As gas prices go up and up and up, the price of everything else will go up, too. All the stuff on the shelves at your local supermarket, and just about everything else you buy, has to be transported to the store by trucks: and the trucks all run on gas.
So as the price at the pump climbs to $4 a gallon, and then $5, and then $6, and everything else you need costs more, you might wonder what our glorious national leaders are going to do about it. Might they decide to allow the pipeline from Canada, after all? Maybe lift the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico (remember, that moratorium only applies to American oil companies; Chinese and Brazilian companies are making a fortune)?
Instead, what the current occupier of the White House recommends as the solution to our problems is… are you ready for it?… Algae!
Yup, plain old pond scum–just dump it in your gas tank, and off you go.
Oops, wait a minute–we don’t have the technology to do that yet. Putting algae in our cars will only … well, damage them. But hey, maybe in another 10 or 20 years…
When they get bored with simply abusing us, our leaders like to insult us, too.