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Thus, Day Two of The Trump Era, America’s new leader signed another series of Executive Orders.

trump-with-obama challenges trumpThe first two EOs revive construction on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Leave it to President Trump to take the practical stance on energy and the economy and invest in energy that works all the time. Further, estimates are these executive actions will create 28,000 good-paying jobs for American citizens.

Consider these EOs another Obama-legacy-killing move, as President Trump effectively said, “To hell with Obama’s green energy boondoggle!” And boondoggle it was.

According to the Washington Times,

Taxpayers are on the hook for more than $2.2 billion in expected costs from the federal government’s energy loan guarantee programs, according to a new audit Monday that suggests the controversial projects may not pay for themselves, as officials had promised.

Obama wasted billions of taxpayer dollars of crony capitalism paybacks that Obama said would create millions of new jobs.

And what about those jobs?

From Obama’s own website Blueprint for Change (original link)

[Green energy] will “create 5 million ‘green’ jobs; will invest $150 billion over ten years to deploy clean technologies, protect our existing manufacturing base and create millions of new jobs.”
According to Politifact,

This broad definition makes it difficult to count the exact number of “green” jobs. In addition, the federal government did not start tracking of the number of “green” jobs until 2010, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics discontinued all “measuring green jobs” products in 2013 because of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act.

So Obama quit measuring “green jobs” in 2013. Anybody care to speculate as to why?

Trump Executive Orders: Real jobs in black energy

us-steelTrump declared, “We’re going to put a lot of steel workers back to work.

You can bet Trump discussed the likelihood of this project with U.S. Steel, when Trump met with that organization’s CEO.

Obama had stalled the project for 8 years, as he refused to approve the cross-border project, because it would negatively impact climate change.

Contrast that view with Obama’s own State Department who reported that the pipelines would have almost no impact on climate change. They estimated that the pipeline would create over 42,000 new jobs.

Ironically, even Trump’s estimates of jobs is lower than Obama, as he likely sees ways to save money in construction.

Obliterating Obama’s Cost-Increasing Red-Tape:

Trump’s fourth executive order today streamlines the permitting process and reduces regulatory burdens for construction companies.  Trump called the previous process a “tangled mess that was extremely unfair to companies.”

Trump has cut away more Obama government stupidity.

Because of the EO, companies will no longer have to wait, sometimes for years from the time they bid on a project until they can actually start construction.  The major impact here is the cost of raw materials.

Trump’s also took money out of bloated environmentalists’ coffers today to increase company profits.  The fifth Executive Order Trump signed today expedites environmental reviews for infrastructure projects.  With the common sense that got him elected, Trump declared,

“We cannot be in a review process for 15 years while a bridge is falling down.”

Sanity has returned to government. Men who understand the world are back in charge of things, and this is great for the country.



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