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Trump: 'America's Incredible Energy Potential Remains Untapped'

Trump: 'America's Incredible Energy Potential Remains Untapped'
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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has stirred up controversy on a number of fronts, his best tactic is to repeat and stand firm until others come to his point of view. It works. His stance on energy for America is no different. 

While Obama and Clinton are busy pushing alternative energy (unsuccessfully, it appears), Trump recognizes (and has stated) that oil is still very much the lifeblood of most countries, including the US, while at the same time suggesting that oil is a bargaining chip with the Middle East and radical Islamic terror.

Trump believes that once we cut off the terrorist group’s funds, we cut off the head of the snake. His ideas about how destroy to ISIS, while acquiring the much needed energy source created a media frenzy when he suggested to “bomb the hell out of the oil fields.”

He defended this notion on an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Show on November 16, 2015. “Here’s what I would do. And I’ve been saying this for a long time, I have been saying it to you. I would have — and now they’re just starting — if you remember when I said, attack the oil, because that’s their primary source of wealth. Attack the oil. People smiled, and they laughed and they thought it was a joke, and they thought it was funny. Now as of two days ago, they’re attacking the oil,” said Trump.

He later tweeted a similar statement. “They laughed at me when I said to bomb the ISIS controlled oil fields. Now they are not laughing and doing what I said. #Trump2016

The US had started to conduct a limited attack on the terrorist group’s oil infrastructure with airstrikes that unfortunately, had not been very successful.

“The situation with ISIS has to be dealt firmly and strongly. When you have people being beheaded, I would love not to be over there. That’s not our fight. That’s other people’s fight. That’s revolutions, that’s whatever you want to call it, it’s religious wars. I would do things that would be so tough that I don’t even know if they would be around to come to the table.”

Trump also plans to revitalize the oil and gas industry by encouraging more drilling.

“America’s incredible energy potential remains untapped” — a problem that is “totally self-inflicted,” said Trump in a speech at the end of May. He aims to lift existing moratoriums on oil and gas production on federal lands and revoke other restrictions. Basically, his goal is to implement the NO Cap-and Tax plan to pull the economy out of a slump. 

Trump is referring to 2008 when Obama attempted to increase energy prices when he announced his Cap-and-Tax plan. “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket, even regardless of what I say about coal, because I’m capping greenhouse gases. Whatever the plants were, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that on to consumers,” said Obama.

Obama then promised to boost the economy with millions of “green collar” jobs. It’s 2016 and we are still waiting for the green energy industry to take off. Instead, the federal government has wasted billions of taxpayers dollars funding failed solar and wind companies.

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