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Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf of Mexico, both Republican and Democrat officials in Louisiana say the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, put in place after the BP oil spill, is now that state’s biggest problem.
In fact, it was the major concern voiced to President Obama Sunday during his speech marking the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Keep reading at SOURCE
Oil spill will cause more damage than Katrina
Almost half of Orleans Parish residents, 49 percent, said the oil spill will cause more damage than Katrina, compared with 40 percent who said the hurricane was more damaging, according to a poll released Aug. 13 by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The survey was conducted May 26-June 27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Local officials have been critical of Obama’s decision to impose a moratorium, set to expire Nov. 30, on drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet. The moratorium idled 33 rigs and may cost 23,247 jobs, by the administration’s estimate. Two rigs, owned by Houston-based Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., have since left the Gulf to drill elsewhere. SOURCE
The Gulf Coast would have been in much better shape if only the fearless leader Obama had acted quick and got oil skimmers, and allowed the States to use sand dikes to protect their shores. Remember all the Countries that wanted to help but was told no by the U.S. Government! Obama’s Drilling Moratorium Biggest Threat now and he seem not to understand we don’t need more jobs lost!
Note for Barack Obama: It’s high time for you to carry your own weight and stop relying on President G.W. Bush. The blame game has lost it’s wings Barack!
Obama as all politicians has received contributions from oil companies so he’s just as much blame for this oil spill as any president. Obama failed his duties as president when he didn’t send a responds team to the oil spill site asap instead of blaming others and acting over 30 days later, if he had sent a quick responds team the oil could have been kept off the shore line so Obama is to blame for the damage to the beaches and its his baby to clean up!
I really think after the spill that Obama decided to use the spill politically to push his cap and tax bill but it had to be damaging enough to do so. Remember the democrats were saying ” not to let a crisis go to waste”. Well there you go Obama isn’t letting the spill go to waste, he’s using it for his political agenda! As you know Obama’s agenda comes before the fishermen and others that the spill will affect!
Obama says, “I don’t take money from oil companies.”
Two oil industry executives bundled money for Obama drumming up contributions from individuals and turning them over to the campaign. George Kaiser, the chairman of Oklahoma-based Kaiser-Francis Oil Co., ranks 68th on the Forbes list of world billionaires. He’s listed on Obama’s Web site as raising between $50,000 and $100,000 for the candidate. Robert Cavnar is president and CEO of Milagro Exploration LLC, an oil exploration and production company. He’s named as a bundler in the same category as Kaiser.
Back during the campaign when the Clinton campaign criticized Obama’s ad, calling it “false advertising,” Obama’s campaign quickly noted that he didn’t take money from political action committees or lobbyists.
It’s true that he doesn’t accept contributions from individuals who are registered to lobby the federal government. But he does take money from their spouses and from other individuals at firms where lobbyists work. And some of his bigger fundraisers were registered lobbyists until they signed on with the Obama campaign. SOURCE
Has it really come to this? Yahoo News’ Brett Michael Dykes reports that BP paid busloads of temporary cleanup workers to show up as stage props for President Obama’s visit to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup operations on Grand Isle.
Dykes quoted Jefferson Parish councilman Chris Roberts who said “the overnight contingent of workers was there mainly to furnish a Potemkin-style backdrop for the event while also making it appear that BP was firmly in command of spill cleanup efforts. New Orleans NBC affiliate WDSU reports that the workers were paid $12 an hour and came mostly from neighboring Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.” Read more at the Washington Examiner
Show and tell does not get it Obama, we need a president with good judgement and action when it comes to a crisis such as this oil spill.
(1) Barack Obama in crisis: Zzzz By Michelle Malkin
(2) Gulf Oil Spill Quotes