That's how much we paid yesterday to fill up our gas tank. It took two credit cards, since the pump cuts off at $60. Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy? Am I the only one who thinks this is somehow connected to the record profits the oil companies have been posting for the past several years? Am I the only one who thinks having a "former" oil man in the White House whose cronies all benefit from high gas prices and a Congress whose members are all among the country's super-rich is leading the country down a path that will inevitably crush the middle class while swelling the ranks of self-serving billionaires? Am I the only one who thinks that an electoral system that requires candidates to spend millions and millions of dollars--for which they must pander to special interests (read: oil and pharmaceutical companies)--just to compete is not the best way to ensure a government that serves the interests of the people, instead of corporations?