Why are Conservatives trying to portray the job-killing Keystone XL pipeline as a job creator?

The construction phase of the Keystone XL pipeline will mean temporary construction jobs, but once construction is complete it will only require a staff of approximately 120 workers to keep the pipeline operating. Furthermore, completion of the pipeline will mean the loss of thousands of trucking and railroad jobs, and lead to an increase in fuel prices in North America. The Keystone XL Pipeline is not a job creator, it's a job destroyer, so why are Republicans behind the 8-ball on this one and swallowing everything TransCanada tells them?

Asked By: - 12/9/2011
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Because they are stupid.
Answered By: dstr - 12/9/2011
Additional Answers (19)
Lying and misrepresenting is what they do.
Answered By: All Knowing One - 12/9/2011
Utterly idiotic, unsubstantiated upchuck. At least you're consistent.
Answered By: Obamageddon - 12/9/2011
sounds like it will create 120 permanent jobs using your Marxist logic. in the long. term, the added money will cause economic growth as does cheaper gasoline.
Answered By: The O'Ryan - 12/9/2011
This is just another WMD----Weapon of Mass Destraction
Answered By: James Kohen - 12/9/2011
you really don't know about how natural gas and oil are transported, do you
Answered By: Coach is back - 12/9/2011
How so ole great wise monkey? Five to seven years to construct and that's temporary to you? What permanent jobs has Obama created in the past three years?
Answered By: Lear45 Continued - 12/9/2011
To make the rich oil companies more money.
Answered By: Leesabrat - 12/9/2011
Wait, so the party that loves keynesian temporary employment is opposed to temporary jobs that come from the private sector... More
Answered By: Entropy - 12/9/2011
yeah, ok then....we don't want that canadian oil either. yeah....youre right...for christs sake? why ask why? can't fly with eagles if the turkeys are holding you down. ok, let's all just sit got it... More
Answered By: James K - 12/9/2011
Oh boo hoo. Warren Buffett will miss out on several thousand dollars for each train tank car that is used to haul that oil from Canada. Obama wouldn't want to deny his favorite billionaire those extra dollars... More
Answered By: Return of Bite My Shiny Metal... - 12/9/2011
Oh wow, the liberals spin ourt complaint about "temporarily construction jobs". Amazing. The FACT is this, the keystone pipeline is private funding by corporations, NOT MONEY BORROWED FROM FUTURE GENERATIONS, WITH BORROWED GOOBERMENT DOLLARS... More
Answered By: Abraham Lincoln - 12/9/2011
How about providing some evidence that ANY of that is true.
Answered By: L.T.M. - 12/9/2011
But its okay for Obama to spend us into debt to create government jobs. Right?
Answered By: Tripp Smith - 12/9/2011
I agree What looks like a good thing on the out side it is terribly rotten on the inside if one is smart and cares to look .
Answered By: bluechristy - 12/9/2011
Youre full of it. The Alaskan pipeline, which is only half as long had as much as 23 thousand people working on it. And ALL construction jobs are temporary. And it will require a staff of THOUSANDS to keep it operating. Completion of the pipeline will result in lower fuel prices.
Answered By: bmovies60 - 12/9/2011
Your logic is extraordinary. You should run for Congress. You may find others of your kind in that august body.
Answered By: tcoyote - 12/9/2011
Because they are told to. Republicans are too stupid to verify or research anything on their own. This is precisely why AM radio and Fox News do so well - their followers refuse to get their info from other sources so they need their views spoon fed to them and constantly reinforced... More
Answered By: rfghrsgiobgdfjicewdguijgdefb - 12/9/2011
The most important topic of the day which is NOT being covered by our mass media is the National defense authorization act!!! Look it up, google it, or go to This is a direct assault on our constitution!!
Answered By: Rick - 12/9/2011
Oh No! Another Idiot who thinks like OBAMA. Why is it people believe the Crap he Spews out and don't have the common sense to see the truth about what makes the world tick. Electric cars that are good for about 60-70 miles without a recharge costing $40 plus thousand a copy. Who in the hell is going to buy enough... More
Answered By: Jim B - 12/9/2011
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