Sunday, January 15, 2012

If You Were President – And Could Help Create Thousands of Jobs – What Would You Do?

January 15, 2012 | Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Staff | Permalink
What would you do if you were president and, with one decision, could help create at least 20,000 new private-sector jobs in the United States? That’s the question posed by a new video released three weeks after President Obama signed legislation giving him until February 21st to decide on the popular Keystone XL energy project. Watch it here and then answer the question: what would you do?
The video contains several important facts to help inform your decision:
  • Editorial boards coast-to-coast are urging President Obama to approve the Keystone extension.
  • TransCanada first filed for a permit to build and operate the Keystone pipeline more than three years ago. Clearing a “key bureaucratic hurdle” last summer, the State Department announced the extension passed environmental reviews.
Knowing all this, what would you do? Would you support the project and these thousands of American jobs? Or would you reject it and risk the jobs going elsewhere, maybe China? Let Speaker Boehner know by leaving a comment here, on Google+, or on Twitter using the #KXL hash tag. And be sure to Like the video on Facebook and answer our Question here.
Watch the video here. For more background on Keystone, including a list of organizations representing a broad coalition of job creators who support the project, visit And visit to learn more about the Republican jobs plan and the nearly 30 bipartisan House-passed jobs bills awaiting a vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
- Speaker Boehner’s Press Office