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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I'm not even going to try to calculate that! The figures are staggering!!!
    Well, clearly, their jobs don't matter as much as oil industry jobs.

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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Well, clearly, their jobs don't matter as much as oil industry jobs.
    No, they just don't matter more. Big difference.

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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Well, clearly, their jobs don't matter as much as oil industry jobs.
    They matter just as much, but the questions stands: How is unemploying all the oilfield hands going to get them their jobs back? Where are the tourist industry folks and the fishermen to turn for employment?

    Louisiana has a five pronged economy: tourism, fishing, oil & gas, agriculture and forestry. The slick killed two, the government killed one; what are we to do go back to sawing logs and choppin' cotton for a living?

    Killing the oilfield jobs left the tourism folks and the fishermen nothing to fall back on.
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They matter just as much, but the questions stands: How is unemploying all the oilfield hands going to get them their jobs back? Where are the tourist industry folks and the fishermen to turn for employment?

    Louisiana has a five pronged economy: tourism, fishing, oil & gas, agriculture and forestry. The slick killed two, the government killed one; what are we to do go back to sawing logs and choppin' cotton for a living?

    Killing the oilfield jobs left the tourism folks and the fishermen nothing to fall back on.
    La. needs to have a dem gov. and vote for Obama in 2012. Until that happens, no deep water drilling in the gulf!!

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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    La. needs to have a dem gov. and vote for Obama in 2012. Until that happens, no deep water drilling in the gulf!!
    So, you admit that we're just being punished? How awesome is that?

    BTW, most of the state legislature is Democrat.
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They matter just as much, but the question stands: How is unemploying all the oilfield hands going to get them their jobs back? Where are the tourist industry folks and the fishermen to turn for employment?
    That's such a weak argument. The people in the tourism and fishing industries along the Louisianna Gulf Coast have "temporary" jobs as a result of the very disaster the oil industry caused!
    Louisiana has a five pronged economy: tourism, fishing, oil & gas, agriculture and forestry. The slick killed two, the government killed one; what are we to do go back to sawing logs and choppin' cotton for a living?
    And all but three of them - tourism, fishing, and oil and gas - have been severely impacted as a result of the carelessness of one oil company - BP. Do you honestly think that tourism and fishing would not have been adversely affected even if the moritorium hadn't been in place? C'mon...let's be honest concerning the matter. This isn't the government's fault. This is BP's fault.

    Killing the oilfield jobs left the tourism folks and the fishermen nothing to fall back on.
    WRONG!!! The oil spill caused by BP left those in tourism and fishing nothing else to fall back on. Don't get it twisted. No one from the government was out making the calls on the Deepwater Horizon prior to it bursting into flames and sinking to the bottom of the GOM. That was all on the people calling the shots on that rig along w/the oil company that leased it - BP! Again, don't get it twisted!!
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    That's such a weak argument. The people in the tourism and fishing industries along the Louisianna Gulf Coast have "temporary" jobs as a result of the very disaster the oil industry caused!
    What temp jobs are you talking about?

    And all but three of them - tourism, fishing, and oil and gas - have been severely impacted as a result of the carelessness of one oil company - BP. Do you honestly think that tourism and fishing would not have been adversely affected even if the moritorium hadn't been in place? C'mon...let's be honest concerning the matter. This isn't the government's fault. This is BP's fault.
    Tourism and fishing are no better, nor worse with, or without a drilling moratorium. What the mortorium did do, is take away billions in tax revenue that could be used to help with the clean up and to support tourism and fishing, until the those industries are able to recover.



    WRONG!!! The oil spill caused by BP left those in tourism and w/fishing jobs nothing else to fall back on. Don't get it twisted. No one from the government was out making the calls on the Deepwater Horizon prior to it bursting into flames and sinking to the bottom of the GOM. That was all on the people calling the shots on that rig along w/the oil company that leased it - BP! Again, don't get it twisted!!
    If there were oilfield jobs, at least displaced fishing and tourism folks could look for work in the oil and gas industry. Now, there is nowhere for them to look for work, within the state.

    The killing of hundreds of thousands of oilfield jobs rests squarely upon Barack's shoulders. He'll take that disgrace to his grave. He's done more to kill jobs than any other president in history.
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you admit that we're just being punished? How awesome is that?

    BTW, most of the state legislature is Democrat.
    Washington does not care about state government. Vote for Obama in 2012 and we will see if the moritorium can be lifted.

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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Washington does not care about state government. Vote for Obama in 2012 and we will see if the moritorium can be lifted.
    OMG!!! Please, make that talking point popular among Leftist politicos. Send that to every Democrat politician you know and get them onboard!
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    Re: First rig sails away over drilling ban

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What temp jobs are you talking about?
    That's a rather stupid question...The jobs the fisherman now have using thier fishing boats to skim oil, of course. You don't think those folks will still have those jobs when this mess is finally over, do you? :duh:


    Tourism and fishing are no better, nor worse with, or without a drilling moratorium.
    Right...that would explain why every seafood restaurant along the Gulf Coast AREN'T selling seafood right now. Would explain why there AREN'T ANY fishermen out...well, fishing!!! :duh:

    What the mortorium did do, is take away billions in tax revenue that could be used to help with the clean up and to support tourism and fishing, until the those industries are able to recover.
    I won't deny that the moritorium isn't having an economic impact, BUT anyone who's making the argument that it's the moritorium and NOT the oil spill and it's effect on the waters, the Gulf Coast inlets and the beaches aren't having a far worse impact is simply...

    D-E-L-U-S-I-O-N-A-L!!!

    If there were oilfield jobs, at least displaced fishing and tourism folks could look for work in the oil and gas industry. Now, there is nowhere for them to look for work, within the state.

    The killing of hundreds of thousands of oilfield jobs rests squarely upon Barack's shoulders. He'll take that disgrace to his grave. He's done more to kill jobs than any other president in history.
    Way overblown hyper-partisianship. Look, if the Gulf Coast is of such mega importance to the oil industry then the major U.S. oil companies WILL return once the moraturium is over. The argument that oil jobs will leave forever is just way overblown, IMO. Oil companies know what they have out there. They'll come back. Regardless, you can't win here; you're arguments just keep turning back on themselves.

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