Thursday, July 22, 2010

Obama the Job Killer

In ObamaLand, some jobs are more equal than others. Green Jobs, for example, especially green jobs in companies that depend on massive government subsidies -- taxpayer subsidies -- to survive. High-paying jobs in the oil industry don't count. They are bad jobs. Those jobs -- oilfield service jobs -- are bad because they give consumers what THEY want, rather than what Green Lobbyists have decided they SHOULD want.

Oilfield Service workers -- oil rig workers, onshore and offshore -- do their part to keep America moving. Sounds trite, but it's true. The oil industry powers our transportation industry moving and it gives some velocity to the money moving through our economy. That's the way things should work. With a minimum of government intrusion.

Let's focus on offshore rig safety, but let's focus while we expand the domestic oil drilling industry. We already know that some drilling techniques are better than others. We do not need to start fresh. Meanwhile, we already know how to extract oil from the North Slope of Alaska without destroying the surrounding environment.

Meanwhile, our president has proven himself a danger to job creation. There's no evidence any of his programs have created a single job worth creating. Moreover, any jobs that have been created have been financed by taxpayers. Not by economic growth.

The oil & gas industry in the US is set to expand -- if only the government would get out of the way. But while we have a president who believes America should import oil from muslim enemies, we have a problem.

Thousands protest drilling moratorium at rally

Published: Jul 21, 2010

LAFAYETTE — Thousands attended a rally in Lafayette Wednesday aimed at convincing the Obama administration to lift the federal offshore drilling moratorium, which officials said could further endanger the state through the loss of tens of thousands of jobs.

The “Rally for Economic Survival” was held at the Cajundome and drew about 11,000 people, some dressed in their oil industry uniforms, others in shirts bearing messages of “Drill Baby Drill” and “No Moratorium.”

The event attracted national media attention and featured elected leaders from the local, state and federal level.

Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle served as master of ceremonies and fired up an already lively crowd, proclaiming that “it is time to quit punishing innocent American workers to achieve some unrealistic political agenda.”

Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of 12 speakers at the two-hour event, pleaded with President Barack Obama to “let our people work.”

The rally was in opposition to the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to temporarily block deep-water drilling in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.

“We’re in the middle of a war to defend our way of life,” Jindal said, adding that the state and its people shouldn’t also have to fight the federal government.

He said the moratorium is bad for the country’s energy security and bad for the economy.

Angelle said the state has a long and strong history of fueling the country and daily sends it people out to “begin the tough work of exploring, producing, processing, storing, refining and transporting the fuel to energize the great United States of America.”

“And while we too support the use of renewable and alternative energies, let’s keep the conversation real: America is not yet ready to get all of its fuel from the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees,” Angelle said to loud laughter and applause.

Angelle added that a 50 cent increase per gallon of gas at the pump costs the economy $1.3 billion a week.

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Blogger SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Euro-Banks Fail - What impact does it have on the U.S. Economy? - reb
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4:41 PM  
Blogger SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Sir No Slappz,

Just received my galley-proof of
'The Grand Jihad', by McCarthy

Riveting! - reb
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