To the great people of Canada, I, as an American citizen, want to thank you for your offer of oil and gas products to be delivered via the Keystone XL pipeline, and to apologize to you for any offense that may have been taken by the rude rejection of your offer given by our president.
Barack Obama is a fool for rejecting a source of energy that our nation badly needs, and realizing that his decision was 99 percent politics doesn't make the decision less offensive. Didn't our child president just recently criticize America for not thinking about big projects any longer, and is this not proof that America and Canada both think big, but the American government halts all such big projects?
Given that our nation has more that 500,000 miles of pipelines criss-crossing it with few if any leak or break problems in the past, and that we need the jobs that a new project would create in the midst of the Obama depression, only a spiteful, political idiot would reject such an offer.
Occasionally liberals will offer the objection that the Keystone XL pipeline will not create "that many" jobs, but in these lean times, even 10 or 15 jobs (the Keystone project anticipates creating tens of thousands of jobs, by the way) would be a God-send to the workers and their families. And we also have to remember that no participant in the proposed pipeline has asked for one dollar of help to build it (unlike the billions of dollars the Obama administration has thrown at, and wasted, on the alternative/green energy companies that have subsequently gone broke (failed companies like Solyndra).
It has been reported that the parties to the pipeline are devising an alternate route that will make Obama's objections irrelevant, so I hope you will wait for this back-up plan so we can by-pass our child president and still do business with your wonderful nation, and make a nice profit for your companies and workers in the process.
As an aside, and in an attempt to poke a finger of logic and common sense at our liberal politicians who are attempting to increase the cost and reduce the supply of gas and oil in America, while they attempt to destroy our economy with ideas that will cause immense financial costs and real personal pain to Americans, I notice that the Democrats in Washington are trying to apply an additional tax to energy products with their H.R. 3784 bill, titled "The Gas Spike Act", which would greatly penalize gas and oil companies for their products, with these government-caused additional costs being necessarily passed on to consumers, and that this bill would allow big government to decide what level of profit is "reasonable" for companies to make and tax them for all profit over that amount. A government enforced limitation on profit is what is done during a communist takeover of a nation and is contrary to everything that has made America the most prosperous nation in the world, and would undermine the large, wealthy middle class that is the envy of the world. Additionally, the profit-tax would only add to the government's already draconian tax on gasoline, which is in large part the reason your gas costs well over $3 a gallon. If the government would get out of the way and stop sticking us with their extra charges on everything we buy, costs to our already-stressed population could be reduced and paying bills would be more easily done. But don't hold your breath until the government lessens its hold on your pocketbook and allows you to save some money. The next logical step for liberals will be the takeover of oil and gas companies by the Obama administration, and at that point our nation will be absolutely destroyed, because without market-based energy available to consumers, the costs of just trying to drive to work each day will skyrocket and the supply of oil and gas will disappear. That's what history and the Carter administration tell us that government involvement, regulation and control causes.
But be that as it may, best regards from the United States.