Smoke Screens And Enormous Lies, Boehner And The XL Pipeline
February 18, 2012
By Dave Grimmer
With all this evidence, itís clear this has nothing to do with creating jobs in the US, as John Boehner would have you believe. It also has nothing to do with reducing energy costs for US citizens, which it wonít. In fact, one likely reason that Boehner is so willing to lie to you and the American public about the job numbers and energy supply is that he stands to make a boat load of money should this deal go through. He owns stock in Canadian oil companies.
In his 2010 financial statement, Boehner shows, for one, ownership of between $15,000 and $50,000 in Canadian Natural Resources, a major player in the Canadian tar sands industry. Strangely, if you look at his reported assets for 2009, before approval of the pipeline was being discussed, the Speaker did not own any Canadian oil stocks.
Republicans are now trying to push this project forward by stripping the US State Department of itís authority to be the permitting agency. Although Obama would still have the ability to veto the bill, that move would be sold to the willing as an example of the President standing in the way of US Jobs. Donít be fooled! Know full well, this is nothing more than a political favor for Big Oil to the north and a deal that would make the Speaker of the House a handy profit.
Greenpeace recently sent a letter to the Security and Exchange Commission asking them to investigate congressional leadership and TransCanada on the grounds that they used inflated numbers in an effort to deliberately mislead the American public. Letís hope the SEC does the right thing and initiates an investigation.