Romney energy plan: More drilling, fewer rules. What could go wrong?

Imagine a world where the U.S. can produce most of its own energy and no longer rely on the Middle East and elsewhere for oil. You may say Mitt Romney is a dreamer, but he hopes he's not the only one.

The Republican presidential candidate has unveiled a plan that he says will bring about energy independence by 2020. You heard that right: total energy independence in just a few short years.

How do we accomplish this? Easy. We drill everywhere we can and we erase a lot of regulations that create pesky obstacles such as protecting the environment and people's health.

"I have a vision for an America that is an energy superpower, rapidly increasing our own production and partnering with our allies Canada and Mexico to achieve energy independence on this continent," Romney says.

And that's not all. Following his plan, Romney says, would create 3 million new jobs, $1 trillion in government revenue, a stronger dollar and lower energy prices.

You gotta wonder why President Obama hasn't figured all this out for himself.


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