Wouldn't Opening Off Shore Drilling and Drilling in ANWR Create Jobs?

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    If Obama was really serious about creating jobs why doesn't he just open some of these places for drilling? Not only would it create jobs, it would lower gas prices, which would also help the unemployed.... hell it would help everyone.

    And for you libs who say providing another option for oil won't lower prices... be careful... Isn't Obama saying Government run health care plan will increase competition and lower prices???
     
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    Yes, it would. So would putting a bounty on Republicans but that doesn't mean it is a good idea.

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    The entire world will blow up if we drill in ANWAR. Bad idea. The reindeer coalition can be powerful
     
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    Probably not enough profit offshore or ANWR to make drilling in those areas attractive to oil companies.
     
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    It would probably help us in various ways, but you gotta weigh it against the peril it could bring to, say, the one-legged, cross-eyed, puff jammer combination insect-bird-fish doodle, which is currently on the endangered list...or soon to be so once the wackos find out we're gonna drill somewhere.
     
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    Drill offshore FL first. Floridians deserve to have tar balls on their feet on the beach.
     
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    It would be 10 years until any benefit would be seen by drilling ANWR. This was already addressed by the EIA study back when Bush was president. And the benefits would be almost negligible because our dependence on foreign oil wouldn't change except by fractions and only for a finite period of time.

    http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/factsheets/policy/policy006.pdf
     
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    unless you spent a lot of money for a house on a clean beach.. in which case one has to look at the impact on the housing market in drilling areas.

    The answer is to fund alternative energies and end our dependence on fossil fuels.
     
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    LOL NO. We Floridians deserve a cut of the profits like Alaskans enjoy. Works for me.
     
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    hey dumbass.... list for us all the offshort drilling rigs that have polluted beaches in the history of man?

    After that, shut your uninformed mouth and suck on your pacifier until nap time.
     

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