(Townhall) While the President refuses to lift a 7-year ban on offshore drilling here in the United States, continues to demonize the oil and gas industries as energy prices continue to rise and as unemployment still hovers around 9 percent, Obama told a group of Brazilian businessmen at a CEO Summit during his trip to South America over the weekend they should begin drilling in their offshore oil reserves so the United States can be a paying customer in the future, adding that the United States would help them do it.
“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers. At a time when we’ve been reminded how easily instability in other parts of the world can affect the price of oil, the United States could not be happier with the potential for a new, stable source of energy.”
Not only is President Obama going against those in his base who believe offshore drilling is bad for the environment and that the burning of oil contributes to global warming, Obama is blatantly supporting the economic growth of another country while purposely hindering the economic growth of the American economy.
Doc Hastings, Natural Resources Committee Chairman, is not impressed:
“Rather than creating American energy and American jobs, President Obama is in Brazil advocating for deepening the United States’ reliance on foreign energy. The President has clearly learned nothing from recent world events”
Let’s not forget Obama has blocked access to U.S. oil and natural gas production by issuing a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and has revoked onshore leases since taking office. Don’t be fooled when the Administration says they have been working to open up energy resources in the United States as the Administration has only issued three permits allowing for deep water exploration, not drilling.
So much for keeping jobs from going overseas and so much for lessening our dependence on foreign oil.
Obama says, ‘There is going to be a tug-of-war within the US between those who see globalization as a threat, and those who accept it’: HERE
Obama + George Soros + Petrobras + $ Billions USD: HERE
Gulf oil drilling moratorium + job killing + $2 billion sent to Brazil: HERE
Obama’s BP holdings sold just weeks before the Gulf oil spill, then underwrites foreign offshore drilling: HERE
Gulf oil spill reporters and investigators face prison: HERE
Where’s the oil?: HERE
Pain at the pump — media lap dogs silent: HERE
Obama dipstick: HERE
Another oil spill in the Gulf near W&T Matterhorn SeaStar: HERE
Big gains in the war on middle class: HERE
Our nation cannot survive treason from within: HERE
h/t: Jim R