At the barber shop this morning, where you can hear a lot of things, I learned that the price of gas had dropped to $3.14 at the Medina County town of Wadsworth. The messenger did not mention President Obama as the guy responsible for the price decline. Of course, he wouldn't deserve any praise in the matter. Presidents have no role in the rise or fall of oil prices. On the other hand, weren't there a lot of Republican critics out there accusing him of being an enemy of the people for driving up gas prices at the pump?
The current Economist Magazine reminded me of something that House Speaker John Boehner said when experts warned us the price could reach $4.50 by July. Sayeth the Grim Speaker in early April:
"The President holds the key to addressing the pain...at the gas pump. My question for the president is: What are you waiting for?"
I should tell you that one way to reduce America's pain is to retire Boehner. John: What are you waiting for?