deregulated and, WORSE, stopped enforcing regulations to the investment industry (Industry doesn't really apply, but its the only word I know for this use).

So, of course, Wall Street caused the giant economic meltdown that most of us are still suffering from.

Once Wall Street began "investment vehicles" that are essentially gambling, why was the future NOT obvious to those who supposedly analyse and report on these things?
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:17:30 PM

Really!!!! I will wait and see....
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:16:13 PM

The politicians are getting desperate - especially Democrats.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:15:45 PM

GS is part of the problem but by no means the only speculator.

Shut them ALL down. They are killing us for their gain.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:14:25 PM

hmmmmmmm
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:13:25 PM

True
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:13:08 PM

Sooooooooooooooooooo?
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 8:13:05 PM

Tired of the blamegame...just fix it already.
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