IF I WERE PRESIDENT
By: Shawn C. Yelton
June 25, 2012
If I were President, I would end corporate welfare. I would also work to disband the Department of Energy (along with the Department of Education and many other federal departments). There is absolutely no reason for us to be dependent upon OPEC. There is enough gas and oil under the soil of Alaska (not to mention the Dakotas and the Gulf of Mexico) to meet the energy needs of the United States for the next 150-200 years. There is also no reason that gas should cost more than $1.50 a gallon (which is about what it was before Bush became President). We must begin drilling for the domestic oil that we know exists; we must build more refineries and nuclear power plants. There is no reason why the United States cannot be mostly energy independent. It is time we started putting the people and interests of the United States ahead of the CEOs and interests of international corporations.
As we move into a new age of technology and advanced science, I promise to invest more money in alternative/cleaner sources of energy, relieving us of our dependence on non-renewable sources of energy. Scientific research and development of Fuel cell technology, hydropower, and various others forms of alternative energy sources will receive funding increase to ensure that American citizen have access to these technological advances. I plan on developing newer; innovative ways to stimulate this stagnant economy, by working with the brightest of both parties to come up not just with a quick fix, but a long term solution to ensure that our children, and their children have a stable economy in which they can prosper and thrive in. In conclusion I’d like say I’m only interested in one thing; The Future, and the only way we can get there is together. It will be a difficult task but as one nation unified by a common goal, we can and we will succeed. Lastly, if I were President, I would work feverishly to...
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