RAND PAUL Gets It… Attacks Obama-Pelosi in Kentucky Coal Country
In 2009 Democrats scrapped oil and gas leases in Utah, permanently banned drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and nixed offshore drilling.
For decades Democrats have blocked efforts to responsibly develop this nation’s energy resources, transforming vast areas of opportunity into “The No Zone.”
A 2010 study examined the cost of these democratic policies of not drilling and developing domestic oil reserves. The SAIC Corporation discovered that democrats will cost the US $2.36 Trillion through 2029.
Obama’s Secretary of Energy recently announced a three-year offshore drilling ban.
The Obama Administration even fudged a report to ban deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
DEMOCRATS HAVE DECLARED WAR ON AMERICAN ENERGY COMPANIES
Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul took harsh digs at President Barack Obama while mining for votes in Kentucky coalfields Saturday, saying busybody regulators backed by the president are stifling the coal sector.
Paul vowed to challenge Obama “every step of the way” if elected in November, seeking to capitalize on a political environment where flocks of voters have never warmed to the Democratic president.
The Tea Party-backed Paul never mentioned his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, in his speech at a coal appreciation event in Knott County, instead reserving his attacks for Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and federal environmental regulators.
Paul claimed Obama “cares nothing about Kentucky and cares even less about Kentucky coal.”
“We have a president who is forcing the EPA down our throats,” Paul said. “Even without changing the rules, the EPA is stifling the permit process, and people (are) out of work here because of the president and his policies.
“With all due respect, Mr. President, you’re wrong, and you need to stay out of Kentucky affairs. And you need to keep the EPA out of our affairs because we need jobs, and we’re not going to get jobs with a busybody EPA that’s in our way.”
Paul made overtures to coal families by proclaiming himself a coal ally who would “defend your way of life.” The Bowling Green eye doctor has come under attack from members of the United Mine Workers who recently said they were alarmed by Paul’s suggestions in a magazine interview that elected officials in Washington shouldn’t be setting coal mining rules.
Fantastic. Rand Paul gets it.