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Subject:  Biden then....Biden now Date:  10/10/2012  8:18 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  648178 of 876075

During the 2008 vice presidential debate, Joe Biden complained about how gas prices were so high at the time that the average “Joe” couldn’t afford to fill up his tank.

... then-Senator Biden took the opportunity to relate a conversation he had at a gas station with “a guy named Joey” who said he couldn’t afford to fill up his tank:

“I was recently at my local gas station and asked a guy named Joey Danco. I said, ‘Joey, how much did it cost to fill your tank?’ You know what his answer was? He said, ‘I don't know, Joe. I never have enough money to do it.’”

At the time (Oct. 2008), the average cost of a gallon of regular was $3.17 – and only $1.93/gallon when Obama took office in January of 2009 – according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Today, AAA estimates that a gallon of regular costs about $3.82 (Oct. 9), while the latest BLS report says it cost $3.71/gallon in August.

and it's at $5/gal in California!....

So what is Biden going to say tomorrow about all that Green energy that has just run up the price of oil to 'skyrocketing' levels?

Is he going to talk about Joey and the $150 and $200 tank fill ups? And 300 and 400 for a motor home? And $2000 to fill up the heating oil tank for the winter- twice!

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