First, the bad news.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. hemorrhaged 701,000 jobs in March, and since jobless claims are currently in the millions per week, that’s likely a vast understatement of the true picture.
Now, the “good” news. Grampa Rage Diapers just let us know that the Keystone XL Pipeline is going forward as planned:
GREAT news this week regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline Ã¢ÂÂ moving forward with fantastic paying CONSTRUCTION jobs for hardworking Americans. Promises Made, Promises Kept! #MAGA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2020
Of course, when Trump signed an executive order to facilitate the building of the Keystone pipeline, he claimed it would create 28,000 “great construction jobs.” Estimates from planet Earth, however, pegged the number at “3,900 direct construction jobs if it was built over one year, or 1,950 if the work was spread over two years.”
After construction is done, it would support approximately — uh, um … oh, here it is — 50 jobs.
fact check: the Keystone XL pipeline will cause massive pollution, add only about 50 permanent jobs and will do nothing more than facilitate the passage of Canadian oil to Texas ports for international shipping. the benefit to the United States is a rounding error away from zero
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 3, 2020
Not only does the Keystone XL Pipeline cause damage to important lands held by Native Americans, risking contamination of their drinking water and fishing sites, but there is also a glut of oil in the world marketplace. Tankers are just floating in the ocean as storage vessels.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 3, 2020
This is like tossing a drowning man a Styrofoam packing peanut. But, you know, when has Trump ever missed an opportunity to brag? In this case about a pipeline designed to speedily transport the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet from Canada to Texas, risking serious leaks and spills along the way.
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