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Today, President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, blaming House Republicans for playing politics when they kept language in the payroll tax legislation previously that inserted a 60-day timeline for a decision on the project from the president.
Obama had a chance to place people before politics.
He had the opportunity tell out of work Americans that creating private-sector, energy-independence driven jobs on American soil were his top priority. He had the chance to actually do something that could bring his wish for a lower unemployment rate to fruition.
Remember when he said that unemployment would never go above 8%? Now, when he should be acting to turn words into action, he does the opposite.
Today, Barack Obama gave the Republicans a gift for the upcoming election–they asked for jobs, he said no. If it wasn’t done on his schedule, the way he wanted, he would reject it, as he did.
Even union members are fuming. From The Wall Street Journal’s “Market Watch”:
LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – called the reported decision by the Obama Administration today to block permitting for Keystone XL pipeline “politics at its worst.”
“The score is Job-Killers, two; American workers, zero. We are completely and totally disappointed. This is politics at its worst,” LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan said. “Once again the President
has sided with environmentalists instead of blue collar construction workers – even though environmental concerns were more than adequately addressed. Blue collar construction workers across the U.S. will not forget this.”
….For someone who keeps angling after the hearts of “middle-class” Americans, keeping them out of work is not helping his favorability one bit. Every one of these potential workers will remember Barack Obama’s failure to act when they head to the polls in November.
Wow. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz actually has the audacity to be interviewed on national television and lie to the American people about the state of the national economy (nothing new though… I’m not sure Democrats know how to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?)
I’d like her to find me one person who honestly thinks that a near debt-default, highest government spending in history, growing unemployment, rising gas prices, etc. is the equivalent of “turning the economy around”…..
….Well, I suppose if you mean going from BAD to WORSE…. she might have an argument there.
Another Democrat fail.