We are living in a time of great economic crisis. Gas prices continue to soar. The U.S. dollar falls in value every day. Few people can even afford to buy a house anymore. It is time for the government to act.

The government needs to stop bailing people out of their interest-only loans, encourage the production of ethanol and allow the drilling for oil in American territory.

If things continue as they are, we either go from being capitalistic to socialistic like Europe, or our economy collapses. Neither of these prospects is bright. Let's make sure we elect politicians who really understand economics.

Tyler Thomas

South Weber