If you ignore the stuff about "tax giveaways," David Lindorff makes a good point about so-called "rising oil prices":
It's the decline of the dollar, not the rise of the value of oil, that is the real issue here.
How to solve it?
Get the government to stop spending so damn much.
We need to pull out of Iraq as quick as possible (Lindorff would agree with me here), eliminate the prescription drug benefit (not here), and eliminate federal funding of education (probably not here either, he'd rather increase taxes). For a start.
That is all.