The payroll tax cut extension legislation must be passed immediately or the world will come to an end. All joking aside, the failure to pass the legislation will hurt the working poor and middle class. Both Demopublicans and Republicrats are saying they support the extension; however the corporate elite have certain conditions.
If you have not heard of the Keystone Pipeline proposal, you have been living under a rock. Now the neo-con corporate lapdogs have attached an authorization for the Keystone Pipeline to the payroll tax cut extension legislation, saying we need to do it for jobs and any vote against the bill is a vote against jobs.
Now for the facts. There is already a Keystone Pipeline, in fact there are two. The proposed legislation is for two more additions to that pipeline; one to increase the flow of crude from Canada, and the other to get the crude to the Gulf of Mexico.
According to opponents of the Keystone Pipeline it is in reality an export pipeline designed to bring the crude to the Gulf Coast to be refined and then exported to Europe and Latin America. The extensions to the pipeline will raise the price of the crude coming from Canada to the United States to the level of imported crude from the Middle East and the US consumer will pay more for diesel and gasoline as a result.
This statement is supported by the Canadian application for the pipeline.
Existing markets for Canadian heavy crude, principally PADD II [U.S. Midwest], are currently oversupplied, resulting in price discounting for Canadian heavy crude oil. Access to the USGC [U.S. Gulf Coast] via the Keystone XL Pipeline is expected to strengthen Canadian crude oil pricing in [the Midwest] by removing this oversupply. This is expected to increase the price of heavy crude to the equivalent cost of imported crude. The resultant increase in the price of heavy crude is estimated to provide an increase in annual revenue to the Canadian producing industry in 2013 of US $2 billion to US $3.9 billion.
In short, after the extensions to the pipeline are built, the US consumers will be paying approximately 20 cents more per gallon for the finished product and the Canadians will be doubling their income from the crude. This is not a good deal for the people of the United States.
President George Bush opposed this pipeline and now we see every neo-con vehemently advocating for the pipeline, which suggests political payoffs from the international corporate elite. And of course if they say this scam is for jobs, who would dare to oppose it? At 20 additional cents per gallon for diesel fuel, how long would it take to negate the influx of revenues acquired through these temporary jobs?
In the final analyses, how many illegals will work these jobs in the menial tasks, in moving earth? And how many foreigners on work visas, paying no taxes, will get the high tech jobs? Don’t forget the bridge in San Francisco. How many jobs manufacturing the components necessary for the pipeline will be outsourced to China?
Mark my words, if this fraud is allowed to go forward, ten years from now when all is revealed, these very same neo-con, corporate lapdog, treasonous, sellouts from John Boehner to Rand Paul, who are pushing the pipeline will be saying “This is an outrage” and “We had no idea. We were just trying to get people back to work.”
I think this fraudulent use of the job crisis in the US has gone on long enough. What is it going to take for us to realize what they are up to? How about we activate all the FEMA camps and put all the poor people in them? I mean it would create jobs wouldn’t it? Or how about we just exterminate the homeless for jobs? Someone would have to kill them and dispose of their bodies, wouldn’t they?
These Keystone Pipeline extensions are a fraudulent scam that the neo-cons intend to perpetrate upon we the people. This article stands testimony that anyone who looks into this matter for ten minutes can know the true intent. So when the time comes to prosecute the traitors behind the Keystone Pipeline scam, let pretended ignorance not be allowed as an excuse.
And if the Canadians do not like it, I guess they can just build them another pipeline to either their east or west coast through thousands of miles of mountains and sell their crude as crude to the Chinese. Then we can see how long it takes them to pay for the project.
Sooner or later we Americans have got to let these corporate elitists know that we are tired of being screwed. Now is as good a time as any. Spread the truth about the Keystone Pipeline. And oh yes, the only reason Obama and the soviet socialists are opposed to the Keystone extensions is because they haven’t received their payoffs yet, but when they do you can bet they will jump out in support of the Keystone Pipeline shouting, “We’ve got to build it, for jobs.”
God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia we shall prevail.