Obama Administration Rejected Help with Oil Spill Cleanup

Obama Administration Rejected Help with Oil Spill Cleanup

I have been trying not to be too hard on the Obama Administration regarding their bungling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. After all, this is Obama’s first real job and he’s a lawyer, not an engineer. It turns out that my forbearance in criticizing the Obama administration over this issue was largely unearned.

Three days after the explosion, the Dutch government offered to assist the United States by sending ships equipped with oil-skimming booms. It also provided a plan for creating sand barriers to protect the sensitive marshlands of the Gulf coast.

According to Geert Visser, Consul General for the Netherlands in Houston “The embassy got a nice letter from the administration that said, ‘Thanks, but no thanks.'”

Almost seven weeks later, the administration finally relented and agreed to accept partial Dutch assistance with the cleanup. The administration has not accepted Dutch ships, but has allowed the skimming booms to be airlifted from the Netherlands and deployed in the Gulf.

Part of the problem is the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act. This act is a piece of protectionist legislation 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 and U.S. permanent residents. The provisions of this act make it illegal for the Dutch to come to our aid.

Geert Visser was noticeably confused by the administrations intransigence in refusing Dutch assistance, “What’s wrong with accepting outside help? If there’s a country that’s experienced with building dikes and managing water, it’s the Netherlands.”

The government is also making it difficult for the Dutch to provide assistance in creating sand barriers to prevent the spilled oil from reaching the gulf shores. Van Oord, a Dutch company and Deltares, a Dutch research institute provided plans to build 60 mile sand dikes and the government rebuffed their offer of assistance. The government has now changed it’s tune and has accepted the plan, but the Jones Act prevents the Dutch from operating in America’s coastal waters.

The United States Maritime Administration could issue a waiver of the Jones Act limitations, and has done so several times in the past. Doing so, however, would subject the Obama administration to criticism from labor unions who demand protection from global competition.

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Don
Don

Why is Obama saying “we will fight the spill with everything we got”, a month after he blocked the worlds best technology to pick up this oil. Where is Kattie Couric and the rest of the American press on this story? This has been in the foreign press for over a month! It is not stupid to rely on saw dust filled oil booms behind fifty year old fishing boats while blocking these practical solutions? Check it out at http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/dutch-oil-spill-response-team-standby-us-oil-disaster There is more behind this than the Jones act. America has similar technology on standby in Alaska and Washington State. The Valdese Star can pick up over 3.3 million gallons of oil a day. Why has it not been brought in? A high estimated of 127 million gallons of oil have leaked so far or about the content of 1 and ½ half supertankers. The capacity of this American made ship could have picked up over 200 million gallons had Obama had not been so politically motivated determined to sacrifice the Gulf for political posturing. We can’t blame BP when Obama is blocking real solutions just to make this spill into a crises he can exploit politically. http://www.adn.com/evos/stories/EV323.html Thank God someone is reporting this story. Keep it up!

Mae
Mae

Totally disgusted.....the losses are already on the surface and beyond what is being shown....no money can pay for the cost of what toll its taking on the inhabitants dying in their own homes and the new borns meeting their new world for the first time to say goodbye forever........Just get some damn help and stop talking about money....We can cry about whats already gone later $$ fix it now....

Mae
Mae

Jeez are we talking about an oil spill or hate Obama act....Obviously it seems like a lot more heads are involved then just the president as to why they haven't taken full control..... if part of the following is coming from the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 then maybe they should burn that off with the oil and get some damn help already......is it American pride that is killing our water in not taking help?

meg
meg

To this day, day 60 or 61 from the start of the oil matter, Obama with the brain of a door knob, has forgotten the oil is still gushing 24 hours a day, however, it does not effect this stupid illiterate moron, has no interest and never has on stopping the oil from destroying the ocean coast with all the residents lifes. HE AT NO TIME EVER mention stopping the oil leak, it was his goal to put hisblack foot on the throat of BP and start screaming for money. The CEO mention several times, "lets stop the oil spill first," oh not not for this greedy SOB. Now that he has the 20B, he has forgotten about the spill and the people who is suffering. If the residents think they will get the money, they are going to be shocked. Already the unions, UAW and the teachers union (who spent more on this jerks election that any one)now they want billions to pile up for his next election. If your really interested in starting something to take back Washington, the supreme court should be the first to contact. 1. they are collection tax payers money, ae they earning it? In the corporate world, if you do not meet the requirments of your job, you are escorted out of thee building. This should be directed to many in Washington, starting with the supreme Court. They know Obama is not a US citizen, they know the GM tranaction was illegal. How do you think they will judge the illegal immgrant law suit that is brewing between the brain deal and the gov of AZ. Obama should be charged with loss of jobs, homes, the health care and what it will do in the future,and most of all, refusing the help within 3 days of the spill that could of stopped the spread of this oil to other states. But he wanted the money. now that he has the money, its all over. Start now, let Washington know how you feel, if the fed sue Az over the illegal immigrant, then it is time for a up rising to make a "change" to save this country. most of all obama can pay for his own attorney fees, he has used taxpyers money to defend his citizenship and all his other problems, that has run into millions. let him pay for his OWN attorney fees. Let the punishment fit the crime. due to the fact he hates our american flag, our bible, our troops, white people, he should be wrapped in a flag, put in a cage, listen to Rush L tapes for a month in a space unknown, then he should be airlifted, dropped off with his family on the other side of the Mexican boarder, see how well the mexicans are to him, mabe he could do some vote takers. sooner someone steps and and gives obama a severe headache, the better. contact the supreme court and write to the United States Justice Foundation, info@USJFinfo.net step up and make a difference. I am. meg

Joe
Joe

If you think back and remember that the Obama Administrations agenda is the transfer of wealth and morph into socialist state, none of this is alarming. He will, if allowed to continue, CHANGE the face of this country beyond recognition. He is an embarrassment to all people who have worked hard and sacrificed for this country....even the unions. Shame on you Barry!

Frank Bates
Frank Bates

The more things I hear about Obum, the more I am convinced that this man is way over his head on his job, is very inexperienced in the goverment job he has taken on, another2 yrs before he is out of a job, unless of course he is nominated for reelection, and that would not really surprise me as he was elected w/o hardly anyone knowing who he was or really what he stood for, I stopped putting my ballot for a democrat after Billy Boy, never again will I ever even vote, this president has turned my stomach. Frank

donna
donna

This is messed up..he was offered help yet turned it down....as president he is responcible for the american people and our country...at first he acted like he cared about our enviroment but this is the worst enviromental disaster this country has yet to see and what has he done let's see....fly there a few times in 2 months,gets on tv and says bp will pay for it,and waite what 58 days to set down with them to make a plan,and turnes down help....he said he cares about the little man if he did he would not have turned down the help at any cost....if he is going to catch heck from people either way by accepting or rejecting help I would rather have some good come out of it and take the help...there is a lot at stake here a lot of things that can and will happen the sooner this is stopped and cleaned up the better off we all are....the exon spill was nothing compared to this...and the empact on the wildlife is still being felt even today...the orcas living in that area at the time for example there reproductive rate is now only 70% what it was before that oil spill....just last week a 12ft tiger shark was caught off florida coast weighing 800lbs he was no real danger to people bc he was disorented...after being caught he was taken and released in deeper waters...it is believed that he was a gulf shark..sharks have an incredible sence of smell this could send a lot of sharks to floridas coast...my concern is for the whale shark harmless to humans his food sorce is plankton...he opens his mouth takes in plankton and water,them let's the water out..when this gentle giant migrates to the gulf as they do every year it could very well be his death sentence....this being a short list of the wildlife concerned how can obama claim to be enviromently friendly if he turnes down help to save it....not possible he is not.

Sedona
Sedona

This takes the cake! We have people that could have helped and Obama refused because of the Unions ... OMG ... He is so busy throwing parties and taking his wife out to dinner that he doesn't take care of business. He has lost any chance of re-election. The only people that Obama Champions are the socialists! Pay attention! I have not said this already!

JohnGrahamIII
JohnGrahamIII

Dear Friends,I agree totally with Kathryn,who wrote in on June 12.I actually wrote in Alan W. Keyes on my November,2008,ballot,for President.He is a real American,who champions the right for everyone,yes,everyone;that concensus includes the unborn and aged.I only wish that I could have pushed one of those baby carriages alongside him,on the Notre Dame campus.

Ph
Ph

In the long standing tradition of referring to presidents by their initials, BO is very approprite. He stinks as a president. His is so self centered he named his dog after him. (BO)

Kay Sowdon
Kay Sowdon

I smell something quite strange. Awhile back Soros was putting money investments into a new oil field found in Venezuela. This particular oil field is going to require side ways drilling which is a technology that the U.S. has developed, and not been shared to readily. With a "pause" drill rigs are moving out, most likely not to return for years. Some of these rigs do have the side drilling technology and moving them to other countries is losing the technology. I would like to know if some of these rigs are headed for Venezuela, and the first proposed moratorium (now a pause) was deliberate. Soros again will fill his pockets if this is true. This needs to be questioned. The response and deliberate negative attitude for help from the Netherlands was stupid... Obama has used his "executive order pen" for lesser things. I wouldn't be surprised if the U.S. has put money into this new oil field as well. Now could the government want to be in the oil business? We lose these drilling rigs we are screwed! I think this so called "pause" is going to last longer than they state, forcing rigs to move from several states coast lines.

Truthurts
Truthurts

Need a little lite heart lift from all of this,BHO Sr. And stepdad Mr. Soetoro both worked for the evil oil companies so indirectly the dear leader is biting the hand that fed the SOB.

Stacy
Stacy

Who cares if they get criticism from labor unions! What kind of criticism will they get if all those jobs are lost from the labor unions!! For pete's sake - take all the help we can get to stop this madness!! Billions of jobs, animal and plant life, and decades of clean up - HELLO??

Carl
Carl

Keith, You made a HUGE LEAP in your logic. You assumed that BUMBLING BIDEN HAS A BRAIN. That has yet to be proven. The man is physically incapable of getting within 25 feet of a microphone without sticking both feet firmly in his mouth, clear up to the knees.

lisa e
lisa e

I agree every comment on this page. If we believe in our Constitution and in what our foundinig fathers stood for and passionately agreed upon, then we believe we are ONE NATION UNDER GOD. Unfortuneately, American's voted a Godless man into office. He will not turn to the ONE who presides over us all and always has for answers, wisdom, guidance and direction we need. With that said, and i am not a bible scholar,but 2 Chronicles 7:14 reads: "If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive them and heal their land". Sad as it is the commander and chief doesn't have any conviction whatsoever. It is up to WE THE PEOPLE to pray and turn our thoughts to ONE NATION UNDER GOD and IN GOD WE TRUST to find the answers we seek. I am proud to be an AMERICAN, I vote for people who are proud to be AMERICANS. Please, please, please, let's ask GOD to restore our land.

FLDiane
FLDiane

I watched Huckabee lastnight and saw several clean-up solutions presented. If funds were put toward ANY of them (plain old HAY was a great absorbant for the shoreline), a lot could be done by volunteers. There are thousands of FL residents ready to work, if we're needed. BP - where's the MONEY? I happen to agree with Pelosi on (only) one thing: stop the ad campaign and direct those monies toward clean-up and compensation to those who are suffering financial loss. You're just pouring salt into an open wound.

Joann
Joann

Just remember that DIVIDED WE FALL AND UNITED WE STAND so everyone should stand together to get rid of that imposter that now resides in OUR WHITE HOUSE

Tommy
Tommy

The reason he will not accept help is because this will help him with his plan to Bankrupt America. The longer this goes on the more it will cost us. Simple. This is Obama and Soros plan to Bankrupt America. You never hear the left wing Media discuss Soros and Obama. Wonder why?

Dan DePauw
Dan DePauw

One of the only "positive" things that has come out of this situation is people are finally realizing that Obama is No "Leader". Wake up America, before it is too late!

Ron Buice
Ron Buice

Patriots. It is time! Every governor in America should form deputized state militias from ex-military people to close the border and get their attention plus insure that all AMERICANS vote in Nov. to remove all Democrats and Rinos who are the enemies of our country. Keep your powder dry!

Mara
Mara

I'm with one of the earlier commenters: Why hasn't the MSM covered this? Wall Street Journal? National Review? Wasington Times? American Spectator? Fox News? *Crickets* If I recall corrrectly, three days after the explosion, the rig was still on fire and rescue boats were still looking for survivors. Makes you kinda wonder about veracity/timing of Mr. Visser's claims. Maybe the Netherlands should publish the letter it received from the Administration turning down its offer to help.

Donna
Donna

From above. Obama thought his "union" people were "taking care" of things!!!! College professor?, community organizer?, yeah. The whole situation does make him seem like a complete "HORSES ASS"!!!! He'll be lucky to direct traffic once he's out of office!!!!

Donna
Donna

This is not just about the "Jones Act"!!! I suspect, it has more to do "NOW", with Obama directing the lions share of BP money paid off to "union organizations", first.!!!! I didn't want to believe it!!!! Just like the BP oil spill, Obama gets more stickier and scummier the more we get to know him!!!! It will really be something if we find out that he held up clean up, destroyed coastal waters, and wildlife, because he wanted only unions to benefit with most of the BP pay out money!!!!!! Probably with eventual "billions" for unions!!!! That is why he is holding their feet to the fire, blaming them, instead of taking care of the residual fallout!!!! We'll be watching that's for sure!!!!!

American Nick
American Nick

We should put Jane Fonda.Roseann,all of commy Hollywood and the rest of those that are up Herr Obamas ass on that ship and weld the rudder and give them enough fuel to go to Cuba.I,m sure they will be at home.

arthur
arthur

It only goes to show you that even when politicians pretend that they care about the general interest, they never forget that the government is really a racket to protect the conected.

proudconservative
proudconservative

Obama's most telling quote, during his rock star campaign - " My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world, I hope you will join me, as I try to change it."- Barack Husein Obama. What part of "I want to destroy this country" does the left not understand !

Marcy
Marcy

Amazing how our laws are only applied when the Administration deems them viable. If Washington was so gung-ho about enforcing our laws, you'd think they'd start with our Constitution. Let's see, there's Article 1, Section 8 for beginners ... now there's a law we haven't enforced in almost 100 years. And I am still wondering about Obama's claim to the Presidency since he's yet to come up with a birth certificate. I think we should take any help we can get cleaning the gulf mess up. Look at the harm it is doing to our environment, yet technicalities seems to overcome commonsense. Leave it to the Politicians to destroy our Nation ... idiots!

Clara
Clara

Absolutely a sick situation!

D.J.
D.J.

Words cannot express the contempt that I have for Obama and his groupies in D.C. Where were all the people complaining all over t.v. when this occurred as they were after Katrina, could it be that the libereal media wants to still make sure he is the hero. It is unbelievable that he would turn down such extremely needed assistance from the Dutch Government. Hey all you voters are you still happy about the hope and change. When will this madness end?

ObamaRama
ObamaRama

Janet, you hit the nail on the head saying it is a Bilderberg operation. If you are new to the Bilderberg agenda, Google it and educate yourself. Remember there really are no unplanned accidents, since all accidents have profit motives behind them... did you know Goldman Sachs made a killing shorting Gulf related companies. Regarding Obama, wake up gullible fellow Americans, Obama was set up to win from a simpleton Palin and Viagra McCain, remember national banks (BofA, Chase, WellsFargo, Goldman) are all behind the curtain setting the agenda. In short, they are puppets of the Bilderberg and Banks r us. The president is only a Facade... once again WAKE UP!! DON'T BELIEVE THE MASS MEDIA.

Gary W G
Gary W G

The only thing Obama hates more than whitey is Americans. He has turn the oval office into a another entitlement. This man needs to be run out of office.

Reason McLucus
Reason McLucus

Thanks for posting this. I wanted to post something about this subject on my blogs but couldn't get confirmation that the offer had been rejected. The Gulf area reporters I emailed about it were so uninformed they didn't know what I was talking about. Obama is the worst president since Warren G. Harding. I would rather have Jimmy Carter back in the White HOuse than put up with him for 2 more years. Ronald Reagan was a better president when he was asleep than Obama is while he's awake.

john bennett
john bennett

I have just finished a book all about mr obama!!! his radicalism started in sundayschool!!! he is not a Christian as he claims, the only Christian teaching he had was from rev wright!! who is anything but Christian!! he is a racist, socialist, commy!!!! the only thing obama has done for America is the selling of more guns and ammo than any other time in our history!!! Lets make sure this bum is a one term idiot!!!!

Alan R. McGillvray
Alan R. McGillvray

I am certainly heartened to now know that I am not the only person calling for the Impeachment of the President of the United States, and I want all those to know that I support you holeheatedly. I said, back when this SOB was running, and propagandizing for President, that he would be a WEAK inefectual President,and that he scared me, because weak presidents tend to take action beyond what is needed. I have a lot more to say on this subject, but find myself restricted by time. Rudy McGillvray Ketchikan, Alaska

obert
obert

John I am sure you will never hear from any of them. They follow the fool and are blind robots. They will always hide from the truth. also obama is the example of the incompetence of the teachers in college today. they teach feeling not knowledge because they were not taught truth and fact. the left has destroyed so much that I fear that we will never recover from this disaster politically or enviromentally. Idiots create disasters. Hitler, Stalin, Marx, Carter. Enjoy this disaster you voted for this and you got this. You deserve it.

KC
KC

The longer this Administration stays in power the worse things are going to get for our country. How can a President who loves his country & his fellow Americans REJECT request for aid in a crisis of this magnitude? It makes no sense. What other conclusion can one draw other than this President cares nothing for the people who are being effected by this disater.

Henry Flynn
Henry Flynn

Obama is so brainwashed, there is only one way for him to think and that is irrational. Anything that will make America a third world country, destroy our economy, our financial future, our coast lines, our money, our traditons, our constitution and anything else that makes America look good, he is out to destroy. Of course, if he was a citizen, this, might not be taking place. He has a mental disorder and should be living in an institution for the mentally disabled, not in the white house with major responsiblities. He is not only self destructive, everything he touches will be destroyed!! He is causing the destruction right before our eyes. The AG will do nothing. That's why he was appointed!!!

Don
Don

Is this oil spill disaster a pierce of sabotage to garner support for "Cap & Trade' that got out of control. Obama and his minions seemed detrermined to let the mess continue & grow why they do nothing more than talk.

Ron Naumann
Ron Naumann

Wake up people and see the game being played. The gulf states are either republican controlled, or on the way to be republican controlled. Politics as usual! Why would he take a birden on those he considers to be the real enemy? Too many other things I would like to say now, but this will do for the time being. I am sure there will be more to come later. Anybody heard of the North Korean ship that was involved? Or it it just a hoax as some are purposing. I went to the source of the original article by the European Times that said it was the real thing. Read several articles one day and early the next morning I wanted to read other article only to find that it was taken off the web by the author. HUMM!

Winn
Winn

To all you adoring fans out there that wanted to "vote for change that you could believe in", well how are you all doing out there. The next time the Conservatives beg you to NOT vote for the Liberals, DON'T vote for the Liberals (Democrats or otherwise). Remember, OBAMA! has two more years to go, so hang on to your homesteads. We're in for a major bumpy ride!

beckw
beckw

Obama's scheme to destroy the United States of America is working! This is what he wants, and amazingly our weak liberals fall in line and conform to whatever Obama asks them to do. Something must be done before this nazi takes away all our freedom.

ROSEBUD
ROSEBUD

I saw last week on tv pictures of foreign aid ships sitting there ready to embark on whatever help they could, just waiting for the word form the "Oblamo" Administration. I call him "Oblamo" for good reason. He has not accepted any responsibility for one crisis since he became president. He blames everyone but himself. The truth is that he is so tied to unions, he doesn't dare let any country help him get his job done. How can this whining wimp of a president look himself in the mirror every day & convince himself he is doing his job. We know he isn't & the unions are dictating Healthcare & Stimulus Bills & the next one is Cap & Trade. The person behind this mess is Ken Salazar who when in the Senate promoted & voted for increases in the Gulf oil & gas leases. Come on Oblamo, you were in the Senate when voting for the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act was passed in 2006. it's no different than than ignoring the border security. What good is having a law if no one enforces it? He won't. Fact is: that experts in Mineral Management Services ignored the existing requirements. Under Salazar's reign, MMS approved BP's drilling without getting the permits required by law for drilling that might harm endagered species & routinely overruled warnings regarding the safety & environmental impact of drilling proposals in the Gulf. So here you have it that Oblamo is covering up his own adminstration Secretary of the Interior for the mess he created just like he covered up his friend Franklin Raines, CEO of Fannie Mae while he kept two sets of books & allowed the banks to fail & Oblamo took the money to protect him! Is this what you voted for? Impeachment can't come soon enough, but when are those braindead members of Congress going to wake up & file those papers?

marlio
marlio

I believe its total lunacy that obama does not allow the Dutch to send their ships in and help to clean up the Gulf. He obviously doesnt really care about cleaning up the oil spill, or he would have accepted their help when they first offered it. This adm is clueless about being in power as they all seem to be offered and Ivy Leage Education which has made them demented and purged their minds of ny decency, common sense or morals. They are like the blind leading the blind and they will come to no good end I believe.

Gail
Gail

Janet: I tried to call Obama's office at the white house this morning and leave a message regarding a news item I saw this morning on HLN. Two young kids, who are obviously very interested in science, and showed a lot of common sense, had come up with a possible solution to capping the leak and cleaning up. I was told, "If you want to leave a comment, call on Monday, when the office is open!" I said in return, "So, he is not interested in hearing about a possible way to FIX the oil leak", to which I was told "Call this number, and given an 866 number". I called it and was answered by a telephonist at BP. I did leave a message with her for the EXEC'S at BP, but we all know, THEY aren't going to pay any attention. Sometimes the SIMPLE solution, instead of banging their heads for a SOPHISTICATED solution, could possiblt be the answer. But, I guess Obama has his own agenda and he doesn't care about what is happening to the PEOPLE AND THE ANIMALS in the Gulf.

Dale Lowry
Dale Lowry

I believe the sentence for treason is "death". If that is correct, then Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Emanuel and the majority of Obama's posse in Washington, D.C. should be be on death row tomorrow and hanged the day after. This administration is pitiful. Our children and grandchildren will pay dearly for the idiocy and un-American actions of our current federal government actions. Voting them out is not fast enough, charge them all with treason and attempting to destroy the Constitution and America, then follow with swift and final retribution.

babygirljacoby
babygirljacoby

THE BIGGER PICTURE is to discredit offshore drilling and push for NUCLEAR ENERGY. US has been involved in many backroom deals on this subject GLOBALLY. May 11, 2010 IDAHO was granted approval to build its nuclear industrial complex on a 5,000-acre plot of land. This is extremely important because until a few days ago, this particular land had been zoned for agricultural use only. But once the facts were revealed on just what a boon a nuclear power plant would have on the economy, this company didn't have a whole lot of trouble getting that changed... According to the National Association of Manufacturers, a single new nuclear power plant can add $500 million annually to the economy. Not only that, but the Idaho plant is expected to create roughly 5,000 construction jobs and more than 1,000 jobs during operations (with pay levels averaging $60k and $80k, respectively). Furthermore, according to Nuclear Street: "The projected revenue for the county and state is staggering. During construction alone the project should increase Idaho's GDP by $5.3 billion, while $4.8 billion will flow directly through [the county]." Money talks. And a new power plant in Idaho would mean a ton of money for a ton of folks. Maybe that's why an overwhelming eighty percent of local citizens voted for this company's progress. But aside from the monetary impact and employment opportunities this plant will provide, there's an underground, more clandestine reason this company's so intriguing. You see, for the past several months, these guys have been engaged in secret talks with the Korean government. It just so happens, the Koreans are on the cutting edge of nuclear reactor design... Not only do their APR-1400 reactors excel in quality, but they're also billions of dollars cheaper than their competitors are. Other countries already have contracts in place with the Koreans, but so far, no one in the U.S. does — yet. But the key word there is "yet." he secret meeting backed by $54 billion worth of U.S. government cash It's common knowledge by now that Obama is embracing nuclear energy. In fact, in his State of the Union address, he called for dramatically increased nuclear reactor construction. In his own words: "[T]o create more of these clean energy jobs, we need more production, more efficiency, more incentives. And that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country." Shortly thereafter, Obama tripled the amount of loan guarantees for nuclear power to $54 billion in his budget request. He's practically hemorrhaging money to get nuclear energy in place as soon as possible. $8.3 billion has already gone to build two plants in Georgia... And according to USA Today, he wants spending to increase dramatically through 2011. But what isn't yet common knowledge is that there have already been numerous under-the-table nuclear energy agreements taking place for months. The photo of Mr. Hemingway evidence of one of those meetings...The Republic of Korea (that's democratic South Korea, not the northern half run by lunatic Kim Jong Il) is now home to some of the world's most advanced nuclear reactor technologies. Their brand-new, state-of-the-art APR1400 model reactor.

Janet
Janet

Our great Country is under attack from within. Does any reasonable person believe that we do not possess the means to have mitigated this disaster early on. There has been no or slow response on purpose. Wreaking more financial havoc on our over-burdened resorces will speed up the collapse of America. I have heard that BP is owned by the Bilderburger Group. ( the collapse of the worlds economies has been their aim, and America their greatest challange, until Obama.) Can we allow this state of affairs to continue another 2 years?

barry staats
barry staats

this oil spill was done deliberate, just part of the plain to destroy AMERICA.

david becher
david becher

Obama has an obligation to protect American soil and people (I consider protecting American jobs the same as protecting people and welfare of people). Obama has deliberately not taken steps that he could have taken to speed the recovery from this national disaster. Here after an offer to help by right minded Dutch people he rejects their offer but 7 weeks later accepts the use of some of their equipment for protecting American land and beaches affected. Meanwhile he makes statements that he is looking to kick bp's ass. American citizen's do you not understand that Obama is trying to undermine the country, institutions, principles, people and property of this country???????????????????????????????????????????????

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