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Mr. Speaker, the President says that he wants to cut the country's oil imports by one-third over the next 10 years. Well, that's fantastic and well-timed for the announcement of his reelection campaign yesterday. But let's face reality. Gasoline is up to $4 a gallon. Americans don't want to hear about what's going to happen 10 years from now.
The President's answer to the energy crisis and $4 gasoline is to give money to Brazil while at the same time stonewalling drilling in our gulf. Why are we doing that?
Instead of propping up energy companies in Brazil and letting them drill off their coast, let's keep jobs and money in America and drill off of our coasts and on our land. Let's develop our own domestic energy instead of developing Brazil's.
Are you in for that, Mr. President?
And that's just the way it is.