D.J. Neeley | Civil Patriot
“Joe Biden’s decision makes us more dependent on the Middle East, more dependent on Russia, more dependent on Venezuela, for our supply of energy.”
Congressman Bryan Steil, First Congressional District, WI
I once had a boss who kept sabotaging his own workers, usually to prove some kind of a point to an errant employee. In those reckless moments he proved that he was far more concerned with his own pride than with the overall success of his own company.
I think the same could be said of some of our political leaders. They’re far more worried about making a point than protecting our jobs. . .and that’s troubling.
Take the recent Executive Order shutting down the Keystone Pipeline on federal land. I wonder if Joe Biden realizing that he was (as my daddy would’ve said) “cutting off his nose to spite his face” when he signed that particular order. He was, after all, killing multiplied thousands of jobs in many states and causing people on both sides of the political aisle to react swiftly and strongly.
A group of Wisconsin workers affected by this decision met media a few days back. They expressed their concerns about this over-reaching decision from our new President. Joining them were some of their representatives, who also expressed concerns.
Up first was Congressman Bryan Steil, who became quite passionate when asked about the role the pipeline played on the environment:
“The environmental concerns are very misleading to a lot of people. The oil and gas is still going to transported into the United States of America. It’s going to be done by rail, a less efficient means of moving oil and gas with greater risk to the environment from rail accidents. Far less safe than a pipeline. So, I think it’s very misleading the way that joe Biden explained this and it’s had a real direct impact on the workers here in Wisconsin.”
“On Joe Biden’s first day in office he killed thousands of American jobs,” Steil added. “Joe Biden killed hundreds of Wisconsin jobs. On Joe Biden’s first day in office hundreds of Wisconsin workers got laid off of their job in the private sector infrastructure. Joe Biden needs to reconsider his decision immediately.”
Steil went on to say, “These are good paying jobs—$80-$90,000 a year. $30-$40 an hour jobs are laid off.”
VIDEO TITLE: Wisconsin Rep. Grothman, Steil, Fitzgerald discuss
Keystone XL pipeline
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Congressman Glenn Grothman spoke next, sharing concerns about our trading partners:
“Our #1 and #2 trading partners in the world are Canada and Mexico. And it’s so important that we have good relationships with both of them. Now, already a lot of this pipeline has been built. I’m sure Canada thought this was a done deal as part of their economic development and on Day One Joe Biden comes out of the chute and pops Canada right in the face. I mean, Amateur Night at the White House.”
Grothman went on to say that he wasn’t sure where Joe Biden was getting his ideas from, then added (tongue in cheek) that Lada Gaga might be playing a role.
You might not be too far off there, Mr. Grothman.
Biden’s ideas are coming from out of left field. Emphasis on Left. These types of rapid-fire, job-killing decisions are straight from the Green New Deal playbook and everyone in D.C. knows it.
Congressman Scott Fitzgerald, who represents Wisconsin’s 5th congressional district,
added to the conversation:
“It’s unfortunate that we’re here today. It’s a last-ditch effort to save these jobs.”
Sad, isn’t it? These job loss stories are a kick in the gut, straight from Joe Biden’s shiny new inauguration shoes. And he’s aiming straight for the heartland. . .middle America.
I can relate to this on a personal level. My boss was so quick to over-react—to prove a point—that he ended up losing his whole company. Over 200 men and women lost their jobs because one man wasn’t balanced enough to make the right decision for all of them.
I hope that’s not the case with Joe Biden’s America.
“I’m sure Canadian officials will be reaching out to Biden saying, ‘This is a big mistake. This is a big mistake,’” Fitzgerald added.
It is a big mistake, one that can be undone if the right people do the right thing. If my boss had just laid down his pride, he might still have a company today.
If Joe Biden has a change of heart, he could win the favor of conservative and liberal workers directly tied to the pipeline.
The question is: Will he? Will he come to his senses and put a stop to this nonsense before even more jobs are lost?