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Forum Post: My Asshole Congressman Just Put Up a Bill to Approve the Pipeline

Posted 7 years ago on March 16, 2013, 2:51 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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My asshole congressman just put up a bill to approve the pipeline.

"U.S. House Republicans won’t wait for President Barack Obama to issue a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. They plan to vote by the end of May on legislation that would sidestep the White House and offer congressional approval to the TransCanada Corp. (TRP) project.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton said today that the bill would be on the House floor by Memorial Day. Enlarge image

U.S. Representative Lee Terry, a Republican from Nebraska, sponsored the measure. Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images Attachment: Text of Keystone Bill

The measure sponsored by Nebraska Republican Lee Terry is being designated H.R. 3, using one of the numbers held in reserve by Republican leadership for their top-priority bills.

“There is no reason for us to not only refine that oil, but also to keep most of it in the U.S.,” Upton, a Michigan Republican, told a press conference.

The project would cross six states and link the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to Texas refineries along the Gulf Coast. It requires a presidential permit because it crosses an international border.

In January 2012 the Obama administration rejected a proposed route for the pipeline after concerns were raised about the impact of the project on an ecologically sensitive area in Nebraska. The route now under consideration was submitted in May 2012."

read more - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-15/keystone-pipeline-would-reroute-around-obama-under-house-bill.html

That oil is for export, Mr Fraud Upton.

My congressman works for Transcanada.



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[-] 0 points by Narley (272) 7 years ago

The pipeline will be approved. Not trying to start an argument, just looking at the large political support for it.

[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

When you say "large political support for it" are you saying many voters want it?

Or many politicians want it?

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Corporations and CEO scumbags are funding their own politicians to get them to want it.

They are buying up news programs to propegate for their corporate takeover. The only people who want it are victims of manufacturing consent

[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

He should also put up his investment portfolio for public scrutiny, just like politicians in every other western democracy are forced to do by law.

Insider trading is a crime, and you'll never have true representation while criminality and insider trading is allowed in congress.

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Lee Terry is an Insider Traitor

And I think I just coined that term. Insider trading runs wild in Congress. Its how many of them have gotten so rich

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

Our politicians have to disclose their wife's pecuniary interests as well as their own. There's a website where the public can view each individual's assetts, interests, and investments.

Still not a perfect system, by any means, but when I heard that insider trading was permitted in congress, I saw why things have gone so bad so quickly. It must be a magnet for greedy people, instead of attracting those who have the interests of the people at heart.

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Good people are rarely attracted to power. They would rather work in the arts or travel to help people. They participate in habitat for humanity and other great projects along those lines.

So yah, usually the greedy are attracted to roles of power.

Or as Popper wrote "those attracted to power are mediocre at best but typically venal."

[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

So we end up with the lesser of two evils trip.

Our choices in Australia's next fed election are similar.

The global reach of the oligarchs is with us as well.

[-] -1 points by Narley (272) 7 years ago

Probably both.The people and the politicians. I'm not judging either way. That; just how it looks to me.

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Can you elaborate on your point? I'm not sure I'm catching your drift.

[-] 1 points by Narley (272) 7 years ago

I mean there’s not much opposition. I think most people support it. The politicians are talking it up as a good thing. Seems to me people think it’ll lessen our dependence on Arab oil. No one seems to care about the potential environmental issues.

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

yah. Those people also forget that the oil from that pipeline is primarily for export... which is why it's a pipeline to the coast.