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President Obama Ruptures John Boehner's Pipeline of Keystone XL Lies

Science & Tech  (tags: environment, john boehner, president obama, obama, keystone xl pipeline, republicans, ecosystems, destruction, greenhousegases, habitat, habitatdestruction, CO2emissions )

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What Rep. Boehner never tells anyone when he discusses the project is that he stands to personally benefit from its approval. Boehner is invested in seven tar sands companies that will benefit from the pipeline's construction.

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Roseann d (178)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:23 pm
Conflict of Interest since representing his own interests comes before that of his constituents and the American people.

Arielle S (313)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 4:56 pm
Hooray for the president for telling it like it is. What possible award could we give to Boehner? Are there awards for being a greedy, deceitful, poor-excuse-for-a-human-being?

Terry V (30)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:02 pm

"There is something fundamentally wrong with treating the earth as if it were a business in liquidation."
~ Herman Daly

Carrie B (306)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 8:39 pm
No big surprise here! Boehner is a greedy SOB!

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 11:14 pm
TransCanada apparently owns most of the American government. Boehner, of course, has always been an orange-tinted troll. Then there are all the closed door meetings at the State Department, which subsequently contracted the Keystone XL environmental impact statement to a subsidiary of TransCanada. Of no surprise to anyone, said EIS found "no significant impact to the environment." We need to get real and admit two things: 1. We have the best government that corporate dollars can buy. 2. Radical action is needed now to transition this nation away from dirty fossil fuel energy to clean, renewable energy. We need system change. We need the #GreenNewDeal . #NOKXL

Past Member (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 9:19 am
Republicans have always been businessmen first and last. Thank you, President Obama for standing up for the environment.

Robert K (31)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:14 am
You know what's the truly horrible thing here? Boehner is one of the best Republican congressmen, but one of the worst speakers ever. He sometimes tries to do the right thing, but he has the Pee Party morons to deal with and they just won't deal.

That said, he'd still be the worst Democratic congressman if he were one.

Jen S (121)
Monday July 29, 2013, 12:50 pm
Boehner, in addition to having the typical self-image of himself as Moses handing down commandments, is a Cincinnati politician. Like so many rabid conservatives, they begin to believe themselves. Crass, greedy, shrill manipulative thief, selling out the country and those he professes to represent again.

. (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:03 pm
Jeaneen A: Obama standing up for the environment? I didn't read anything about him stopping the pipeline. What I read is him shifting focus on who in Congress will benefit.

Birgit W (160)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:23 pm

Jamie C (282)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:51 pm
Ok then Obama why won't you do something about it instead of just all talk?

edward jagusiak (25)
Monday July 29, 2013, 2:23 pm
The refinery it would benefit is owned by the Koch brothers.

Dianna M (16)
Monday July 29, 2013, 3:12 pm

OilChange International posted this in 2012: "The refineries that are linked to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline as committed shippers will receive between $1 billion and $1.8 billion in tax breaks. They are paid specifically for investing in equipment to process the heavy sour oil the pipeline promises to deliver.

The largest of these refineries, Motiva, is half owned by Saudi Refining Inc., and will receive between $680 million and $1.1 billion in U.S. taxpayer support."

Yes, the Kocks have an “interest.” But so do the Saudis.

Kate Kenner (215)
Monday July 29, 2013, 3:16 pm
Well, I did not know that about John Boehner. Whenever I write letters or comments about the keystone XL I say that it will benefit only those making money form it and he is a prime example. Good for Obama for seeing through his pile of dreck. If he really wants to do something though he can reject this evil pipeline altogether.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday July 29, 2013, 4:06 pm
It's still good news that this came out in the Times. Like everyone else here, I am cynical enough to need to wait and see.

Mitchell D (87)
Monday July 29, 2013, 4:07 pm
Apparently, the President did not make that point, about Boehner's investments, which the lead to this lead me to understand. But, this is valuable all by itself.I hope other media pick up on it.
It is similar to Boehner's legislation that allows a company, in his district, that makes parts for the Air Force, to double each order, and of course get paid double, although the Air Force has said it does not need the double parts.
We have here major hypocrisy, governmental welfare for a corporation, for years, while the Repugs whine about the budget, and gov't spending!!
We need to get rid of "Citizens United," and get these greedy ###@@@%%%&&&*** out of office.


David C (131)
Monday July 29, 2013, 4:43 pm
GOP -- Greedy Oil Poison

Stand Firm, Mr. Obama, NO KEYSTONE XL

Debra Tate (17)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:41 pm
noted but I still don't trust him. Dollars to donuts he still approves it!

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:32 pm
Roseann (above) mentioned a conflict of interest. I absolutely agree. This should be completely illegal. What are we sending these people to Congress for if they're not voting in behalf of their constituents? Something about taxation without representation.....Isn't there some way to charge them with a crime or sue them? Talk about un-democratic! We should all be up in arms over this.
Obama beats around the bush a lot...and has broken many promises already; and I voted for him twice and am quite unhappy. That KXL is already being built in bits-and-pieces, so I won't believe a word until he signs off one way or other. I'm going to keep writing letters & signing petitions against it until the deal is done. Then, if approved, I will keep protesting.

Winn A (179)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:44 am
Good news . . . .

Lona G (80)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 8:50 am
Kudos for Obama's speech. Now we wait until he DOES something about it. Like actually saying NO to Keystone XL

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:58 am
P.S.: Can we petition for a House Ethics committee investigation of this slime?

Roger G (154)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 1:31 pm
noted, thanks
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