X_Y_Z wrote:Not to mention a lot of the money for oil goes to middle east countries who don't like us very much. why give your money to them?
Yes. And this is only one issue. We have many others.
For example, what happens when China puts a straw in our coastal waters? And they do the same thing as BP? Now we're not dealing with just a corporation, but a monolithic government. Ugly!
Or the less obvious, like centralizing the production of power (for autos) so that when technology becomes available it won't require every Tom, Dick and Harry to buy a new car. We can just upgrade our power stations and spread the cost based upon energy use.