Dont forget about the youth/poor so quickly. I know your not intending to sound like a snob, but your simply just off base on how much money that is to some people. The youth is the future of the country, and 60-100 bucks a month extra to them can be a huge hit and make them less productive overall.
i also think its funny how much people talk **** about oil companies during times of high gas prices. have you all looked at your 401k's recently? they look alot better than they did last year.
Gas would already be at 6 dollars a gallon if the economy hadn't imploded. I wouldn't be surprised to see that number in 2013.
So let's be real here, maybe you should see the reason behind this 43% increase in gas, the bottom line of Chevron, ExxonMobil, Conoco etc...and there isn't anything more than greed at its heart.
"I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally" ~ W.C. Fields