Fuel was America's No. 1 export last year. Say what? How can that be?
The price of fuel affects every aspect of American life. Our world runs on petroleum products. The price of gas represents a huge and growing percentage of family budgets, while Washington cannot give an acceptable answer to this dilemma.
Why the wild price fluctuations? Why don't we tap more of our national resources? The reason is, U.S. oil companies can make more money selling fuel to South America and Europe than they can selling it to Americans.
This is an outrage. They get tax breaks and government subsidies to produce fuel here, and then sell away. Why doesn't the press jump all over this? Politicians should, too, unless they are in cahoots with the oil companies. This issue should lead every political discussion.
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President Barack Obama vetoes the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to America. Social engineers try to wean us away from individualism, self-determination and the independence that affordable transportation gives to American citizens.
In defense of national sovereignty and the American way of life, Congress should demand American oil companies sell here first. They can make a profit on gas at $2 per gallon in the American market, and then sell the excess elsewhere.
When my monthly gasoline bill is larger than my grocery bill, the world has turned upside down. Congress, if you want to turn the economy around and create more jobs, compel American oil companies to take care of America first.