After a recent return to our collective “borrow and spend” ways, everyone’s now worried about rising gasoline prices and whether they’ll take the wind out of the American consumers’ sails as has happened so many times before, leading to a recession. With images like the one below from this LA Times story, somebody better do something fast.

Of course, Bill O’Reilly and Lou Dobbs have been looking into this in recent days and provide this explanation – we’re shipping refined products overseas where they can be sold at a higher price and this pushes supply down (and prices up) here in the good ‘ol USA.

[Note: I don't necessarily agree with the O'Reilly/Dobbs view - I'm simply passing it along.]