Fox Street Journal?
On January 20th 2012 the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion pages made it clear that their reporting on political events is in full alignment with the Fear and Unbalanced Right Wing Rag Fox News. I’m not really sure which is greater… the WSJ’s blatant ignorance of the facts or their brazen arrogance thinking no one would challenge their Pinocchio laden bull shit. What is truly amazing is the stranglehold influence of Big Oil on Politicians and the Media to push their toxic polluting agenda…
The Anti-Jobs President?
The WSJ title of President Obama being the “Anti-Jobs President” is such a laugh and proof of their blatant ignorance. I truly cannot wait for the Republican Morons to try and attack President Obama on this point in October as they will clearly be made the fools.
Shall we go to the Facts and the Charts?
The Statistical Information below was taken from a recent article on Think Progress.
Approximately 75,000 jobs were created in the oil and gas sector under the Obama Administration between 2009 to 2011, according to analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That’s roughly 69,000 more jobs than would be created by construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
The figures, reviewed by the Center for American Progress, show that overall employment in oil and gas (extraction, field support, pipeline construction and transportation, and petroleum refineries) increased by 13% in the last two years.
The figures do not include categories such as gasoline stations, fuel dealers, asphalt paving, or lubrication production.
This strong increase in American fossil fuel jobs contradicts the arguments made by supporters of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, who have attacked the Obama Administration for denying the initial permit for the pipeline due to environmental concerns.
The oil and gas industry claims that Keystone XL will create up to 20,000 direct and indirect jobs. But more careful research of those jobs claims — analysis that is backed up by the State Department, Cornell University and TransCanada, the company building the pipeline — has shown that the number is closer to 6,000 jobs.
It appears that the Wall Street Journal is blatantly LYING to America to protect Big Oil and to line their pockets from Big Oil Contributions.
Canadian Tar Sands & Keystone XL
The truly sad thing here is how the REAL Facts about Keystone are being hidden from the public as there are Very Dirty Secrets going on in Alberta Canada.
- Tar Sand Oil is the dirtiest and most costly form of crude oil. The amount of Greenhouse Gas Emissions increase per barrel compared to conventional crude is 3 to 1. It takes between700 and 1,500 cubic feet of Natural Gas to produce 1 barrel of Tar Sand Crude. It takes between 150 and 170 gallons of water to produce 1 barrel of oil from Tar Sand. To date there has been over 200 square miles of Boreal Forests, Lakes and Wetlands cleared for Tar Sand Mining and expected to reach 1,150 square miles by 2030. There are to date, 20 square miles of expended waste water from the extraction process leaking 2.9 million gallons of polluted water per day.
- There is a common myth propagated from Big Oil and the right that the production of Canadian Tar Sand will provide future supplies of oil for the USA. The fact is, the USA and now even Europe is rejecting this very pollutant form of crude oil. It is China who will in fact be the primary customer for this 3 times more pollutant form of crude. Why? Because of their larger thirst for oil coupled with no pollution standards in China makes it ideal and they are investing Billions to get all the rights to the Canadian Tar Sand.
- The Propaganda from Big Oil and the right push the idea that the Keystone XL Pipeline is for the benefit of the US Consumer and Gas Prices. Really? If this were the case, then why is this Tar Sand being pushed all the way to the Houston Port Refineries versus just building a new super refinery over the border in Eastern Montana? Simple reasoning knowing the facts will tell you to off load this refined Tar Sand into Chinese Oil Tankers waiting in the Gulf off the coast of Texas. Isn’t it a coincidence that this proposed pipeline will be completed just before the Panama Canal Zone widening project will be completed in 2014? Of course this means that the new class of Super Tankers from China will be able to navigate the Panama Canal to get their refined Tar Sand waiting for them in Houston.
- The Final Piece of the Puzzle? The Overwhelming push by the Republicans to eliminate the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) The utter irony here is, President Richard Nixon, a Republican, was the one who created the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970. Here we sit forty years later and the top politicians in his own party are trying to dismantle it. In fact, EVERY GOP Presidential candidate is on record they want the EPA abolished. But Why? Well they “Claim” that it is a Jobs Killer. No, Big Oil and the Republicans are the Job Killers as they refuse to pursue clean energy. How many jobs could be created with research and development and the production and infrastructure needed for Hydrogen? How about putting in the infrastructure for electric cars? But of course, clean energy is not good, as it will put an end to the reasoning and purpose of the Military. If the United States is NOT Reliant on Oil from foreign countries, The Republicans will no longer have a reason to wage wars in foreign countries. That goes against the GOP creed and against the will of Big Oil and Military Contractors.
The Obama Socialist Connection
This continual assertion that President Obama is a Socialist or “The Food Stamp President” is just more of the continual slew of propaganda lies from the right.
Isn’t it amazing how George W. Bush’s redistribution of middle-class tax cuts to the top 1% of tax-payers is good for America and will create jobs through the pathetic idea of “Trickle Down Economics,” which has never worked and is as valuable as Regan’s Corpse rotting in the ground. However, making the top 1% pay their equal share of the tax burden is Socialism. Republicans should be careful using words that are beyond their comprehension.
For the Record the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition service records show that under President George W. Bush the number of recipients rose by nearly 14.7 million. More than any other time in the history of this country. Under President Obama that number has shrunk by 444,574 recipients to a total now on food stamps at 14.2 million.
Additionally the GOP have contended that it is in fact that African-Americans are the majority on public assistance, which of course shows their Racist Roots and Ignorance. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture 36 percent of those receiving food stamps are white, 22 percent were African American and 10 percent were Latino.
Once again the Republicans and Right Leaning Media prove they are blatant Liars!
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