What's worse... any artificial means to lower gas prices will only fan the flames. Demand is not the issue. This is a huge supply problem. Stabilizing/increasing demand will only make prices worse down the road. Supply needs to be addressed.
There is no easy way out. When the 17 year old is still using a pacifier... because of relentless easy money policy, pulling that pacifier out means there is going to be a lot of crying.
But eventually the baby grows up... you hope.