Barack Obama halts shale drilling at a cost of 200,000 American jobs
Last week the Obama regime stopped the Keystone Pipeline project–a project which would have created thousands of jobs for United States citizens while helping to diminish the United States’ dependency on Middle East oil, two issues which are supposedly close to Barack Obama’s heart–and today the Obama regime announced that it was terminating the lease for Wayne National Forest. This move comes at a cost of the loss of an estimated 200,ooo jobs and ensures that the price of oil will remain static as the United States has cut off a potential new supply of oil. These two moves are being hailed as victories by the environmentalists, but one has to wonder if there was an ulterior motive involved in these decisions.
Why would the president end two programs which would have created hundreds of thousands of jobs while helping to lessen our dependency on Middle East oil at a time when the unemployment rate is so high and average American families are struggling to make ends meet when he claims to be the middle class warrior?
The answer is obvious to me when we look at the bigger picture and factor in the Solyndra, SunPower, LightSquared, Fisker, Tesla, and BrightSource scandals. All of these companies were part of Barack Obama’s “green initiative” project, and all of these companies have ties to major Democrat campaign donors, and all received stimulus money.
Barack Obama has touted green energy as the future of both the economy and as a solution to the United States’ dependency on Middle East oil. But the problem for these companies is the simple fact that the technology isn’t there yet and because of this the companies are not viable or sustainable–hence the need for taxpayer subsidies to keep these companies afloat.
If the United States had more oil available for use it would lessen the demand for Barack Obama’s green energy initiative and naturally this would hurt the Democrat campaign contributors who have their money tied up in the success of this initiative. So Barack Obama has to do whatever he can to make these companies seem more necessary and acceptable to the American people, and by limiting the oil production in the United States he feels it will create a bigger demand for alternative energy and lo and behold, these two moves accomplish this goal; he has done what he felt was necessary to slow down oil availability in an attempt to justify his failed green energy initiative.
Barack Obama did not halt these projects over environmental concerns, and he certainly didn’t make these decisions because he was concerned about the American people. There was only one thing that Barack Obama was concerned about when he shut these operations down and that was protecting the interests of major donors to the Democrat party.