Lost in all of the Syria/Obama/will-he-or-won’t-he headlines from the past several days is the massive devastation of the United States jobs market.
Glenn Foden over at Townhall.com summarized it perfectly:
To place Glenn’s cartoon into context, all you need is this article from Bloomberg News:
“…While unemployment dropped last month to 7.3 percent, the lowest level since December 2008, the decline occurred because of contraction in the workforce, not because more people got jobs. Labor-force participation — the share of working-age people either holding a job or looking for one — stands at a 35-year low.”
This news item got a bit lost over the weekend, which may have been by intent. However, this excerpt shows you just how deeply indebted (or how like-minded) President Obama is to the radical “Green” lobby in the United States.
In a New York Times interview published Saturday, President Obama came out foursquare against the Keystone XL pipeline, claiming that it would not create jobs. “Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator,” Obama said. “There is no evidence that that’s true.”
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Tagged climate, Energy, environment, green energy, jobs, Keystone XL, New York Times, Obama, oil, pipeline, politics, unemployment
I just realized something: I think I’m an “environmentalist”.
No, I haven’t suddenly started to wander around in leather sandals and a hemp shirt (at least, not yet). But based on a recent news report, I’m fairly certain that I’m more concerned about the welfare of the environment than the folks we usually see purported to be ‘saving the planet’.
Here, I’ll prove it.
A few days ago near the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, a runaway train exploded. The train was loaded with crude oil from North Dakota, and the gigantic explosion is estimated to have killed at least 50 people.
But a larger point was missing from most of the headlines on this tragedy, namely: why was the oil being transported by train in the first place?
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Tagged Canada, Energy, Keystone XL, Lac-Mégantic, Obama, oil, pipeline, politics, train