So - You say you'd like to know where some of that nearly $3.50 per gallon you're paying for gasoline goes these days?
There is only part of an answer, but you can safely say where it's NOT GOING:
It's NOT GOING to help pay for medical care for the needy public;
It's NOT GOING to pay down taxes;
It's NOT GOING for public projects;
It's NOT GOING to help educate the next generation;
It's NOT GOING towards feeding people, at least not those who may need feeding;
It's NOT GOING for cleaning up the air we breathe - having the opposite effect in fact;
It's NOT GOING for purifying water supplies;
It's NOT GOING towards alleviating poverty, and actually contributes a great deal to that particular problem.
It's NOT GOING for building infrastructure of any kind - unless of course it's for the benefit of Big Oil;
It's NOT GOING for increasing our security - conversely, it generates instability in the world;
It's NOT GOING to pay for the cost of fighting overseas wars - but it DOES help cause them;
It's NOT GOING towards building housing (except as below - and this you must see this to believe!);
But, some of it, A LOT of it, IS GOING towards electing politicians who guarantee that Big Oil always has its way all over the world - and helps keep a very few people paid off to live in a style which we mere mortals can not even imagine. Pictures can only hint at it:
Just in case you are wondering where this beautiful hotel is, this isn't a hotel at all.
THIS IS A HOUSE!
This house is owned by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan & family. Sheikh Zayed is the former president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu-Dhabi.
The automobile below is NOT PAINTED a silver color. The body of this automobile is BUILT out of ACTUAL SILVER. (That really should help prevent a non-existent desert rust problem!)
Amazing what the profits from nearly $3.50 per gallon of gasoline can buy these days, isn't it?
(EVEN, George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America!)
Pucker up, Little Man!
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- John F. Kennedy