Sorry for stealing your thread theme, Themarx The national average reached a record high today. Do you believe our government has an obligation to step in? If so, how? Should they cap costs? Should they open the reserve? Should they allow drilling in Alaska? Is it disconcerning to anyone else that no politican seems to give a damn about this when prices at the pumps are severely hurting the middle class families? Politicans say they want to help, but do nothing. Some will argue that it is beyond their control, but I personally think the answer is simple: LOSE THE TARIFF Right now the government is taxing 54 cents per gallon on imported ethanol. That directly effects the cost at the pump. The new national average is 3.22. The highest in our nations history. If you take away the 54 cent tariff, suddenly we are only paying 2.68 a gallon. Pricey? Yes. Still a huge relief. It is the difference between paying 26.80 for 10 gallons of gas and 32.20. Thats nearly 6 extra dollars when you fill up. May not seem like much, but it adds up. What are your thoughts?