There was a time in this country when ordinary people understood the connection between high gas prices and a sluggish economy. The pain they felt wasn’t just at the pump, but also at the office and in the warehouse.
Higher prices for gas meant job insecurity, slashing department budgets and less money at bonus time, if bonus time actually occurred at all.
There was time in this country when even government economists and network journalists knew this fact.
Over the last decade the biggest problems in our economy has been massive new spending by state, local and the federal government...