It is all about the money.
I am suspicious that the Saudis may have actually temporarily lowered the world price of oil recently to slow or defer our exploration efforts for energy alternatives. The Saudis are not our friends they do not like us. We are infidels in their opinion. They do like our money. As a nation the USA still controls a great portion of the world wealth. If the Saudis can wreck us economically and get rich doing it they will do so asap.
The Saudis already have more money than their life style requires. Their over riding goal is likely to destroy us with our greed for their cheap oil. If we are not better with our energy and economic coarse the future of our country will be controlled by the Saudis and to some extent by the Chileans and Russians as well.
Do not be fooled. Our own USA wealthy powerful families in this country and the power brokers in government would sell their souls and our future to gain more power and wealth for themselves.
We need to find good and honest men to govern the USA and see they get re-elected. Unfortunately when we have elected honest God faring Presidents they have not always been very bright. They were unable to make wise informed decisions that might have put us on the right track as a nation. Some bright Presidents in recent decades were not very honest. No help there either.
The best I can hope for is continued Congressional dead lock. Each election vote to throw the bums out and elect the best choice offered and hope for the best