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Our government is broken [Letter]

Canada has a shale oil supply that could have reduced U.S. reliance of oil imports from the Middle East, provided thousands of American jobs and ultimately lowered the price of gasoline for American citizens. But President Barack Obama has held the project hostage. Not the House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate but President Obama. Does he really have this omnipotent power?

Thousands of citizens will not earn paychecks or pay taxes of any sort. The middle class will not grow while Democrats and Republicans sit on their duffs and keep their mouths shut for the most part.

And if that wasn't bad enough, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that we have no border. Does a member of Congress have this power? If so, there needs to be some changes made in this government malaise, in my humble opinion.

William Huppert

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