This country has an addiction problem. We've spent $20 billion since
2010 trying to kick the habit. But it lingers. It is becoming a threat
to our safety. I'm talking about our addiction to oil. It's gotten so
bad that we are now paying our enemies' bills.
Each dollar we put into the tank goes to finance religious fanatics in Iran and Syria. And we're putting a lot of money in the tank. Last year, 66 percent of the nation's oil came from abroad. A big chunk of that comes from the Middle East. So each time we pay at the pump, we funnel money into the coffers of the people who have resolved to destroy our way of life.
This is the reality of our dependence on foreign oil. We're in a situation where our economic future is becoming increasingly vulnerable to our enemies.