I remember shortly after I was married - 24 years ago - and gas went over $1.00/gallon. I was horrified! Oh, to go back to those days! Now, it is totally out of control.
I live near Chippewa Falls, and just told my mom in Tomahawk, that I really don't know the next time we'll be visiting - in large part due to gas prices. We also have become very good at consolidating trips to Eau Claire and such, but it gets difficult. For example, this week my daughter and I both have Dr. appointments in Eau Claire - that's two 40-mile round trips. I'm just sick about it, but what can you do? Then, there's my seventeen-year-old son who is working for $6.50 an hour and hasn't been able to save much at all. Most of it goes right back into his gas tank!
A local television station recently interviewed a supplier who said the prices we're dealing with has nothing to do with supply and demand. He blames in on the ease of trading in the oil business. Regardless, something needs to change, and I hope the general public looks very carefully at who they are voting for in the fall.