Hell yes, Obama and the Democrats FIRST Priority is Jobs!! They’re going to pivot to that, again, as soon as Obama’s vacation is over. Promise. For Real this time. I swear! Major pivot on the way!! Here it comes, do you feel better yet? Here it comes…
H/T MasterResource: A free-market energy blog
Ten oil rigs have left the Gulf of Mexico since the Obama Administration imposed a moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in May 2010 and others could follow soon, a detailed July 2011 report from Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) office shows.
The ten rigs named in the document are: Marinas, Discover Americas, Ocean Endeavor, Ocean Confidence, Stena Forth, Clyde Bourdeaux, Ensco 8503, Deep Ocean Clarion, Discover Spirit, and Amirante. The rigs have left the Gulf for locations in Egypt, Congo, French Guiana, Liberia, Nigeria and Brazil.
It gets worse.
Several of the remaining rigs could be relocating soon, according to the report. These include the Paul Romano, the Ocean Monarch and the Saratoga. Moreover, eight other rigs that were planned for the Gulf have been detoured away, Don Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA), points out.
“When you have companies that would be spending hundreds of millions of dollars, or some cases, billions of dollars, they need certainty,” Briggs explained. “We don’t have that now and I don’t expect that we will anytime soon. We will be in a deteriorating position until this changes.”
There weren’t any American jobs involved in that. No one working on the rigs, no one providing food to the rigs, nobody, no Americans at all. None.
Bullshit. We aren’t the Americans Obama wants to help, who the f*ck cares if we have jobs or not? If we’re on unemployment Insurance the Dems can buy our votes, if we work… Well we’re capable of independence… Can’t have that.