Competition, supply and demand defines prices, not wishes.You still can't answer why the oil & gas barons would sell gas for $1/gal when the sheeple will line up around the block just to pay $3.50/gal.
No, markets work by mutual self interest, not kindness.Do you think they're going to lower prices out of the kindness of their hearts?
If you lower prices, you increase demand. People who can't afford to drive when prices are $5/gallon can drive more if the price is $1/gallon. This is why I support increased drilling, opening our coasts and public land to drilling; lower gas prices.Would YOU sell your product for less than people are willing to pay if you can sell every unit for a higher price as fast as you can make it and people still demand more?