President Obama faces a knotty decision in whether to approve the much-delayed Keystone oil pipeline: a choice between alienating environmental advocates who overwhelmingly supported his candidacy or causing a deep and perhaps lasting rift with Canada. Canada, the United States’ most important trading partner and a close ally on Iran and Afghanistan, is counting on the pipeline to propel more growth in its oil patch, a vital engine for its economy. (Snip) They discussed the Keystone pipeline project, among other subjects, and Mr. Kerry promised a fair, transparent and prompt decision.
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Kerry gave the 0bama line about transparency to Canada’s foreign minister, John Baird. Why do I think his Keystone pipeline project may be screwed, along with all those needed jobs? This has been fought over here for so long that 0bama should have made a decision, rather than drag it out for Canada.
This article never mentions all the good-paying construction trade jobs that would be generated by constructing the pipeline and all the good-paying manufacturing jobs that would be supported by the operation of this pipeline. The sad thing is that all of these unions will support Obama and Democrats even as he shoots them in the back.
#3, actually most construction workers are non union. But, what you say is right on. Keystone would unleash a boom of economic activity. It would also help reduce gas prices. I wish the GOP would use keystone as leverage and make a deal with Dear Leader regarding the sequester. Dear Leader needs a legacy and the GOP desperately need something to run on in 2014. Added bonus: it will drive a wedge between the Gimeecrats.
The Commiegreens spent serious money on O´fake´s re-election in 2012. Another backer Buffet is racking up freight charges moving the oil via his railroads. Workers and America lose. OFake´s Muslim big-oil buddies in Arabia get richer. No faster way to ship jobs overseas that when we buy a tanker of imported oil.
#4, the Canadians have already negotiated with the unions and the equipment operators laying the pipe will be union members. The whole project has been through the EPA review at least twice and the endangered species review. Some day we´ll learn whether the delay was due to indecisiveness or the desire to get a bigger bribe.
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Grant Hodges, 2/18/2013 12:11:50 AM (No. 9182311)
See the must read on whether Stinky the Gunrunner is acting in stupidity or malice. Then you may be like me, and consider that the pipeline will be banned, simply because that will hurt the greatest number of people.
President Obama is voting PRESENT. As soon as VJ tells him what to do, he will give his decision. His job is to do what is in the best interest of the U>S>, not what is in the best interest of his special interest groups, but the man cannot shed his campaign mode , and govern and as a a LEADER. What if the man is simply incapable of making decisions on most anything. That is why everything is always dragged to infinity; and why he spends almost all his time giving speeches and vacationing. Where his biggest decision is which golf club to use and what to eat for din-din.
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