'In a remarkably revealing moment on ABC News this week, CEO of TransCanada Bill Grilling basically conceded that the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will ultimately create only 50 permanent jobs here in the U.S.
In an exchange with ABC’s Martha Raddatz, Grilling was pressed to square the project’s ultimate job numbers with GOP rhetoric pushing the idea that it would be a major job creator and long-term boom for America’s economy.
“There are others that say jobs will not be so great, going as low as 4,000 jobs and that the jobs will only be here for a couple of years,” Raddatz interjected, while Grilling was rattling off the potential 42,000 temporary jobs the pipeline’s construction would offer for just a period of two years. “The State Department – you mentioned the State Department – says that ‘once the proposed project enters service, operations will require approximately 50 total employees in the U.S.’”
'Global warming is a hoax,' Keystone XL jobs get 'Lie of the year' nods | WashingtonExaminer.comGirling also got the nod for contending the proposed 1,700-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline would create 42,000 "ongoing, enduring jobs." That's also not true — the State Department said the pipeline would support that many direct and indirect jobs during its one- to two-year year construction phase. After it's built, 35 people would be employed permanently.
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Ahh, it's the Holidays, and I am ready to take my wife out to the movies, as I do each year to celebrate.....
Hmmm, I wonder which movie North Korea will allow me to see this year.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
We should show them how we made a bout about killing our own president.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me