Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Obama Kills 42,000 Jobs

Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill because … it infringes on the executive branch’s prerogatives
A tip o’ the cap to O, after waging unauthorized war in multiple countries, rewriting various parts of the ObamaCare statute, and proclaiming by royal decree that amnesty hath come to America, for having the mammoth balls here to complain that Congress is stepping on his turf.

The bit about “circumventing longstanding processes” is a reference to the loooooooong State Department review — six years and counting — of whether Keystone, which would create more than 40,000 jobs during its construction, is in the “national interest.” That review is supposedly what’s being “cut short” by the bill on Obama’s desk. Although Sean Davis is right: In an era of unilateral presidential lawmaking, Congress attempting to set policy with bipartisan support (this one got 63 votes last month) itself qualifies as “circumventing longstanding processes.”
My advice to the republicans in congress is to go nuclear early and often.

Watching Josh Earnest defend the 6 year delay is priceless.

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