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Wouldn't saying "YES" greatly help the unemployment situation in the US?

With the cost of oil hovering around $134 per barrel, shouldn't the DEMOCRATS rethink the NO DRILLING ZONES here in the U.S.--you know to maybe CREATE tens of thousands of JOBS that are sorely needed, and they SAY they are making a priority?!

Between the North Slope of Alaska and the oil shale in Wyoming and Colorado, experts say there’s enough oil available or can be extracted from the shale in just those two locations, to last the U.S. for at least 200 years, but the DEMOCRATS still say "NO!"

And while the DEMOCRATS are saying "no to drilling" here in the U.S., CHINA is getting ready to start drilling for oil in CUBAN waters, just 45 miles off the coast of Florida, but American companies are prohibited from drilling the same distance away in American waters!

What are your thoughts--especially given the current economic and unemployment situation?

Image below clearly illustrates what some may not be able to comprehend:

 
LoriKeet

Asked by LoriKeet at 8:51 AM on Mar. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • China and other countries are about to start drilling off the new oil field off the Brazil coast line. However, the demoscrats are currently drilling in the Amazon and killing the rain forest. Yes, drilling would create jobs but they are not about creating jobs at this point.
    pvtjokerus

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:55 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vd1k5R2x_ms/SFhyd8eSW-I/AAAAAAAAAV0/h-HZbuRocAY/s320/no_zone.jpg

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:53 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • You wanna know why oil is so high? Because we have hit the peak and are starting to go downhill. We can drill all we want but it would only hold off the inevitable for so long, we are going to run out of oil. Most places that we do find oil has so little that it would be useless to drill there. Why do you think they have to use very long lines under the ocean floors to reach the oil?

    Ibelongtojesus

    Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 9:36 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • The problem with the 'unemployment' situation, as applied to this question is that drilling requires skilled workers. Sure, it has the possibility to create a bunch of jobs, but if they want to get started quickly, they're not going to take the time to train new workers, which isn't going to help most of us.
    LokisMama

    Answer by LokisMama at 9:44 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Oh, no, no, no. They want the price of gas to be around $7/gal. That is another sure fire way to get the population of our country under control. They have no interest in bringing down the price of gas/oil. They want it to be astronomically high. It is all about power and control of the people vs the people being in control of their own lives.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:54 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Loki, a lot of very skilled oil workers are currently out of work, at least in our area. You wouldn't need to train new workers.

    We need to find other sources of power, that is true. However, it will be decades before gas stops being the main power source for the American transportation system. While we research and develop new power sources, we should drill in our own backyard, creating jobs, keeping the money in the U.S.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:20 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • We need to find other sources of power, that is true. However, it will be decades before gas stops being the main power source for the American transportation system. While we research and develop new power sources, we should drill in our own backyard, creating jobs, keeping the money in the U.S.

    ***
    THAT is the crux of the problem--those who want to look into alternative power sources want to do it at the EXPENSE of our current sources, not in CONJUNCTION with our current sources. We've been hearing about alternatives since the 70's--it's been 40 years, and we STILL don't have viable/realistic alternatives, as nuclear facilities and oil refineries are beginning to fall apart, and are not being repaired/replaced and new ones are not being built! It's become a stalemate that isn't helping our current or future situations.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:28 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • I thought the price of gas was Bush's fault.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:38 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • I don't know much about this topic...but is it possible we don't grill in our territory because we would rather drain everyone elses resources before we touch our own? So in 200 years we aren't out of our own but everyone else is?
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 11:10 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Cause Obama's got Green Czars saying we must protect animals like purple snails over people living and eating.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

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