The Obama regime has fired another shot in their war against Americans. Ken Salazar, the Interior Secretary, has decreed that there will be no more off shore drilling for oil until he is "comfortable" with the risk.
Translation, just in case you missed it, 'As long as I am in this office, there will be no drilling.'
There should be outrage over this idiocy, but other than in the conservative media, you aren't seeing much about this. If there were coverage, we would probably all be in Washington, standing in front of the Interior Department with signs and pitchforks.
There are a lot of questions we should be asking. Why are Americans not allowed to drill in our own waters, thus driving up our fuel costs and putting Americans out of work, yet right across the international border, Mexico and Cuba are drilling and they aren't having problems. There is no risk, except to the American economy while this bunch of clowns is running the country.
Another question we should be asking is, why do we have to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico, in 5,000 feet of water, when there are many places on land where we can drill for oil. The answer, Salazar and the Obama clowns do not want us to have oil. We have more than enough oil resources here in the United States. Yet, thanks to the hard left and the enviro-whackos fight Americans every step of the way.
Remember the campaign of 2008? Gas prices were going through the roof and then candidate Obama said he had no problem with the high prices. His only concern was how quickly the prices rose.
Remember the gas spike of 2008? Do you remember how it ended? George Bush issued an executive order lifting the ban on domestic drilling. That day, oil prices began to drop. One of Obama's first acts was to reinstate that ban. Today, gas prices are at least a dollar a gallon higher than they were when Obama took office.
With the economy in the tank and millions of Americans out of work, drilling in the Gulf would put Americans back to work and help the economy. Sounds like a great idea.
It is a great idea... to everyone, except those in the Obama regime.