Why are fuel and energy prices not still a big daily issue in the news? Until gas prices come down, the U.S. economy will not recover.
It cost the average person 200 percent more than it did five years ago to travel to work and to heat their homes.
It used to cost $20 to $25 to fill up an average SUV; now it's $50 to $60. And to heat the average home, the increase has been from $200 a month in the winter to $400 a month.
The only part of the economy that is doing well is energy and oil.
These folks are stealing from us, and it's clear to me that we need to focus on this. When oil was $140 a barrel, gas was $4.00. Now it's $65, and we pay almost $3.00.
Anyone else see a problem?
If we correct this problem, businesses will hire people, people will have money to spend and things will get back to normal in our malls, restaurants and car dealerships.
High energy costs are the single biggest reason this country is in trouble.
America was not built like Europe where we can walk everywhere we want to go.
We spread out, so we need our vehicles, and we're being held hostage by big oil.