FYI - fire your incumbent.
All for drilling but we have to remember that this is a global commodity. Even if we did drill we would not make that big of a dent in the price but rely a bit less on foreign oil.
I'm going to unsticky this later today, unless anyone feels like posting here. It's served its purpose--the members of this board have overwhelmingly voted for drilling. However, since the win by O, don't think it's going to happen. This thread will still be available, but will have to be sought in the unofficial archives.
It's a trick question.
There is no guarantee that increased oil production in the US will result in smaller imports of foreign oil. I don't pretend to know the minutia of such, but if you will go to the CIA website you will see that we already export oil.