obama wants HIGHER gas prices and FEWER JOBS

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Marvin Dobbs

Carrollton, GA

#1 Feb 13, 2012
With unemployment soaring and gas prices at record highs, it's hard to understand why President Obama put the brakes on construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Keystone XL would have created 120,000 new, high-paying American jobs, pumped tens of billions of investment into our economy and brought real relief to families struggling to pay high gas prices. Despite all that, the President put the needs of a few extremist groups before the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of hard working Americans.

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#2 Feb 13, 2012
And why does he do that?
Linda

Cumming, GA

#3 Feb 13, 2012
Could it be that the "facts" Marvin throws around aren't really facts???? And that oil will be sold on the international market at the same prices by the same big oil companies that are scamming you right now??

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#4 Feb 13, 2012
Marvin Dobbs wrote:
With unemployment soaring and gas prices at record highs, it's hard to understand why President Obama put the brakes on construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Keystone XL would have created 120,000 new, high-paying American jobs, pumped tens of billions of investment into our economy and brought real relief to families struggling to pay high gas prices. Despite all that, the President put the needs of a few extremist groups before the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of hard working Americans.
What is your definition of "high-paying"? Those jobs would be temporary and may help for a year or 3, but will not make a difference long-term, a few might pay a decent wage but the majority will pay what Home Depot pays. Further, he put the brakes on because it is too risky, as the original plan put it practically on top of a major aquifer. One accident or oil spill would contaminate the water supply for a huge part of country and get into our major rivers.

He didn't say no, he said no to that plan, and for very good reason. Canadian and US engineers are re-working the location and working on a new proposal, which if presents lower risk and makes sense, could get a yes.

Obama doesn't WANT higher gas prices and fewer jobs, that doesn't even make sense. He doesn't WANT to risk having the water supply contaminated from the Canadian border down to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts if they make a mistake and have a spill. I've heard a lot of criticism over him denying that plan, but I don't really see how anyone could be on board with taking such a huge risk.
Marvin Dobbs

Carrollton, GA

#5 Feb 14, 2012
RebeccaDogLover wrote:
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What is your definition of "high-paying"? Those jobs would be temporary and may help for a year or 3, but will not make a difference long-term, a few might pay a decent wage but the majority will pay what Home Depot pays. Further, he put the brakes on because it is too risky, as the original plan put it practically on top of a major aquifer. One accident or oil spill would contaminate the water supply for a huge part of country and get into our major rivers.
He didn't say no, he said no to that plan, and for very good reason. Canadian and US engineers are re-working the location and working on a new proposal, which if presents lower risk and makes sense, could get a yes.
Obama doesn't WANT higher gas prices and fewer jobs, that doesn't even make sense. He doesn't WANT to risk having the water supply contaminated from the Canadian border down to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts if they make a mistake and have a spill. I've heard a lot of criticism over him denying that plan, but I don't really see how anyone could be on board with taking such a huge risk.
obama is a higher risk than any oil line could EVER be.

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#6 Feb 14, 2012
Marvin Dobbs wrote:
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obama is a higher risk than any oil line could EVER be.
Based on what?

Even if he is worst ever, which he isn't... at most we will have him for 5 more years and I suspect people overestimate the power a president actually has over the economy, nature, whatever. The President is not God. Congress has more power and more effect than the President, and so does the Chairman of the Fed. All of the measures a President puts in effect have little effect, positive or negative.

Either way... contaminated water supply and major rivers will hurt for decades. Oil does not dissipate so easily in colder temps. Maybe down here closer to the Gulf the damage is something we can deal with short-term, but NOT up north closer to Canada. There is still oil contaminating Alaska form the Exxon Valdese. If this pipeline is built in a stupid place and there is an accident, it will not go away and our grandchildren will still be dealing with it. That is a fact, no matter how much anyone disagrees or doesn't like it.

Perhaps the next plan will be workable.
the truth

Suwanee, GA

#7 Feb 14, 2012
You are the dumbest f*ck on topix. Go away , idiot.

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#8 Feb 14, 2012
the truth wrote:
You are the dumbest f*ck on topix. Go away , idiot.
Sorry, I know how offensive common sense is around here.
texasflyer

Irving, TX

#9 Feb 14, 2012
Most of the jobs would be environmental cleanup like on the Gulf Coast a few years ago.
Most American oil is exported.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#10 Feb 14, 2012
RebeccaDogLover wrote:
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What is your definition of "high-paying"? Those jobs would be temporary and may help for a year or 3, but will not make a difference long-term, a few might pay a decent wage but the majority will pay what Home Depot pays.
Yeah who wants a job that lasts tree years at what Home Depot pays? I mean why do that when I can sit at home playing Medal of Honor.

Any job helps right now, and if we can get gas here cheaper thats good too, but I see you are willing to carry Obama's water no mater what.
butch

Carrollton, GA

#11 Feb 17, 2012
RebeccaDogLover wrote:
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What is your definition of "high-paying"? Those jobs would be temporary and may help for a year or 3, but will not make a difference long-term, a few might pay a decent wage but the majority will pay what Home Depot pays. Further, he put the brakes on because it is too risky, as the original plan put it practically on top of a major aquifer. One accident or oil spill would contaminate the water supply for a huge part of country and get into our major rivers.
He didn't say no, he said no to that plan, and for very good reason. Canadian and US engineers are re-working the location and working on a new proposal, which if presents lower risk and makes sense, could get a yes.
Obama doesn't WANT higher gas prices and fewer jobs, that doesn't even make sense. He doesn't WANT to risk having the water supply contaminated from the Canadian border down to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts if they make a mistake and have a spill. I've heard a lot of criticism over him denying that plan, but I don't really see how anyone could be on board with taking such a huge risk.
YOU ARE FULL OF SHI*! he has already said gas should be $12 a gallon.



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#12 Feb 18, 2012
RebeccaDogLover wrote:
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Sorry, I know how offensive common sense is around here.
Not that you've provided much of it, huh?:)
Zipper

Columbus, GA

#13 Feb 18, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah who wants a job that lasts tree years at what Home Depot pays? I mean why do that when I can sit at home playing Medal of Honor.
Any job helps right now, and if we can get gas here cheaper thats good too, but I see you are willing to carry Obama's water no mater what.
Is Home Depot hiring? I need a job!
butch

Carrollton, GA

#14 Feb 18, 2012
RebeccaDogLover wrote:
<quoted text>
Based on what?
Even if he is worst ever, which he isn't... at most we will have him for 5 more years and I suspect people overestimate the power a president actually has over the economy, nature, whatever. The President is not God. Congress has more power and more effect than the President, and so does the Chairman of the Fed. All of the measures a President puts in effect have little effect, positive or negative.
Either way... contaminated water supply and major rivers will hurt for decades. Oil does not dissipate so easily in colder temps. Maybe down here closer to the Gulf the damage is something we can deal with short-term, but NOT up north closer to Canada. There is still oil contaminating Alaska form the Exxon Valdese. If this pipeline is built in a stupid place and there is an accident, it will not go away and our grandchildren will still be dealing with it. That is a fact, no matter how much anyone disagrees or doesn't like it.
Perhaps the next plan will be workable.
the negros in america believe obama is SORT OF A GOD.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#15 Feb 18, 2012
Zipper wrote:
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Is Home Depot hiring? I need a job!
Yes they are, but I doubt you would get the job if you are asking about them on topix instead of filling out an application.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#17 Feb 19, 2012
whoa wrote:
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Some are temporary but is it your belief that after the pipeline is built and no further maintenance is required, no continual monitoring, and no pumping stations?
Some of these losers actually believe that a solar panel car fit for daily use is just around the corner. Just look at the failure of the Chevy Volt.

“AAAAAHH. That's better. ”

Since: Nov 07

"Where the neons turn to wood"

#18 Feb 21, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Some of these losers actually believe that a solar panel car fit for daily use is just around the corner. Just look at the failure of the Chevy Volt.
What would your criteria be to establish fit for daily use. He's one. Price prohibitive for most but is certainly fit for daily use . And built in the US.

http://www.teslamotors.com/models/features

Since: Jun 07

D'ville, GA

#19 Feb 21, 2012
A major restriction to electric cars is our powergrid. What would happen if everyone plugged in their cars in the evening to charge for the next days usage? TVs would go blank starting at 6 on the east coast and proceed across the country. And all that electricity has to be generated somehow and most comes from the combustion of fossil fuels. Maybe that's why this administration has OK'd the first nuke plant since 3-mile island.
Indeed

Lithia Springs, GA

#21 Feb 21, 2012
Black people's fault.

“AAAAAHH. That's better. ”

Since: Nov 07

"Where the neons turn to wood"

#22 Feb 21, 2012
spitfire2 wrote:
A major restriction to electric cars is our powergrid. What would happen if everyone plugged in their cars in the evening to charge for the next days usage? TVs would go blank starting at 6 on the east coast and proceed across the country. And all that electricity has to be generated somehow and most comes from the combustion of fossil fuels. Maybe that's why this administration has OK'd the first nuke plant since 3-mile island.
Well with a 300 mile range no Need to charge everyday. Another option would be a n onsite solar charging station. Not to mention home solar grid tied systems actually have the potential to feed the grid. An.d no fossil fuel involved. There are many workarounds. The funny thing about solar is . The same corporations that control the industry now, will control the solor in the future. It's a squeeze. Look at Exxon and how they are diversifying.

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