Daines, Tester, Zinke: We May as Well Go Home, The Economy is Fixed
Oops. Sorry, that headline is wrong.
Apparently, only 35 permanent jobs are created by the Keystone Pipeline. Not 35 million, or 3.5 million or 350,000 or 35,000, or 3,500 or even 350. Just 35.
The pipeline does creates anywhere from 4,000 to 13,000 temporary jobs, including a few hundred temporary Montana jobs, most of which will go to more experienced pipeline workers from Texas, Canada and Oklahoma.
Nevertheless, passage of the pipeline bill was considered a success by the Republican controlled Congress since it sticks a finger into the eye of President Obama. The President has vowed to veto the bill, bowing to pressure from environmentalists, for once.
The bigger issue here is how making meaningless political gestures is the whole goal of our Radical Republican Congress.
In the words of the Mighty Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, “The goal of my office is to see that (Barack Obama) is a one term president.”
Well done, Mitch, well done!