The president is just too close to environmental extremists to stand up for Americaâ€™s workers. Heâ€™s too invested in left-fringe politics to do what presidents are called on to do, and thatâ€™s put the national interest first.
On January 21, 2009, The New York Times celebrated what it perceived as “an end to eight years of stark tension between science and government” and the start of a new era in which government officials no longer “insisted on tight control over even routine functions of key agencies.”
The paper’s inspiration was President Obama’s Inaugural Address, delivered the day before. America’s new chief executive proclaimed:
The presidentâ€™s threat to veto legislation approving the pipeline isnâ€™t just a knock against the labor unions and small businesses that back the project, itâ€™s a knock against members of his own party who support the pipeline and are calling on him to do the same.
Weâ€™re taking to steps to bring more certainty to the tax code and expand policies that make it easier for small business owners to access capital, reinvest, and....help our economy grow and put more Americans back to work.