18 Dec '11, 3pm

Republican Leadership Holds Tax Relief for American Families Hostage to Keystone Pipeline

At the insistence of Republican lawmakers, the tax bill moving through Congress includes a provision requiring President Obama to make a fast-track decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in 60 days. This is political opportunism at its most cynical. The Keystone rider has nothing to do with tax relief. But Republican leaders used what everyone agree is the urgent need to extend the payroll tax and provide unemployment benefits to millions of Americans in order to score points with the oil industry. They held American pocketbooks hostage in the midst of an economic crisis. They traded tax relief worth about $1,000 a year for the typical working family for a destructive boondoggle for an industry that raked in $101 billion in earnings in just the first nine months of the year. Then they tried to claim they did it to create jobs. But even TransCanada, the company ...

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