Playing Politics, Obama is Killing Jobs and Delaying Economic Recovery

Russ Steele

It a global economy nations sell their resources into the best market. The emerging markets are in the rapidly growing nations in Asia, including China. President Obama and his socialist misery spreaders have made it clear that the United States is no longer in the market for Canada’s oil.

The initial plan was to build the $7 billion Keystone pipeline to deliver Alberta’s oil-sands crude to refineries in Texas on the Gulf of Mexico. Rather than do what is right for the nation, Obama is paying politics with jobs and the economy, by refusing to approve the pipeline.

Having lost patience with Obama, Canada is now looking to Asian countries to market its abundance of oil and natural gas as the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has stalled due to environmental resistance.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will travel to China next month to discuss selling Canada’s bounty to the rapidly growing nations in Asia.

Harper reasoned that the US would be the best market for Canada’s oil resources, a friendly neighbor with energy needs,  but it takes two parties to make a sale, the seller and a buyer. Obama and his environmentalist supporter are not buying. While is maybe good politics in an election year to still Harper, it is not good economics.

Once the Northern Gateway pipeline is build, there will be no need for the  Keystone XL pipeline, and the market for Canada’s oil  and gas will be the emerging nations in Asia. That cannot be good for the American economy?

It is time for the American people, the Tea Party and Congress to demand that Obama approve the Keystone XL pipeline.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to Playing Politics, Obama is Killing Jobs and Delaying Economic Recovery

  1. Dena says:

    Obama is trying to keep the environmentalist happy. The environmentalist get out and knock on the doors for him and the unions supply votes and money. I suspect Obama wants to wait till after the election to approve it for the unions but if it becomes public before the election, he will lose the environmentalist. The republicans have put through one of Obama wish list bills with a rider attached that requires him to decide within two months one way or the other. Obama has signed it so let’s see if he uses signing statements to back out of this one. Most likely what he will say is we are rushing into the decision and need more time to study it. To bad he didn’t say that before rushing into healthcare, stimulus and the other spending bills he rushed through congress.

  2. anthony says:

    It was clear from the beginning that if the US doesn’t support the construction of the Keystone pipeline other countries will most certainly avail themselves of such a great opportunity. And I don’t think that the Chinese government would succomb to the protests of some enviromentalist organizations. The latest studies reveal that the energy sector in Canada has recently been on the rise and it may contribute a great deal to the economic recovery of the country in upcoming years so there’s no reason to pass up this very first chance and let others make a profit.

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