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Gas Prices: What Went Down …

… IS COMING BACK UP || By FITSNEWS ||  Just in time for a flood of “taxing” proposals from so-called “Republican” leaders, gas prices are on the rise again in the Palmetto State … The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in South Carolina is currently $2.05….

… IS COMING BACK UP

|| By FITSNEWS ||  Just in time for a flood of “taxing” proposals from so-called “Republican” leaders, gas prices are on the rise again in the Palmetto State …

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in South Carolina is currently $2.05.  And while that may be the sixth-lowest rate in the nation, it’s a dime higher than it was when we checked last month.  Oh, and whatever the price of gas may be … dirt poor South Carolinians are always spending more of their disposable income on it than residents of any other state save Mississippi.

That’s why we oppose raising the gas tax … whether it’s this plan from the “Republican-controlled” S.C. House of Representatives or this plan from S.C. governor Nikki Haley.  We’re not alone either, a poll released last week found 69 percent of South Carolinians opposed to Haley’s gas tax hike.

To be fair, Haley has proposed offsetting the gas tax hikes with future income tax relief … but we don’t trust her numbers.  And why should we?  She’s demonstrated time and again her figures cannot be trusted.  Which make them not unlike the governor herself.

Anyway …

Nationally, gas prices have climbed by 27 cents over the last month, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report.   A separate report by survey publisher Trilby Lundberg found a 26-cent increase over the last month – including a 13-cent increase in the last two weeks.

That’s the bad news.  The good news?  Prices are still more than $1 per gallon lower than they were a year ago … although gas “savings” haven’t done anything to help the U.S. consumer economy.

That’s probably because Obamacare ate them, though …

Consumers knew the good times weren’t going to last forever.  And they’re not entirely optimistic moving forward, either. Last week a study by the Consumer Federation of America found that most Americans believe gas will be at $3.20 per gallon within the next two years and $3.90 within the next five years.

Ouch …

What are prices like in your neighborhood?  And what are you using your gas price “savings” on?  Tell us your stories in the comments section below …

Also, be sure to vote in our poll …

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65 comments

mrbraindead12 . February 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Realistic approaches aren’t in their MO. They’d love to tax us more, and fruitlessly spend every last dime of our tax dollars by buying into corporate interests and leaving us in the dust. The “jobs” governor is nothing more than a shameless harlot who purposely misleads the masses into believing that she’s creating jobs. She’s giving corporations tax cuts in order to come here to spend less, and pay their workers less without fear of unionization. It’s a wild west of political corruption out there. Who will be our Wyatt Earp and save us from the lawless, corrupt political elite on both sides of the party lines? Not to mention that those corporations mean more political donations, and it means they earn more off of your misery.

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Tired of closet liberals February 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

She will not fix anything she could not even run on the fact that she was going to jack up our gas taxes. This will hit the middle class like a mack truck and she does not care. And they still have not fixed the problems with the money they already take from us! She does not have to care because the voters gave her four years of job security so screw anyone else working for a living.

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Tax us more…you mean like Obamacare???…You’re B!*ching about proposed tax…Obama actually DID it…Dumb@$$…

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mrbraindead12 . February 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Now, tell me where in my comment did I mention Obama, or make any threatening language? It’s a wild west (meaning an arid, desert landscape) of corruption (on the entire spectrum, not just democrats.) Where did I say we needed more taxes? Did I mention Obamacare? I don’t think you’re reading my comments, I feel as if you’ve skimmed and seen one or two words you think you know the textbook definition of (and knowing SC public schools, that’s not a far stretch) and you’re making assumptions. You’re also using threatening language, which is funny. For someone who is a so-called Christian “Republican” right-wing activist, you sure are quick to judge, and bare their fangs at someone pretty fast. Calling someone a “dumbass” (as you’re obviously too afraid to use the word yourself, so you hide behind self censorship) isn’t going to help your argument, and it’s probably not going to make you feel better. Why not stop censoring yourself, and open yourself up to the world at large. Obama is a big problem, but so is EVERY politician. Our entire republic is in dire need of real politicians who don’t accept private donations for campaigns, and who can keep their promises without corporate interest getting in the way. That’s BOTH parties. Also, to contradict myself and be an complete and utter hypocrite, you my dear sir are an asshole. You can kindly go fuck yourself at the next Republican National Convention. First amendment, goes both ways unless you’re not getting your way, right fake Grand Tango?

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Point being: You are b!*ching about taxes and blaming Haley….and that’s just F*#king Stupid because Obama has Damaged families, and Severely harmed this country’s economy.
Dumb@$$#$ like you distract from the real problems with your ignorance…Get your head out your @$$…

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Talking To A Fool February 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Why don’t you go easy on the capitalization, Asshat.

mrbraindead12 . February 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

When did I mention Haley? I only mentioned Obama in order to point out that I never mentioned Obama in the first place. I blamed ALL politicians. You’re a numb skull, and you’re a terrible troll.

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 7:41 am

Yeah, remember when Obama sent that kid to his grandma and ended up dead. Or the time Obama didn’t shovel the roads after the ice storm and then let the Ravenel Bridge close. Oh wait, right, that was Haley.

FastEddy23 February 24, 2015 at 5:14 am

… or like the Gruberment school system … always needing more and more but never seem to improve the education performance.

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Rocky February 24, 2015 at 7:39 am

What grinds me is how Bill O’Reilly lied about being in a combat zone during the Falklands War when he was eating steak and sipping espresso in Buenos Aires. The right is such liars, whether it’s about a gas tax, Obamacare or their own accomplishments or lack thereof.

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Rocky February 24, 2015 at 7:39 am

Odd to say oh Pork Chop, but I have insurance and didn’t pay a tax.

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Tired of closet liberals February 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Gas prices going back up and yet some RINO will likely be on here defending Haley for her huge ass tax hike. This will hit working families harder than anyone else so save your crap. We need to fix what is broken. If they still need more money then fine but there is no damn way they need that much.

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FastEddy23 February 24, 2015 at 5:19 am

“… We need to fix what is broken …”

The IRS is broken. How about fixing that?

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vicupstate February 23, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Prices spiked when the Saudi King or Prince or whatever he was died, then they bounced up and down a nickel last week. About 1.95 is common in Greenville with an occasional 1.93.

It is pretty clear that geopolitical politics, and not true supply and demand is what determines the price.

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mrbraindead12 . February 23, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Nationally speaking, yes. Fossil fuel industrial complex makes more than anyone else in the world. Plus with speculating and whatnot they can drive up and down the price as they see fit as long as they’re making money. Not to mention they need all the money they can get in order to buy all of the scientists and geologists to say “this is good for the environment, and C02 helps replenish the ozone!” Same as when they kept telling us that lead in gas was safe. It’s obviously not, but with enough money and influence you can make someone believe in anything.

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say what? February 24, 2015 at 9:02 am

$4.00 in California/$2.40 in Ohio/$2.25 in North Carolina/$2.50 in Florida
Whole nation is up 30% last 2 weeks…

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Squishy123 February 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Can’t wait for oil to be back up around $100/barrel. What we need is a crisis in the Middle East, like that’ll ever happen.

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 5:38 pm

LMAO…FITS’ folly is being drunk on the idea that the economy will improve at any meaningful rate under Obama…

This F*#king idiot gets’ all giddy, and S#!t$ his pants when the media tells him we’re in “Recovery” or Obama has saved America…How many times has the Dumb@$$ fallen for it…Especially when I tell you any “good” news is either a lie or fleeting.

Unless Obama makes SUBSTANTIAL and Fundamental changes…we’ll continue in the downward spiral…It does not take a Brain Scientist to figure that out…

Yet you ignorant liberals get all jacked up on media hype…only to have to spit Obama’s wad out of your mouth in order to attack Republicans (see FITS) because FITS’ STUPID @$$ believed the lies about blue skies and smooth sailing on the S.S. Barack…

You failed…now STFU and leave…We’re SICK of the Bull-S#!t you’re trying to peddle…….

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dollarsfordonuts February 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Let’s see…a million new jobs added over the past couple of months, unemployment rate down to about normal, stock market at all time highs. I am making more money than I ever have in my life. If this is Obama’s fault I say “thanks a bunch!”

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm

What line of work are you in???

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Labor Finders™ February 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

He’s most certainly NOT humoring Fits’ readership 24/7. At least we know what line of work you’re not in…

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GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm

I knew you’d coward out…You all do when it comes to specifics…

Labor Finders™ February 23, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Cowad out of what? You’re here night and day. Lol.

GrandTango February 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

What line of work are you in?…or are you a lair?

Labor Finders™ February 23, 2015 at 9:54 pm

If you want to know WHAT line of work I’M in? I work in management for the state of South Carolina. You, asshole?

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 6:16 am

BWWWWAAA…I KNEW it…

We have an $18 trillion deficit, and you’re on here BRAGGING about a massive pay raise in your do-nothing (but tax) government job…And you think you DESERVE it…while we – who pay all the bills – struggle to feed our children…

YOU are the F*#king problem…you GREEDY-Selfish B@$t@rd….

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 7:49 am

I got a raise and I don’t work for the government. Must be your line of work. “We have an 18 trillion dollar debt” – but then you want to increase government spending to send more soldiers back to Iraq, give tax credits to oil companies, give tax credits to fracking companies, have the federal government bail out SCDOT, build your roads, provide free emergency room services to uninsured people, mooch off a larger Social Security COLA – typical GOPPER – talks out of both sides of their mouth.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 8:14 am

One time you CLAIMED you did work for a government enterprise. When you are unquestionably CAUGHT lying…you are branded a F*#king LIAR…and that’s what you are…

I don’t believe anything you say….

grandtangosuglydog February 24, 2015 at 8:35 am

says the failed blogger with no job, who posts as an ugly woman named emily peterkin on other blogs, solved the JFK assassination, thought the US gov overthrew Iran LOLOLOL and has been proven a liar literally 100s of times…yeah you got it nailed transgo.

Who is Emily Peterkin? February 24, 2015 at 8:37 am

What blogs does his Emily character frequent? I want to compare their writing abilities.

2 4 1 February 24, 2015 at 8:53 am

He is Boz.Just send Boz an email.

grandtangosuglydog February 24, 2015 at 9:02 am

he/she/it admitted it..he was posting on a huff article and bragged about how many “likes” he received.

fess up loser! February 24, 2015 at 9:06 am

Right Boz.Boz was the ONLY one on FITS that new GT was posting on other sites.
He bragged on here about working with the editor’s on The Sun News (Todd Garvin)and getting ‘Emily’ banned because he knew it was GT
You are Boz.

grandtangosuglydog February 24, 2015 at 9:29 am

do you want me to paste his/her/its comments admitting it you fucking idiot. FFS how stupid are you? no wonder your blog crashed and burned.

Paste It February 24, 2015 at 10:47 am

If you have it, go ahead, I would love to read it myself.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

Stupid boring w/o basis. Typical liberal Bull-S#!t..

Why no one will read anything you write, unless it’s me because you stalk. LMAO..

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 8:47 am

Just because I falsely accuse people of being pedophiles doesn’t mean I am a liar.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

Stupid boring w/o basis. Typical liberal Bull-S#!t..

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

I never said I worked for a government enterprise moron. Get your facts straight. I work in the private sector and always have. And right now the private sector is booming – dumb@$$.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 9:15 am

You LIAR. You claimed you worked for Savannah River Site once…
When you LIE, and forget what you said…is why you F*#k up and say something else.
Tell the Truth, and you will not be OUTED for the LIAR you are…
You liberals are trained to say what ever you WANT to be true. It’s why your lives are based in myths, and Bull-$#!t…

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 9:20 am

You’re a retard. I never said I worked at the Savannah River Site, you moron. Not only are you a dumb@$$ but apparently delusional.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 10:12 am

Hmm…you LIED about where you allegedly work…now you’re lying about saying it…

Typical Liberal…LMAO…

Saluda Rapids February 23, 2015 at 10:04 pm

He’s a lair. You are a liar. And a miserable failure. “Failed Blogger” is your line of work.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 6:14 am

Aren’t you the idiot who says FIRE Spurrier, and exalt Lorenzo Ward…

If the ignorance of your enemies is any measure of your stature – and think that’s so – then you are making me look like a king among men….

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 7:45 am

You first silly head. What do you do for a living. Can we have your age, weight, social security number, employer name, tax ID, and home address? Phone number optional.

dollarsfordonuts February 24, 2015 at 7:06 am

I am retired. I invest in real estate primarily including rentals, forest and grain farms as well as the stock market. What line of work are you in???

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Rocky February 24, 2015 at 7:50 am

He lives with his Mom in West Columbia and posts on FITS.

Josh February 24, 2015 at 8:49 am

Speaking of being a ‘chef’…where do you live? We are trying to ‘serve’ you.

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 9:06 am

Anderson

j February 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

Anderson,Florida…Anderson,California,Anderson, Anderson,Canada..????
Which vacation villa?

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 9:21 am

What day is it, and I’ll check and let you know.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 8:18 am

So you’re getting RICH off people who lost their homes in the Obama Depression, and now have to rent…and you are skimming money from the $85 billion a month of taxpayer money Obama is juicing the stock market with…

Some may say you are a FILTHY and GREEDY b@$t@*d, taking advantage of the suffering because Obama has stolen from the working to give to you…

Unemployed Asshole February 24, 2015 at 8:27 am

Everyone else here seems to have a job except GrandTango, I tell you I am shocked to hear that!

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

Stupid boring w/o basis. Typical liberal Bull-S#!t..

Rocky the Chef February 24, 2015 at 7:44 am

I’m a chef at a five-star restaurant where we specialize in organic meals approved by Michelle Obama as heart healthy and full of fiber – and you must stop by often because you’re typically full of bullcrap.

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Squishy123 February 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

What line of work is GrandTango in? He’s on this blog more than Will is.

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Rocky February 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

And Wil appreciates it, I’m certain.

Welfare Line February 24, 2015 at 10:45 am

There’s only one line GrandTango could possibly be in.

Ephraim February 23, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Not to worry. Curtis Loftis is dusting off his white horse. Did not you hear his solution for our roads presented last week? His recommendation: Do nothing. Way to solve the problem, Curtis. That white horse won’t get too dirty on short rides like that.

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FastEddy23 February 24, 2015 at 5:12 am

You stupid Gruberment Helot …

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Corpulent Curtis February 24, 2015 at 1:53 pm

I feel bad for that horse. Curtis has gained an enormous amount of weight. He might destroy the horse!

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pcinsc February 23, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Gov. Haley’s tax hike on middle class families would raise taxes on over one million South Carolinians who will see no tax break http://www.haleytaxhike.com/

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freeloaders February 24, 2015 at 8:59 am

No tax break? Most of em don’t pay taxes anyway..Tax their EBT cards,Medicad and Section 8 housing as well.

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FastEddy23 February 24, 2015 at 5:10 am

Spinning the numbers … UR local republicrats are so full of it. There is absolutely no justification for raising taxes on anything. The consumer economy is suffering under egregious tax increases already. The DC taxsuckers will not ever synchronize or coincide their taxsucking plans with SC poli-wogs.

Those fools in SC Gruberment are lying when they say they “need” more for infrastructure. That lame excuse has been beat to death in every state and it has Always Proven To Be A Scam On The Taxpayers.

“The bureaucracy is expanding to fulfill the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.”

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Yelsewh February 24, 2015 at 6:40 am

Is the sky falling again?

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