Oil rig sinks in the Gulf of Mexico in Ramble On Posted June 11, 2010 · Edited June 11, 2010 by NickZepp I also agree with you about the simpler lifestyle concept. People are quick to say we need to stop using so much fossil fuel, and will point out that they drive a Prius - as they are getting ready to hop a flight to who knows where for a weekend. STAY HOME - STAY THE F*** HOME! LMAO, Fossil fuels are used for everything in the world. Making them harder to use or more expensive is just going to hurt the poor even more and help the rich. It's not going to make things used less despite what socialists think. Nowhere in the world has there been any real alternative to fossil fuels in travel. And in America there really is not viable alternative to fossil fuel in energy. Coal is too abundant and is so cheap and uses less land. People won't travel less in America if fossil fuels are more expensive. Hell look at Europe. Gas prices are double and triple that of the US right now there's not less travel going on there. Wind farms, Nuclear plants take up so much space they will never become viable in the US. Not until they can create more energy. Energy taxes just end up giving the poor less energy to use in the end. They don't do anything to upper and middle class for the most part. Has anyone in Europe stopped using fossil fuels because of energy tax? Hell no and the continent is still going broke. Just like health care in America do you realize that health care will just have less competition and will raise premiums in America? The problem in America is crony capitalism and it's really not even capitalism. Politicans basically pat the companies they want to work on the back and give them money and let them work and they don't care about the companies that are worse off. Why do you think big pharmacy likes the healthcare bill? They get less competition and get to rip off Americans and put whatever price they want to on everything.