Republican won't pass a middle class tax cut....

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    .....without a payoff to their oil company masters!

    Washington (CNN) -- Ensuring a pre-holiday collision course with the Senate, House Republicans Friday ignored criticism from President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats and formally unveiled a bill that extends the payroll tax cut and benefits for jobless Americans, but ties those items to a provision that clears a path toward approving the Keystone XL pipeline.

    Pipeline showdown escalates payroll tax cut fight - CNN.com
     
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    For once, I just wish you would be honest. Is it really that difficult to accept that not all Republicans are evil and not all Democrats are good? Is it difficult to admit that people have different thoughts within parties?

    You know, I actually like you. I think you mean well. But You are seriously selling yourself short with this bullcrap.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv0siXm2cpc]Rep. Joe Barton Apologizes To BP For $20 Billion Claims Fund - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I am old enough to remember when the Republican Party actually stood for something.

    But that was a long time ago....before Reagan screwed it up.
     
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    And the Dem's??? wait not much difference now is there,just wondering who is that insists we roll back the bush tax cuts,and by the way which tax brackets received the largest cut percentages.??
     
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    Fine by me.

    Let's get that pipeline approved!
     
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    Chris, what exactly is wrong with approving a project that will bring in thousands of jobs and more tax revenue?

    I thought you Democrats wanted us to build infrastructure. And the unions to have jobs.
     
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    From the U.S. Department of State website:

    Permit for Alberta Clipper Pipeline Issued

    The Department found that the addition of crude oil pipeline capacity between Canada and the United States will advance a number of strategic interests of the United States. These included increasing the diversity of available supplies among the United States’ worldwide crude oil sources in a time of considerable political tension in other major oil producing countries and regions; shortening the transportation pathway for crude oil supplies; and increasing crude oil supplies from a major non-Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries producer. Canada is a stable and reliable ally and trading partner of the United States, with which we have free trade agreements which augment the security of this energy supply.

    Approval of the permit sends a positive economic signal, in a difficult economic period, about the future reliability and availability of a portion of United States’ energy imports, and in the immediate term, this shovel-ready project will provide construction jobs for workers in the United States.

    That was from 3 YEARS AGO.

    What gives, Chirs? What gives?
     
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    More from Department of State re: Alberta Clipper...

    U.S. Department of State

    Construction in the United States will consist of two components that would have independent utility: the Alberta Clipper Pipeline and the Southern Lights Diluent Pipeline (view project map, 93 kb). The 36-inch Alberta Clipper Pipeline will carry up to 450,000 barrels of crude oil a day from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Canada to refineries in the U.S. In the U.S., the Alberta Clipper Pipeline will extend 326 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border near Neche, North Dakota across northern Minnesota to an Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wisconsin. The Southern Lights Diluent Project will consist of a new 20-inch pipeline extending 191 miles from Superior, Wisconsin to an Enbridge terminal in Clearbrook, Minnesota. In the U.S., these pipelines will be constructed at approximately the same time in the same right-of-way, and this right-of way would almost entirely be located along an existing Enbridge pipeline right-of-way.

    So, Chris- tell us why Obama would green light THIS pipeline, yet stall on the Keystone XL pipline.

    I think you owe us a response- it's your thread.
     
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    Chirp, chirp, chirp.
     

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