If You Were President, And Could Help Create Thousands of Jobs, What Would You Do?
If You Were President - And Could Help Create Thousands of Jobs - What Would You Do?
Posted by Bryant Avondoglio, Don Seymour, and Michael Ricci on January 12, 2012
What would you do if you were president and, with one decision, could help create at least 20,000 jobs in the United States?
The video contains several important facts to help inform your decision:
- The Keystone extension, funded entirely through private investment, would lead to the creation of at least 20,000 "new, real U.S. jobs."
- The Keystone extension enjoys broad-based, bipartisan support in Congress and around the country. "A majority of voters support the pipeline," Reuters notes, "and most labor unions support it too."
- Editorial boards coast-to-coast are urging President Obama to approve the Keystone extension.
- TransCanada first filed for a permit to build and operate the Keystone pipeline more than three years ago. Clearing a "key bureaucratic hurdle" last summer, the State Department announced the extension passed environmental reviews.
Knowing all this, what would you do? Would you support the project and these thousands of American jobs? Or would you reject it and risk the jobs going elsewhere, maybe China? Let Speaker Boehner know in the comments section below, on Google+, on Twitter using the #KXL hash tag, and on Facebook by answering our Question here.