Originally Posted by Direckshun
To follow up on jiveturkey's thread
, here's an expansion of the issue.
Now you can see why Romney ran on the platform of total energy independence during his administration. Had he won re-election and served as President through 2020, we would have become the greatest oil produceer on earth on his watch. As it stands now, we're set to do that by either the end of Obama's second term or the middle of Hillary Clinton's first term (c'mon, I had
to say that.)
Combine this with Obama's investments in alternative energy, and both candidates' willingness to utilize natural gas, and I think it's very likely this country becomes energy independent by 2020.
Crazy to think about.
What are the odds this reduces oil prices? Anybody know? Donger?
With or without a carbon tax
established by the President and his party?