i'm with ya on alotta those issues. and i'm an independant voter.
something else that needs to be addressed is the drunken spending...
let's impliment the fair tax, no to be confused w/ flat tax which would save billions(over many years) by downsizing the mighty IRS.
eliminate pork barrel, limit and regulate earmarks.
run the gov't like a private business--smart budgetting. TURN OUT THE LIGHTS and TURN OFF THE VEHICLES that are not in use!
then taxes can be cut while cutting the deficit AND in turn stimulate the economy!!!
BTW, defending the oil companies and "profit" will ruffle some feathers here...just figured i warn ya