I am a working senior citizen, who is more concerned about the water problems in the western states than I am about the oil. Real Americans have always overcome crisis in our country; if we have to we can live without oil, but not water.
Almost every year there are devastating floods in certain areas of our nation, while in some western states we are in a devastating drought. If American ingenuity could conceive and construct an oil pipeline from Alaska, why can't we build a canal, or series of canals or aqueducts to divert flood waters to the West?
I know the cost would be outrageous but think of the cost of piping de-salted ocean water all over the country because our water supply is gone. Think of the millions that would be saved in the loss of property and lives. Worker could be hired from each state the canals passed through, boosting the economy there. Certain areas could be dammed up to create aquatic recreation in each state.
Surely American engineers have not lost the ability to do things to help Americans. How about spending money to improve the quality of life here in America, instead of the billions being spent to improve the lives of people who hate us and always will? What about the billions that are spent to explore the universe? Just who do you think is ever going to go and live on the moon, or Mars? Are you or any of your kids?
Just something to think about from a grandma who still works at the age of 70 because I can't live on the Social Security that I've paid all of my working life, (in America). I've heard that the government is giving it to illegals. Why? It seems us seniors have no value as far as the government is concerned, even though it was us and those who went before us who made this nation great. I thank God (yes I said it, God) that I probably won't live to see the total destruction of the USA, but God help our children and grandchildren. You government officials should be ashamed of yourselves for allowing the greatest country in the world to be trashed.