What to do about these gas prices?

What the heck can we do about the crazy cost of gas. it almost makes me sick to my stomache to know that they are rapidly increasing and will soon be at $5/gal! My family doesn't drive anymore than we have to and once we are home from work we stay there and make stops that are only along the way home...we... show more What the heck can we do about the crazy cost of gas. it almost makes me sick to my stomache to know that they are rapidly increasing and will soon be at $5/gal! My family doesn't drive anymore than we have to and once we are home from work we stay there and make stops that are only along the way home...we even just traded in our gas hog blazer for a more fuel efficient car, but we can't afford these electric cars either. We are still spending more on gas per month than we do on anything else, and almost as much as we pay for rent.

What has to give? We have cut back all we can. Someone else has to do something. This is soooo frustrating. My family lives 12 hours away and it has even affected seeing my own family b/c none of us can afford and extra several hundred bucks to drive to and from. Seriously...why is this so messed up and WHO is in control of it? I swear, if I didn't know better, I'd say the end is coming.
Update: thanks for the answer...I will just ad this so I dont get the same repeats but I live out of town enough the public transportation doenst reach me (and it is very unreliable to boot) and obviously I can't walk being that far out. Believe me, I have considered everything.
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