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JB asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why were high gasoline prices Bush's fault, not Obama's fault?

When Bush was in office and gasoline prices rose to over $3 per gallon, people were saying it was the fault of the Bush administration.

But now that gasoline prices are over $3 per gallon, no one is saying it is the fault of the Obama administration, but rather blaming natural disasters, increased demand, and the law of supply & demand.

Those were the same things that caused the price to rise before and will always cause the price to rise. So why has the general public outcry changed?

Real answers only please, not political bashing.

7 Answers

  • ?
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    1 decade ago
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    Bush was advised to restock our reserves when the oil price was already high.

    And then that demand created more of a price increase.

  • Spike
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    1 decade ago

    Because if you start a war anywhere near the middle east oil prices will go through the roof. Oil prices went up when that american oil rig blew up in the gulf of mexico so its not rocket science to work out what war will do.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bush is partly to blame for residing over massive spending sprees and generating wealth out of thin air.

    Gas prices increased because the demand for gas has tripled ever since the war on terror begun, not to mention a devalued dollar results in higher gas prices.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the gas prices started to go up dramatically when Clinton was in office. How is that Bush's fault?

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  • 1 decade ago

    when Bush was president they were his fault

    Now they're Obama's fault

  • because Dems are just a bunch of haters

  • 1 decade ago

    who started war in iraq?

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