When I started driving, which was only ten years ago, gas was about 1.50 per gallon.....and I remember then I thought that was "SO EXPENSIVE". Had I known what gas was going to cost now back then, I would have taken advantage of the price and driven cross country several times. We need an alternative fuel source, or we just finally need to tap our own oil reserves and lift our middle fingers to the middle east.
More drilling on our soil = more jobs
have another refinery or two = more jobs
Using oil from our own reserves = lower cost of gas
We'd create jobs while lowering the cost of gas, which might help stimulate the economy because people would have more money to spend.
Maybe I am wrong?