Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Obama veto's Keystone XL bill - NOT SMART!

Now here is a brilliant idea. Thanks for the VETO Obama! But - what is your replacement for the oil and coal that keeps our country alive and progressive? What will we do when the oil runs dry, and the Arabs suck the money out of our bank accounts because we can't get our own domestic oil and gas out of the ground, and we can't generate electricity because you've shut down all the coal driven generating stations? It will be "back to the stone age" for us! And no, windmills are not more ecologically friendly - they kill birds, and use tons of carbon to create them, move them into position, and maintain them. Solar panels or other solar generation? What a joke! You would need to bulldoze a third of the United States to generate the power we need - and then you need to replace the equipment every 20 years or so! I am really tired of all the stinking, non-thinking, whale watching liberals who only care about their own personal interests, and don't envision how their plan will play out in the long run. These are the same people who promote "no kill" animal shelters, which fill up quickly, putting more and more strays out on the street to die in painful agony. Wake up America! Yes, we need to pump cash into finding an alternative to oil and coal and natural gas - but we can't give up on what we have until there is an alternative in place!

Obama rejects Keystone XL bill
Kevin Liptak, CNN
Updated 12:41 PM ET, Wed February 25, 2015

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama, exercising his veto power for the first time in five years, rejected on Tuesday a measure green-lighting the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

Obama's signature denying the Keystone bill kicks off what's expected to be a flurry of vetoes on measures that Republicans will send to the White House now they control both chambers of Congress. The President has already threatened to reject 13 GOP-sponsored pieces of legislation, including bills rolling back the Affordable Care Act and reversing his executive action on immigration.

SEE ALSO: Meet the pen Obama used to veto Keystone XL

On Keystone, it appears unlikely GOP lawmakers will be able to reverse Obama's veto. The threshold for overriding a President's veto is a two-thirds vote in each chamber of Congress.

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