“If Republicans want to legislate, I’m still willing to offer them a vote on Keystone in exchange for passing energy efficiency.”
– Harry Reid’s LIE before he blocked the vote on both bills
We all know the Obama administration has repeatedly rejected, delayed, and thumbed their nose at approval for the Keystone XL Pipeline, construction of which would have put thousands of Americans back to work and would have helped to cut our dependence on foreign oil…on Arab oil. In fact, even after the pipeline was deemed to have minimal impact on the environment, our traitor-in-chief…whose signature is the needed last step for approval of the pipeline…recently announced a final decision on said pipeline would be put-off ‘indefinitely’…meaning until after the November mid-term elections. But the reality is that of course he would as passage would upset his brethren’s sensibilities as well as help to turn the tide of the election in favor of the Republicans who have championed the pipeline since day one.
And now on top of this…and just like I predicted in last Thursday’s op-ed (Kerry and the pipeline…more reasons to seethe http://thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com/2014/05/op-ed…)…Harry Reid has indeed blocked the vote on the bi-partisan Shaheen-Portman’s ‘Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act’…blocked the vote on five Republican amendments attached to the bill including ones to speed up natural gas exports and oppose EPA regulations on future power plants…blocked the vote to approve and start construction on a pipeline that is good for state, local, and national economies…blocked the vote on a pipeline that would increase tax revenues and jump start economic activity across the board.