Gas prices are ridiculous! The public has been told that the prices are only going to continue in an increasing upward spiral. We have been told to expect prices to reach over $3.00 per gallon for the regular unleaded, by the end of summer. Just because the government and the media inform us of these increases, doesn\'t mean that we have to sit here and accept them. We have also been told in the past that we (the United States) are an international powerhouse. Our government has led us to believe that we have capable people in office,(including our so called negotiators). And we are to believe things like Mr. Bush has a great rapport with large oil producing/supplying countries. If these things are true, and we are exporting goods to these countries as well, then we need to increase the costs of their goods to an out-rageous proportion so they can comprehend the devastational affects that increasing prices has on ones\' paycheck/purchasing power. Why are we not using our power to get what we want Why are we not exploring the options of drilling for oil here, to cut costs, AND create jobs Just how much of a kickback are you getting Mr. President What are these other countries promising YOU, that we, the public DO NOT know about Many Americans have a considerable commute to work, and we would like to see you do something about the gas price increases. We understand that \"pipelines break\", and \"offshore accidents\" do happen, but enough is enough. How many more excuses, before somebody stands up and calls your bluff. I am constantly hearing, \"When are these gas prices going down\" And my answer is: \"When someone else is in office.\" Because one thing I am sure of, is when Bill Clinton was in office, I could afford to drive to work!