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Obama Administration Moratorium on Oil Drilling Hurts Consumers, Report Says
.cnsnews.com ^ | April 28, 2011 | Penny Starr

Posted on 04/28/2011 4:43:56 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

(CNSNews.com) – Although the Obama administration officially lifted the six-month ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in October 2010, a new report finds that the “de facto” moratorium still in place is harming American consumers and the budgets of local and state governments.

Since October, the Department of the Interior has approved only a handful of deepwater drilling permits in the wake of last year’s BP well explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The report, issued by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), said increasing offshore drilling production could add nearly $5 million in revenue a day to the federal treasury and “significantly” reduce gas prices.

“While President Obama says he supports deficit reduction, his administration’s policies are only contributing to the country’s deficit problem,” Rob Bluey, report author and adjunct scholar at NCPA, said in a statement about the report issued on Wednesday. “Federal revenue from offshore drilling is down sharply as a result of the Obama administration’s anti-drilling agenda.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi; US: Texas
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1 posted on 04/28/2011 4:44:07 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The now-proven-Ineligible Impostor: "Not enough."

2 posted on 04/28/2011 4:50:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

And Soros’ running dog could be reelected by the mind-numbed robotos.

What a country!


3 posted on 04/28/2011 4:51:02 AM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: IbJensen

I just tried searching Obama giving Brazil money to drill for oil and I found an article in the AJC blaming bad republicans and mean bad oil companies for the high price of gas. It is insane.


4 posted on 04/28/2011 4:54:33 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (If Obama announced his resignation that would probably bring gas to $2.30 within an hour.)
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To: Diogenesis

perfect portrait of the arrogant, narcissistic imbecile.


5 posted on 04/28/2011 5:13:42 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
This is why Obama will suffer the same fate as one James Earl Carter in 1980. The combination of increasing inflation and possibly the need to rapidly increase the interest rate will kill whatever recovery we've had--we could see a major revival of the "Reagan Democrats" when the Democratic voter base now realizes Obama has done effectively NOTHING to bring jobs back and keep inflation in check.
6 posted on 04/28/2011 5:28:17 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The EPA is doing all it can to thwart oil and gas drilling in the US.

I’ve been saying the EPA should be abolished for years, but nooooo. I was just a “kook”. Hope that $5+/gal gas is worth calling the EPA abolitionists “kooks”. Hope you’re happy.


7 posted on 04/28/2011 5:33:26 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (Humans: can't live with them, can't eat them.)
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To: RayChuang88
Common sense would say Obama will be a one termer like Carter but... Drudge headline

CLAIM: 'The Fed Will Make Sure Obama Wins in 2012'...

8 posted on 04/28/2011 5:36:05 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (If Obama announced his resignation that would probably bring gas to $2.30 within an hour.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Look at that. The marxist central bank wants to keep the marxist in office. how surprising.

I say end the Fed.

But, I’ve been told, you cna’t have a functioning economy without a marxist central bank to centrally plan the economy.

Why, it isn’t freedom if there isn’t some cartel setting the value of the paper money you’re forced to use.


9 posted on 04/28/2011 5:42:08 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (Humans: can't live with them, can't eat them.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Had you done a good job of researching, you would have learned that no money was given to Brazil for drilling for oil.

What happened was the bank loans to American firms acting as subcontractors on the projects were insured by the Export/Import bank against a host of problems, mostly political.

The process is ordinary and necessary to promote export sales. They regularly support projects of Boeing and GE and other mega exporters.

To actually be successful, research Export Import Bank and Overseas Private Investment Corporation


10 posted on 04/28/2011 5:45:19 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: MichiganConservative
Either the Fed wanted to destroy the US economy or they have no clue

I say they are incompetent and can't help Obama win.

If raised interest rates gas and commodities might go lower but they are some negative effects having a strong dollar like Jobs, exports.

11 posted on 04/28/2011 5:50:13 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: MichiganConservative
The EPA is doing all it can to thwart oil and gas drilling in the US

EPA? P L E A S E !

It's O B A M A.

Obama is playing America like the idiots they are. Put radicals in charge in Egypt and Libya, help Iran get the Bomb, stop drilling in the US to drive up oil prices, open the borders, spend the US into Chapter 11.

These are exactly the things you'd expect a radical Muslim PLANT to do.

What makes Americans such fools is that won't even consider that this clown named Obama is destroying America on purpose by magifying Carter's mistakes on purpose (Carter was an idiot, Obama is a traitor).

12 posted on 04/28/2011 5:50:40 AM PDT by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders)
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To: bert

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203863204574346610120524166.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHeVcVYlQ-I&feature=player_embedded


13 posted on 04/28/2011 6:10:52 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (If Obama announced his resignation that would probably bring gas to $2.30 within an hour.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

OK, so the National Center for Policy Analysis gets it.
Duh. How much do these rocket scientists get paid to state the obvious.
Guess they are another bunch of people who are educated way past their intelligence. Or maybe they went to harvard, columbia and occidental but have their grades hidden.


14 posted on 04/28/2011 6:11:18 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: scooby321

-——Either the Fed wanted to destroy the US economy or they have no clue——

There is a third possibility. The goal is to devalue the US$ and other major world currencies to create inflation that will result in a devaluing of the debt. The problem is after all the debt or world wide, debts.

The cumulative deficits add to the total, that is they are accumulated as total debt. No deficit reduction or decrease in spending or any other such budget bill can decrease the debt. The process merely decreases and possibly end the growth of the debt.

The only way to reduce the debt is to pay it off. There are no funds with which to make the payments. Taxes cannot be raised to the level needed to raise the money required. The only way left is to devalue the debt, reduce the value of that which is owed. There is no way taxes on the world wide debt can be raised to a level adequate to pay it off. There is no worldwide discovery of gold or silver or other new hard asset to pay off the debt.

There is only one way ....... devalue the currency and inflate the debt away.

The rule of 72 is the key. That is compounded interest will double your investment in a ratio of rate to time of 72. For a compounded rate of 6%, your money will double in 72/6 or 12 years.

The rule works in reverse as well. The debt divided by say 8% inflation will be totally diluted in nine years. It will be halved and much more manageable in 4.5 years.

That is the process currently under way. The trick is to manage the rate to keep it as high as possible but tolerated buy the masses.


15 posted on 04/28/2011 6:20:13 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert

Logically why would a sitting President (or anybody) want to sit by and watch the dollar = worthless?

a) he (they) are traitor’s to this country

b) it is the only way to usher in the tin foil hatted of old days but reality, fact in the news today; Global economy/ AKA NWO?
With the UN’s self proclaimed ‘religion’ Gaia and trees getting lawyered up with human rights? Global Warming came realclose to ushering it in until Global Warming was proven a hoax.

c) all of the above


16 posted on 04/28/2011 6:35:59 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (If Obama announced his resignation that would probably bring gas to $2.30 within an hour.)
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To: bert

Obama still said US would “buy” like a good customer from
Brazil.
Why not practice what S. Korea does and do all this Brazil
stuff in the US, keeping as much currency at home as possible.
Invest in the US before investing in foreigners.


17 posted on 04/28/2011 7:28:08 AM PDT by deep trout
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To: deep trout

-——Why not practice what S. Korea does-——

The answer is that millions of Americans make their living selling American stuff and capabilities working outside the country. We make our living traipsing all over doing what we do that the locals can’t do for themselves.

South Korea actually acts globally the same way with contractors and technical types working all over doing what they do.

It is a big, big world and we can do things others can’t but need. That is who we are.


18 posted on 04/28/2011 7:37:00 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert

Disagree, maybe you don’t understand my post.
I say invest it at home (USA) first.
Build the rigs in US vs. Korea.
Have you ever tried to sell in Korea?
If you have you find they fight tooth and nail
to use homemade products with the goal of keeping every penny at home. We could do that here (Gulf of Mexico)easily.
And not send dollars out of the country. Lessen the balance
of payments account we are always lectured about.


19 posted on 04/28/2011 7:50:26 AM PDT by deep trout
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To: deep trout

-——Have you ever tried to sell in Korea?-——

well yes. I had several Korean contractors and companies as customers on projects out of both countries.

We did build the rigs here for many years but can’t now because of being uncompetitive. However, many of the components incorporated are of American origin shipped to Korea for inclusion.

We should be drilling in the Gulf and elsewhere off our coasts but are prohibited. I think that the president is releasing the permits on a slow imperceptible rate because to do so quicker would be political death. The wacko’s must be placated


20 posted on 04/28/2011 8:04:49 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: politicianslie

The guy that Obama put at the head of the EPA is having his lawyers block drilling at every step. The guy is a communist. The EPA should not exist simply because government institutions with the power of the EPA will inevitably be corrupted and used for evil. That’s what we have today.

That’s the whole motivation behind limited government. It will be corrupted and used for the evil purposes of evil men. Best to keep it as small and impotent as possible. Non-existent is best.


21 posted on 04/28/2011 8:52:23 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (Humans: can't live with them, can't eat them.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


22 posted on 04/28/2011 9:26:35 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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We should be drilling in every State and off shore. And, we should be using our VAST supplies of natural gas to run autos, as well. Any of the other “green” garbage isn’t pratical or scalable, imo. Watch gas go to $6 per/gallon and then at election time Obama will magically bring gas down to $4.50 and the libs will think he’s King again.


23 posted on 04/28/2011 9:31:49 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Texas resident

The National Center For Policy Analysis is a great conservative organization. I wouldn’t be too quick to dismiss or belittle any of their findings. Here...go take a look...they are on par with Heritage imho.

http://www.ncpa.org/


24 posted on 04/28/2011 9:37:32 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: bert

I would rather see the “loans” to US contractors be used to develop a US market where they can work/sell (we used to have one, called the Gulf of Mexico) than a market in Brazil where in the end, we send them dollars for their oil just like Saudi, etc. Keep the dollars here first. If you have them to loan, invest them at home.


25 posted on 04/28/2011 10:02:58 AM PDT by deep trout
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To: deep trout

We work all over the world. we get the business where it is.

To do as you suggest is business folly. We are a global economy. Think beyond your county line


26 posted on 04/28/2011 10:11:43 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert

Yes. we work all over the World. To do as I suggest is not folly, other countries do it.
Why do you have a problem looking after our own first.
You need to read the article.
It is about shutting down the Gulf of Mexico while developing
other’s markets. I and others have a problem with that.
We will solve it by firing BO.
Here is my vote, invest in the US first.

What is your problem with investing in the GOM first
before Brazil?


27 posted on 04/28/2011 10:18:01 AM PDT by deep trout
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To: penelopesire

I know that. It is just frustrating as hell when an organization like that has to take all kinds of time to figure it out.
Killing off future exploration leads to higher prices.
I did that for free and within a couple of hours after the marxist goof and his fellow goof salazar put on the moratorium.


28 posted on 04/28/2011 11:19:17 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Diogenesis

Administration Blocking 103 Gulf Drilling Permits

As oil prices continue to climb, a backlog of more than 100 offshore drilling plans for the Gulf of Mexico are awaiting approval from the Obama administration, according to federal data.

The federal government has not approved a single new exploratory drilling plan in the Gulf of Mexico since lifting its deepwater drilling moratorium on Oct. 12. There are currently 103 plans awaiting review by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.

The information reveals that the Obama administration — not the oil industry — is the culprit for the slowdown of drilling activity in the Gulf. The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 25 percent of domestic oil production.

“These new findings prove that BOEMRE cannot claim it isn’t receiving job-creating plans from oil exploration and production companies,” said Gregory Rusovich, chairman of the Business Council of Greater New Orleans and the River Region. “The plans are there. Until BOEMRE reviews the 103 plans awaiting approval, our economy’s stability remains in jeopardy.”

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http://biggovernment.com/rbluey/2011/02/03/obama-administration-blocking-103-gulf-drilling-permits/

“U.S. Administration In Contempt Over Gulf Drilling Moratorium, Judge Rules.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-03/u-s-administration-in-contempt-over-gulf-drill-ban-judge-rules.html

the pic fits well.


29 posted on 04/28/2011 11:26:30 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: deep trout

Either or should not be the option. Both should be the option.

The Export Import bank guarantees bank loans to American companies for export work.

The Gulf is not export work and plenty of money is available for companies, sound capitalist companies, for domestic work.

This is no big deal or cause for wadded panties. It is business as usual.

The problem is the Obama regime. They cannot go against their envirowacko base. They must retard work in the gulf and stop it elsewhere.


30 posted on 04/28/2011 1:20:19 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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