Obama is currently trying to pass a bill that will shut down offshore drilling. This is very problematic, not only will it put many oilfield workers out of a job, but it will also increase gas prices, making us completely dependent on foreign oil. I live in south Louisiana, in a town where the majority of the people work for the oil field, most of them, work on offshore platforms. So if this bill is passed, won't my hometown turn into a ghost town?
Many people in the oilfield have already been laid off due to the decreasing economy, but if this plan of his goes into effect, it will lay off even more jobs. The only resort for workers in the oilfield will be to work in foreign countries, if you think gas prices are high now, just imagine how bad it'll be if we rely solely on foreign oil. Why is he trying to increase our dependency on Muslim countries for oil? If anything, he should allow MORE drilling so that we can reduce oil trade.
Now, yes, oilfield workers will make pretty good money working out of country. But, they will be in a different country and away from their families. So, not only will he increase gas prices, increase our dependency on foreign oil, put people out of jobs, but he'll also break up families. I'm curious about some of your thoughts on this topic, is there anything good that can come out of this that I'm not seeing?