What were you saying when gasoline hit $4 last year? Were you blaming the oil companies? Perhaps you sent the e-mails around asking others to boycott big oil companies like Exxon or Shell on certain days. My position has always been that it was the futures traders. I still believe that. If Big Oil was responsible, why aren't they raising the prices now instead of sharing 2nd quarter earnings that took a nose dive? http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-bu...illion-payday-poses-problem-for-pay-czar.html "Regulators are pushing to curb the role of traders like Mr. Hall, whose speculation in the energy markets may have played a major role in the recent gyrations of oil prices. That suggests that last summer, drivers paid more at the pump, at least in part, because of people like Andrew J. Hall." Why do they do it? Because they can. Same with those life-time members of welfare. Because they can. Maybe we should drug test them all and prevent them all from reproducing.