Barack Obama Kills Another 200,000 US Jobs

In August Barack Obama told Americans, “You should know that keeping the economy growing and making sure jobs are available is the first thing I think about when I wake up every morning. It’s the last thing I think about when I go to bed each night.”
Yeah, right.

Barack Obama just postponed shale gas drilling in Ohio for another half year to please environmental groups. His latest move effectively kills 200,000 high-paying jobs in the swing state.
The Examiner reported:

President Obama’s United States Department of Agriculture has delayed shale gas drilling in Ohio for up to six months by cancelling a mineral lease auction for Wayne National Forest (WNF). The move was taken in deference to environmentalists, on the pretext of studying the effects of hydraulic fracturing.

“Conditions have changed since the 2006 Forest Plan was developed,” announced WNF Supervisor Anne Carey on Tuesday. “The technology used in the Utica & Marcellus Shale formations need to be studied to see if potential effects to the surface are significantly different than those identified in the Forest Plan.” The study will take up to six months to complete. The WNF study reportedly “will focus solely on how it could affect forest land,” despite the significance of hydraulic fracturing to united proponents of the delay, “and not how it could affect groundwater.”

Speaking of the WNF gas drilling, one environmentalist group spokesman suggested that moving forward with drilling “could turn the Ohio Valley into Ozone Alley,” even though Wayne National Forest already has nearly 1300 oil and gas wells in operation.

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) recently estimated that drilling in the Utica shale, which is affected by the suspension of the mineral lease auctions, would produce up 204,500 jobs by 2015.

Earlier this week, Obama killed at least another 20,000 jobs by not approving the Keystone Pipeline.

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  • chuck in st paul

    Dilithium crystals, unicorn farts, wind turbines – magic energy for everyone.

    Meanwhile back on Earth, gas and coal are fabulously abundant right here in North America and could deliver cheap and abundant energy. Unless you believe the fiction that this will destroy the Earth, of course.

  • Shibumi

    Prez for Life Hussein is laser focused on jobs. Killing jobs that is.

  • succotash

    Just more BS from this administration. Pray we make it until 2012.

  • Multitude

    Let’s not forget Obama’s destruction of at least a half-million additional jobs based on the dithering on the pipeline (so he can reject it after the election). Canada’s indicated they won’t wait and are negotiating to sell the oil to China instead now.

    Destruction, your name is Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama.


    omooslum in charge doing what he set out to do from day 1….kill america

  • Patty

    Auction, you say, I’ll buy it.

    I am sure with all the Obama regulations that anyone who ever has a chance to start drilling will have to jump through hoops. With others who are already drilling don’t you think they are doing their utmost to protect the environment already?

    Environmentalists are at every turn. They have stop the Canada project. All for beauty of the land in this great nation. But we really need common sense and we need to change the direction that Obama is taking us. Because of his left wing radicals, his campaign and saving his base, this will continue. So, get rid of him in November ’12 and we may be able to save the collapse of America.

  • Mikey

    This loser (Obama) must be on a suicide mission to lose votes. Ohio is a MUST WIN state, and he knows it. He won’t win it now. Guranteed. He must know something about the upcoming elections that we don’t. Because it sure looks to me like he is doing everything in his power to piss off the electorate. Although I must admit, like #1 American stated above, he is doing /EXACTLY what he planned; kill America. He is succeeding too. ABO 2012. TAKE AMERICA BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Patty


    but they are all from the same mold.

    Pelosi accuses Catholics of having ‘this conscience thing’

    After having some of her behind the scenes shenanigans exposed, Nancy Pelosi has turned to her friends in the MSM to help her with damage control. The effect is something akin to watching what scrambles out after you overturn a large rock.

    Pelosi sought to defend herself from allegations that she and her husband made millions from insider trading in what the Washington Post calls a wide ranging interview. And she responded to Herman Cain’s recent reference to her as “Princess Nancy,” calling it clueless: “clueless in that you don’t say something like that.”

    Unlike, for instance, when Pelosi charged that, in voting to allow health care providers a conscience exemption from providing abortions, Republicans “will be voting to say that women can die on the floor.”

    Pelosi conveniently ignored that the measure passed with Democrat support.

    So, in Nancy’s world, it’s clueless to jokingly call Pelosi a princess, but okay for her to accuse Republican members of Congress of saying that women can just die on the floor? “They would!” she reiterated to the Post. “Again, whatever their intention is, this is the effect.”

    Before the reader can recover from her hypocrisy, Pelosi added a startling, if inadvertent, admission. Addressing the effects such legislation would have on Catholic health care providers, Pelosi said:

    “I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it . . . but they have this conscience thing.” (Emphasis added.)

    This conscience thing? As in, they have one?

    And she called Cain clueless?

  • Patty

    Pelosi is Catholic? Love her abortions. Pope gave her an earful.

  • Geoff K

    Obama is the jobs president, he strives, for all not to blind to see, for SEIU to become the largest employer in the country.

  • Patty

    Contractors Claim Administration Pressed to ‘Soften’ Job-Loss Estimates From Mining Rule

    The Obama administration pressured analysts to change an environmental review to reflect fewer job losses from a proposed regulation, the contractors who worked on the review testified Friday.

    The dispute revolves around proposed changes to a rule regulating coal mining near streams and other waterways. The experts contracted to analyze the impact of the rule initially found that it would cost 7,000 coal jobs.

    But the contractors claim they were subsequently pressured to not only keep the findings under wraps but “revisit” the study in order to show less of an impact on jobs.

    Steve Gardner, president of Kentucky consulting firm ECSI, claimed that after the project team refused to “soften” the numbers, the firms working on the study were told the contract would not be renewed. ECSI was a subcontractor on the project.

    The government “‘suggested’ that the … members revisit the production impacts and associated job loss numbers, with different assumptions that obviously would then lead to a lesser impact,” Gardner testified before a House Natural Resources subcommittee.”The … team unanimously refused to use a ‘fabricated’ baseline scenario to soften the production loss numbers.”

  • Patty
  • Mad Hatter

    Obama doesn’t want solutions to high gas prices and high unemployment. It’s a tactic he’s using to blame both on corporations, (with help from his friends in the Alinsky Media) thus turning public opinion against the private sector. In addition, he continues to criminalize profits from oil companies and companies.

    He then comes in with Government solutions to “make things fair” for the American people.

    “Government good, private non-union companies bad”.

    The World According to Obama.

  • Patty

    ot ………..scary people

    Prepare Yourself for Obama’s Second Term (Maybe we should fear a repeat of 1996…)

    God forbid it could happen. Brace yourself

  • the real wow

    #2 November 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    Shibumi commented:

    You said it! Will we make it to elections?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The move was taken in deference to environmentalists, on…

    You buys your leftist votes wherever you can, right Obie?

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  • Where are the congressional Republicans during all this? For that matter, where are the Dems whose constituents are being hurt by our own Il Duce clone?

  • Militant Conservative

    Thanks Obama one of those jobs was my brother.

    He’s union so he can have a retirement, but he’s

    finding out that the union is very anti-American.

    Obama is such a pox on this country.

    He will however destroy the democrat party.

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  • After January 22, 2013 , rein in EPA, reduce it to an advisory agency. Repeal some of the crippling regulations. Our energy industry will flourish, costs will come down in many products, not just fuel. Jobs for those that want to work. It is unfortunate we have this long wait for sanity to return to our great country.

  • Rock

    Really, another half year, so just before the elections he will give it a go to buy a few votes, but of course there will be a expiration date hidden in the fine print. Rest assured far to many will fall for the bait.

  • myohmy

    I think we have to wait for job creation after Obama leaves the WH.

  • Finncrisp

    Barry hasn’t seen a private sector job that he hasn’t wanted to kill. The man hates his adopted country, and I hope we can send him into retirement in Kenya as soon as possible.
    He no longer hides his hatred for America; it is out there every day for all to see. Why does the Marxist party not disown him? Perhaps it is because the former Democrats are now “all in ” with Marxists. Sure looks like it!

  • Patty

    The Pipeline Sellout

    Obama’s decision was meant to appease his environmentalists. It’s already working. The president of the National Wildlife Federation told the Washington Post (online edition, November 10) that thousands of environmentalists who were galvanized to protest the pipeline would now support Obama in 2012. Moreover, a source told the Post, Obama campaign officials had concluded that “they do not pick up one vote from approving this project.”

    Sure, the pipeline would have produced thousands of truly shovel-ready jobs. Sure, delay could forfeit to China a supremely important strategic asset — a nearby, highly reliable source of energy. But approval was calculated to be a political loss for the president. Easy choice.

    It’s hard to think of a more clear-cut case of putting politics over nation. This from a president whose central campaign theme is that Republicans put party over nation, sacrificing country to crass political ends.

    Nor is this the first time Obama’s election calendar trumped the national interest:

    Obama’s decision to wind down the Afghan surge in September 2012 is militarily inexplicable. It comes during the fighting season. It was recommended by none of his own military commanders. It is explicable only as a talking point for the final days of his reelection campaign.

    At the height of the debt-ceiling debate last July, Obama pledged to veto any agreement that was not long term. Definition of long term? By another amazing coincidence, any deal large enough to get him past Election Day (and thus avoid another such crisis next year).

    Tuesday it was revealed that last year the administration pressured Solyndra, as it was failing, to delay its planned October 28 announcement of layoffs until November 3 — the day after the midterm election.

    A contemporaneous e-mail from a Solyndra investor noted: “Oddly they didn’t give a reason for that date.” The writer was clearly born yesterday. The American voter was not — and (s)he soon gets to decide who really puts party over nation and reelection above all.

    We can’t wait.


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  • Ladue Pundit

    [email protected]@rd conveniently waited until AFTER Ohio voted to keep the forced union plantation going. I guess the ObamaScare vote really got to him…

    I’m not feeling too bad for Ohio. Can’t they all get jobs as teachers, police officers, or firefighters? They’ll make good pay and have great benefits.

    What’s that? No tax payers to pay for the benefits?

  • succotash

    If I had a dollar for every time he went campaigning and yelling “Pass my jobs bill now”,I could be having steak and arugula tonight. What a hypocrite!

  • when are the OWS job hunters going to start blaming the environmentalists for unemployment?

  • Bonanza driver

    It was reported that OPEC countries made a cool trillion selling oil this year…Hussein has done everything in his power to deny, delay, and disrupt domestic energy production…The usurper means to keep us hooked on imported oil. We send hundreds of billions a year overseas buying oil that we can produce at home impoverishing our own country…Remember how he told Brazil that we would be their best customers…

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  • KOW

    I think that makes jobs lost or prevented now standing at 3,221,889. Not bad.

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  • Joanne

    Past time to terminate Obama’s job in the Whitehouse; time to put him in the big house.

  • feduptoo

    The Wayne National Forest is outside my back door! I have pictures that can show you that it is not on it’s way to becoming “Ozone Alley”!

    Obama and Salazar are killing off any chance we have for thousands of jobs, and access to our own fuel resources.

    China: gets coal shipped to them from Wyoming & Washington. China bought into a south TX oil and gas field. All the loans he is ok with to foreign countries for them to drill for oil and build new refineries…….all while he bans our access.

    In KY., WV, and PA, he has denied new coal mining permits. AEP (electric), is shutting down 5 plants and laying off over 600 people, to convert from coal to gas, these people will NOT be rehired.

    AEP also said our rates will increase 35% to 40% due to this conversion…in 2009/2010, they already got 2 rate increases!

    I truly believe, Obama wants China and other foreign countries to prosper with the world’s fuel supplies, but not the USA!

    Just how many environmentalists are there? I’d say there are more of us than them!

    So, just how did they get such a grip on our leaders?

    These people are not as concerned about the environment as they would have you believe.

    Our border ranchers are flooded with garbage from illegal aliens, there is even a tree called the “rape tree” where illegals have raped their women, and flung their panties over the tree!

    You never hear about an one of these groups going out to clean up the mess out there! Ranchers say they have lost many of their herd, as they eat the plastic bags left in the trash….nothing is done by the Sierra Club, or our government!

  • Anthony

    Obama could create 1 million new jobs tomorrow by allowing Americans to cut down every tree. It is a GOOD idea to have more studies that examine the real effects of gas / shale drilling, which are still relatively unknown.

    While everything might appear to be OK on the surface, little is known about the true effects of leaving beneath the earth large amounts of various carcinogenic chemicals. What is happening to the water, plantlife, animals, etc, and what will happen in 100 years from now?

    The sad thing is no one seems to really care because we are all so desperate for ‘jobs,’ and there has been so much successful “pro job” lobbying being done by the mining industry (who make billions) and in turn make Obama seem like a job killing villain. Putting this mine on hold is delaying a few hundred jobs, not killing 200k amount that is so grossly exaggerated.

    Have we already forgotten about the BP oil spill? Yes, off shore oil drilling creates jobs too. Where is the lobbying being done for less invasive solar and wind energy, and the jobs that could be created? We need millions of US born engineers that receive the best education in these fields. A main reason why we are losing so many engineering/energy jobs overseas, our failing EDU system.

  • Questionman

    No doubt walter is a racist liar! It’s offical In fact this is the first President that I have ever heard being called Anti-American. It is no coincident that he is the only Black President. So for those who call President Obama Anti-American, it really reveals something very disturbing about you. It shows that you are racist, bigoted a s s h o l e who hates having a black man as president! Those who call Obama Anti-American are racists, pure and simple! The Repubs are out to destroy America by sabotaging President Obama and you black-haters are going along with it! Oh yes let’s create jobs by polluting our water supply. Those kind of jobs are the reason where in this economic mess. But this is the kind of thing the 1% likes. This way they get
    the middle class fighting over this an becomes a win-win position for them. A win lose for us.
    When are we going to figure this out. When all the wealth is in the top 1%.

  • Questionman

    People….get the facts for yourself before you mindlessly believe this and other propoganda. In Ohio in the area where this drilling would reasonably take place, the population is less than 200K. Are there 200K skilled oil workers in the surrounding area heading the unemployment office right now because they are loosing the chance to work on an unstarted project? This article is full of inaccuracies and obvious political slights. People..stop falling for the 30 second sound bites of foolishness….for if you continue to support the republi-cons on their mission of “taking America back”…they are going to lead you straight and blindly into finacial ruin while smiling and waving the American flag in one hand and pleasing the corporate elite with the other hand. Do your home work. Research the past 30 years on how the deficit has grown. Really examine at what times the deficit was doubled….you will be amazed. Stop blindly accepting the hidden republi-con political smear campagain against our President, who under enormous, blatant racism and government obstruction is doing his utmost to strenghten the economy, strengthen the middle class and lift up the poor out of the ditch the republi-cons so easily put them in without a second of hesitation.

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