What are you going to do when the entire economy along the gulf cost collapses, because of the millions of oilfield jobs that will be killed because of the moratorium? I think that's what people are having a hard time wrapping their heads around. There's no doubt that millions of oilfield dollars flow into Florida every year. I know all kinds of people that spend their oilfield wages in Florida
Yes they are. Even one tarball on my beaches is one tarball too many, and there are way more than that unfortunately.
As for the rest of your "drill, baby, drill" diatribe, it's laughable. You're worried about the Gulf economy collapsing because of the drilling moratorium? Nonsense. If you're truly concerned with the Gulf economy, you'd want to protect it from any threat to its most important assets, tourism and fishing. But I guess it's no use explaining that to oil company shills.
Where do you think those tourists and sport fishermen make their livings?As for the rest of your "drill, baby, drill" diatribe, it's laughable. You're worried about the Gulf economy collapsing because of the drilling moratorium? Nonsense. If you're truly concerned with the Gulf economy, you'd want to protect it from any threat to its most important assets, tourism and fishing. But I guess it's no use explaining that to oil company shills.
I don't work for an oil company. I work in the service and support end of the industry and I have a right to make a living, just like anyone else. A right that I've been deprived of.But I guess it's no use explaining that to oil company shills.
This is from your link:
The Impact of the Oil Spill has not Affected Florida Beaches beyond Northwest Florida. All Other Beaches are Free of Oil
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They're back fishing. Didn't know if you heard.I was talking about commercial fishermen, who make their living by, you know, fishing in the Gulf.
that's where you're missing the boat. If people that visit Florida are unemployed, they won't be spending any money in Florida.As for the tourists, what does it matter how they make their livings? It's the money they spend in Florida that I care about.
Too bad The Massiah and his propaganda machine made far too much of this oil spill. Huh?So you're a self-confessed oil industry shill? Well, you're right you have a right to make a living. And so do I. I work in a Gulf coast state, where the entirety economy is dependent on a robust tourist industry, that we shouldn't be taking risks with.
Not that it really matters, even if oil is the largest industry in the US Gulf economy (which there is no evidence for, and it seems likely that this is not the case, but even assuming for the sake of argument that it is true), it doesn't matter. The moratorium on new drilling isn't hurting our oil industry as much as another oil spill would hurt our tourism, period. But the voice of the segment of the economy that benefits from tourism is not as unified as the oil industry, whose shills are very vocal indeed and adept at distorting facts. But when we cut through the BS, it's obvious to anybody that there is enough potential harm that could come from another oil spill, and enough public relations damage-control that needs to be done to combat the effects of the BP spill, that the moratorium is justified.
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