Dear Mr. President,
Maybe you haven't noticed, but the price of gas is getting cripplingly high for many of us in America. It's reaching the point where we're reassessing not just recreational travel plans, but how much we use the car at all. It's driving up the costs of food, clothes and everything else that has to be transported from somewhere else to here.
It's bad enough for the middle class. I shudder to think of what it must be like for the working class and the unemployed who already are struggling to pay their bills. This isn't the time to drill for oil in the Arctic, or time to hope that freeing Iraq from Saddam Hussein so that Shi'a clerics can establish a harsh theocracy is going to bring new fuel into the country. We're at the point that we should be using heavily fuel sources that require fewer fossil fuels or none at all.
Think you could spare a thought for us working families, instead of for your friends and campaign donors in the oil industry?