Skip to comments.Obama knew Gulf drilling ban would cost at least 23,000 jobs
Posted on 08/21/2010 7:59:16 AM PDT by markomalley
Interior Department officials knew beforehand that President Obama's six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico would cost more than 23,000 jobs and inflict devastating economic damage throughout the region.
Even so, the administration was not deferred from defying a federal judge and doing it anyway.
Federal court documents examined by The Wall Street Journal reveal a July 10 memo to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar from Michael Bromwich in which he estimated that "a six-month deepwater-drilling halt would result in 'lost direct employment' affecting approximately 9,450 workers and 'lost jobs from indirect and induced effects' affecting about 13,797 more.'"
The Journal also reports that Bromwich said it would be better to implement a revised regulatory process, but concluded, "I guess the moratoria approach is necessary because the MMS cannot be trusted to regulate." That's the Interior agency formerly known as the Minerals and Mining Service, which oversaw federal regulation of drilling rigs in the Gulf.
The first Obama drilling ban was thrown out by U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman, who said the measure was being imposed "arbitrarily" and without regard for the "irreparable harm to businesses" it would cause. The administration changed some wording here and there and went ahead with the six-month ban.
Although it was supposedly intended only to temporarily suspend deepwater drilling operations in the Gulf, critics say it has also forced a slowdown or halt of drilling operations in shallow water and onland in some Western states.
The American Energy Alliance, an industry supported research and advocacy group, cites a study by two Lousiana State University professors who estimate nationwide economic losses from the ban at $2.7 billion.
Go here for the full story from the Journal.
Obama is insane.He and Pelosi believe that unemployment checks are a great stimulus to the economy. Thus the more unemployment the better the economy. Socialism is a mental disese and they should all be put in asylums.
Now if the 23,000 number is what the came up with they are way off base the real number is 80,000 when it is looked at and those the La governors numbers.
Which is LEAST likely (pick one; Nota bene: Test time = 1 minute!!):
1. Pres_ _ent Obama was the biggest recipient of BP cash
2. British Petroleum (BP) pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
3. Pres_ _ent Obama's White House chief is tied to a BP adviser
4. Pres_ _ent Obama's White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is connected to BP
5. Pres_ _ent Obama shrewdly made money in the dispersements.
6. The dispersants contain PCB made by NALCO is based in Chicago with subsidiaries in Brazil, Russia, India, China and Indonesia.
7. BP's Fallen Deepwater Horizon was tapping second largest oil deposit in the world
8. Pres_ _ent Obama exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study
9. Pres_ _ent Obama did this despite BP's long record of legal, ethical violations
10. Pres_ _ent Obama's Federal Regulator Repeatedly Failed to Inspect Deepwater Horizon
11. Pres_ _ent Obama exempted BP's Gulf drilling from environmental impact study
12. Pres_ _ent Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement
13. Pres_ _ent Obama continued this despite that "Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig
14. Pres_ _ent Obama allowed drilling 'without required permits' (also Drilling Without Needed Permits)
15. In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, despite multiple offers of
assistance from foreign governments, corporations, and international bodies pouring into
the State Department, for weeks, despite the clear need for additional help and resources,
the State Department failed to act on them
16. Pres_ _ent Obama failed to do everything necessary to deploy available skimming vessels. For example,
he refused to issue waivers under the Jones Act, which prevented foreign vessels from
working with American counterparts to skim oil from the Gulf.
17. Under Pres_ _ent Obama, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforced rules and
requirements that severely restricted needed legal and operational flexibility in response
efforts. OSHA, for example, mandated 20-minute shifts for clean-up workers and
required 40-hour training courses for potential supervisors.
18. Obama knew Gulf drilling ban would cost at least 23,000 jobs
19. Pres_ _ent Obama will willingly release his birth certificate, like every other American citizen.
Cloward & Piven.
If enough voters become aware and are able to withstand the socialist media blitz upcoming in October...Maybe.
Don’t you imagaine he wanted to cause the pain. its the plan.
It’s what makes him smile.
Another retarded fatwa from Imam Hussein.
Another 23K on unemployment, means another 23K otherwise independent tax paying folks are now forced to get their lively hood from the government dole. More food stamps will be needed, more federal welfare folks (SEIU/ACORN) will be hired. Obamarx will have more control over the people of this nation.
Last night on TCM I watched the 1942 Spencer Tracy movie “Keeper of the Flame” about a reporter looking into the death of a man who had formed a vast network of supporters across the nation, one of vast chrisma, and he then finds out, that the man had intended his vast patroitic organization to be the basis for setting up a facist dictatorship in America. And I got thinking about how in 2008 there was this vast organization and support based upon the emotion and hope and change propaganda campaign of the current president.
They're not insane. They could not care less about the economy. This is about power for a select group of people. Making people, lots of people, dependent on gubmint is the goal. It's a new form of slavery. It shouldn't surprise anyone that the party of slavery and segregation wants to resurrect the "good ole days". Likewise, their age old tactics of class warfare, race warfare and the politics of personal destruction should come as no surprise to anyone with any sense of history.
Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and brought to justice.
Now if the 23,000 number is what the came up with they are way off base
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Free Lance Star (Fredricksburg VA) running a story today that the lack of Gulf sea food is costing VA approx 30Mill and 350 some jobs.
I guess if you wanted to run the (obvious) extension all the way down the ladder to people that have to haul the shells away, you could really add to the ‘number’.
Obama knew Gulf drilling ban would cost at least 23,000 jobs
Obama’s plan is to bankrupt as much of the American private sector as possible.
To create more unemployed workers that he thinks will vote Democrat in Nov.
I pray he will find this strategy will backfire, come Wednesday
1942 Spencer Tracy movie Keeper of the Flame about a reporter looking into the death...etc...
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Amazing how prophetic authors can be.
Off the top is Jules Verne, Ayn Rand, Joseph Heller, H. G. Wells, Chester Gould etc..etc..
I always saw a lot of bill clinton in the Andy Griffith character in “A Face in the Crowd” from around 1955 or so.
I heard about that. They think if they can overload the Government it will implode and they can bring in communist control. What bozos. I hope they all get arrested and jailed.
Looks like a 60/40 win in all contested areas. They will only survive in safe socialist districts.
Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and brought to justice.
The GOP not only needs to run on repealing all of this unconstitutional B.S., but also on bringing folks like Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and any others who may have been involved in the 2008 fianancial crisis to justice!
If I hear any Repubs like the whimpy Mitch McConnell taking about “reaching across the aisle in a consiliatory gesture of good will” when we win back the congress, I’ll be piSSed beyond belief!
The GOP needs to scream from the roof tops that when we take back control of our government, people will be brought to justice for what they’ve done to try an intentionally destroy this country!
You’re on notice you F***ing POS Kenyan!
Yes that economic shock wave is large and painful.
Yes, this makes more people dependent on the government. That’s the purpose. When everyone is dependent on the government, that is communism, no matter what it is called.