As usual, The Sun missed the real story — on purpose, I might add ("Pumping up gas prices," July 1). Gas prices have doubled since your savior took office in 2009. President Barack Obama has done almost nothing to make the U.S. energy independent (for example, no nuclear plants have been started since he became president). There is nothing wrong with promoting wind and solar, but they are a 10 percent solution.

Your last suggestion — more taxes — is a typical elite liberal solution to every problem. Why don't you mention that the poor and middle class would be hurt by this regressive tax. Please, take an ethics class in the nearest future.

Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville

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