TransCanada delivers what local residents and landowners feared most about the Keystone XL pipeline; oil spills.
Under Republican control, Congress has not laid any taxes to provide for anything, much less for the general welfare of the people,
Boehner and Republicans are also intent on defeating President Obama's climate change initiatives on myriad fronts such as stripping the EPA's authority to regulate carbon emissions from coal-fired electricity generating plants, or the air and water pollution related to coal mining. If Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are so intent on comparing America to China, they should embrace the President's climate change agenda and follow the communist nation's latest effort.
Republicans have shifted their focus slightly away from just killing Americans' jobs to killing disabled Americans; nearly nine million disabled Americans.
As the nation continues its record run of monthly jobs created, the oil industry that complains bitterly the President restricts their ability to explore and drill is laying off tens-of-thousands of oil workers every month; not because of Obama's regulations, but due to the oil glut from America's prolific oil production success since the President has been in office.
Every one of the Koch Republicans, and their oily Democratic cohorts, who voted to approve a State Department construction permit for TransCanada to build the KeystoneXL pipeline across America's international border with Canada are guilty of violating the Constitution's long-standing Separation of Powers.
Like every common criminal, or once-convicted felon, who continues to escape punishment for violating the law, Boehner continues his unethical, and now illegal, behavior because he truly believes he IS above the law. It is time to disabuse Boehner of that belief and restore the American people's faith in the nation's justice system.
Boehner has enlisted a foreign corporation (TransCanada), the Canadian Prime Minister, and a foreign energy department to put pressure on America, and particularly its President, to approve construction of a pipeline Canada is well aware is an environmental and ecological disaster.
It may have been Democrat Howard Dean who said not long ago that if given a choice between voting for a Republican, or a Republican-lite, voters of both parties will always opt for the real Republican; because they cannot trust a Democrat pandering for votes as a Republican. It is a lesson Senator Mary Landrieu, and soon-to-be-former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, would do well to heed.
For several California cities, that corporate greed is finally paying dividends, and not the good kind, leaving them without water.
If any American thinks the Republicans will not follow through on their shutdown threat, they are deluded because McConnell's own words encapsulated the entire conservative mindset when he promised that "Obama won't like it, but that will be done. I guarantee it."
Republicans are once again threatening to hold the debt limit hostage in return for a ransom payment that is, beyond belief, the height of insanity. Or is it really a calculated move to put America on a course for an economic catastrophe?
The Chamber of Commerce president gave his state of American business address that was replete with propaganda that the economy is failing because President Obama is not following Reagan's trickle-down economics.
Republicans are riding a three-year job-killing frenzy and still, Boehner has the temerity to claim House Republicans passed several job bills that President Obama stood on the sideline to obstruct.
After spending three years killing jobs, sending Americans into poverty, and damaging the economy, Boehner is doing damage control and blaming President Obama for House Republican incompetence.
House Republicans have taken another step to relieve President Obama of his constitutional responsibility to approve a permit authorizing construction of Canada's Keystone XL pipeline.
Americans are being held responsible for Republicans' debt for two unnecessary wars, costly prescription plan, tax cuts for the rich, and gifts to the oil industry.
The long-awaited State Department report on the environmental impact of building the KeystoneXL pipeline was released and its results are a direct effect of spending cuts, and a Republican ploy.
After the president mentioned climate change in his inaugural address, 44 Republicans and 9 Democrats responded by sending a letter to Obama demanding immediate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Americans should be irate that John Boehner and the House Republicans are deliberately killing 3 million jobs in order to enrich big oil.