Exactly so and Canada is the #1 supplier of oil to the USA.
I meant south of us but if we became energy independent that wouldn't matter as much. My main point is bringing the manufacturing jobs back to the US.
I recently found out just how impossible it is to be a poltician that doesn't sell out. I didn't vote for Obama but I understand the tough road he traveled and his rivals vetted him more than any other candidate in history and all they could come up with is a bunch of drivel. As of now I respect the man, his office, and myself for supporting him.
I strongly feel in forcing big changes. I know Americans like stability but some will never change unless forced to.
On a side note: Come January 21st when congress tries to give themselves payraises we need to prevent this from happening. Even though we aren't allowed to vote on it, WE need to stand up and say no. It will be easy. All we have to do is let them know we will not re-elect anyone that votes for a pay raise for themselves. They are public servants, it is not a career.