On March 1, budget cuts brought about by the sequester went into effect. What is the sequester and where did it come from? The current incarnation of the sequester came about during the debt ceiling debate of 2011. It was passed as part of the Budget Control Act, which President Obama signed in August of that same year.
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It is reported that actual pipeline construction and ancillary activity will create tens of thousands of new jobs along the route. Follow on maintenance would continue to provide jobs after completion of the pipeline. And how can an abundant source of oil from a neighboring ally be ignored when alternate supplies are often threatened by world events?
On many occasions, President Obama has said he believes in America, and thinks it is a great country. On this matter, I wholeheartedly agree. He also says he wants to turn things around by creating jobs, growing our economy and expanding opportunity. He frequently tells us he understands the issues we face and is doing everything in his power to improve our lives. However when it comes down to actually accomplishing these tasks, his ideas and policies have been quite harmful.