TSF, I found this statistic:July 7, 2008. average gas prices in the USA were $4.11 per gallon. They play the public like a fiddle, price gouging us with product made from our own oil that our corrupt congress gives them free in return for bribes.
"The average price in 2012 (as of December 31, 2012) was $3.618, the highest ever for a year. As of December 31, 2012, the average price of gasoline was $3.298, with New York at $3.70 for the highest in the U.S., and Colorado at $2.987 for the lowest."
We can't even find links that don't lie to us. Dang it!!! You got one price, I got another. I can't remember 2008, but 2012 is still pretty fresh and it appears to be getting worse.
It did bother me to see people trying/wanting to work and not being able to afford gas for their job interviews. We all know I'm not exactly a weeping willow, but it made me almost cry.