Gas Prices Grow More Under Obama than Carter

Marking the similarities between President Barack Obama’s time in office and former president Jimmy Carter’s is nothing new. But as of Monday, Obama has hit one more Carter benchmark – both saw gas prices double in their first term of office.

In fact, while just barely, Obama has seen an even higher gas price increase than Carter dealt with under his administration.

Under the Carter administration, gas prices increased by 103.77 percent. Gas prices since Obama took office have risen by 103.79 percent. No other presidents in recent years have struggled as much with soaring oil prices. Under the Reagan administration, gas prices actually dropped 66 percent. When Bill Clinton was president, gas prices grew by roughly 30 percent, and under both Bush presidencies, gas prices rose by 20 percent…

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  1. morecowbell says:

    I am the only one who thinks they almost look alike ??

  2. otlset says:

    Well at least Obama’s policy of stoking racial tensions, divisiveness and class warfare is keeping the malaise away.

  3. radargeek says:

    It is a everyday disaster with O’Jug-Ears!

  4. Kat says:

    A day that will go down in infamy…or is it insanity??? Atleast the DEB can brag he’s #1 for something….besides bowing to our enemy….or playing the most golf as POTUS….or having the ugliest wife….oops did I say tha’at?
    Congrats Furkel…job NOT well done!
    BTW, eviction papers will be on your desk promptly at 8:00AM Wednesday, November 7, 2012!

  5. lawmom90 says:

    Sadly, I already knew that BEFORE he was inflicted upon us. As a young girl, I watched my parents’ personal situation be devastated under that regime.

  6. Ayeboots says:

    In 1978 when the price of gasoline was 58 cents a gallon and people were waiting in
    line to buy gas because OPEC was cutting back on production. The middle east due to Carter mishandling of foreign policy and gas was in short supply. Deisel was still dirt cheap at 30 cents a gallon. Jimmy (that Jackass) Carter announced he was putting a excess profits tax on gasoline to grab the additional profits the oil companies were making due to the rise. From that point on the price of gasoline sky rocked upwards and didn’t stop till it reached almost $2.00 a gallon. Thanks, Jimmma We are now facing the same situation; Thank you Dumb Bastard. As soon as a sensible conservative, like Reagan gets in the price will fall because the speculaters are betting under marxism the price of gas will continue to rise. 1980 the gasoline prices began to fall because we elected Ronald Reagan and the economy turned around slowly but surely and it took liberal’s like Bush I and Clinton to destroy it again.


  7. FrankRemley says:

    The worst thing about Jimmy Carter was that he never really went away. Unlike Reagan and the Bushes (and even Clinton to an extent) who basically retired and kept a low profile after leaving office, he stayed in the spotlight by continually criticizing his successors and traveling around the world kissing up to dictators in Cuba, Syria, North Korea, etc. He was always good for a stupid quote in the media and was probably an even worse ex-president than he was a president. God help us if Urkel’s post presidency is anything like Carter’s.

  8. AniMel says:

    I said in 2009 that Obama would be Jimmy Carter, redux.

    I stand corrected.

  9. sourkraut says:

    Voted for Carter, as a former Ga resident…favorite son and all that. Then moved to San Fran and paid 11.74% interest for my first house and was able to get gas on odd days. Saw how Jerry Brown squandered Reagan’s surplus and have not voted for a Dem since. Can’t wait for JC to pass so I can spit on his grave. Will get arrested but it will be worth it. Urkel will announce his conversion to Islam after he leaves office and will have an office in Dubai. I fear for our future.

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