The money used to bail out the big banks should have been used to bail out citizens' loan problems instead of being invested in oil commodities, which probably doubles the cost to the public that is struggling to stay warm .
The U.S. can drill its way out. It could loan American companies the money to drill off the coast, hire Americans to work the wells and build refineries. That would put people back to work.
Oh, yeah, and keep all that oil to ourselves (not to be exported).
George Dunlap, Gray