There's a reason that we don't pay as much for the basics as Europe. The free market is allowed to work here a lot more than Europe. Once the government gets into control they want to tell you what CAN and CAN'T do. They want to tax everything and pretty soon you're talking about a lot of money. Liberalism is idiocy and leads to a police state. NO George W BUSH WASN"T A CONSERVATIVE! And in fact Obama is way worse. Look at Britain or France where they're spending a lot more for gas and food. Let's not give a damn about ones ability to move upwards in the world... They don't give a damn about ones freedom or privacy. We should be a society that promotes more freedoms and less government...One that relies on the laws of economics and holds a little bit of self responsibility. Let's get the government out of our lives Let's drill for oil! Let's do things in a way that lowers prices and makes for competition. Competition makes for lower prices! LET'S never allow our government to become like Britain or any other police state. We must be favorable towards businesses. LOWER TAXES, Lower Regs, More freedom, Lower prices!