That wooshing sound you just heard was a talking point going away.
President Obama has repeatedly said he wants to turn the economy around, put America back to work, produce more energy, improve public safety, and open new markets to goods stamped “Made in the USA.”
Despite all the fighting over the Keystone Pipeline, it is now getting some use. Oil is now being pumped into the pipeline’s southern leg, which stretches across Oklahoma to the Texas coast.
Did you know that in 2012 Americans spent an average of $3,000 on gas? – more than doubling 2002’s average of $1,235? Were you aware our country owes $900 billion because of our dependence on oil? These are just a few statistics that should give Americans a little more to think about when they’re filling up at the pump.
According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, nearly two thirds of the American population supports the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, despite President Obama’s continued requests that the pipeline not be built.
Allegations that the State Department hired a contractor with a "conflict of interest" when approving they Keystone Pipeline have delayed progress on the project already.
I don’t think there could be any better way to put it.