Republicans are overwhelmingly in favor of the United States becoming energy independent. This would mean relying less on other countries for our energy needs and becoming more self-sufficient. Republicans believe that this would be good for our economy and our national security.
There are a number of reasons why Republicans support energy independence. First, it would create jobs here at home. The oil and gas industry is a major employer in many states, and increasing production would create even more jobs.
Second, it would reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This would make us less vulnerable to price shocks and political instability in the Middle East. Third, it would help reduce the budget deficit. The government currently spends billions of dollars a year on energy subsidies. If we became more independent, we could reduce or eliminate those subsidies.
Some people argue that we cannot become energy independent because we lack the resources or the technology. Republicans believe that we can and should develop those resources and technologies.
We have some of the best engineers in the world and they should be put to work finding new ways to produce energy. Republicans also believe in using all of our resources, including coal, natural gas, and nuclear power.
So should the United States become energy independent? Republicans say yes!