Since Jimmy Carter was president, we and our leaders have known being dependent on people who don’t like us would eventually lead to disaster.

When I hear a politician say more drilling won’t do any good for five years, I have to wonder if we’d started drilling five years ago, what would things be like now? Along with that, getting started on a refinery is a no-brainer.

It’s time we realize our public servants have not served the public. As my son says, it should be mandatory when anyone leaves Congress, they go to jail. Do not pass go. Go directly to jail.

Janice Burnidge

Joplin

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