If you won the lottery, would you still keep your job?
Would you still go to work?
I guess that depends on how much you won in the lottery.
Because I'm told that those who win Mega Million lotteries they don't.
Oh, they go into work the next day, all right, but generally to tell the boss, "take this job and shove it."
Or something like that.
It's uncanny. But hardly incredible.
And says a lot about us.
We work because we have to. Not because we want to.
And if we had a whole bunch of money, we'd so beat a path out of that office.
There's an expression for that kind of money.
I won't repeat it here, but let's just say it emboldens those who say, I am so out of here!
Now imagine that feeling if we had all the energy we needed as a country right here in this country.
Imagine if we didn't have to depend on any ocuntry.
Imagine if we didn't have to suck up to anyone. Because we had more than enough to just suck up to ourselves.
None of this making nice with Saudi royals.
Just give 'em the royal finger.
It's tempting, isn't it?
But it's not happening, is it?
And do you know why it's not happening?
Not because we don't want to.
But because we can't.
Because we need these guys. We need their oil.
Which means we need to keep taking their sheik.
I know, it's total bull-sheik. Because we know a lot of these guys are just full of sheik.
But what can I say, oil dependency is a slippery slope.
And the killer is, it needn't be this way.
We have enough energy here to tell the royal family to take a royal leap.
But we don't. We refuse to tap more of what we have here, so we go hat-in-hand over there.
This president. The last president. The president before him, and the president before that president.
Each president making nice. Each president playing nice.
Because beggars can't be choosers.
Especially those who choose to close pipelines that leave us begging.
It's sad because we've got the winning ticket right here.
And we don't even know it.
We're like the dude who has the Mega Millions winning numbers sitting on his dresser and he hasn't bothered looking at it.
So he keeps on trudging. Keeps on going to work.
Keeps sucking it up and dealing with all the stupid bosses.
When he's got enough clout to tell the bosses, here is where you can get off.