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from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Obama "Declares War on American Energy Workers" -- Pro-Energy President in 2012!

Obama might as well be yelling 'Drill Brazil Drill' since that is where he wants $2B to be 'loaned' for drilling off shore. Chances of getting paid back from Brazil are probably nil to non-existent. Yet when it comes to drilling off American shores, Obama and his Administration keep withholding permit approval. There has been ONE new permit issued for a new well drilling in the Gulf since the BP disaster. Thirteen well permits have been approved to reopen but what about all the rest. They are being held hostage by this Administration while he encourages Brazil to drill. Will Brazil even sell us oil is in question.
While leaving U.S. oil and jobs in the ground, our itinerant president tells a South American neighbor that we’ll help it develop its offshore resources so we can one day import its oil. WHAT?!?
We will help Brazil develop its offshore oil so we can one day import it.
We have noted this double standard before, particularly when — at a time when the president was railing against tax incentives for U.S. oil companies — we supported the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s plan to lend $2 billion to Brazil’s state-run Petrobras with the promise of more to follow.

If you were in court, all the documentation would favor the oil drilling companies going back to drilling the Gulf.   Wait, a federal judge did rule against the Obama Administration on their moratorium so what do they do? Slow down the permit process to basically keep the moratorium in place. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has been an outspoken Senator against the Obama Administration on their oil drilling policies in the Gulf as seen in the video below.
President Obama "Declares War on American Energy Workers"
May 25, 2011 Posted by John at 7:44 PM
This video, produced jointly by the Heritage Foundation and the Institute for Energy Research, exposes the fiction that the Obama administration has been anything other than a disaster for America's energy industry. There is no conceivable explanation--no rational explanation, anyway--for Obama's encouragement of Brazil's drilling for new oil in the Atlantic, and promising to be Brazil's best customer, at the same time that he is condemning energy workers here in the United States to unemployment.

All presidents deal with tough circumstances; it is the nature of the job. But we expect them to try, at least, to make things better for the United States and its citizens. When a president favors Brazilian workers over American workers, and puts American taxpayers' dollars behind that preference, what are we to conclude?
Source: Power Line Blog
We need a President who understands American energy development including oil and gas drilling as  Obama is harming the oil producing states of the Gulf and others like Oklahoma with his energy policies. Every time you turn around the EPA is suing our oil and gas industry. In the Permian Basin of West Texas is some lizard that they want to use to stop drilling in one of the riches oil areas of the United States.

It is time for Americans get off the dime and eject Obama from the White House in November 2012 and elect someone like Governor Rick Perry from Texas who would promote our own energy resources instead of sending money to Brazil to drill off shore. Governors Perry and Jindal have been the leading voices against the oil moratorium put on by the Obama Administration that has harmed the Gulf Coast oil and gas employment and devastated some companies.

Does Obama hate oil and gas producing states? Looking more and more like it by the day!

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