The takeaway from this chart is that at the same time gas prices were at rock bottom (about $1.61 per gallon, national average, at the end of 2008), we were also losing well over 700,000 jobs per month.
A sobering reminder for when Twitter produces gems like this:
PLEASE TAKE US BACK TO THE MESS OBAMA INHERITED. GAS AT $1.89 AND UNEMPLOYMENT AT 4.7%. // AND A$10T DEBT— Phx Ken (@PhxKen) March 18, 2013