Lately, the media has not had a lot of “good news” to report on. The stock market is down… way down. Congress is continually arguing about economic stimulus packages that, if not passed, would mean millions of Americans losing their jobs and retirement funds. Obama and McCain will reportedly spend around 30 million dollars over the last month of their campaigns on mostly negative ads. Thousands of American families are having their houses foreclosed on. And, in a recent pole, about 75% of Americans think things are going badly in our country. Did I mention we are at war? Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Yes. In fact, look closely and you can see the some light right now. Less than a year ago, gas prices were one of the hottest topics in the news and politics, with people fearing that rising oil prices would mean they could no longer afford to drive their own cars. Don’t look now, but oil prices have dropped dramatically; 53% since July 11th. What was, just a short time ago, our nation’s number one concern has now become a silver lining in the dark cloud that is the U.S. economy. So, while there probably won’t be much to smile about in tonight’s news, try to look at the bright side: at least there won’t be any reports of heart attacks at the gas pump. Everyone keep your heads up and remember that all these things, like gas prices, can get better with time.
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