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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Obama Promises to Veto Keystone XL Poison Pill

As you know, President Obama has postponed his decision to approve or disapprove the Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election.  In retaliation, Congress introduced a bill to take away the president’s authority to make the Keystone XL decision, and transfer that authority to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Last week, Rep. Lee Terry (R—Inbred) threatened to attach this bill to the payroll tax holiday package that’s slo-o-o-owly wending its way through Congress.

And now Obama has pledged to veto the Republicans’ poison-pill attempt to ram the Keystone XL pipeline up America’s butt.  Obama said:

“Any effort to try to tie Keystone to the payroll tax cut I will reject.  If the payroll tax cut  is attached to a whole bunch of extraneous issues, then it’s not something that I’m going to accept.”

You go Guy.  Keep standing up to the Republican sleazebags.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Jerry Critter said...

It should be illegal for Congress to pass bills with totally unrelated items in them. Stop the poison pills before they begin.

December 7, 2011 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Better late than never I guess. I do hope this is a trend that will continue. Obama has been to accommodating of the Right.

December 7, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

The President seems, at long last, to have heard his critics. I never expected him to be what I want; his record would suggest that I'd be expecting a wee bit much. But I did, and do, expect him to throw a bone in my direction here and there. At long last, he's doing it.

December 8, 2011 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I guess Free Trade Obama was touting in Canada is by choice. They don't need us anyway because now China will be their best customer and we can be Brazil's best customer:

http://news.investors.com/Article/575282/201106141750/A-Bill-To-Make-Soros-Richer.htm

December 8, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Yes, it should be illegal; but it never will be.

MRM: I agree, better late than never.

JR: I guess we need to be grateful for the occasional bone.

December 8, 2011 at 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I guess Free Trade Obama was touting in Canada is by choice. They don't need us anyway because now China will be their best customer and we can be Brazil's best customer:

Advice: when you post something so stupid as to be totally unintelligible, a link won't save it.

December 8, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

you know JR you should really end your sentences spelling out "period" instead of using one

December 9, 2011 at 12:25 PM  

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