Gas and oil have an effect on everyone in Western New York. They affect our personal budgets, school budgets, town and county budgets and the goods we buy. We buy gas for vehicles, homes, businesses and schools.
My question is: Why were gas and oil prices -- which have such a major impact on seniors, working families and all businesses -- never directly addressed in the debates? Why don't the media ask this? And why don't the candidates address it?
I watched the Rick Lazio/Hillary Clinton debate. What a waste of time. It was like watching "The Jerry Springer Show." The great smoke screen was set up to deflect us from the real problems we face.
How many times must we rewatch old video clips of Clinton? What purpose does that serve? These personal attacks, attack ads and a game of "who is most trusted?" shadow the real issue of what the candidates plan to do regarding the gas and oil issues that concern us all.
LYNN E. GEDRAITIS