|You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil. |
The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.
The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a "preliminary commitment" letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount. Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a direct loan or loan guarantees. Either way, this corporate foreign aid may strike some readers as odd, given that the U.S. Treasury seems desperate for cash and Petrobras is one of the largest corporations in the Americas.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Obama gives $2 Billion to Brazil for offshore drilling.
We can't drill our own oil here in America off shore, but Obama is happy to lend $2 billion to Brazil to finance their national oil company. Last I checked I thought this country was broke. Why is Obama who talks up green tech and saving the planet happy to stop America from enjoying its own resources while giving money to Brazil.