Skip to comments.DID PRESIDENT OBAMA BLOCK THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE AS A PAYBACK TO HIS BIG CAMPAIGN DONOR?
Posted on 02/01/2012 9:34:57 PM PST by Milagros
DID PRESIDENT OBAMA BLOCK THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE AS A PAYBACK TO HIS BIG CAMPAIGN DONOR?
02-01-2012 12:46 pm - Alan Keyes
Did you know that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line, owned by Obama's deep pocketed and extremely generous buddy Warren Buffett, stood to gain the most from cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Barack Obama recently sacrificed at least 85,000 high paying jobs when he effectively killed the Keystone XL pipeline, but in doing so Obama is also apparently paying back yet another of his big donors.
The cancellation of the Keystone pipeline project means that Warren Buffet's Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad will be the main transporter of Canadian oil to the U.S. Up to 700,000 barrels of oil per day will be shipped to the U.S. Transportation by rail will cost at least $3 more per barrel than the pipeline.
Think about that a minute. 700,000 x 3 = $2.1 million per day.
Buffet, who recently hosted an Obama fundraiser with entrance prices ranging from $20,000 $70,000 per couple, has been advocating for higher tax rates, saying:"My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It's time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice."
"Sacrifice" is apparently much easier to bear when it comes with the promise of a thousand-fold payback. Warren Buffett is a shrewd investor indeed.
Congress is now considering legislation, the North American Energy Access Act, that will override Obama's donor payback fraud, shift authority for the permitting process from Obama and Hillary Clinton's State Department to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and restore Congressional oversight of the Keystone XL pipeline project. Let's give Congress the encouragement they need to save our economy!
IT IS TIME TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE JOB-KILLING OBAMA! The current U.S. jobs crisis is historic, yet Obama is sending 85,000 real jobs and billions of dollars of oil to China, by canceling the Keystone XL pipeline.
Obama talks jobs, jobs, jobs in his State of the Union, but he ducks responsibility for canceling tens of thousands of high paying Keystone pipeline jobs. He didn't bother to mention it, but he's seeing to it that REAL jobs are being shipped to China unless YOU stiffen spines in Congress to STOP him.
Republican lawmakers are trying to strip President Barack Obama of direct executive branch authority for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, in a last ditch effort to bring the project and Canadian oil to the U.S.A. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing last week on proposed legislation authored by Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) saw agreement among GOP members that Obama is making needless excuses to delay the project past the presidential election to appease his radical environmentalist supporters.
Terry's bill, the North American Energy Access Act, would shift authority for the permitting process from Obama and Hillary Clinton's State Department to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Clinton was invited to testify at the hearing, but declined to attend.
Out on the endless campaign trail, which he continued uninterrupted for his State of the Union address, Barack Obama keeps making a big noise about his "jobs" plan, a pig-in-a-poke proposal full of crony pay back yet few if any actual jobs.
Obama promises green energy jobs for some fantasyland future, and "cooks the books" on his current unemployment rate, claiming joblessness is 8.5% when adding the true rate of under-employed and discouraged workers puts it at more like 23.5% !!
Stubbornly, Obama REFUSES to do the one thing that could instantly revive the economies of multiple states and make the cost of gas, plastics and petroleum-based products cheaper for all Americans authorize the Keystone pipeline.
All Barack Obama needs to do is APPROVE THE KEYSTONE OIL PROJECT.
AMERICA IS WAITING
CANADA IS WAITING
AND YES, EVEN THE CHINESE ARE WAITING
FOR AMERICA TO ACT!
Because if we do not prevent Obama from pandering to extreme environmentalists, the Canadian government will abandon the pipeline project and sell their oil to the Chinese instead of to America!
The Keystone XL pipeline project offers America
$71 billion in wages
Cheaper gas and
Reduces our dependence on terror oil
But Barack Obama wants to give that oil and its benefits to the Chinese.
Multiple studies show that the Keystone XL pipeline project will not simply reduce our dependence on oil from Middle East Arab terror states. It will immediately create 85,000 good paying labor jobs, from Wyoming to Louisiana, producing $71 billion in total wages, and will boost the American economy by $149 billion. Best of all, the project is privately funded. That's right no big government taxpayer funded boondoggles here, the Keystone Pipeline project is entirely privately funded. Is that what Obama hates most about it?
The Keystone XL pipeline is designed to increase the supply and availability of Canadian oil in America. Construction of the expanded pipeline alone will create an estimated 20,000 construction jobs, 65,000 affiliated jobs, and pour hundreds of millions of dollars into local economies.
As an added bonus, the pipeline will also reduce the cost of oil and gas in America, because it comes from a stable and friendly neighbor as opposed to radical and unstable Middle Eastern governments bent on destroying the West by breaking the wealth backbone of America.
But under pressure from energy industry cronies, and extreme leftwing constituency and radical environmental groups, Obama reversed his own Administration's approval of the project, and has stalled it until after the 2012 general election.
Barack Obama can give cute, duplicitous speeches about job bills all he wants. But the truth is, NONE of his schemes have resulted in job growth. Rather, the Obama Administration has slaughtered the economy and the pocketbooks of the American worker.
It's time we stood up and said enough is enough!
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Sociopath in Chief
Why is that even a question?
Well, at least he has America’s best interests at heart!
Okay, it’s like is Congress involved in insider trading... it’s a given, not a question. Is there not anyone that can figure out why poor candidates enter politics and leave millionaires? Got to be that they are simply brilliant investors...
Similar: Are laws only for the little people - of course, if you have money, you can prevail. Any other silly questions?
Oh goodie... another story for the MSM to jump on.
Once Newt shakes Mitt off his back, then he can start shooting the mortars at Obama. Mitt is a useful idiot. And I might scratch the useful.
Thanks for giving us the hotlink to this article by Alan Keyes. Wish he was running this year.
Warren Buffett, your typical Corporate Socialist
Change his name to Buffet, he’s eating up America and doesn’t want to pay taxes he currently owes.
Not sure if it's the case, but it's worth looking into.
Sounds like your typical RR scam. Unfotunately, BNSF has to go through a lot of UP territory. UP will make that very difficult for BNSF, and things will be easier for BNSF, at a price. Gotta love these western railroad pissing matches.
You are a little late to th party. We are suffering the hangover. But thanks for participating in the aftermath.
Now help us clean up the damned mess!!!
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