Working toward energy independence (Rep. Paul Broun)

Additionally, job killing schemes like the cap-and-tax bill must be stopped.  It will increase the cost of energy for every American family and suffocate job creation.  I believe that we can clean up the environment and keep jobs and money in people’s pockets at the same time.

America cannot afford to put its needs on hold while we wait for the next great energy breakthrough.  Nor can we continue to buy oil from nations whose dictators are constantly working against us and our allies.

So far, Democrats in Congress have consistently blocked the progress of energy exploration.  I am glad that President Obama has finally recognized the benefits of nuclear energy, but he must also work to break down the obstacles blocking access to the abundance of natural resources we already have in our country.