Many people will get angry at the president because they think that he controls the gasoline prices in American. Ultimately this is not true at all. After research, I have learned that the president really does not have much say at all. Gas prices are based off of the economy. When the demand is higher than the supply, gas prices are going to be higher. The oil economy is not just based off of the U.S. Even if we got all of our oil from our own country we would still have to ship it to other countries too. If they can’t afford it then the price will be just the same as what they are paying.
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