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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:11 PM

(Updated) Reid: Attaching Keystone oil pipeline provision to payroll tax cut bill not reasonable

Senate Democratic leader Reid: Attaching Keystone oil pipeline provision to payroll tax cut bill not unreasonable - Reuters

http://www.breakingnews.com/

Senate's Reid: Payroll tax plan should not include Keystone


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday he does not think a provision to speed approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project belongs in the next payroll tax cut bill.

"If we want to wean ourselves from foreign oil, why would we allow a pipeline to be built of 1,700 miles to manufacture petroleum products to be shipped overseas? That's the purpose of this," Reid told reporters.

Reid said he would be happy to look at any "reasonable" proposals on the payroll tax cut. "This doesn't sound reasonable to me," he said, referring to ideas to include a Keystone provision in the bill.

---Breaking news got it wrong

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Reply (Updated) Reid: Attaching Keystone oil pipeline provision to payroll tax cut bill not reasonable (Original post)
The Straight Story Jan 2012 OP
Mojorabbit Jan 2012 #1
annabanana Jan 2012 #2
The Straight Story Jan 2012 #4
TwilightGardener Jan 2012 #3
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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:15 PM

1. Makes one want to bang one's head against the wall. nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:22 PM

2. Why is Reid all hot for the pipeline?

This drives me nutz

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Response to annabanana (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:24 PM

4. Please see update (nt)

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:24 PM

3. Oh Christ. Considering they're unrelated issues, and the pipeline's fate has been decided, yes it

IS unreasonable.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:28 PM

5. Story Updated. BN mis-stated (thankfully!!!) what was said (nt)

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