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Live From the Gulf: Obama Sends Top Doc to Study Damage He Inflicted on Gulf
Posted By Mike Brownfield On July 16, 2010 @ 2:00 pm In Energy and Environment,Ongoing Priorities | 12 Comments
President Barack Obama’s decision to ban oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the federal government’s bureaucratic delays are exacerbating the nightmares already tormenting the torn region.
Now, in a bitter twist of irony, Obama’s surgeon general, Regina Benjamin, this week visited the Gulf  to warn residents about the mental health problems caused by oil spill-related stress (that her boss is likely making worse).
See if you can connect the dots on this one:
In short, President Obama took executive action to halt oil drilling, is thereby causing folks to be out of work, is overseeing a bureaucracy that is slowing relief efforts, and is now having his surgeon general warn people about the dangerous effects of the very problems he’s causing.
There are solutions  to the problem that won’t require psychotherapy: lift the ban on drilling and cut the red tape.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/10-7-16-regina-benjamin.jpg
 this week visited the Gulf: http://blog.al.com/live/2010/07/surgeon_general_dr_regina_benj.html
 moratorium on oil drilling: http://www.foundry.org/2010/07/06/gulf-spill-update-obamas-job-killing-moratorium/
 unnecessary delays: http://www.foundry.org/2010/07/07/live-update-from-louisiana-obamas-oil-spill-to-do-list/
 still has not distributed: http://www.foundry.org/2010/07/14/show-me-the-money-louisiana-losing-patience-with-bp-government-on-oil-spill-claims/
 causing mental health problems: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=134379§ionid=3510203
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