Florida Senate President and U.S. Senate candidate Mike Haridopolos expressed some tough criticism of President Obama’s newly found ‘slick’ love with Petrobras and Brazil’s offshore oil. Haridopolos called out the President in the wake of his decision to commit $2 billion to help fund Petrobras’ oil drilling endeavor off the Brazilian coast. Senator Haridopolos is concerned that President Obama is sending the wrong message for energy independence, asserting that by“cutting down opportunities in the United States, they’re actually subsidizing foreign nations.”
Haridopolos adds the only way the United States is to move towards energy self-reliance is to lessen its dependence on the Middle East for oil and invest in all forms of energy. ” We need a more diversified economy, we need a more diversified fuel source.” Senator Haridopolos says that he is remaining focused on the current Legislative session in Tallahassee and that balancing the budget is his top priority, and that there will be plenty of time to devote to the forthcoming U.S. Senate after the legislative session is finished.
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