Ideas you are still very young, as you grow in years and wisdom you will become more conservative and better understand where we come from.
As to the price of E-85 the reason it is so inexpensive is the vast amounts of subsidies the farms receive from the government. In particular the corn growers so they can produce ethanol. One of the main reasons ethanol is not used here in Texas is the contribution to pollution it makes. When Houston was labeled the most polluted city in the country (a myth by the way) Ethanol enhanced fuels were banned because they contributed to the problems.
I am all for Bio-diesel but it is not available here.
President Bush is not the reason that oil industries are dominant in the field of fuels or energy its just business. When it is right and the market drives it other fuel sources will be available and not before. The president or congress could not stop an economic and viable alternative to petro chemical products.
If other fuels where viable why aren't they used in other countires the president and congress do not control the world.
Brasil uses mostly etahanol or grain based fuels they still have terrible air polution and poverty and fuel is relativly expensive. At least here in the states we have very affordable and inexpensive fuel prices. When adjusted for inflation gas is as low as it has ever been.
If your so disgusted with your place in life and want to make more money move. The reason the Midwest and Iowa is on the bottom of the salary curve is you have not industry and are mostly an agricultural economy. It is pure economics from your state anything that is made cost more to ship to the end user and all raw materials must be shipped in and that adds cost.
You need to learn more about the world and how economies work before you run on about what is wrong with the economy.
Try reading some books on the subject and not those written by political hacks from either side. Read books from the 40’s and 50’s to gain a perspective than read more modern books to update your knowledge. In truth what was valid in the 40’s and 50’s is valid now.
If you are not investing your money now you will never be successful read a book called the Wealthy Barber it will teach you how to save on the tightest budget.
My nephew just graduated college last year he will be an accredited money manager in a few months. While in college and struggling to pay bills (he worked part time to pay his way through school) he invested $700.00 and in 6 months accumulated $3,700.00 in profits. He was making $9.00 an hour and paying for school an apartment and all of his upkeep. His mother could not afford to help him. His is by no means rich but he is smart; since graduating and working in a bank as a teller he has parleyed that $3,700.00 into enough to back a loan for a new $40,000.00 Ford Expedition. He still only makes $12.00 an hour as a full time teller he does have benefits.
So what you make an hour is not relevant to what you can do in investing only the limits of your attitude can do that.