View Full Version : The regime sacrifices the gulf to protect unions?

06-16-2010, 05:38 AM
<span style='font-size: 17pt'><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">When the federal government isnít sapping the initiative and expertise of local governments, it has been preventing foreign governments from helping. Just three days after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the Dutch government offered to provide ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms and proposed a plan for building sand barriers to protect sensitive marshlands. LA Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) supported the idea, but the Obama administration refused the help. Thirteen countries have offered to help us clean up the Gulf, and the Obama administration has turned them all down.

According to one Dutch newspaper, European firms could complete the oil spill cleanup by themselves in just four months, and three months if they work with the United States, which is much faster than the estimated nine months it would take the Obama administration to go at it alone. The major stumbling block is a protectionist piece of legislation called the Jones Act which requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens. But, in an emergency, this law can be temporarily waived, as DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff did after Katrina. Each day our European allies are prevented from helping us speed up the cleanup is another day that Gulf fishing and tourism jobs die. </div></div></span>

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06-16-2010, 05:59 AM
Chicago Politics??
Cant be.

06-16-2010, 06:32 AM
I wonder why our friend from the Netherlands failed to pass this information on to the rest of us. I'm sure it made the news over there.

Could it be because it shows the absolute idocy of the POTUS?

Imagine how much of that oil could have been stopped from reaching the coast, had he just said "Yes, Thank you very much. We can certainly use some help on this one"?