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As gas prices soar, Californians test life above the $4-a-gallon mark

CSM -- Gas prices are giving handyman Sal Kalil a very tough time.
“I’m putting more money into my truck than into anything else in my life,” he says.

His 1995 pickup only gets about 10 miles per gallon, tethering him to work – painting, carpentry, odd jobs – close to his Pasadena home.

“I’m not eating like I usually do and am forgoing all kinds of things because of this,” Mr. Kalil says.

For the moment, the average price of self-serve regular in the nation’s most populous state is 31 cents per gallon higher ($3.83) than the national average ($3.52), according to the California Energy Commission. But from Feb. 8 to 15, the price Californians paid already topped $4.10.

The result is impacting people and businesses in the Golden State in profound ways.
“We are spending $90,000 a week on gasolin


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Beaveronparade
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:56:13 PM

Sal is not alone! These gas prices are killing everyone's budget, it's horrible! It has to end with the election.
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One small story in a sea.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:49:55 PM

I thought everyone in californification drove a prius or EV
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:47:10 PM

Unfortunately, it will get worse before it gets better.
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When will congress get it
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:45:25 PM

It's killing everybody
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:42:41 PM

This sucks...it is going to really hurt the economy everywhere.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:42:35 PM

?
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aquarinut
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:40:26 PM

Like luwachris says "just stay home"....

These fuel costs are going to make taking a taxi, bus, limo or any other privately owned means of transport more expensive or dangerous.

Bypassing maintenance, no new vehicles, no insurance basically means that you're taking a chance in catching that cab or renting that bus for an excursion.

Eventually if the price of fuel keeps going up, everyone will be "staying at home". Including all of the employees that work for the companies that are forced out of business because they can no longer afford to stay in business.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:29:56 PM

And the economy was just starting up again. Big old splash of cold water
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outrageus!!
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Yeah...its all Obamas fault...even though it allllll started...when BUSH was on office...
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:27:54 PM

As gas prices soar,Californians test life Above the $4-a-gallon mark and and everyone is going to pay the price.
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$4 gas will be coming to the right coast soon.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:26:06 PM

The cheapest gas in the San Jose area is now up around $4.25. That's over .25/gallon rise in just 4 days.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:24:38 PM

I don't like it. Everything is going up in price along with the gas. AND SMART ASS HARTFORD, NOT EVERYONE WHO LIVES IN CALIFORNIA VOTED FOR BROWN, FEINSTEIN OR BOXER OR CARDOZA FOR THAT MATTER!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:23:20 PM

thought it was $5 in some places
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California is a fiscal disaster, but an easy solution for anyone who lives there and complains: move to another state, oh but wait a minutes, you can't do that because someone is holding a gun to your head and won't let you move. People in CA deserve what they get by electing the stupid politicians that are in office.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:17:17 PM

I'll have to get my enduro(like a 4 stroke dirt bike but street legal) fixed before those prices get to my area.
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Raise gas taxes another buck, Taxifornia.
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Yes
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ok
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Looks like a California nightmare coming to the rest of us soon?
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:10:06 PM

Just stay home!
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Glad I don't live there.
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Californians and the rest of the country suffer from higher fuel prices; it is time to modify our behavior.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:05:36 PM

depending on what he's hauling around, needs a better transport. the ford transit seems to be gaining some ground. twice the mileage of his truck.
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Thanks, Obama.
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This cycle always happens in an election year
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Test?
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obama said No to the drill here republicans an wants to spend more Tax Payer dollars on wind an solar! He just doesn't get it!
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The next greed will be the car makers raising the prices of hybrids and high mpg cars, if they haven't already..
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Prices are rising daily in Oregon.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:56:40 PM

$4.10 a gallon they will see $5.00 in Califonria before summer over.
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Prices here in CT at 3.93
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This Just Plain GREEDY.....
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Californians have made their own bed, then they try to blame the rest of the country and "speculators" for their problems.
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$4 gas is a government rip off.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:53:15 PM

“Good Time Consumer’s Got The Blues”

Everybody's goin' to pay
Said they’re not movin’ to LA
There are a lot of souls I know around
Gas prices to high… Just stayin in town

Some use to catch the freight, some caught a plane
Forget the sunshine, feel our pain
They say this article is a waste of time
I guess they're right, it's wastin' mine

Some gotta win (Speculators), Some gotta lose (You and me)
Good time consumer's got the blues
Good time consumer's getting screwed

Ya know my heart keeps tellin' me
"The price of gas… it’s killin you... and me"
"Ya drive around, ya pay the price"
"Ya sit around, you lose your life"

We got our pills to ease the pain
Can't find a thing to ease the brain
We’d love to try and settle down
But gas prices are not comin down

Some gotta win (oil companies), Some gotta lose (You and me)
Good time consumer's got the blues
Good time consumer's got the blues
Good time consumer's getting screwed



[Edited by: Tomeboy at 2/23/2012 8:53:58 PM EST]
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Gas Thirsty I heard him say that today, More BS
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:48:34 PM

Inflation is a form of taxation too....
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What are you going to do when gas hits $5.00 a gallon??? Yea, go cast another vote for nobama, let him lead you.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:45:36 PM

this is crazy!
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To hear Obama say "there is no easy solution to high gas prices" is disheartening.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:41:07 PM

don't worry it will soon be 5 for them
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:39:56 PM

I just filled up my gas tank at $4.23 a gallon in LA. Ouch!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:38:41 PM

sick of the gas prices
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:38:03 PM

Hey, try $3.95 in northern Maine as of this morning.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:36:36 PM

Here we go again
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California Dreamin' on such a winters day....or

California Nightmare?
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what, no george bush" fault here ???????????????
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 5:33:26 PM

Oh, Sal, you are not!! You are maybe paying a few bucks more. It is chump change. Get a cheaper phone and it will even out.
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