America imports 40% of its consumed oil. That’s $300 billion dollars leaving American families and businesses and going to the OPEC member nations of Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. If this were foreign aid going to hungry mouths I would have no objection, but we aren’t putting food in the mouths, we’re paying for multi-million dollar properties for billionaires who have already accumulated enough wealth to fund their own private countries.
The infographic shares information on alternative energy solutions and the environmental impact of fuel consumption. I won’t go into detail on those because half of you will read the infographic from start to end, and the other half won’t give a ****. Instead, I’m going to tell you how to save $4,000 in gas over 5 years, and how to keep $570 million dollars in America.
One of the ways this infographic highlights fueling change is a Government increase on MPG standards for car manufacturers on new vehicles
Do I like Uncle Sam meddling in our lives? No. **** no! But by putting the pressure on big business auto manufacturers to design more fuel efficient vehicles we might all come out just a little richer.
In 2016 manufacturer’s vehicles will have to reach 35.5 MPG in order to be sold in the United States. That’s a 19% increase in fuel mileage over the 2012 limit. If all American families and businesses were spending 19% less at the pumps we would be keeping over $570 million dollars right here in America every year.
Granted most of us, myself included, can’t afford a new car right now, but that doesn’t mean we’re screwed either. Selling the old clunker and spending a little more for something a little more efficient can actually pay for itself. It turns out a 30 MPG car saves $4,000 in gas over 5 years versus a 20 MPG car.
Keep an open mind, and read this:
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