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Tragedy of Rising Energy Prices

Barnderk Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 3:56 PM
I wasn't commenting so much on the cause/effect so much as the sequence of events. Domestic oil production is probably the single most effective way to stimulate the economy, and I think Romney gets that. Oil self sufficiency will cut our trade deficits in roughly half. Plus the added jobs, and good jobs. People forget though that it isn't the paycheck that's stimulates the economy, it's the work done to earn it.

There is pain associated with $4.00 a gallon gasoline. It’s not the kind you see on the news every night but it is just as tragic. Every day, families across our country struggle to put enough gas in their cars to get to work. Elderly couples choose between going to the doctor today or to church on Sunday. The people who live pay check to pay check, the people barely getting by, are bleeding a slow economic death with no end in sight.

This administration’s energy policy doesn’t even consider Americans who are just surviving on the edge, almost too...