Face it gang, they are going to charge every penny they think the public will pay. I'm paying $3.66 a gallon and oil is under $90.00 a barrel. $3.66 a gallon is consistent with $125.00 a barrel not $85.00. I'm convinced that if the gas tax stays where it is they will charge $3.66 a gallon. If we end the gas tax they will charge $3.66 a gallon. So if we double the gas tax they will also charge $3.66 a gallon. We might as well give Sammy a piece of the action. Maybe then it will spare defence cuts. Maybe it will stop them from raising other taxes. Maybe if we hit them back they will quit screwing the public.
Historically when they raise the gas tax, in a few weeks, the price starts to drop. It forces gas stations to sell more gas to make up for the lost profit margins. Keep in mind that the alterative is toll roads.
Mrs. Bachmann isn't just whistling Dixi about her $2.00 gas promise. It should be about $2.80-$3.00 right now. Drill baby still for oil could drop it. Natural gas trucks could drop it. If they quit kicking ethanol it could help. Having electric auto's as 2nd cars would help. Making peace in Libya would drop it almost over night. Our energy plan isn't close to running on all cylinders. I have serious doubts that Mrs.Bachman is willing to do more than just drill but with an all of the above energy ploicy the idea of $2.00 gas isn't far fetched at all.