Thursday, January 19, 2012

Obama Rejecting Pipeline, Pokes Back At GOP - Amy Harder - NationalJournal.com

Obama Rejecting Pipeline, Pokes Back At GOP - Amy Harder - NationalJournal.com

When President Obama took office he demanded that we pass legislation that would cost over $780 Billion because it would create over 3 Million jobs and keep unemployment below 8%. Included within that bill was "shovel ready jobs". A year after the passing of the "stimulus" bill the White House finally admitted that there was "no shovel ready jobs" as originally billed. Now, Congress passes a bill that put a timeline on President Obama to approve a "shovel ready job" and he claims that the timeline is to soon. Perhaps if we had not vacationed in Hawaii we'd have the studies completed on environmental impact. I wonder if the Hoover Dam, Mount Rushmore or the vast road system would have been able to be built when they were if those projects came up today. The White House told said the company can reapply and would most likely get approved in 2014. Really, why 2014? Pipelines have dramatically improved and are a safe way to transfer oil with limited impact on the environment. Plus, this pipeline would create over 100,000 jobs! Why is President Obama playing politics and not agreeing to a jobs creation bill that Congress passed?