Wean United States off foreign oil to help economy

2013-10-01T00:00:00Z 2013-10-01T18:21:13Z Wean United States off foreign oil to help economy nwitimes.com
October 01, 2013 12:00 am

The world has been held hostage for too long by the Mideast oil countries. They are using the billions we send them for oil to fund terrorists that keep attacking our way of life.

When the stimulus was proposed, there was a provision to start changing vehicles in the United States to run on natural gas. This was thrown out. Why? The U.S. should start using our natural gas and oil to drive down the price of oil worldwide.

We could do this in only a few years if the government was committed to do it. If we got the price of oil down to under $30 a barrel, which about 25 years ago was considered the benchmark price, these countries wouldn't be able to fund all the terrorist groups. U.S. jobs, our economy and our deficit would all improve.

We have the oil, we have the gas, all we need is a government willing to do what is best for our country for a change.

- James Marrant, Calumet City

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