gas pains.

Just read this article on Yay-hoo News:

Driving season begins, as does griping about gas
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Memorial Day weekend and our national obsession with the price of gasoline is in focus once again.

We’ll spend a little less at the pump than a few weeks ago, but that won’t stop us from muttering to ourselves, griping to friends and pointing fingers in many directions. Read more.

Interesting article, although the argument that “it’s all in your head” is a slight bit of a reach. When gas spiked above $4 a gallon four years ago, I had to drive 45 miles one-way to get to my job in a car that got about 16 mpg. I was bleeding money. The six-figure earners don’t feel that pinch the same way middle class Americans do.

People gripe because of the obvious price manipulations in the marketplace around holidays, summer, etc. It’s not like we have many options as consumers.

The other part of it that’s frustrating to people are the politicians. We can’t drill our way out of this. The best we can do is drive more fuel efficient cars or hope for a cheaper, viable alternative.

Nobody likes the monopoly of the oil companies unless you are an oil company.

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