As a consumer and one who depends on driving to get to work I am appalled how myself and others are being ripped off at the pump. Now I am not an expert about the reasons for the spike at the pumps but I feel the reasons are most troubling. There is the threats coming from Iran and than there is the Democratic policies that do little to stop the rising costs at the pump. Than there is the Wall Street speculators who make profits when the price of oil is forced up and all at the consumers expense. Now we have the Democrates and Republicans who have different approaches which does little to keep the price at the pump down. The Democrats answer is more fuel efficient cars but which will take years to accomplish.
Than you have the Republicans answer which is drill, drill, drill which might help in the long run but not in the short term. Now let’s talk about the oil companies through all this, well they are alive and well and will make millions. I don’t know the answer but I think the silent majority needs to rise up and say,” enough is enough for we are mad as hell and won’t take it anymore.” One way is to write numerous letters to our elected representatives and ask them to do something and not to lie to us or we the people will remember them when we vote this coming election day. Remember we have the power and we will be listen to!