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Forum topic by patcollins posted 09-09-2012 07:33 PM 871 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2012 07:33 PM

As everyone in the US was watching Hurrican Katrina on television gasoline prices skyrocketed, most people thought this was fairly temporary, but after 7 years gasoline above $3/gallon has become the new normal.

With the global economy reeling for 4 years and no real signs of a turn arround when will the current economic state be considered the new normal?


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#1 posted 09-12-2012 02:45 AM

What are you going to do??? Nothing because you have to buy gas to go to work.

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 06:03 PM

When the government open more jobs for the unemployed.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 09-15-2012 01:12 AM

I didnt ask when was things going to be “fixed” I proposed the question of when people start considering something tne new “normal”.

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#4 posted 09-16-2012 06:55 AM

I think it already happened; didn’t it?

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 01:48 PM

Pat, it’s a real issue. Politicians realize that people will get used to just about anything. Look at how pitifully congress does its job, and yet we accept it as normal.

But, alas, I fear this topic will veer dangerously into forbidden areas….

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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