Republicans Cynical Plan to Force Work to Begin on the Keystone XL Pipeline

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There's cynicism, and then there's Congress.

In the latest example of dysfunctional Congressional gridlock, the Democratic-led Senate is certain to reject a House of Representatives-passed Republican bill, House Resolution 3630, the 369-page ''Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011,'' to extend the payroll tax cut.

The sticking (sticky) point?

Oil - specifically, dirty Canadian oil derived from Alberta's oil sands, and the Keystone XL pipeline cutting across Middle America to deliver it to Gulf Coast refineries. On 10 November, four days after 12,000 pipeline protestors encircled the White House, President Obama announced "the decision on the (Keystone XL) pipeline permit would be delayed until at least 2013, pending further environmental review."
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Like Lazarus, Republicans Attempt to Revive Moribund Keystone XL Pipeline

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Dec 15, 2011
oilprice:

On 10 November, four days after 12,000 pipeline protestors encircled the White House, President Obama announced "the decision on the (Keystone XL) pipeline permit would be delayed until at least 2013, pending MY RE-ELECTION

...at which time, the plan will be resumed. Kiss my ass. Thank you, and God Bless America."

  • Barack Obama
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Dec 15, 2011

In other news, the ladies were reported to have said, "Ohhhh, Keystone XL pipeline, you're so smooth"

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Dec 15, 2011

Ok. Oilprice just lost all credibility with me.

1.) Republicans never really supported a payroll tax extension. Dems wanted it, Republicans are happy to comply if Dems agree not to block a pipeline over global warming.

2.) Now Democrats are threatening to block a clean continuation bill unless Republicans first pass the payroll tax extension.

Democrats are engaging in classic Washington politics, and John Boehner is trying to play a fair game with them. Extend the payroll tax cuts (and approve a pipeline), don't extend the payroll tax cuts, or shut down the government. Your choice Dems.

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Dec 15, 2011
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