Most people aren’t aware that they have a choice in picking where their fuel comes from. When buying American energy, you support the American economy, create American jobs, and increase American energy security. $380 billion dollars left the U.S. in 2012 to purchase foreign oil. Put that big number into perspective that equals:
- Half the trade deficit that year.
- Half the 2009 stimulus package.
- Half the Iraq War Budget through 2012.
For every dollar spent on oil, $0.60 leaves the U.S. If that money had stayed here, it could have generated $1 TRILLION in new economic activity and created 3 MILLION new jobs.