Hey, gas around here went down to $3.95 a gallon yesterday! Fucks yeah! Well, as Mr. Wolf said in Pulp Fiction, "Let's not start sucking each other's dicks just yet." That's still about a dollar higher than it was this time last year, and still god damned expensive. Oh, and as I write this it probably just jumped back up to $4.19.
As a short-term solution, we need to do a better job of finding oil here in the United States. It's arrogant to think the world owes us oil, and it's fucking stupid to rely on oil from people who hate our guts.
As a child, you were smart enough not to let your worst enemy from elementary school make lunch for you. Why? Because you didn't want to eat one of his turds between two slices of wonder bread, that's why. But our entire economy is dependent upon those who want us dead. That's a crazy way to live, and we're paying for it in more than just dollars.
In the long term, I don't believe it's wise to dig up all of America trolling for oil. There are environmental concerns as well as the simple fact that this country isn't as oil-rich as Saudi Arabia. Our oil will run out, and what will we do then?
Frankly, that's for smarter people to decide, but we need to invest in alternative sources of energy. For instance, I lived in Las Vegas and it's ridiculous that solar power isn't greatly utilized in that town.
We need a Bill Gates of alternative energy to step forward, someone who'll find a way to make a shitload of money off of it, because that's the only reason anyone will ever give a fuck. As a by-product of "new energy", scores of jobs will be created, jobs that can't be outsourced so a CEO can make an extra five dollars.
Or we could just invent a car that runs on the methane gas provided by farting cattle. Either way.