I have to hand it to the Obama administration for being able to work their agenda forward through the use of immediacy and crisis intervention. Each new crisis takes our nation further from its foundations of free enterprise and individual liberty; all for the sake of saving what’s left, if you believe what they’re dishing out.
The transformation of our country from capitalism to socialism is right on schedule, maybe even more progressed than the left had hoped for. The health services industry has been successfully taken over by the government placing each and every individual under their power. The mortgage industry’s demise, which in large part was responsible for the destruction of our economy, was the result of government intervention and gross negligence.
Emergency bailout money which was supposed to kick start the economy was never intended to do anything of the sort; just a diversion to pacify those too stupid to see the game plan. Roughly eight million jobs were lost in the private sector and we are told that the recession is almost over, that jobs are returning and the future is bright. How can the future be bright when most so called jobs being created are in the public sector rather than in private industry?
The latest crisis spin has to do with off shore drilling. The drilling disaster in the Gulf has been used to shut down any and all drilling until all the facts have been properly considered. When you hear a statement like that it sounds not only fair; but desirable; unless the purpose of the statement is to eradicate off shore drilling as a means of supporting our economy and way of life.
According to a news story on Fox , Interior Secretary Ken Salazar altered the official report and recommendations of the National Academy of Engineering after they had signed the document. Salazar added two paragraphs which made it appear these experts endorsed shutting down platform drilling in the Gulf when in fact they’d recommend just the opposite. In plain English, Salazar and President Obama lied to the American public in order to accomplish a political agenda.
“Salazar apologized to those experts Thursday.”
“The experts who are involved in crafting the report gave us their recommendation and their input and I very much appreciate those recommendations,” he said. “It was not their decision on the moratorium. It was my decision and the president’s decision to move forward.”
Salazar’s false apology speaks volumes about the Obama administration. He said, “I very much appreciate those recommendations”, which meant, “Thanks for lending us your names to make it appear we’d taken reasonable measures in order justify destroying yet another important part of the free market.” The public was under the impression that important technical issues related to the oil industry had been studied by experts; and they had, just that their input was ignored in favor of Obama’s socialist agenda.
The Fox news article went on to explain long term damage done to off shore drilling, particularly in deep water locations. Drilling for oil isn’t as simple as flipping a switch to turn on the lights or turning the key to start your car; drilling for oil involves considerable planning and investment. The most expensive and modern drilling platforms take years to build and become productive.
“They also said that because the floating rigs are scarce and in high demand worldwide, they will not simply sit in the Gulf idle for six months. The rigs will go to the North Sea and West Africa, possibly preventing the U.S. from being able to resume drilling for years.”
Instead of energy independence America is now at the mercy of the world’s oil producers to supply the needs of our sputtering economy. The weak minded, those who voted this clown into the Oval Office, will soon be clamoring for more government intervention, more hand outs as the economy worsens. More workers will be laid off as private industry grinds to an even slower pace when the price of oil goes up and its supply dwindles. The socialist agenda doesn’t happen over night; sometimes it takes a six month moratorium on drilling to help it along.
Obama’s moratorium on off shore drilling, no more oil spills to ruin the environment, sounded like it was in the best interests of the American people; however, it was simply more presidential oratory intended to distract the public. Obama is a master when it comes to advancing his agenda by taking advantage of a crisis. Is this the hope and change Americans voted for? Obama has in fact put his boot on the throat of America’s oil production, effectively killing off any chance for resumed production in the foreseeable future. This, my friends, is today’s lesson in Crisis Abuse 101; are you taking notes?
This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.