The Saudis Have a Modest Proposal

Apparently the Saudis want us to pay them for their losses if we cut our petroleum consumption.

As long as they pay us for the movies, bourbon, and bikinis they're not consuming, this seems eminently fair to me.

:  Commenter Mike in DC adds "The sad thing is that if it were Midwestern farmers making this argument rather than Saudis, it would be taken seriously."