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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Obama Administration “Slow to Respond” to Oil Spill in Gulf

Bill Smith, Editor: The Obama Administration was "extremely" slow in responding to help mitigate and to resolve the recent "oil spill" in the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, it is not an oil spill but is instead gushers of uncontrolled oil created by an accident (e.g., we hope it was an accident). It is as if the Obama Administration couldn't let another crisis go to waste - another opportunity for an incident to be used for future advantage.

We all noted the Obama Administration's quick response to help Haiti by committing our money, military and other resources. However in the same Gulf of Mexico, the Obama Administration has been neglectful in responding quickly to help America. Makes one wonder what in the world the people in the White House are "smoking" or watching on their monitors.

Accidents and tragedies do happen! But, the Obama administration's failure to react quickly and responsibly to help a company overwhelmed by a major crisis situation and thus, our country is beyond comprehension. The administration's inaction (or to be nice, their delayed action) may lead to deaths, to an environmentally nightmare for the coastal areas of our country and other countries, and to Americans facing higher prices at the gas pumps and for goods and services.

Image if this situation had happened during the Bush administration; the liberals would have been all over the administration. But setting this point aside, Mr. Obama has in the past on far lesser things of importance quoted former President Harry Truman by saying the "Buck stops here!" Well, Mr. President, it indeed stops this time with you and your administration.

Today, U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, delivered the following remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives. Let's hope Congress will indeed follow up on the administration's failure to act responsibly in this crisis situation. But remember, as long as Congress is controlled by the Democrats, it is doubtful that they provide oversight of the Obama Administration. Barack Obama and his cronies are already raising money for Reid, Pelosi and others in hopes of maintaining the "status quo." In November 2010, it is critical for American voters to restore needed checks and balances to the Federal Government.
"The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is an ongoing tragedy, and the American people deserve action to protect our Gulf and they deserve answers.

The American people deserve to know what happened on April 20th, and Congress should investigate it thoroughly. The American people deserve to know why the administration was slow to respond, why necessary equipment was not immediately on hand in the area and why the president did not fully deploy cabinet-level federal officials until he spoke at the White House on April 28th.

Lastly, the American people deserve answers for a pathway toward energy independence. There would be those in this country who would exploit this ongoing disaster to deny the American people more access to American oil that but the American people know better. The pathway toward energy independence is environmentally responsible expansion of domestic drilling for oil and natural gas. It's more wind and solar and nuclear and more conservation.

Republicans are determined to get the American people the answers about what happened on April 20th, about the slow federal response and to give the American people answers and a pathway toward energy independence that uses ‘all of the above.’"

Tags: drilling rig accident, oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, Obama Administration, Barack Obama, slow response, economic disaster, environmental disaster, Mike Pence, To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the ARRA News Service. Thanks!
Posted by Bill Smith at 2:21 PM - Post Link

1 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

When I read this, all I can think about is Katrina, and all the crap that was said about Bush. Obama fumbles on a disaster, and it's zzzzz from the MSM.

5/05/2010  

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