I keep hearing Boehner, et al, say that the Keystone pipeline is good because it will create jobs, as though this fact alone justifies whatever it will do otherwise.
Tip: a rape-bortion factory would create jobs. We’d need a lot of people to keep raping and aborting. That doesn’t mean it’d be a good idea for the government to make one. Obama’s got the right idea: look beyond the short term and concentrate on the long-haul ramifications. That’s why he’s rejecting it. Besides…
The petroleum industry asserts that the Keystone XL project would create at least 20,000 jobs, but the State Department and independent groups estimate that no more than 6,000 jobs would be generated.
That’s not exactly enough jobs to warrant what this would do environmentally.