Joe Kennedy? You mean that shill for Hugo Chavez?Joe can do a lot more good for people who cannot afford oil, than going to Congress and voting to use OUR money for robotic bees.
There are lots of ways to subsidize fuel oil for poor people.
But Joe was more than willing to give Tio Hugo a fat propaganda outlet. Remember that even Al Capone (who knew the value of publicity) opened soup kitchens in Chicago.