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Posts Tagged ‘Drill’

Obama Tells Brazil to Drill Baby Drill

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 23, 2011

President Obama has become infamous for policies with disjointed strategic goals.  Such is the case with Obama’s energy polices, as exhibited in his recent sojourn to Brazil.

Let’s start with the President’s policy relating to drilling for oil in the United States.  We are currently in the seven-year of an offshore drilling ban for both coasts of the United States, the Alaska’s continental shelf and much of the Gulf of Mexico, with a near moratorium on all other areas.  Team Obama is also stalling plans for a new pipeline to deliver Canada’s tar sands oil to the U.S.  So what does the President tell the Brazilians during his visit?

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.”

He also stated in a USA Today op-ed: “Brazil holds recently discovered oil reserves that could be far larger than ours.  And as we seek to increase secure-energy supplies, we look forward to developing a strategic energy partnership.”

It is not comprehendible why the President has stopped drilling in the U.S while promoting it in Brazil.  Does Obama believe that the environmental dangers are any less in Brazil?  Whatever happened to our global environment, as expounded by Progressives with Global Warming gig?  Alternative explanations to Obama’s disjointed policies are even scarier.

Adding an explanation mark to the President’s illogic on energy, Obama has in the past railed against tax breaks for U.S. oil companies.  At the same time, his Administration supports the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s lending of $2 billion to Brazil’s Petrobras for further oil exploration.  This boggles the mind.

The United States is quickly heading towards a major energy crisis.  With the developing countries increased thirst for oil and the Middle East unrest, as well as the Japanese nuke accident and we have the makings of a perfect storm.  Instead of addressing this crucial problem while there is time, Obama promotes windmills and solar power, technologies that are years, if not decades, from putting a dent in our requirements of fossil fuels.

When General Motors was ready to go under, Obama said that without a bailout our economy would have dire consequences.  When auto sales tanked, we were told that we needed Cash for Clunkers to save the economy.  When housing market continued in the doldrums last year, we consumer rebates were required to save that market.  And if economic Armageddon was not enough, unless we stopped burning carbon-based fuel, the oceans will melt and swallow up our coastal cities.

It is amazing that with the many hypothetical threats of economic challenges that President Obama has used to pursue his Progressive agenda, he ignores real problems that are here today, such as the energy crisis.  It seems that Barack Obama is destined to displace Jimmy Carter as the most inept president of modern times.



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