Hook up the oil pipeline, Obama
For the past 10 years or more, the nation has looked for ways to develop our energy so that we would not be held hostage by foreign governments.
In California, they are paying almost three times as much per gallon of gas as they were paying when President Obama first took office.
On our farm we have a 1,000-gallon tank, one winter's supply of fuel. Four years ago, it cost less than $2,000 to fill the tank, now it is over $4,000. All of us Middle Americans have to drive to work, Farmers have to put in their crops, and every business has a fuel charge on the shipments that come into their store, (which is added to their customers' cost.)
President Obama, you can’t blame Bush anymore, as this happened on your watch. You will try to blame "Big Oil," but they have the oil from Canada, waiting to ship to the refineries.
You claim to be protecting the middle Americans from those "rich people," but we all would be richer if you just hooked up the pipe and let the oil get to the people who need heating oil, gasoline and diesel to make their livelihood. At least another 20,000 would have jobs.