IWF President and CEO Michelle Bernard had a great piece on gas prices over at Townhall.com last week:
“Like most of the American public, I have stood at the pump at my local filling station and cursed the cost of gasoline. Yet, after filling my tank I inevitably drive to Starbucks to stand in line with other women seeking a reprieve from morning mommy detail, handing over $4.24 without batting an eye as I order my beloved venti, soy chai latte.
“The other morning I had, as Oprah might say, an ‘aha’ moment. After paying for my cup of tea, I thought ‘What’s wrong with this picture? Why am I complaining about the price of gasoline while forking out what is arguably a lot of money for a cup of hot water and spices?’
“Mothers and fathers beware – if certain members of Congress have their way, you will not be standing in line at Starbucks any more because you’ll be too busy waiting in mile-long lines to get gasoline. Every year as summer vacation drive time nears and families get ready to hit the road for vacations, politicians and the media heighten the emotional sensitivities of an American public willing to spend large sums of money on coffee, or in my case tea, but infuriated by the thought of what they spend on a gallon of gasoline.”
Read more here.