Note To Prez: Keystone XL Will Raise Gas Prices, Not Create US Jobs

The populist president just revived what will be a bad economic deal for Midwest gas prices and American jobs, the Keystone XL pipeline. My nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog studied the issue in 2013 and found that the Keystone XL extension was a way to move Canadian crude to Asia through the gulf coast, which would re-route cheap crude that now feeds Midwest refineries. The likely result: higher Midwest gasoline prices. President Obama nodded to the analysis in delaying the deal. Under scrutiny, the deal as proposed produced very few US jobs. The report found that: •Drivers, especially in the Midwest, would pay 20 cents to 40 cents more at the pump if the disputed pipeline were built, as the current discount of up to $30 a barrel for Canadian oil disappears. •The true goal of multinational oil companies and Canadian politicians backing the pipeline is to reach export outlets outside the U.S. for tar sands oil and refined fuels, which would drive up the oil’s price. •With U.S. oil production rising fast, any “energy security” benefit for the U.S. would vanish as American…

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Pro-Lifers Combat Pro-Abort Mantra With #MyUnintendedJoy, And Share the Beauty of Life

For too long, the abortion industry has used social media to proclaim how proud they are of the “service” they offer. Hashtags such as #ShoutYourAbortion are meant as an unapologetic in-your-face to those who believe all life is precious. The Guttmacher Institute reported in September of last year that 45% of all pregnancies are either “mistimed or unwanted.” To Planned Parenthood, and others who make money | Read More »
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