Talk about detached from reality.
CHICAGO (WLS) – Chicago Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky says the 20 thousand jobs that would have been immediately created by the Keystone Oil Pipeline from Canada are ‘not that many’.
Schakowsky made her comments on WLS Radio’s Don Wade and Roma Show this morning:
“Twenty thousand jobs is really not that many jobs and investing in green technologies will produce that and more. But I’ll tell you what, you know it seems to me that the Republicans would rather have an issue than a pipeline”
President Obama recently postponed a decision on building the pipeline until next year. Schakowsky says Republicans were trying to force Obama into a quick decision for political reasons.
Congresswoman Schakowsky also criticized the Tea Party Republicans in the house, and said Republicans in the Senate, even though they are the minority, are to blame for that body’s failure to pass a budget:
“These are folks that have come here and said ‘we do not believe in compromise. We came here to change Washington. We will not compromise’. They admit that compromise is a dirty word. And we talk about the Senate. The Senate, because of the use of the filibuster and the President talked about it yesterday about changing some of the rules, yes because really the Republicans hold the key”.