January 21, 2015 10:36 am -

[su_right_ad]In spite of claiming, falsely, that the Keystone Pipeline would be a great job creator, Republicans are blocking an amendment that would at least allow the steel for the project to be made in America.

[An] amendment that was defeated by Republicans came from Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). It would have required that all of the steel used to construct the pipeline be American made. Haven’t Republicans been pushing this as a “job creator” (even though it’s not) since this whole debate started? So, when a Senator proposes an amendment stating that if we end up building this pipeline, the steel used for its construction must be “Made in America” – Republicans vote against that?

And while Republicans will most certainly try to spin the truth as to why they voted against these two amendments (though I’m almost certain you won’t hear anything about either on Fox News), the truth of the matter is big oil would not have liked either of them and we all know the GOP is nothing more than a shill for big oil companies.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

6 responses to Republicans Block Amendment Requiring Steel for Keystone XL Pipeline To Be Made In America

  1. mea_mark January 21st, 2015 at 10:39 am

    KXL isn’t about jobs, it’s about campaign donations from the Koch brothers.

  2. edmeyer_able January 21st, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Think of all the jobs that will be created to ship that steel from China.

    • rg9rts January 21st, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      On Panamanian flagged vessels with Filipino crews

  3. rg9rts January 21st, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    OMG The gopee would lie and put self interest first??? Tell me it ain’t so Joe..

  4. Bunya January 21st, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    After shipping all the jobs overseas, perhaps the GOP thinks their constituents may find them a bit hypocritical if they did, indeed, create more jobs here in the US.
    Now, let’s get back to Benghazi, birth certificates, college transcripts and death panels. Times ‘a wastin’.

  5. fancypants January 21st, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Good news ! no veto needed