That's the thing and I agree with you. Until Congress decides that using our own resources is beneficial to the country and clears the way for us to properly, effectively, and responsibly exploit all our coal, petroleum, and nuclear capabilities, we will continue to be at the mercy of a lot of folks who don't like or respect us much and gasoline prices will not stay down. Until it stops favoring and/or encouraging any dumb mandates wanted by the unions, that will also be a factor on the viability of American industry.
Further Congress needs to let the market decide what cars and trucks the public wants to buy which will be properly dictated by what the public deems most advantageous to the public.
We gain nothing by continuing to allow or forcing a major industry and/or a union to continue with policies that has lost it billions for some years now. No business can hope to lose money year after year and be considered viable.
Assigning blame to any particular political party is myopic and misfounded. There is plenty of blame to go around and its time we start holding ALL our elected officials feet to the fire to get it fixed and it is time that we allow businessses of all types to again succeed and fail on the merits of the product and services they ethically and legally offer..