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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Obama, The Anti-Jobs President

One day - one! - after I hear that Barack Obama - our "jobs president" - is going to focus his next annual budget proposal on the creation of jobs (how many times have we heard it before?), I read this:
The Anti-Jobs President
Wall Street Journal editorial

The central conflict of the Obama Presidency has been between the jobs and growth crisis he inherited and the President's hell-for-leather pursuit of his larger social-policy ambitions. The tragedy is that the economic recovery has been so lackluster because the second impulse keeps winning.

Yesterday came proof positive with the White House's repudiation of the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada's $7 billion shovel-ready project that would support tens of thousands of jobs if only it could get the requisite U.S. permits. Those jobs, apparently, can wait.

Unless the President objected, December's payroll tax deal gave TransCanada the go-ahead in February to start building the pipeline, which would travel 1,661 miles from Alberta to interconnections in Oklahoma and then carry Canadian crude to U.S. refiners on the Gulf Coast.

The State Department, which presides over the Keystone XL review because it would cross the 49th parallel, claimed yesterday that the two-month Congressional deadline was too tight "for the President to determine whether the Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest." The White House also issued a statement denouncing Congress's "rushed and arbitrary deadline," which merely passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.

This is, to put it politely, a crock. [link]
I can't think of anything the president could do on his own that could be more destructive to the USA.

And he's done it.

Obama, the jobs president. Gimme a break.

This guy's gotta go.

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That, by the way, goes hand-in-hand with this:

Interior Secretary Imposes 20-Year Ban on Uranium Mining on Public Lands

What are these people doing to us?