In the class warfare environment that Democrats, liberals and some idiotic Republican presidential hopefuls are trying to create; the premise is that the rich and Big Business are not paying their fair share. This is the idea that wealthy individuals and entities must contribute more to the social well-being of the United States since they have been blessed with an abundance of wealth. They are attacked for being under taxed and even attempting to avoid taxes to hoard profits for their own reckless expenses. In a decision to keep Trans-Canada from building a pipeline, we see that Obama is a co-conspirator in the capitalist wealth machine that Democrats claim makes the rich richer and the poor poorer.
For the last 3 years Trans-Canada Corp. has been trying to convince the Federal Government to grant permits to build the Keystone pipeline from Canada down to the gulf coast of Texas. The project was billed at $7 Billion dollars and could have employed 10,000 or more US citizens. That workforce does not include the peripheral businesses that will provide materials and equipment needed to build the pipeline.
Once the pipeline is built the US will be getting over 800K barrels of per day pumped into our current supply. This may or may not have a positive affect on gas prices; however, it will reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Unfortunately, if the US doesn’t take advantage of this supply, the oil could be shipped over seas rather then kept in America.
During this drawn out rejection process, Obama has been giving money to companies that are in turn wasting the profits of the tax payers on greedy self interest. Since the stimulus, we have spent $500 million on Solyndra which is now bankrupt. My guess they did very little for social well being of their community, rather added to its problems by eliminating employees. New information has come out about Tonopah Solar having received over $700 million for a solar project in California. The millions received by Tonopah were used to add 45 employees to their roles. Although, liberals worship at the feet of the Green Energy gods, socially speaking, the profits these companies received were not for social betterment of society. (On a side note, the parent company of Tonopah is SolarReserve. SolarReserve’s primary investor is PGC. Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law is the #2 man at PGC, but that’s for another blog.)
At a time when a leader should be helping the middle class and the poor to attain better means of employee that is their right to enjoy (we are told), Obama is giving money to bankrupt companies. He is feeding the free market for profit complex that he claims brought us to this dire point in our nation’s economic history. Yet, it is the Republican’s taking the blame. The same Republican’s that allowed this pipeline request to funnel through every agency possible and waited for the timely response of the EPA. Couple that with Trans-Canada Corp., who after seeing the possible destruction of a vital Nebraska ecosystem, worked with concerned citizens to reroute the pipeline around the Sand Hills. We must ask, who is being irresponsible?
What we see is a wealthy president controlling the ability of the 99% to get meaningful employment. Obama has been golfing 90 times in the last three years, celebrated a special Alice in Wonderland party, dined on the finest food and has hob knobbed with the elite in both business and intelligentsia. All the while he is allowing the green energy sector to hoard tax payer profits.
Mr. Obama, in September you told us you understood our problems. In your job’s speech you said, “We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that’s made things worse.” However, was this simply the idol words that a member of the elite uses to pacify the ignorant masses. When you proclaimed, “The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working.” Were you only stalling so you and your cronies could steal more profits for yourselves? Mr. President where does your social responsibility lie? With the 99%, I think not. You are a 1%’er and thus you assist in the pillaging of the American people just like every other evil profit centered corporation you friend and despise.