01.26.2021 0

Keystone XL Pipeline stopped while immigration detainees released


By Frank McCaffrey

Today we look at an action taken on the first day of the Biden administration to rescind a permit on the Keystone XL pipeline, put forth by the Trump administration. Now this is a move that costs tens of thousands of jobs and hurts taxpayers who want to work. These are law abiding citizens. It also makes our neighbors to the north angry.

Jason Kenney, the Premier of Alberta, Canada had this to say about Biden’s executive order:

“This is a gut punch for the Canadian and Alberta economies. Sadly, it is an insult directed at the United States’ most important ally and trading partner on day one of a new administration. Today, as I speak over 2000 women and men have lost their jobs. We’ll continue to fight for them and for the 59,000 jobs that this project would create.”

Let’s be clear about what happened. The leader of our closest ally retroactively vetoed approval for a pipeline that already exists. And you didn’t think Canadians to get angry like that! Hey, those jobs just go away and the administration could care less.

It’s strikingly similar to the way they’re crushing small businesses, hurting people who often lived one sale at a time to make ends meet. These are law-abiding citizens. The Biden team doesn’t care about them, either.

Now speaking of our neighbors to the north, how about our neighbors to the south. The President has halted border wall construction leaving many feeling unsafe and allowing for further spread of COVID-19. The administration has a new immigration policy command: release them all. According to the office of Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan that means releasing 14,995 detainees in custody. Seventy-one percent are convicted criminals or have pending criminal charges. Jordan adds, this is just the beginning.
So the law abiding taxpaying citizens of our nation get punished while immigration detainees are set free. Are you better off not being a law-abiding citizen? Listen to Joe Biden inaugural speech promises.

“Together, we shall write an American story of hope, not fear, of unity, not division of life, not darkness. The story of decency and dignity, love and healing greatness and goodness.”
Hope, not fear, sounds like he turned around and gave us the opposite. It seems this speech of his will be about the best Biden’s supporters are going to get out of him. How much longer before we turn it over to Kamala?

Frank McCaffrey is Director of Americans for Limited Government News and a contributing editor to the Daily Torch.

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