You have utterly, fundamentally and profoundly missed the point. Further, you do not understand basic economic principles, and are guided solely, apparently, by your do-good mentality. Clearly, you are a liberal. Wasn't it your government that "allowed" gas prices to escalate to well over $4.00 per gallon, when all those poor people trying to get to work had to pay double what they were paying a year prior? Wasn't it Barack Obama who said that it was going to be a part of his administration's energy policy to allow gas prices to go over $10 per gallon?