Skip to comments.Obama advisers push oil pipelines for jobs--House has acted on ideas in report
Posted on 01/17/2012 6:47:15 PM PST by jazusamo
President Obamas jobs council endorsed a wide range of pro-growth proposals Tuesday that includes building oil pipelines and expanding drilling in the U.S., steps that House Republicans promptly noted are being blocked by Senate Democrats.
The Road Map to Renewal submitted to Mr. Obama by his team of industry leaders embraces more domestic production of fossil fuels. The report doesnt specifically mention the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline on which the Obama administration has delayed a decision, but it does advocate building more domestic pipelines.
Policies that facilitate the safe, thoughtful and timely development of pipeline, transmission and distribution projects are necessary to facilitate the delivery of Americas fuel and electricity and maintain the reliability of our nations energy system, the report says.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said the report wasnt referring to Keystone, which environmental groups are pressuring the administration to reject.
The jobs council wasnt talking about Keystone specifically, Mr. Carney said. The jobs council was talking about the importance of expanding domestic oil and gas production, a goal this president shares.
House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said the presidential jobs councils recommendations for expanding domestic energy production, cutting government red tape and overhauling business taxes are exactly the policies passed by the House in the past year. Most of those bills have stalled in the Senate.
Late last year, GOP lawmakers approved legislation forcing the administration to make a decision on the Keystone pipeline, which could create 20,000 jobs, by the end of February.
Nearly 30 House-passed job bills are awaiting action in the Senate, most of which address the recommendations made today, Mr. Boehner said. With American small businesses still suffering from the misguided policies implemented by the president, there is no excuse for these pro-growth bills to collect dust any longer.
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Carney lies as easily as Obama.
Beware! I see the illegal alien in the white hut putting on a big BS barrage about all the great things he plans to push for, including drill baby drill.......all of it, just by coincidence scheduled to begin sometime AFTER November 2012.....with NO INTENTION of actually DOING any of it, IF he should get reelected!
Except Carney isn’t as good at it...
This is the Government creating jobs-THE NIGHT WATCHMAN
Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, Someone may steal from it at night. So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job. Then Congress said, How does the watchman do his job without instruction? So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies. Then Congress said, How will we know the night
watchman is doing the tasks correctly? So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports. Then Congress said, How are these people going to get paid? So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer, then hired the two people. Then Congress said, Who will be accountable for all of these people? So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.
Then Congress said, We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back.
So they laid-off the night watchman.