Allen West Outraged That It's So Expensive to Buy Gas for His Hummer

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Rep. Allen West's car
​Allen West is outraged that it's so expensive to keep gasoline in his car. It cost him $70 last night, he posted on Facebook today.

Seventy bucks! An outrage! An aberration! Sarcasm aside, that's a TON of money to be paying for gas. Especially since West drives such a compact, fuel-efficient... Hummer.

Yes, the congressman is upset that it's expensive to fill up his 2008 Hummer H3, which has a 23-gallon gas tank and gets 15 miles per gallon on a good day.

It's all part of the GOP's national message, though -- Speaker of the House John Boehner told Republicans to make gas prices an issue over the Presidents' Day recess, and West is doing his best. He also bemoaned President Obama's oil policies at yesterday's town hall, pointing to gas prices that have shot up drastically since Obama took office.

Florida's a good state to make that argument too -- national gas prices have been on the rise since the beginning of the year, and South Florida prices have consistently been around 20 cents higher than the national average, according to gasbuddy.com. But it's hard to sympathize with a guy who could reduce his fuel costs by purchasing literally any vehicle not tested for spaceflight.

West said at the town hall yesterday that Obama needed to encourage American energy producers to increase production to drive prices down, but that's simply not the case -- a McClatchy article from Tuesday outlines how speculators, not regulators, are mostly to blame for the surge in gas prices. The story also says the United States produces more than half of the oil it consumes, and an NPR report from yesterday said 2011's U.S. oil output was an eight-year high. Under Obama, the number of U.S. drilling rigs has quadrupled.

The bottom line is that while Republicans are ganging up on Obama for rising prices, it's not all about the Keystone XL pipeline -- there's no one way to reduce prices on a commodity traded on a global scale. Well, except driving something other than a Hummer.


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glass slipper
glass slipper

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"Granted any repeat of the latest two wars is unacceptable, how do you propose we combat the nuclear threat Iran poses?"     

 Who cares, they DO NOT pose a threat to the United States of America.

  When they start sending nuclear powered subs that have nuclear missle to our side of the world then you might have something until then let Israel deal with the problem, they seem to have all the answers.

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You're right...the govt hasn't nationalized any industry...just subsidizes and runs them.Examples:Amtrak and the US Post Office

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

I wonder, did West sneak that hummer off the army  base when he was bounced out over his little  war crimes thingy?

William G Hitchcock
William G Hitchcock

Not familiar with that Hummer car, so I googled it.  A 'Hummer' is NOT a car according to what I found!

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

So the criminal West thinks we need to feel sorry for him now?  Here is an idea, why not STOP DRIVING THAT DAMNED TANK!  I know you were drummed out of the military and obviously compensating for that and..other things..but stop complaining about it already.  Go into your retirement with FOX news and leave the running of this country to those who actually do their job.  The lions share of us are tired of your constant yelping and misquoting of history.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Just for the record: None of the oil to be transported in that Canadian pipeline was to be sold to American refineries. It was to be placed on tankers and shipped to China and Europe. The pipeline is totally unrelated to the retail price of gasoline in the USA. Republicans are total demagogues.

Phil Perspective
Phil Perspective

Don't any of the teabaggers remember Enron trading in energy futures?

No!!!!!  If they had any brains, and capacity to remember anything before yesterday, they wouldn't be teabaggers.

glass slipper
glass slipper

Thanks to Israhells constant banging of the war drums with Iran and the speculative oil market admitting to their ways of price gouging on Wall St., which go hand in hand by the way, I hope this Israeli Firster Un-American Traitor Scumbag Allen West can piss some gasoline to fill his small penis Hummer.

 Or maybe he can lay on the ground and I would glady piss some "gasolina" on his face. 

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Rich.

Um dude...

Your story is off a bit...

It should have read "West paid $70 for a hummer".

Bill Bliss
Bill Bliss

West is a joke, and an insult to his district.  How dare he complain that he has to pay $70 put gas in a car that cost more than the median income of his constituents...  

Wake up Florida!  Get rid of the thugs like West.

gimmesamore
gimmesamore

When gas prices are all you can hang your hat on, you make it your platform.  Economy, jobs, the market, etc... all seem headed for improvement.  Gas is all the Repubs have left.  Plus, West's days are numbered.  I'm counting down to his downfall, which is coming hard and fast.  By the way -- West, thanks for being too cowardly to stay in your original district.  It is nice to see a tough, former (disgraced) military man retreat!

Jackmahogoff
Jackmahogoff

Can we just agree that West is a moron, vote him out of office, and move on already?!

MMlll
MMlll

He is 100% correct!That is why the tax paying public should be receptive to giving him a raise in pay forthwith.This way he can afford to go and fill up his tank with all super premium unleaded his Hummer H3 requires and then some, without causing any more stress to him than what he has already been subjected to.

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To an extent we agree. While it seems you're an isolationist who does not wish to support our only ally in the Middle East, I am going to assume you have no opposition  to Israel handling this threat how its government sees fit. If you're willing to keep quiet in the event they act, I can be content.

mckblue
mckblue

Let me assume you still live on your mother and fathers work and that you have not had a job or served your country or did anything other then sit behind you computer .And seeing as we are on the topic of stopping things ...stop being a B-I-T-C-H and go out and do something with YOUR life not the one your parents provided

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Is Rep. West asking for sympathy or is he expressing what every American should be every time they go to the pump? Why do people care what he drives? I don't hear liberal congressmen expressing their concern for gas prices. Why should liberals run the country when they fail to recognize the price of gas, among many other things, is a problem for most Americans?

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Is it true that the Keystone XL pipeline will assist Canada in exporting crude to countries that are not the USA? Yes.

Would the building of the pipeline and refinement of the oil be done by US workers and help put Americans back to work? Absolutely!

Are some of you too stupid to realize the benefit of the pipeline is not lower gas prices, which might only be achieved through energy independence and abandoning OPEC, but the creation of much needed US jobs? Obviously.

Gas prices are set by OPEC and frankly, prices reflect what consumers are willing to pay and ignore supply and demand economics. Milk doesn't cost $3.50/gallon, but that's the price the government set and what you're willing to pay.

mckblue
mckblue

I have $10,000 that says if I put you in a room with mister West you would get your but kicked ...slid back in your cave bottom feeder

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

You must be talking about the Huffy Hummer.  A real H3 would run you a couple grand.

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You might want to rethink your remarks as I just paid $70 to fill up a sedan with a 4 cylinder engine.The thug I'm most concerned with today is the one sitting in the oval office.

mckblue
mckblue

$70.00 is not just a Hummer fill up but any ful size truck .and unlike most of you f-u-ck-s some of us need them "full sized trucks " because you can not do or un do a drain in your house or run a lighting circuit or any another thing that means you having any bit of sense in your being so back up and just sit behind your desks and shut the hell up!And let the Americans who maintain this country do the things we do .and  you all can  just sit back and suck off Americas tit

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If everything is headed for improvement why haven't the occupy protestors gone back work?

mckblue
mckblue

Yea vote him out ...You are just another stay at home sucking off mother and fathers tit spoiled brat who did not get his a-s-s whipped not enough ......He is a HERO .GROW the F____ up pus..people like you use to get bet up alot

rainey13
rainey13

 I'd rather give him a pay CUT to the median income in his district and THEN let him try to make ends meet :-)

Bebep
Bebep

Fuck Israel and their "victim" role they play.

They're one of the biggest problems out there.

glass slipper
glass slipper

I am a NON INTERVENTIST, big difference.

 And that "only ally in the Middle East" bullshit is so wrong and played out, I am really suprised the old standby "anti-semite" hasn't been uttered.  

 As long as Israel doesn't look to us to bail them out when Iran, Russia, and China starts to hand them their ass I am all for it.

 Let the games begin and get this shit over with.

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HAHAHAHAHA.Are you serious? This is just too funny. You libtards crack me up.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

 Ahh once again the right fright wingers have not a clue.  You assume much based on what?  I know your simply a tea bagger troll trying to defend your tin plated hero without acknowledging his crimes, but just because you refuse to see just how bad the criminal West is does not mean you know a thing about me or any other poster here in these comments.And for the record, my parents have been dead for decades.  Perhaps it is you who needs to get free of their parents basement huffing whatever it is that makes you so obtuse as you attempt to whip up a frenzy with your insane conspiracy theories.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Actually, my wife is pregnant, so I get the milk for free.

But thanks for playing!

glass slipper
glass slipper

Asshole West talks like a a fucking cowardly pussy who hides behind a symbol, sorta like you, you douchebag.

  Shit, I'll give  a knife and a parachute plus a one way ticket to the Middle East so you can fight for your low gasolina prices.

glass slipper
glass slipper

Hey loudmouth, are you ready to go to war with Iran like that Asshole  West?

If you are then get ready to spend $140.00 to fill up your tank for your simpleminded thoughts.

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In response to Mr. Pepper - actually what oil we do export pretty much goes to Canada, Mexico, and South America. (China and Europe get most, not all, of their oil from the Middle East).With respect to Iran, what's to stop this regime from transitioning to a position of posturing to acting on what we fear, whether that be an attack on the US or its lone ally in the Middle East?You seem to be okay with Iran threatening Israel, so I hope you would not oppose Israel taking matters into its own hands as long as the US stays out of it. Right?

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

 Actually we DO drill here in America.  Does it create any jobs?  Not really.  And you know where all the oil goes that is drilled here?  Out to China and Europe.  Drilling here will not affect the price of gas in the slightest, but the right fright wing like to say it a lot in order to make everyone think they are for the common man, which is the farthest thing from the truth there is.As to Iran..how is it exactly that they are threatening the United States?  They do not have a missile capable of landing anywhere near us.  MAYBE they could hit Israel but only barely.  And the fact remains that they would never launch missiles at them simply because Israel has a LOT of nukes that would level Iran.  In reality, Iran is just posturing at best and represents no real threat at all.

mckblue
mckblue

heres a simple thought why not drill here and create some jobs have America free of middle east oil ?

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Granted any repeat of the latest two wars is unacceptable, how do you propose we combat the nuclear threat Iran poses?

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