The US spends $billions protecting Mid-East oil which directly benefits China, India, Japan, S.Korea and Europe. In fact we borrow $0.40 of each dollar we spend and much of it come from China. In addition we "give" $billions to the Palestinians, Pakistan, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and numerous other "friends." Fact is the US is sitting on an ocean of Oil and gas. We would not need OPEC oil if we developed our own resources. In addition, we pay to defend Europe, S. Korea, Japan and others. We should not borrow money to support or defend others. We should develop our own resources rather depend on dubious "friends." Last, President Obama told us he would "fundamentally change" America. He has but not for the better.