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Energy stupidity

Published: Sunday, April 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Ever since the 1920s, Americans started driving the gasoline engine a lot. Energy was the lifeblood of America from the ’20s through World War II to the 1970s, when we had the Mideast oil embargo.

In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan deregulated the oil production, and it was plentiful and cheap again. But starting in the ’90s and 2000s, America started regulating again and stopped drilling. I really thought they stopped to save the American oil for when the world is running out of oil. The politicians just fooled me. They are just driving the price of oil up so green energy does not look so very expensive.

We are borrowing money from China. With that money, we are buying things from China, and they are buying coal mines and oil wells all over the world. Smart Chinese, dumb American politicians.

Those three-, four-, five-, and six-term senators and representatives did not get any smarter. Term limits would not bring any better people in the government.

I think most of the people running for office want to do a good job. But it is the lack of discipline and supervision.

In short, there is no one in charge. The government needs a strict and responsible boss. If it were the politicians’ own money, they would not lose $1 trillion a year and accumulate a $16 trillion debt.

Peter Jung

Huntley

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