In the Presidential debate, Mitt Romney claimed that gasoline prices today are twice what they were when President Obama took office.
From gasbuddy.com I was able to learn the truth.
This graph shows that the gasoline prices dropped precipitously from $4.12 a gallon in August 2008 to $1.61 in December 2008. If you remember, the economy was in free fall at that time. People were cutting back on their gasoline purchases so that they could afford to eat. Is this how you want Mitt Romney to lower the gasoline prices? Or would you be willing to trade gasoline at $3.87 as opposed to $4.12 before the economic crash in order to have even a slow economic recovery?