Skip to comments.Obama’s Drilling Moratorium Has Not Increased Unemployment in Gulf Region, Administration Report
Posted on 09/16/2010 10:29:23 AM PDT by Nachum
Washington - The deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico has not increased unemployment in the region, says a new report from the Obama administration that counters the dire predictions of oil industry officials and Gulf Coast residents. The report, being released at a Senate hearing Thursday, said the moratorium imposed after the BP oil spill might have temporarily cost 8,000 to 12,000 jobs on oil rigs and elsewhere. But it found no net job loss in the region, thanks in part to a big hiring push for cleanup crews and massive spending
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Do they actually expect the public to buy this BS? Seriously, I know people are pretty gullible, but come on!
Yeah right...(eye roll).
Yeah, and the arctic is melting...melting, melting!
A 50k (with bennies) per year rig job is equal to a temp $9 per hour clean up job.
No conflict of interest there.
Drilling ban = fewer people working = no change in employment
What has happened to “under” employment, though? Surely folks who used to be harvesting lucrative batches of seafood or staffing oil drilling facilities for a handsome pay aren’t getting the same wages to skim water and wash oiled birds, are they?
SO, they admit that they cost 8-12 thousand jobs, but claim that’s OK because of hiring for cleanup? But that’s done now. And if they hadn’t imposed the moratorium, MORE people would have had jobs, so it did INCREASE unemployment over what it would have been without the moratorium.
Or to put it in the Administration Venacular: Their moratorium killed or failed to create jobs.
Moratorium Is Bad For Our Security & Economy
Now we know what a “Green Job” is.
All during the Bush years we kept hearing that even though unemployment was going down and more people were working the majority of the new jobs were flipping burgers and making fries at McDonalds. Now they are trumpeting that they have destroyed 8,000 to 12,000 long-term skilled positions but they offset it with unskilled temporary clean up? Granted a lot of Americans are stupid but this is ridiculous.
How can any ‘reporter’ ever keep saying these things???
Reporters are going to be on a hit list during & after the chaos that is coming.
They have been committing treason, IMO.
So they expect us to believe these clean-up jobs will be permanent?
I guess “Jobs *NOT* ‘created or saved’” don’t count towards the unemployment numbers....
The media aren't just spinning for Barry any more, they are outright lying for him.
“....says a new report from the Obama administration....”
Like I said last night...I truly believe that there are dire national security implications to Obama’s wholesale destruction of our oil industry. If we don’t stop him and the democrats by a victory in November..this country is toast.