We make up approximately 4% of the world's population, but we use approximately 25% of the world's oil. It's crazy, and we clearly could stand to use a whole lot less, since the rest of the world seems to manage. The only way to end our dependence on foreign oil is to reduce our dependence on oil.
And also, you have to remember how hard it is to get things done in this country... Every president since Eisenhower wanted to pass healthcare, and it finally passed, as a much smaller bill than what most people hoped for, and people still called Obama a socialist Nazi communist for it... Oil is the same way; people think they like the idea of it, as they are sitting in their air conditioned hummers, and then they get mad when gas gets expensive... It's kind of a no-win situation...
· 9 years ago