I saw THIS article, and it got me to wondering... I KNOW that energy isn't free, that even if we have to supplement the Prius with house current that we pay in the end... but that doesn't take into account how our recent energy bill was the biggest rip-off suffered by the American people in a long time. Exxon posts a 6 BILLION profit in THREE MONTHS and gets a tax break, as do all other corporations. There is LESS money for research. Bush's cronies are happy. The Saudi's are happy. Wall Street is happy. The energy companies (who WROTE the energy bill) have industrial strength woodies. But you and me? $3.00 a gallon and climbing. Think about it... IF we push for nuclear, solar, wind and hydro power, then we can afford to plug in those Prius's. But no. Not in America. In 1960 Kennedy said that by 1970 we will land on the moon. Today we have no vision. We have no leadership that will look beyond the hand of the lobbyists straight into the eye of the American people and say : "We need to do this for you". Instead they say "We're going to do it to you". Where is the outrage, sheeple?