Let us compare:
Stop the Keystone pipeline - an infrastructure project that will create tens of thousands of jobs (hold that bold thought in your mind)
Create a trillion dollar program to build bridges, dams and other infrastructure projects to put millions of people to work (add that in there too)
Provide a free college education to everyone that wants one
Allow millions of uneducated, unskilled illegal immigrants to come to, stay in United States.
These are the ideas of Obama, Hillary and the Left. Let's consider them.
If we create those millions of jobs that require 8 hours of physical labor every day, five days a week, 280 days a year, who is going to work them? The 50 year olds that have been laid off from manufacturing jobs lost to overseas? Hundreds of thousands of college graduates?
Or the uneducated, unskilled illegal immigrants?
Do you think unions will welcome those illegal immigrants into their ranks? I do. And all those 50 yr old ex-labor union workers will be on the street...picking up their $150 a month union pension. (My father paid into his union pension fund for 37 years, got less than $100/mo upon retirement)
So. Remember that first project? It is not the actual project that benefits us, it is what flows in that pipeline that does - millions of barrels of oil. Necessary to run all that equipment building all those projects.
Oh, we have millions of uneducated, unskilled, unemployed workers now - the black community. Wonder who will be hurt most by people willing to do physically demanding work for $12/hr, 8 hours a day, five days a week?
It is not that the Left doesn't think, it is that they don't understand consequences.