This is coupled with the administration's preposterous plan to have us dependent on 80% "clean energy," which deceptively includes "clean coal" and nuclear, by 2035. This kind of irresponsible governing will result in economic ruin long before then, especially without a regime change in Washington in 2012.
Daniel B. Jeffs
Apple Valley, Calif.
In the first oil crunch in 1973, America's first response was to accelerate the exploitation of the domestic petroleum supply. Wags of the day dubbed this the "Drain America first" policy.
In the intervening 38 years, we have proven to be exceptionally slow learners. The president has dusted off an old Nixon speech about what to do, and we continue the process. Each year we go further up into the tundra, and deeper into the oceans, to drain what's left. Predictably, the amount of foreign oil we use has continued to climb.
Hurdles to a job
Re "Is asking for work a crime?," Editorial, March 30
With the civil rights movement, I thought we were done passing laws directed against disfavored groups, especially those that exclude where people can stand or sit.