Dear Mr. Pitman:
Regarding your inquiry (question from Mr. Michael D. Pitman, Cox Media Group) on Keystone XL, here’s the deal short and to the point: this project should have been passed years ago let alone rejected.
The president would have us believe that we posses all the technology in the world to achieve higher “cafe-standards (Corporate Average Fuel Economy)” as well as mitigate green-house emissions in order to fight global warming (now referred to as climate-change) all the while producing amazing innovations in the field of computers etc. –the list could go on; but nevertheless we and our Canadian brethren to the north simply do not have the technical skills necessary to build and deploy a petroleum product distribution pipeline. It’s just too hard and too dangerous; the environmental impacts are too risky.
Reasons cited in his press conference show no leadership and worse, no understanding of business/economic issues. Americans know better. Mr. Obama often tells us decisions must be based on facts and not hyperbole but he shows no credibility when he takes actions based purely on political allegiance to his liberal base.
I believe we can safely harvest natural resources and produce quality products in America and at the same time be good stewards of our water, air and natural resources. No, the president was dead wrong– we can build and maintain a petroleum product distribution pipeline; we have the technology and the best people, engineers and companies in the world to get that job done and many more like it. Yes, with respect to the grand scale of our economy this project, for all the publicity it commanded, is a relatively small issue. That’s not the point! It’s about the Obama/Clinton/Sanders/Left liberal theology which cripples America’s businesses both domestically and abroad. Bad principles just like bad presidents lead to poor decisions and bad policies. America needs relief, vision and leadership. Start with congress; vote Life, Liberty and Freedom; vote Kevin F. White for congress. Let’s take back the White House along the way and work on reducing government’s burden on our people, our companies and our lives.