Obama still refuses to issue the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, a vital project that will bring energy we need and unleash billions in private investment.
Now he’s poised to divert and distract from that disastrous decision by approving a presidential permit for a very different type of project – a government bridge, built with billions of our federal taxpayer dollars, that is unnecessary and would actually compete with a privately owned bridge.
The Governor of Michigan has submitted an application to the US Department of State,seeking a Presidential Permit to build a new multi-billion-dollar bridge between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, known as the “Detroit River International Crossing.”
The Michigan legislature has already rejected this boondoggle, because it competes with a successful privately-owned bridge that stands ready to add another privately-funded span to meet future demand.
Here’s how the scam works: Canada puts up $550 million and they get to collect the tolls to make their money back. And then Michigan can rip off federal taxpayers for $2.2 billion in matching funds and – get this – the Lieutenant Governor said Michigan won’t spend “a dime”! (Don’t they pay federal taxes in Michigan?)
We can’t let Obama announce this approval to great fanfare and brag about construction jobs on this unnecessary, wasteful project when the necessary pipeline remains blocked. Please send your comment to the State Department today and spread the word on this scam.
The State Department is required to accept comments from the public on this proposal until August 9, 2012. Please fill out the form below to send your comments directly to the State Department!
Click here to sign the petition http://action.americancommitment.org/7489/build-pipeline-not-bridge/?src=hN120802
Do you wonder why we have to do the thinking for members of Congress? What are we paying them for? November is the time to vote out all incumbents that are apparently incapable of doing the job we hired them to do and who don’t understand what we mean when we say “STOP SPENDING”, and vote in new warm bodies We the People have vetted (appraised, verified, checked for authenticity, validity, etc) and hold them continuously accountable for their action or inaction. Let’s start at the top and work our way down with vigor!
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