A real jobs bill: Lift the moratorium on drilling 

Democrats are hyping their own jobs bill, which will likely work about as well as the last two — that is, not at all. But Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and Rep. Pete Olson, R-Tex., have just proposed a very short bill that would help employment. It would end President Obama’s six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling.

“This moratorium threatens to finish what the oil spill started,” Vitter said in a written statement. “If it stays in place, even for six months, it will be a devastating blow to the economy of Louisiana and other Gulf states.”

The text:

A BILL

To terminate the moratorium on deepwater drilling issued by the Secretary of the Interior;

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. TERMINATION OF MORATORIUM ON DEEP WATER DRILLING.

The moratorium set forth in the Minerals Management Service Notice to Lessees No. 2010–N04, dated May 30, 2010, and any suspension of operations issued in connection with the moratorium, shall have no force or effect.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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