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Friday, June 11, 2010

Labor Unions and Jones Act Continue to Block Oil Spill Cleanup

Day 53 of the Gulf oil disaster and no end in sight!

On Day 52, I asked: "Does Obama Care More About Protecting Unions Than Cleaning Up Oil Spill? Why hasn't he accepted cleanup help from friends overseas?"

Today, we have another report on the Jones Act. Pay special attention to the words of James Carafano from the Heritage Foundation:

Jones Act Slowing Oil Spill Cleanup?
by: Brian Wilson
Fox News
June 10, 2010

...After 50 plus days of oil flowing freely into the gulf, the question could be asked: Why do effective and proven foreign clean up ships remain on the sidelines? Carafano believes it may have something to do with the Obama administration’s close relationship with labor unions.

“Cause this is a big thing for unions,” Carafano said. “The unions see it as … protecting jobs. They hate when the Jones Act gets waived, and they pound on politicians when they do that. So … are we giving in to unions and not doing everything we can, or is there some kind of impediment that we don't know about?


Does Obama care more about his union allies than he does for the environment and the people along the Gulf? You decide!

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