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More Drilling in U.S. is ĎA Problem, Not A Solutioní to Creating Jobs, Says Democrat Member...
CNSNews ^ | March 18, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 03/18/2011 10:09:57 AM PDT by jazusamo

Complete title: More Drilling in U.S. is ‘A Problem, Not A Solution’ to Creating Jobs, Says Democrat Member of House Labor Subcommittee

(CNSNews.com) -- Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) said that increasing oil drilling “off the coast” is “a problem, not a solution” to creating jobs in the United States. Andrews recommended that House Republicans bring legislation to the floor if they think more drilling will create jobs.

VIDEO 2:25 minutes

Appearing at a press conference with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) on job creation, Rep. Andrews said, “I agree with my colleague and friend that drilling for oil off the coast is a problem, not a solution, but let’s get back to the main point here that if the Republicans really believe that was really a job-creating idea, why don’t they put it on the floor?”

Andrews, the ranking member of the House Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee, continued, “I mean, walking into this room and having a discussion about it is one thing, but we’re in the minority. We can’t get our ideas on the floor but they can. So if that’s such a great idea, they ought to do it. I wouldn’t vote for it because I think it’s a poor idea. But it says what they think of the idea if they don’t put it on the floor.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of the House Budget Committee, said there would be no “immediate” reduction of gas prices from more drilling.

“We need to be reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and, in general, specifically, we need to reduce our dependence on oil, foreign oil. But adding to our dependence on fossil fuels is not the answer,” she said.

“We need to be taking a long-term view,” she said. “It’s been proven over and over again that there would no immediate return on a reduction in gas prices or a significant expansion of our energy resources by beginning drilling for more oil right now -- and that to me is not the real responsible way to explore creating jobs.”

Wasserman added, “It’s just another example of how they [House Republicans] can have all the press conferences they want but they still have no legislation that would create jobs – not even that.”

According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the total proved reserves and technically recoverable amount of oil in the United States, as of 2009, was 164.6 billion barrels. The United States consumes about 6.8 billion barrels of oil each year (of which about 60 percent is imported).

As for natural gas in the United States, the CRS report, using data from the federal Energy Information Administration, shows there are 1,407.4 trillion cubic feet – America consumes 22.74 cubic feet of natural gas per year.

As for coal, the report shows that the United States has a technically recoverable amount of 261 billion short tons; the country consumes about 1 billion short tons per year.

Not counting technological advances in locating new deposits of fossil fuel and discounting any imports from other countries, the United States by itself, given current demand, has at least enough oil for 24 years, enough natural gas for 62 years, and enough coal for 261 years.

Those numbers do not include new deposits of fossil fuels that may be found in the future and as technology advances. Nor do the numbers include the estimated worldwide reserves from selected nations (Saudi Arabia, Canada, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Venezuela), which total 1.3 trillion barrels of oil; 6.6. trillion cubic feet of natural gas; and 930 billion short tons of coal, according to the CRS report.

When those fuels are converted into one source of measurement, such as barrels of oil, says the CRS, then worldwide reserves from those six nations equal 5.7 trillion barrels of oil.

On a related note, potentially recoverable reserves of oil from shale – an expensive and currently cost-prohibitive operation – are estimated to be between 800 billion and 1.38 trillion barrels in the United States alone, according to the CRS report. These recoverable reserves – not counting imports -- could potentially meet current U.S. demand for oil for another 147 years.

Michael W. Chapman contributed to this report.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: New Jersey
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Rob Andrews and Debbie Wasserman - Two certifiable lamebrains.
1 posted on 03/18/2011 10:10:02 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Asking a din-bulb-crat about anything technical is about like asking the Obamaloon to give a speech without the Loon-O-prompter.


2 posted on 03/18/2011 10:12:03 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo
Just hewing to the liberal meme: Unemployment checks create jobs, but private-firm employment creates many laid off workers.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

3 posted on 03/18/2011 10:14:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: jazusamo

Where do they find these complete IDIOTS?


4 posted on 03/18/2011 10:14:52 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: jazusamo

Anwar isn’t underwater. Let’s get started!!!


5 posted on 03/18/2011 10:15:31 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: jazusamo

More Drilling in U.S. is ‘A Problem, Not A Solution’

Wrong, Dumbass!...

More Wingnut idiots like you in the U.S. is the problem!


6 posted on 03/18/2011 10:16:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jazusamo

These people are truly juvenile imbeciles................


7 posted on 03/18/2011 10:17:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: jazusamo

i like newt gingrich on this issue. he said on hannity last night that we could drill enough of our own oil to get gas back in the 2 dollar range


8 posted on 03/18/2011 10:20:07 AM PDT by Grunthor (hcg diet, down 30 lbs in 4 weeks)
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To: jazusamo

Mr. Andrews, do you know the answer to this simple math problem: 2 + 2 = ?

No?

OK. How about this...correct this sentence: “I aren’t likely to be buying a garden hose soon?”

Oh gosh, too bad.


9 posted on 03/18/2011 10:20:57 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: jazusamo

Its increasingly obvious the “problem” is

“Senator Any Body (D)” and “CongressCritter Some One (D)”

Doesn’t require an Ivy League diploma to understand THAT one...


10 posted on 03/18/2011 10:21:21 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: jazusamo

I guess these idiots think that oil wells get drilled and maintained and run by themselves? The fact is that opening up drilling and production operations would create THOUSANDS of high-paying union jobs, not to mention many other jobs in the supporting industries and fields.


11 posted on 03/18/2011 10:22:07 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: jazusamo

The arrogance to even think the federal government should be creating jobs in the first place! Get out of the way, jerks, and the private sector will do the rest!

So the Democrats think drilling is a problem??? What exactly are we going to use for energy if natural gas, oil, coal, and nukes are out????? I’m telling you, the left won’t be happy until the human race is decimated. What’s left they’ll have living in small, dark, cold cubicles eating nutri-paste and sipping tepid water—all in the interest of saving the environment. Politicians and government bureaucrats will be exempt of course.

These folks are either certifiable, pure evil or BOTH! These people have NO RIGHT whatsoever to be making these kinds of decisions.


12 posted on 03/18/2011 10:23:10 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Coming soon! DADT...for Christians.)
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To: jazusamo

Communist traitors. Enemies, all of them.


13 posted on 03/18/2011 10:23:17 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: jazusamo

These fossils should be able to relate to fossil fuels.

Pray for America


14 posted on 03/18/2011 10:23:34 AM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold your noses this election!)
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To: jazusamo

These democRats are real idiots.They would prefer to see hundreds of billions of U.S.dollars going to unstable middle east governments that hate our guts.

Wham Lame Brains they are.


15 posted on 03/18/2011 10:24:07 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: jazusamo
These holes should not be allowed to talk, just go to the district of criminals and sit in your chair, don't bother us honest Americans, let us work & do our jobs.
16 posted on 03/18/2011 10:25:19 AM PDT by de.rm (A prudent question is one-half of wisdom , . .Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone)
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To: Lazamataz
Generally, and I give Joe Biden a possible exemption, liberals are not stupid, misled, ignorant, or crazy. They are evil, and the reasons they give for their plans are only excuses to gain public support for furthering the aims of their socialist agenda.

At a certain point we need to wake up and realize that this is being done with malice and deliberation.

17 posted on 03/18/2011 10:26:34 AM PDT by Durus (Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jazusamo
“We need to be reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and, in general, specifically, we need to reduce our dependence on oil, foreign oil. But adding to our dependence on fossil fuels is not the answer,” she said.

“We need to be taking a long-term view,” she said. “It’s been proven over and over again that there would no immediate return on a reduction in gas prices or a significant expansion of our energy resources by beginning drilling for more oil right now -- and that to me is not the real responsible way to explore creating jobs.”

I sometimes wonder (quite seriously) if they are drunk or just think we are all stupid.

18 posted on 03/18/2011 10:27:52 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Red Badger

Dweeb Ignoramous maximus...does this mean we can drill in nancy pelosi’s head? Ah, I’m sure its dried up...


19 posted on 03/18/2011 10:27:56 AM PDT by aces
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To: aces

No oil in there. Just gas....................


20 posted on 03/18/2011 10:30:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: jazusamo

Right . . . the Rat energy plan has worked so well. . . . /sarc


21 posted on 03/18/2011 10:31:17 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Grunthor

The only way for D-idiots to maintain power is to expand the permanent underclass.

Thus they endeavor to kill jobs, kill industry, make the citizenery weak and helpless.

Those that are not under their yoke are going to put them in the dustbin of history.


22 posted on 03/18/2011 10:32:09 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: jazusamo

Please don’t post anything about that shrew, biotch Wasserman-Schultz during lunch time. She is one of the most annoying, shrill, ugly yentas that I have ever seen.


23 posted on 03/18/2011 10:32:41 AM PDT by Batman11
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To: jazusamo

WRONG!

24 posted on 03/18/2011 10:33:16 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: jazusamo

North Dakota has about 3% unemployment right now.

North Dakota???!!!!

And just why is that?

Because they are drilling and producing. NO OTHER REASON!

These two idiots are truly amazing....they despise America and they have to be pounded into oblivion (politically speaking).


25 posted on 03/18/2011 10:33:47 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: jazusamo

Makes me wonder how much Soros pays these guys.


26 posted on 03/18/2011 10:34:09 AM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: jazusamo

“Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) said that increasing oil drilling “off the coast” is “a problem, not a solution” to creating jobs in the United States.”

Tell that to North Dakota, idiot.


27 posted on 03/18/2011 10:40:47 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: jazusamo

Gee let me get this straight...if American companies drill for oil off the coast of America, using American workers and the oil goes to American refineries and is distributed to American consumers this is bad and costs American jobs. However, buying oil from foreign countries where it is drilled by foreign workers, transported in foreign ships and sold to US refineries at prices set by the OPEC cartel this is good and somehow adds jobs to the US economy. Is this the Twilight Zone or Bizzaro World?


28 posted on 03/18/2011 10:41:15 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: jazusamo

I just called his office and told his staffer that I will support whomever is running against him in 2012.

This is why the Moonbats needs to be cleansed from office.


29 posted on 03/18/2011 10:44:38 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: The Great RJ

I just heard on Rush today that the US granted Petrobas the ability to drill and have an underwater storage container for oil and gas that THEY WILL NOT GRANT TO US COMPANIES.

This is utter madness.


30 posted on 03/18/2011 10:46:15 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: jazusamo
“We need to be taking a long-term view,” she said. “It’s been proven over and over again that there would no immediate return on a reduction in gas prices or a significant expansion of our energy resources by beginning drilling for more oil right now -- and that to me is not the real responsible way to explore creating jobs.”

Dopey Debbie strikes again. If we had started drilling 10 years ago we would be well into production and job creation. However, the job-killing machine known as the Democrat Party has been dragging out this tired, old argument that it would take years to get new drilling into production THAT IF WE HAD JUST DONE IT INSTEAD OF BEING BLOCKED BY THE DEMOCRATS IT WOULD ALREADY BE PRODUCING OIL!!

31 posted on 03/18/2011 10:48:53 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: jazusamo

“Idiocracy” is coming true

How did we get people this stupid in charge?

Stupid people voting for the feel-good words.

Tou would thing there woul dbe a FEW democrats who could be made to understand that very soon we could have a population not worth leading. But every single one of them seems to be a flaming libtard.


32 posted on 03/18/2011 10:53:45 AM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 DEFUND THE LEFT then Palin/Bachman 2012 -Unbeatable Ticket~!)
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To: jazusamo

The presumption of the the two Dims is that legislation is required to create jobs.


33 posted on 03/18/2011 10:58:34 AM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Texas_Jarhead

Yep, they just don’t come any dumber than that.

Those two idiots and their Rats controlled Congress the last two years, they should have legislated the country out of unemployment instead of throwing hundreds of billions at the problem that didn’t work.


34 posted on 03/18/2011 11:04:36 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
We need to be reducing our dependence on fossil fuels..

We've also heard people speak of our "addiction" to oil, an assertion I find particularly offensive. I don't think that in the case of petroleum, "fossil" is applicable.

35 posted on 03/18/2011 11:10:19 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: jazusamo

‘.......she said. “It’s been proven over and over again that there would no immediate return on a reduction in gas prices or a significant expansion of our energy resources by beginning drilling for more oil right now —...”

IIRC G.W.Bush once upon a time opened up serious discussion about drilling oil, and the prices dropped overnight.

Does anybody else remember that one?


36 posted on 03/18/2011 11:14:10 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

Tell this to the people of North Dakota.


37 posted on 03/18/2011 11:16:30 AM PDT by pallis
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To: rockinqsranch

I remember though don’t remember how much it dropped, seems to me it was considerable?


38 posted on 03/18/2011 11:20:37 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

“America consumes 22.74 cubic feet of natural gas per year.” Million? Billion? Trillion? I alone produced more than 22.74 cubic feet of natural gas after a recent visit to Taco Bell.


39 posted on 03/18/2011 11:25:39 AM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: jazusamo

“....seems to me it was considerable?”

IIRC yes. Considerably. Enough to jog the memory this way means it was a pretty good drop I would think.


40 posted on 03/18/2011 11:26:26 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

Just build a couple new refineries. Shovel-ready jobs right there.

And if they could find some way to use demoncrats as landfill, there would be something useful for them too.


41 posted on 03/18/2011 11:38:44 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Temujinshordes

heh heh heh

You’re a living petro chemical plant.

I believe that’s billion cu ft.


42 posted on 03/18/2011 11:40:12 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
if the Republicans really believe that was really a job-creating idea, why don’t they put it on the floor?”

Good question. Have the Republicans put anything worthwhile on the floor this year?

43 posted on 03/18/2011 11:53:46 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: wac3rd
I just heard on Rush today that the US granted Petrobas [sic] the ability to drill and have an underwater storage container for oil and gas that THEY WILL NOT GRANT TO US COMPANIES.

Well, naturally...Petrobras is Georgie's outfit.

44 posted on 03/18/2011 2:16:47 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: jazusamo
Yep, a real problem. Which is why North Dakota has 4.5% unemployment statewide, and anyone who wants a job in the western part of the state has one.

(HINT: It's because of oil drilling!)

45 posted on 03/18/2011 11:24:42 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: jazusamo

bull cookies.


46 posted on 03/18/2011 11:25:29 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: VRWCmember
The oil patch (exploration and drilling) here, at least, is non-union, and that's so throughout most of the Rocky Mountains. Why unionize when you get over $20 an hour (to start), full benefits, and don't have to pay any union dues?

Maybe it is different in the downstream end of the industry, or offshore, but not so on land.

Besides, if the AFL-CIO had their paw in the till, you know the Democrats would be offering subsidies.

47 posted on 03/18/2011 11:28:29 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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