The insanity has to stop at some point. Consider for a moment that I'm entirely right on this Vitamin C(O2) issue (which, of course, is basically so; and I strongly suspect the Earth-core reactor theory is correct too, but maybe not), look what we're insanely doing – or not doing. If President Obama said to the oil companies, "I want a five year plan that results in new domestic oil production that's 150% of current imports. And we, federal, state and local governments will step out of the way".
Guess what? We'd be net oil exporters 5 years from now. Admittedly this would be radical and highly disruptive to world oil markets and so some other less aggressive plan might be best but give it a thought. Instead of $700B/year going to a foreign "black hole" we could have $3.5T incrementally rolling through our economy year after year for ever more. And another $350B from oil exports accumulating, say, against the national debt.
Now that's not very realistic for many reasons but consider the possibilities of what COULD be happening to revive our economy just now and super-charge it going forward. Separately, if he said to the coal/utility folks to do the same on, say, a 10-15 year plan, they could do it too (assuming transportation could go / would go largely electric in 10-15 years and realize that within this time horizon they'd be converting coal to gas and oil also). Separately, if he said to the nuclear folks do it on a twenty year plan, they'd do it too.