In my opinion, the best thing government can do for us is stay out of our business. This country has the best health care in the world, a greater abundance of food than anyone else, historically low unemployment, 96+% of people who have not defaulted on their mortgages, the highest percentage of home ownership in the world, no terrorist attacks since 2001, no gas lines or shortages since the 1970s.
If the government becomes more involved in any of these things, two things are guaranteed to happen, that program will be worse and it will cost more. No one cried for the oil companies when they were losing billions in the 1970s, now that they are making money some people want to tax their excess profits - please explain how raising their costs will make the price go down. Those who bought houses they could not afford should not be bailed out; they should face the music that they composed and not ask you or me to pay for their bad judgement.
I do not want the government even attempting to take care of me, with the exception of providing for our National defense, which, Constitutionally, is their job. Our system of free market capitalism has made us great and will keep us great if we will let it. And the prices of eveything will continue to rise and fall in parallel with worldwide supply and demand as it always has when allowed to do so.
I am still leaving on an extended trip this Fall regardless of oil prices, and I intend to enjoy every mile of it. My greatest cost will still be the price of the RV, not fuel prices.