Don't feel sorry for the 70,000 in the least. How many job were lost when skyrocketing oil prices caused companies to scale back or go under with fuel costs. If the prices hadn't gone to obscene levels in the first place most of those 70,000 would never have been hired in the first place. It sucks for you, and I get that but I know FAR more people hurt by crazy fuel costs than I do that benefitted from it.
Exactly, oil is in a ton of products. It is in our way of life, one way or another. Lower oil prices = lower production costs, lower transportation costs = win for lower income families