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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Energy Shocker: Fossil Fuels More Expensive Than Alternatives

Most people believe that fossil fuels are cheaper than alternatives. Not true. Fossil fuel companies like Exxon-Mobil receive large amounts of subsidies from the government (read: “your tax money”). Without those subsidies, the price per gallon of gasoline would be much higher. Some alternative energy receives subsidies as well. But, if all subsidies were eliminated, the shocking truth would be that alternative energy is actually cheaper to use than fossil fuels.

Why aren't we dumping subsidies? Did you really need to ask? The obvious answer is that we have the best government money can buy. Corrupt to the core and always willing to take a bribe. Welcome to America, the Land of Opportunity to own a politician and collect tax dollars for your own private use. Oh, we forgot, you're not a part of the 1% so you get to pay for this transfer of money out of your paycheck and into Exxon-Mobil's bank account.

Well, that's just too bad, sucker. The USA used to have patriots who overthrew the King who tried to tax them. These days, it's just too much effort to get up off the couch. Now, where was that remote, anyway?