Why are the gas prices remaining so high? Congress needs to put pressure on the President to bring prices down to a level that will spur the economy and help U.S. citizens in need. We know there are environmental concerns with oil, but does the American public have to suffer so the President can get his way? Until we have a viable alternative to oil products, we need to help Americans stay above water financially. The longer we wait to bring prices down, the longer it will take to get this economy rolling again.