Why do I think he's never been about real jobs -- and not government jobs -- for America? Because of his actions like this. Banning offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico for domestic use.
Offshore oil production makes economic sense. It creates jobs and helps fulfill America's vast energy needs. It contributes to the gross domestic product and does not increase the trade deficit. Higher oil supply helps keep a lid on rising prices, and greater American production gives the United States more influence over the global market.
It's not about the environment, it's about handicapping the economy and keeping people at the behest of their government.