Skip to comments.Obama's Keystone Job Claims As Phony As His Recovery
Posted on 07/31/2013 4:33:55 PM PDT by raptor22
Energy Policy: The president falsely claims that the jobs created by the pipeline from Canada would be but a "blip relative to the need," ignoring his own State Department and the unions that support him.
At the rate President Obama is going, he may claim that building the Keystone XL pipeline will actually cost jobs. In an interview with the New York Times last Saturday, he argued that the best estimate is 2,000 initial construction jobs followed by no more than an additional 100 jobs, a mere "blip."
The newspaper's transcript of the interview showed Obama chuckling dismissively as he made his point.
Then on Tuesday, in a jobs speech in Chattanooga, the president ratcheted that number downward. "They keep on talking about this an oil pipeline coming down from Canada that's estimated to create about 50 permanent jobs. That's not a jobs plan."
No, Mr. President, it's part of a plan to boost an economy that will create private-sector jobs, as your own State Department has told you.
After five years of review and many studies, the State Department found that "including direct, indirect and induced effects, the proposed (Keystone) project would potentially support approximately 42,100 average annual jobs across the United States over a one- to two-year construction period."
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an oil pipeline coming down from Canada that’s estimated to create about 50 permanent jobs.
Imagine, it only takes fifty people to control hundreds
of thousands of gallons of oil and transport it from
Canada to the refinery.
I’d say that is a fantastic accomplishment.
If it was in Libya or Egypt, Obama would be extolling
We need to change the slogan, “Buy American” to “Hire American”......
only half way?
I haven’t heard the word “phony” bandied about this much in the news since the Phony War.
These are the same people who said hiring someone to insulate a house (1-2 days??) with “Stimulus” was a real job.
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