Enough with Keystone Already
The election is over. It is becoming tiresome hearing the same old Kudlowites making it sound like the Keystone project will be an economic boon to the US. If people actually listened to the Canadian corporations' plan for the oil they will realize the only ones that gain are those Canadian corporations and a few thousand permanent US jobs at the expense of this Country's environment and our own corporations.
The Keystone project will only create transient jobs. As the pipeline progresses the jobs follow. The oil is NOT, let me repeat because Kudlow doesn't seem to know this, the oil is NOT for US consumption. It is heavy, dirty oil that our refineries can't really handle. It is destined for India and China.
So now we have this pipeline cutting this Country in half so our competitors (and yes it is not a nasty insult, but Canadian companies compete with ours) can profit with little benefit to the US and possible serious consequences down the road.
These Canadian corporations laughingly tried to "threaten" with their building it Westward at one point. Go ahead. Try building and then maintaining a pipeline across thousands of miles of snow capped mountains. Not happening. So please Kudlow, stop with the con. Either you are stupid, being bought, or just trying to side track the real issues. I suspect it is the last one.
President Obama is FINALLY trying to address the REAL issue, and that is helping the Average Joe. But nothing is really going to happen until we out right outlaw gerrymandering. We will never see any meaningful tax reform because the reform we REALLY need will never pass. We need to do what I argued here:
But until the masses start "marching" on Washington en masse (like women did for their vote, the minorities did for Civil Rights Act, and the youth did against Vietnam War) we will continue to have purposefully engineered gridlock.