re: #91 SanFranciscoZionist
There is a feed-back loop between oil and roads since selling the oil raises the bucks to build and repair the roads, which facilitate using (more usually) oil. It is all one big ball, and quite beneficial, unless you want to panic about global warming.
I am struck by how this acrimonious debate about who pays what, and how fair or not fair it is, etc etc, would be completely unnecessary if we decided to all work together for the whole mutual benefit of all, and each to his/her post with his/her unique talents.
But politicians will blast this idea away with a fire hose every time.