Where do your hard earned money go when you fill up at the pump? Other than into the pockets of the big oil companies, some of it is going to finance projects in Cuba. Venezuela sells oil to the US. You put the gas in your car from that oil, and El Burro gives some of your hard earned money to Castro to finance projects.
It just another way that El Burro is sticking it to the 'imperialists'.
I say "Let's Go Green!!!!!" Don't get me wrong. I'm not an Al Gore "the sky is falling from global warming" (wonder if the folks in the midwest think the globe is warming right now) freak. I'm a "let's stop funding terrorism and despots like Hugo Chavez" proponent. But no, American's are too worried about the spotted owel in Alaska or a weird endangered fish of the coast of California so we can't drill for oil in those places.
The oil companies have no incentive to find alternative sources of energy because they are seeing record profits from oil. Only the car companies appear to be somewhat heading in the right direction with more hybrids coming out, simply because consumer demand is rising in those areas.
American's are too stupid to understand the global economy and how their spending habits actually hurt this great country. No wonder we are slowly losing grip on our 'Super Power' status. We will soon become an irrelevant player as our once vibrant economy tanks due to the great credit crunch. Banks will soon be selling out to foreign investors, and we will become a 3rd world country. All because we are too short sited.
Wow.... didn't mean to go off on that tangent.