Uhh. We ‘import’ some 40% of our oil from Venezuela. Why? I don’t know, as I thought we were striving for energy independence. Must have something to do with trade policy.
Seems Obama’s (No, he wasn’t perfect.) opening the door to exporting our natural resources has caused more of a problem for us than just Fracking and drilling and deforestation and mining and pipelines. Not forgetting to mention massive POLLUTION! Now we need to destabilize other Regimes for more and then more of the same. Like Libya, who dared to believe they could become an ‘independent’ Nation. We sure showed them, didn’t we/she?
It won’t stop. It may never stop unless the voters stop believing the hype we are fed. Like healthcare. The majority of voters want a single payer plan, the politicians do not; along with a certain segment of taxpayers that think others, those in need shouldn’t get a free ride.
Although so many; including our elected officials, don’t seem to mind handing out billions of dollars in subsidies to oil, gas and pipelines and are now slitting the throats of Americans, in order to give these very same people along with the rest of the elite, a nice fat tax break, via the new regime, which is not new at all. The Koch brothers have been steadfast in eliminating our democratic society and form of government for well over 40 years through their supported Heritage Foundation that supports Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners, Club for Growth, Heritage Action for America, American Legislative Exchange Council, Pacific Legal Foundation, ALEC and more. There is nothing American about any of these institutions or supposed Think Tanks, I’m an American. I love my country. I fought for her. The last thing I would ever even think about is destroying her and our democracy. It’s not Freedom or America these people care about, it’s More, and when you give them that, they’ll want more again and again. People will die. People will suffer but they’ll get their more until we bring them to heel.
2018 will soon be upon us. We need to use common sense and serious consideration of who we cast our vote for. So far, they still need us, but only for our vote. Make it count. Buck the Party for the better candidate if need be. Talk to others, that is what these boards are for… Communicate. I’ll vote Green Party if I feel confident that person will represent Us. It would make politics a bit more interesting after all and we might even see some actual argument and compromise. remember compromise?
http://www.inthesetimes.com/feature/trump_pence_heritage_foundation.html Edit: You’ll need to scroll to bottom of page, choose archive then choose April 2017 issue. Apologize for that. It’s worth the effort.