Thursday, December 22, 2011

Grover Norquist - Lobbyist for the Keystone XL Pipeline

I heard this on the Thomm Hartman show while I was driving home from work tonight and wanted to see where else this was reported.  This is not easy to find but it was reported November 14, 2011 in the NY Times.
Mr. Norquist says he is all about taxes, but he has a sideline of lobbying activities that don’t always show antitax purity. They include lobbying the State Department for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and the Pentagon on spending proposals, and opposing Internet regulations designed to fight child pornography, according to Politico. He considers his lobbying activities to be small-government initiatives.

And on YouTube you have this Hartmann clip that is well worth watching - but definitely watch between minutes 4:28 and 9:10 to hear Karen Finney state that Norquist is a lobbyist for the Keystone Pipeline.

This is extremely disturbing since the Repugs have all signed their allegiance to God Grover over taxes and the one-year payroll tax cut bill that Boehner was trying to introduced included the XL Pipeline - not just discussing it - forcing the implementation of it.

Less than six hours ago, McConnell is still saying that the XL Pipeline is good to go:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that passing a temporary tax cut proposal would lock-in thousands of jobs that would be created from building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.

Norquist has way too much power in our Congress and I would bet just as much in our state legislatures.

We can draw a direct line between Norquist and the XL Pipeline - a line between the XL Pipeline and the Koch brothers and a line from both the Koch brothers and Norquist to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - which leads me to ask the question, "What other ALEC corporate sector members are behind the Keystone XL Pipeline?"  A question that I want the answer for.

WE HAVE TO GET RID of all legislators (state and federal) that have signed their allegiance to the god Grover.

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