America has a very serious energy problem. Most of the oil we get comes from unstable and often unfriendly countries. We have to do something soon but our politicians seem mired in the mud when it comes to making the right choices. So, here is our energy problem as I see it. OPEC and other large oil producers have jerked us around on price by means of supply to keep us on oil. When prices get high enough that alternative energies start to compete and there is talk of building infrastructure, supply comes out of the woodwork and drives prices down drastically and that takes talk of competing alternatives out of the discussion again. Then they start working price up again until we reach the point of discussions about serious alternative and, again, oil comes out of the woodwork and pushes prices back down. This pattern keeps repeating itself to keep us on oil at the highest prices possible. So, the Democrats want to tax fossil fuel energy to artificially drive prices higher to encourage alternative energy alternatives. The biggest problem with this is 1) it will hurt lower income and average Americans tremendously and may cause another recession; 2) they want to use the Cap & Trade carbon credit method to raise taxes and under this plan the world is planning to take those tax dollars and distribute them to the undeveloped third world. (In other words, the world is waiting to rape America again). So, the tax dollars won't go to develop energy infrastructure or alternatives to oil; and 3) CO2 has been deemed the enemy through global warming hype and fossil fuel alternatives like natural gas, methane hydrates, coal gasification, oil shale development, etc. that could get us off oil would also suffer the Cap & Trade taxes thus making them as unfeasible as oil. Therefore, the only energy alternative that the environmentalists and the democrats will allow is solar, wind and recycling bio-fuels. None of that is viable enough to replace oil. And, forget nuclear. The environmentalists tell us there is nowhere to put the waste. So, here we are. The Al Gores want Cap & Tax so they can get wealthier, the world wants Cap & Tax so they can get hundreds of billions of dollars from America, and here we sit stuck doing the same old thing because we aren't allowed to use the energy sources we have available now. The Stupidity Has To End!!!