With Iraq on fire, Obama must finally approve Keystone XL

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With Iraq on fire, Obama must finally approve Keystone XL

CanadaBy John Ruberry

For over five years Pres­i­dent Obama has been dither­ing in regards to build­ing the Key­stone XL pipeline, which if con­structed, will bring petro­leum from the oil sands in west­ern Canada to America’s heartland.

Over in Iraq, Obama is uti­liz­ing token mea­sures in an attempt to slow the ter­ror group ISIS and to give some relief to the reli­gious minori­ties being attacked by the Islamo-​fascists.

For the time being, ISIS seems con­tent in sell­ing oil, earn­ing $3 mil­lion per day. But the jiadists appear to crazed enough to destroy oil fields, which would – duh! – drive up the price of oil.

Which is why Amer­ica needs to lessen its depen­dence on oil from the Mid­dle East.

There is much at home Obama can do. Rather than bow to his envi­ron­men­tal­ist donors, the pres­i­dent can expe­dite the approval of drilling and frack­ing on federally-​owned land and open up more of our con­ti­nen­tal shelf to oil explo­ration. Obama can also alter the tone of his admin­is­tra­tion, which is decid­edly anti-​fossil fuel.

We don’t know if the pres­i­dent took an eco­nom­ics course at Occi­den­tal or Colum­bia because he hasn’t released his col­lege tran­scripts, but the macro­eco­nomic equa­tion is sim­ple. More petro­leum in the mar­ket­place means cheaper oil.

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More drilling and frack­ing in Amer­i­can means more jobs. Build­ing the Key­stone XL pipeline also means more good-​paying jobs.

The Obama recov­ery is dom­i­nated by low-​paying, low-​skilled, and part-​time posi­tions.

Obama has to ask him­self if he will be bur­dened by left­ist ide­ol­ogy for the remain­ing two-​and-​a-​half years of his pres­i­dency – or will he be a leader?

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

CanadaBy John Ruberry

For over five years President Obama has been dithering in regards to building the Keystone XL pipeline, which if constructed, will bring petroleum from the oil sands in western Canada to America’s heartland.

Over in Iraq, Obama is utilizing token measures in an attempt to slow the terror group ISIS and to give some relief to the religious minorities being attacked by the Islamo-fascists.

For the time being, ISIS seems content in selling oil, earning $3 million per day. But the jiadists appear to crazed enough to destroy oil fields, which would–duh!–drive up the price of oil.

Which is why America needs to lessen its dependence on oil from the Middle East.

There is much at home Obama can do. Rather than bow to his environmentalist donors, the president can expedite the approval of drilling and fracking on federally-owned land and open up more of our continental shelf to oil exploration. Obama can also alter the tone of his administration, which is decidedly anti-fossil fuel.

We don’t know if the president took an economics course at Occidental or Columbia because he hasn’t released his college transcripts, but the macroeconomic equation is simple. More petroleum in the marketplace means cheaper oil.

John "Lee" Ruberry
John “Lee” Ruberry

More drilling and fracking in American means more jobs. Building the Keystone XL pipeline also means more good-paying jobs.

The Obama recovery is dominated by low-paying, low-skilled, and part-time positions.

Obama has to ask himself if  he will be burdened by leftist ideology for the remaining two-and-a-half years of his presidency–or will he be a leader?

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.