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Rep. Mullin: Keystone Veto Shows Obama All-Talk on Job Creation

By    |   Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 11:30 AM

President Barack Obama’s words differ from his actions, especially when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline, Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin said Wednesday on "America’s Forum" on Newsmax TV.

"This president has been talking about shovel-ready jobs since he was elected," said Mullin. "This has been a shovel-ready job since he's been elected, and instead he's wanting to listen to individuals that had his political war chest and not put the interests of the American people forward."

By vetoing the pipeline – which would transport oil from Canada through the U.S.—Obama is risking national security and jeopardizing good paying jobs for Americans in the construction industry just to pander to environmentalists, Mullin said.

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"The president says this doesn't create jobs — his own administration is saying it creates jobs," he said. "The southern leg went completely through my district and I understand the impact that it's had, and the environmentalists represent a very small group.

"Labor, well they represent a lot of hardworking individuals that represent the middle class that this president once again is constantly talking about he's trying to help. But right here, he's not trying to help them."

Mullin said the pipeline would have a $2 billion impact once it’s up and running, but Obama is determined not to let it happen.

"The president has been calling from day one that Congress should act, and now Congress has acted and all the president has done has issued vetoes for it," he said. "Since we've been back in session and the 114th Congress, he's already issued 10 veto threats.

"The president has shown himself to be a do-nothing president right now and I don't understand why this project isn't being approved. This is good for America."

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