No, Mr. President, we the American people are not addicted to oil. We are dependent on oil to run our cars and heat our homes because our government, (headed by you), has not taken a strong, clear initiative in pursuing and supporting alternative and less polluting sources of energy. Hybrid engines are not a new invention-they have been around for some time. Five years ago, I rode in a taxi that was run by a hybrid engine-in Vancouver, British Columbia-this city at that time was getting ready to switch to hybrid mass transit buses. Not only do hybrid engines use significantly less gasoline and oil, they are vastly less polluting of the environment. Harnessing the power of the wind and sun has been being developed and used for decades in Norway-in Sweden and other progressive countries as well as a few progressive states in our own country. Why are you just getting around to the idea of energy producing technology that does not depend on fossil fuels? Where have you been? We, the people, have taken a major financial hit with the cost of home heating and gas prices this year while your administration has supported record profits for big oil. Explain that one to us.
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