"Something's gotta give" - Gasoline Prices I'm currently an engineering student in college and having a very hard time afford these gas prices. I figure I am not the only one in this boat though. If gas prices keep rising or even stay at the current price ($3.00/gal where I'm at), it seems to me that something will have to bend/break/give whatever you want to call it. The economy isn't getting better and salaries aren't getting raised. I remember hearing about gas shortages in the late 70's I believe but don't really know much about it. Could this be comparable? I'm just curious if anyone has ideas of what that something might be thats going to have to give. It seems to me like people/companies will go bankrupt trying to afford gas. They can't raise prices too much or else people won't be able to afford those services as well. It sounds like the economy is going in the wrong direction. The rich keep getting richer and poor keep getting poorer, and now even the middle class (in my opinion) is suffering tremendously. Anyone care to give their opinions?