Originally Posted by Donger
Yeah, because he didn't claim that.
The chart is either wrong or you aren't reading it correctly. Gasoline reached a low of $1.59 in December 2008. At Obama's inauguration, it was $1.83. I then took off in March.
That being said, Obama has as much influence over the pricing as did any previous POTUS, which is very little.
Unless he's threatening war in an oil producing area or blocking the drilling of new sources. That can affect prices.
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