A few days ago the Obama Admin dropped its approval of the Keystone XL pipeline…..as he finished his speech the Repubs were dashing for the microphones, even tripping over each other to get their political message out there of how Obama was betraying the American people….apparently, they do NOT realize how pathetic they look in these mad dashes to get the political message out there……the GOP of course, had to rile against the crushing of millions of jobs and the dependency on foreign oil and the whole Obama agenda…..
Findings about the pipeline from Politicsusa…….
Republicans attached the pipeline approval condition to enrich the oil industry and not for job creation regardless of their lies to the contrary. The only people who will benefit from the Keystone XL pipeline is the oil industry that is on its way to earn $130 billion in 2011.
One tactic used to destroy a country from within is dissemination of misinformation and outright lies to convince a population that certain policies are beneficial when in reality; they are not in the public’s best interest. Republicans have used misinformation for thirty years to convince imbeciles that giving the rich more wealth is good for job creation, the economy, and America even though the trickle-down economic theory has proven fallacious since its inception. The payroll tax cut extension dispute has brought another set of Republican lies and misinformation that a pipeline from Canada to Texas will create tens-of-thousands of jobs as well as give Americans more oil. Since Republicans are not known for veracity in their statements, any arguments promoting the Keystone XL pipeline project as creating jobs and helping America’s energy independence must be judged as what they are; blatant lies.
Republicans have claimed the Keystone XL pipeline is going to create anywhere from tens-of-thousands to hundreds-of-thousands of jobs depending on which GOP liar is speaking. The payroll tax cut President Obama brokered in December 2010 certainly created jobs because as families had more cash on hand, they spent more at private sector businesses and they in turned hired more employees. Surveys and polls of private sector business owners revealed they hire more workers when consumers have more income to spend. The Republicans have made numerous attempts to kill jobs, and it is one reason they oppose the payroll tax cut extension. Republicans attached the pipeline approval condition to enrich the oil industry and not for job creation regardless of their lies to the contrary. The only people who will benefit from the Keystone XL pipeline is the oil industry that is on its way to earn $130 billion in 2011.
It is important to understand how Republicans came up with the tens-of-thousands of jobs created fallacy; the pipeline’s owners revealed their tactics that inflated potential job numbers. TransCanada chief executive Russ Girling said Friday that 13,000 jobs would be created to build the pipeline. According to Girling, the figure was “one person, one year,” which means if the construction jobs lasted two years, the number of people employed in each of the two years would be 6,500. The 6,500 figure is in line with State Department projections that estimate the pipeline will create between 5,000 and 6,000 construction jobs. Another independent study by the Cornell Labor Institute found there were less jobs than the State Department estimates and they said the pipeline will “actually create ‘no more than’ 2,500-4,650 temporary direct construction jobs for two years.”Anything that creates jobs should be considered worth looking at, but compared to a full year’s extension of the payroll tax cut, the pipeline is sorely lacking.
All that is well and good, but let us look at the other part of the argument of the pipeline…..it would lessen our dependence on foreign oil, right? Now ask yourself what is Canada? By foreign meaning anything other than the USA…..Canada is a foreign country. Now make oil cheaper…….if OPEC sets the oil prices at $100 a barrel then Canada will charge that….it is about profit…not making the US feel better about the amount of oil they use……and if you think gas prices will decline because of the pipeline then you are just smoking CRACK!
Let us be real for a moment….the real function of the pipeline is to make more profits for the oil industry and has very little to do with a job for hungry Americans…..or our dependency of the black goo!
With all that said…..all you supporters of the pipeline and the lies of thousands of jobs…..never fear….it is NOT over and will be back after the 2012 election……so pat yourself on the back for it will happen….just not right now!