Skip to comments.Senators Ask Obama For Post-Election Keystone OK
Posted on 11/21/2012 9:32:56 AM PST by raptor22
Now that the election is over, nine Republican and nine Democrats have asked the president to stop making excuses and build a job-creating pipeline that will close the revenue gap through economic growth.
The truly bipartisan group of senators, led by Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat and powerful chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, wrote President Obama on Friday urging him to quickly issue a permit for the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring over 830,000 barrels of crude from Canada's oil sands to American refineries every day.
"Setting politics aside, nothing has changed about the thousands of jobs that Keystone XL will create," the senators said in the letter, asking to meet with Obama soon on the project designed to extend 1,661 miles to the Port Arthur, Texas, area from Hardisty, Alberta.
"Nothing has changed about the security to be gained from using more fuel produced at home and by a close and stable ally. And nothing has changed about the need for America to remain a place where businesses can still build things."
As America heads toward a fiscal cliff and the debate rages over taxes and spending, increasing revenues through economic growth and expanding the tax base seem to have gotten lost in the shuffle.
As America's oil production increases through technology and entrepreneurship on state and federal lands, the delightful prospect of genuine energy independence also looms, if the federal government starts being a partner and stops being an obstacle.
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They “ask”....weenies...all of them...
Should demand Keystone approval....
Won’t happen, as it would hurt muslim nations. In 30 years when we are a muslim nation, it’ll get approved.
Did I miss the part where they made Obama Emperor?
Ask? Please sir, may I have more?
What the hell is going on here? My God, they’re all Sheep.
“Should demand Keystone approval....”
Demand... That is so cute.
“Under my plan, we will let the XL pipeline move ahead. This proves that the Republican charge that I am blocking the pipeline is false. In addition, under my plan, there will be a $1,000,000 daily tax on the oil moved through it.”
That’s right...petition the king for favors, kneel at the throne, kiss the ring, crawl on your bellies to the door....backwards.
Say “pretty please with farm subsidized corn syrup on it” and he might.
Yeah its truly bizarre,
That a lawless lackadaisical community organizer from a corrupt state, rises to power in the this country almost effortlessly, and has the majority of media and every godless hateful creature in this nation singing daily devotionals to him,
While the so-called ‘opposition’ party are bowing for approval, and with the court system doing back-flips and legal contortions to justify his evil policy’s,
The King of Babylon never had it so good,
How about fighting for it instead of acting like he is the freaking King...
How about these 18 gutless, spineless, dick-less excuses for human beings...demand fast track approval or maybe we will have Senate hearing live on TV explaining to the American people how vital the Keystone pipeline is to America...and how you are blocking it...
Then the House / Senate can pass legislation approving it anyway...and see if you have the balls veto it...