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Obama would rather buy oil from OPEC as Canada. He made
calls to Democrats encouraging them to vote no on letting
the XL pipeline go through as the Republicans wanted it to.
The measure fell 4 votes short.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate has rejected a Republican bid to speed approval of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

The 56-42 vote Thursday was the latest in a series of partisan skirmishes over the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil derived from tar sands in western Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. Sixty votes were needed for approval.

President Barack Obama rejected the proposed $7 billion pipeline in January, citing uncertainty over a yet-to-be-settled route that avoids the environmentally sensitive Sandhills region in Nebraska. Obama said there was not enough time for a fair review before a deadline forced on him by Republicans.

Pipeline supporters call it an important job creator. Opponents say it would transport "dirty oil" that requires huge amounts of energy to produce.
 

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Obama is a typical idiot politician who is putting himself ahead of the nation.. this idiot MUST be defeated .... he hates America, hates private enterprise, embrases communism, and is in cahoots with the muslim brotherhood... Obama is bad for America's survival....
I will probably be called a racist, but I think it is time to send this punk back to the streets of Chicago, and let him live in his million dollar home, he has and his lavish lifestyle, all on the meager wages of a "community organizer" then he can take his fake birth certificate and all the under the table money and disappear into the mob bosses world in good old Chi-town....
 

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You know, don't know if the dems can't think or don't want to or what. Gas goes to say 6 a gallon, that makes diesel maybe 7and a half if not 8, that makes fertilizer 700 or more, now tie that in with another year or 3 of drought, what is that going to do to food prices, the cow numbers are down, demand is not going anywhere but up, grains reverted to fuel, and a loaf of bread may be coming close to a gallon of gas. People that are hungry, can't find work, can't buy gas to go to school, work, or to the grocery store. That is awfully close to what the thirties was like, and what happens?
You tie that in with the thinking that gov't can tend to all our needs, an
there is going to be a reckoning. There are not enough federal workers in the womb to do one percent of what needs to be done, much less Oversee the work that must get done.
Greatest sight in the world would be Debbie wassermann Schultz. Having to hustle for a meal!! :D :D
 

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Guess that throws out OT's "Nimby" defense, in that the Dems do not want the pipeline at all and want us to pay $8.00 per gallon for fuel.

Plain as day.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate floor Thursday regarding efforts by the President to lobby Democrat Senators against Senator Hoeven's amendment on the Keystone XL Pipeline:



“Last night the two parties reached agreement on amendments to the Highway Bill. I’m happy to report that there are a number of strong job creating measures in the mix. One that stands out is Senator Hoeven’s amendment on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

“Most Americans strongly support building this pipeline and the jobs that would come with it. And it’s incomprehensible to me that the President of the United States is lobbying against it.

There’s a report this morning that President Obama is personally making phone calls to Democrat Senators he thinks might vote for this amendment. He’s asking them not to. And, frankly, it’s hard to even comprehend how out of touch he is on this issue.

“I mean, think about it: at a moment when millions are out of work, gas prices are skyrocketing and the Middle East is in turmoil, we’ve got a president who’s up making phone calls trying to block a pipeline here at home. It’s unbelievable.

“What we’re seeing in Congress this week is a study in contrasts.

“On the one hand you’ve got a Republican-controlled House that’s about to pass a bipartisan jobs bill that would help entrepreneurs and innovators by getting Washington out of the way. And today we’ve got a Democratic-controlled Senate trying to line up votes against amendments that would create jobs—and a President lobbying against the biggest one.

“We’ve got an opportunity to work together to create jobs. We can do that with these amendments. And we can do that by taking up the bipartisan jobs bill the House will pass later today.

“Let me just say a word about that. The bipartisan jobs bill the House will pass later today is supported by the President. It is ready to go, and I hope that once it gets over to the Senate we'll simply take it up and pass it.

“It's an example of a measure that is supported by Republicans and Democrats and the President that we believe will clear the House with a very large majority. I think the sooner we pass that here in the Senate and send it down to the President for signature, the better.

“With that, Mr. President, I yield the floor.”
 

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Why should he care about the Price of gas the tax payers are paying to fill his car and Plane. And Chu his Sec of Energy, sure doesn't care as he doesn't own a car.

Obama has a tax cheat in the IRS, A CEO that ships jobs to China as a Job Creation Chair and a guy that doesn't drive as the Energy Sec. And we all wonder what he is going to do to fix the economy. He can't even surround himself with people that know what they are doing let alone advise that incompetent twit on what to do to fix the mess he and his Democrap controled Congress and Senate have made. :roll:
 

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the house needs to attach the pipeline to the jobs bill...

it would be a natural fit and make the liberals and president go on record once again to show how they do not support American independence..
 

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Wonder what the Union bosses and their members thought when they heard Obama was calling Dems. to make sure they didn't vote to pass the Pipeline jobs.

The first time he turned it down it was because he wanted the tree hugging greens to support him, but with the congressional vote he could have got out of the mess with the Unions and still claim he was against the project for enviromental reasons.

I have a Big feeling this was more about not allowing the Republicans to have a win in their column before the election than it was about anything else. :roll:
 

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Union could care less. Most of the states where it would run are right to work states. They can't collect dues on the workers so no way to get any help to Obama so no need to fight a war they can't collect the spoils on
 

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In most cases there is no need for unions in the oil business, because the oil companies treat their employees well.

But you'll still hear the same people crying about union wages and in the same breath how oil companies are charging too much for their oil :???:


TSR, are oil companies paying their employees too much?

TSR, should the middle class worker make more in wages/salaries?
 

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cowman52 said:
Union could care less. Most of the states where it would run are right to work states. They can't collect dues on the workers so no way to get any help to Obama so no need to fight a war they can't collect the spoils on

Obama denies permit for Keystone XL Pipeline
Denver Business Journal
President Barack Obama on Wednesday denied a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada’s tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

The president earlier had said he would not make a decision on the project until 2013, in order to allow time to review an alternate route that would avoid an environmentally sensitive area of Nebraska.

Legislation that extended the payroll tax cut, however, required him to make a decision on the project by Feb. 21.

Obama said “the rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people, as well as our environment.”

As a result, he was forced to deny TransCanada Corp’s application for a permit.

“This announcement is not a judgment on the merits of the pipeline,” he added. “It does not change my administration’s commitment to American-made energy that creates jobs and reduces our dependence on oil.”

TransCanada, the company that wants the build the pipeline, could reapply for a permit using the alternate route through Nebraska.

Republicans and business groups blasted the president’s decision to deny the pipeline permit and said they’d explore ways to overturn the decision.

"This decision is not based on the jobs and the energy that our country so desperately needs, but solely on a political calculation that he can't afford to offend his radical environmental base for his re-election," said U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Colorado Republican.

“This is not the end of the fight,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “All options are on the table.”

Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, said his organization “will review all options” to get the pipeline approved.

“We’ll see if there’s a way Congress can exercise leadership on a bipartisan basis to move this project forward,” Gerard said. “We believe millions of Americans will be behind this effort. This project is essential to our nation’s energy future.”

Supporters contend the pipeline would create 20,000 construction jobs and more than 100,000 indirect jobs, and reduce U.S. dependence on oil from overseas. They also point out that the State Department has had more than three years to review the project.

Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Obama’s denial of the pipeline permit “offers hard evidence that creating jobs is not a high priority for this administration.”

Some labor unions also were upset about the decision.

“We are completely and totally disappointed,” said Terry O’Sullivan, president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America.

“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.”


Environmentalists, however, were pleased.

“President Obama put the health and safety of the American people and our air, land and water — our national interest — above the interests of the oil industry,” said Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
 

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