Sunday, June 22, 2008

Drill, Rep. Wexler No, Floridians Yes

Florida's Congressional Representative Wexler along with other Floridian Reps say no to offshore drilling while a majority of Floridian citizens say yes. The Reps supposedly speaking for their constituents believe the tourism industry is much more important than the price of gas. They repeat the rhetoric from the 70s and 80s on how drilling will destroy the pristine beaches and shoreline along Florida's coast. They do not take into account how far the drilling technology has advanced over the past 30 years. With 2 of the biggest hurricanes hitting the Gulf, Katrina and Rita, and having no environmental impact on the existing oil wells you would think the Reps would get it. Drilling can be done environmentally safe!

The majority of Floridians understand that if we continue to be dependent on foreign oil and the price of gas and diesel continue to climb, there will be No Tourism Industry left for Florida and the rest of the coastal states to rely on. Americans will stay home simply because they cannot afford to travel to Disney World and the pristine beaches.

The tourism industry like many other industries in America will suffer an all time low this summer in revenues and attendance. The damage has already been done and layoffs in this industry are just around the corner. If Congress doesn't act soon the damage will continue into 2009 and 2010. The industry and America may not recover, regardless of the price we pay at the pumps.

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