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September 22, 2011


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Raise taxes or increase the number of tax payers actually working and paying taxes? hmmmm ...
The cost of oil is currently around $85.92 per barrel, $1.56 per gallon. The rule of thumb has it that we should be paying about $2.56 per gallon at the pump. Why are we paying as if the cost per barrel were $143 not the $85.92 it is today?

With the current price of $85.92 per barrel, the actual cost of the oil is $58.42. The cost of refining that is $11.17. The taxes, give to Caesar what is Caesars’, comes out to be $10.31. The marketing and distribution portion of this comes to $6.01 per barrel.

The FTC feels that Price Gouging is afoot, and so do I.

Obama 2012

I saw in another poll that Romney has a similarly huge lead in New Hampshire. The way things are looking now Romney is going to win these northeast states by a large margin but Perry will do the same down south. This looks like it could be headed to a long drawn out Obama/Clinton 2008 type battle.

At this point I'm betting Perry ends up with the nomination, but as an Obama supporter that may just be wishful thinking.

Romney's not a great candidate - but he's clearly far better than Perry.


What kind of support does Ron Paul have in the state? And why, when he clearly has a lot of national support, are polls like this one and the media completely ignoring him? I'm a Democrat and not really a supporter of Paul, but it's glaringly obvious that there is a concerted effort to marginalize him.

Dustin Ingalls

We obviously did include him, since he was explicitly mentioned above. We've always included him in the primary in every state we poll anyway.


Ron Paul doesn't get media mention because he's not a meaningful influence on the future of the race. He has his small but determined base of supporters who will vote for him, but he's never had any success expanding beyond his mini-cult. He likely won't drop out, so his supporters won't be distributed out, but he won't increase his share of the vote either. He can lock up somewhere between three to twelve percent of the Republican primary electorate as long as he wants, but it doesn't give him any significant number of delegates or chance of overall victory. As long as he's the kooky guy who wants to make gold the national currency, opposes any global engagement for any reason, and who opposes the Civil Rights Act, among others, he's not going anywhere.

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