Thursday, January 19, 2012
Barack Hussein Roosevelt.
"A mere builder of more industrial plants, a creator of more railroad systems, an organizer of more corporations, is as likely to be a danger as a help. Our task is not necessarily producing more goods. It is the soberer, less dramatic business of administering resources and plants already in hand."
These are words from FDR in the 1930s. How different is this mindset from what we have today? Not at all because it is the twin brother of the stupidity that continues to prevent the Keystone pipeline from being built, rejected yet again yesterday. There are over 168,000 miles of pipeline carrying hazardous materials around the US (it is how you get your gasoline) and 25,000 miles of pipeline criss-crossing the sand hills of Nebraska that all the folks are so worried about. That is enough to wrap around the world at the equator. It is not necessarily the thousands of jobs that are not being created, all with private money, not a nickel from government, that bothers me the most. It is the anti-growth mindset that leads one to consider this decision acceptable and even desirable that I just can't stomach. And you wonder why we stay caught in the frozen years. Well, wonder no more and keep sending your dollars to our friends the Saudis.