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Obama: Keystone XL Won't Create Jobs, Will Raise Gas Prices
breitbart ^ | july 28, 2013 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 07/29/2013 4:00:05 AM PDT by lowbridge

In a New York Times interview published Saturday, President Obama came out foursquare against the Keystone XL pipeline, claiming that it would not create jobs. “Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator,” Obama said. “There is no evidence that that’s true.” He then blamed Canada for not “doing more” to prevent carbon emissions from oil sands. Obama continued, “I meant what I said; I'm going to evaluate this based on whether or not this is going to significantly contribute to carbon in our atmosphere. And there is no doubt that Canada at the source in those tar sands could potentially be doing more to mitigate carbon release.”

Obama also blasted reports that job creation would be significant: ““[M]y hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline – which might take a year or two – and then after that we’re talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 [chuckles] jobs in a economy of 150 million working people.” He stated that gas prices would go up in parts of the United States thanks to Keystone XL:

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1 posted on 07/29/2013 4:00:05 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

What a complete and utter lie.

I am convinced that he is beholden to Saudis and by extension, OPEC. There’s a lot on news crawls, etc. about the Saudi’s concern for diminishing oil demand. All part of his plan, the rat.


2 posted on 07/29/2013 4:03:06 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: lowbridge
Bravo Sierra Presidente'.

Isn't the media embarassed over the stupidity of this imported man-child?

3 posted on 07/29/2013 4:03:30 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: lowbridge

And he’s keeping XL from being built so that his big donor, Warren Buffet, can keep his oil trains moving. He doesn’t care how dangerous that is.


4 posted on 07/29/2013 4:03:35 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: lowbridge
He stated that gas prices would go up in parts of the United States thanks to Keystone XL

I thought he was good with that, as long as it's kinda gradual.
5 posted on 07/29/2013 4:03:54 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: lowbridge

an unhinged f*ck this ahole is


6 posted on 07/29/2013 4:03:56 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: lowbridge
I mostly blame the media.

No politician would LIE this brazenly and obviously unless he knew the feckless sycophants wouldn't call him on it.

7 posted on 07/29/2013 4:09:57 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: lowbridge

Obama’s arrogance and intransigence suggest either he feels threatened, or he feels emboldened. Either way, we are entering dangerous times.

It would make more sense for Obama to moderate somewhat to try to gain Dim seats in 2014, and set up for a Dim successor in 2016.

Personally, I think he is up to something. Dims can win the presidency due to demographics, but stand to not gain the house and perhaps lose the senate for the same reason. I think we are headed to massive vote fraud in 2014.


8 posted on 07/29/2013 4:11:02 AM PDT by magellan
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To: txrefugee
Meanwhile in Canada they are still sifting the debris from the oil train explosion in hopes of finding teeth to identify the missing who were incinerated.


9 posted on 07/29/2013 4:12:22 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: lowbridge
One thing to understand is that it isn't just the XL pipeline. For instance, here in Michigan the Embridge pipeline is being upgraded to carry twice as much crude oil to the Sarnia refinery. Pipelines are already creating jobs on pipelines around the country.

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10 posted on 07/29/2013 4:15:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dr. Sivana
He is good with gas prices going up ... which is why he is against Keystone XL which, obvious to all, would effectively drop them.

Nothing he says is truthful. Like Satan, he speaks with a forked tongue.

The BS about Keystone XL jobs ... someone ought to compare to some of the socialist crap that he's promoted, supported and invested in versus jobs created ... solyndra, wind, infrastructure spending, etc. It would be even worse than what he's falsely attributing to Keystone XL.

Deciding this on the lame lie of global warming only shows how LASER FOCUSED he is on jobs. NOT!

11 posted on 07/29/2013 4:17:46 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

So he’s lecturing Canada now?


12 posted on 07/29/2013 4:23:51 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: lowbridge

How stupid is Obama? Is it going to build itself? My God! This man is....I don’t even have the words. WE cannot stand 4 more years of this asshole!


13 posted on 07/29/2013 4:26:38 AM PDT by Cricket24
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To: lowbridge
What a liar!
14 posted on 07/29/2013 4:28:35 AM PDT by high info voter
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To: lowbridge
Either 0bama is dumb as a box of rocks, or he is lying to placate the environmentalist wackos.

Flip a coin...

5.56mm

15 posted on 07/29/2013 4:29:31 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: lowbridge
Obama is a pathological serial liar.
And just how utterly stupid and logically incosistant is this guy?
He has said of his War on Coal, "Under my plan energy prices will necessarily skyrocket." Because he wants to deprive us of energy.
And now he's whining (and barefaced lying) that increasing the access of We The People to gas via the Keystone XL will raise gas prices.
Well which is it Obama? Do you want energy prices to necessarily skyrocket or don't you?
16 posted on 07/29/2013 4:30:03 AM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: lowbridge
Using the most expensive oil is counterproductive.

Bernstein Research estimated that the non-Opec marginal cost of production - the cost of production for the most expensive new fields - rose to $104.50 a barrel in 2012, up more than 250% from $30 a barrel in 2002.
Using very expensive drillings helps oil to remain very expensive and helps OPEC to earn a lot of money.
For every $10 increase per barrel of oil price, OPEC's earnings soar by $100 billion per year.
Instead of using very expensive drillings in order to produce half a dozen million barrels of oil per day, it would be a better idea to save this oil.
Then, we could expect to see oil prices below $70.
17 posted on 07/29/2013 4:30:36 AM PDT by Laurent.w
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To: lowbridge

Who does this azzhole think he is that he gets sole say on whether or not a project not being paid for by the Government gets done.

It is up to the States that it affects to give the permits.
It isn’t up to the President of the United States to say what jobs can get done and which cannot.This CS er is not a King


18 posted on 07/29/2013 4:35:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: lowbridge
He's probably right about gasoline prices rising if Keystone XL is built. Right now there is a huge glut of oil in North America, because the industry's capacity to extract it exceeds the capacity of the pipeline network to transport it to refineries. One of the indicators of this is the price of West Texas Intermediate crude, which is trading at a discount compared to Brent (North Sea) crude because of this supply chain problem.

I've said a number of times that completing the Keystone XL project will increase pipeline capacity to the Gulf Coast -- which will effectively allow for more exports of North American oil and eventually restore the historical balance between WTI and Brent crude oil prices.

19 posted on 07/29/2013 4:37:24 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: lowbridge

Preface to having Dept of State and/or EPA kill it. He’s delayed it 4-years already; it isn’t going thru on his destructive watch.

More info here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3048121/posts?page=51#51


20 posted on 07/29/2013 4:38:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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