Anyone on the left or right that thinks the politicians work for them is stupid in my book. They give the poor crumbs and make the wealthy richer. It's profit and greed first, keeping the prices higher [exporting more of oil, gasoline, natural gas, etc., will keep prices higher and help to move them higher], how much the lobbyists can put into their pockets for their campaigns, how much more the Federal and state governments can take in, etc. There's too many among the Democrats and Republicans, Obama, his staff, those in the EPA, the extreme environmentalists [mind you, I'M A GREENIE, or a TREE-HUGGER!, but I'm a REALIST first and foremost and I don't want to pay $5 for a loaf of bread or more or the same or more for a gallon of gas. That doesn't NEED to happen to get us to go greener.], Big Oil, OPEC, etc. They WANT gas to be $5 a gallon and more, even up the the $14 a gallon mark. At $14 a gallon, milk, bread and a dozen eggs would ALL be over $8 each. Most couldn't afford it.