Month: April 2011

Drill, baby, drill…

By LIZ CARTER . . . and then we’ll be your biggest consumer! Yes, Obama has once again demonstrated his desire to create jobs and opportunity around the world – I mean, anywhere but here, the United States. Brazil must be thrilled to hear that Obama is concerned and committed to the future of the Brazilian energy industry.  Obama has pledged assistance with technology and support, because Brazil is sitting on a gold mine. Jobs will abound and Brazil is so lucky to have the commitment that when they are ready to start selling, the United States wants to be one of their best customers! Democrats and Republicans agree that the president shouldn’t be, and doesn’t have to be, looking outside the United States for oil. “President Obama didn’t have to go all the way to Brazil to find a ‘new, safe and stable’ source of oil,”  said Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat representing an oil-rich state. “Energy opportunities are right here in Alaska.” Of course they are. And not just there. “We have abundant energy resources off Louisiana’s coast, but this administration has virtually shut down our offshore industry and instead is using Americans’ tax dollars to support drilling off the coast of Brazil,” Sen. David Vitter, a Republican representing Louisiana, said in a statement. “It’s ridiculous to ignore our own resources and continue going hat-in-hand to countries...

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