Looks like the CIC has finally said he would back offshore drilling, too bad it's not for the US. So much for the Hypocrite in Chief saying he wants to reduce our dependency on foreign oil.This week President Obama eagerly announced his support for new offshore drilling.
But for Brazil.
Yes, you read that right. During a visit to Brazil, President Obama applauded Brazil’s decision to drill offshore for oil and gas, the very action that he and his administration have worked tirelessly to ban and restrict in the United States. The President also backed up his support with a promise of U.S. federal financing to help fund Brazil's drilling operations that will create thousands of new jobs in Brazil.
President Obama said that he wants the United States to be one of Brazil's "best customers" when Brazil's new oil and gas supplies come online.
Why does President Obama want to be one of Brazil's best customers of oil and gas when there are millions of Americans who would be eager to be the best customers of new supplies of oil and gas produced by workers in Louisiana, Alaska, and Virginia?
Meanwhile, gasoline and diesel prices in the Untied States are skyrocketing. Rigs are leaving the Gulf of Mexico and signing contracts with other countries. President Obama's drilling moratorium last summer and the subsequent refusal to issue new drilling permits caused the loss of at least 20,000 jobs. And domestic production of oil will drop by 220,000 barrles per day in 2011.
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