If you could pay $2.00 a day to shorten your daily commute time by 10 minutes, would you do it? That's the equivalent of $12.00 per hour in order to avoid sitting in stop and go traffic. I would take that deal in a second.
Well, that's exactly the deal for me with high gas prices. As prices rise, my commute time shortens. The cost is definitely worth it to me.
Too bad the money goes to such nasty and undeserving countries.