Reality tends to have a liberal bias.
And, once again, even if they do drill in Cuba, why on earth does that mean that we should drill in Florida? Did I say an oil spill in Cuba would be good for Florida? An oil spill off the coast of Cuba (if they ever drill there, which they probably won't), wouldn't be nearly as bad as an oil spill off the coast of Florida would be for Florida, now would it? Florida can only control Florida, it can't control Cuba.
Nice map, by the way, it only goes to prove my point. Any drilling off Cuba would be farther from Florida than Deepwater Horizon was from Louisiana. And even if Cuba put an oil rig closer than that it wouldn't matter. If Cuba jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge I suppose you think Florida should do that, too?
I am not a Floridan as you can see by my profile on the left. However even I know that your economy is ran by tourism , so basically this is a way to save that industry. I applaud the people who vote in favor of the drilling ban, since it will cause less damage to already Florida weaken economy which most of the southern state near the spill can't afford right know. Yes Texas is more like a third world country, because of the religious right fraken things up.
First off your number of 8% is just wrong. Latest figures show that we get in the neighborhood of 11% out of the gulf, that is equal to all of the oil we import from Canada, our largest import partner. Second, I agree that we should be developing alternatives to oil along side of exploration, and extraction increases of our own resource, making us less dependent on foreign sources. However, this is a long term thing. Viable sources of energy other than oil, and or coal are years, if not decades off from being usable on a large scale, and then you have to tackle infrastructure problems. So your theory of 'just shut it off' is a suicide solution for this country.We should be activily looking for alternative energies that can replace the fact that we get 8% of our oil from the gulf, then we should shut it down.
Minimal? Last I heard the jobs in the gulf due to off shore drilling and support were in the realm of 130,000 +....Now last month the private sector in the entire US created some 86,000 new jobs, and your boy Obama is out there touting that shows a great job gain, and shows his stimulus worked....Falsely ofcourse, Now you term almost twice that number of jobs as "minimal" because you don't like the industry for ideological reasons...Come on man, think.The jobs are minimal, and could easily be replaced with jobs maintaining alternative energy sources.
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2 years ago would be July 08.. wow look ~$4.00 a gallon.. how about you try agin (hint... try 18 months ago to best bolster your position.. even then that steady increase only lasted all of 6 months)
Regadless of this, a few wells off the local beaches here that would have a negligible influence on gas prices would potentially be more catastrophic to my well being (and the local economy) than a few cents (or even a dollar or two for that matter) change in fuel prices.
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