LOS ANGELES -- There has been much hemming and hawing about when high gas prices will return.
Well, they are here. Four dollars a gallon won't be a one-time thing.
Granted, the north-of-$4 prices are in the socialist republic of California, where gas taxes are one way to try to balance the budget, to the tune of 54 cents a gallon. And this was for higher-priced super unleaded gas. But many cars these days require super unleaded because of their complicated engine control and emissions systems.