Tuesday, February 19, 2013

XL Pipeline Tit for Tat. Presidential Hold. Selling the XL Pipeline

XL Pipeline Tit for Tat 
 Presidential Hold. Common sense.
Shoe the other foot.  

One good hold deserves another
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It is hereby enacted: 

1.  Presidential Hold as Reciprocity, Bargaining Chip

Each time a Senator places a hold and/or filibuster on a vote; or a Congressperson refuses to release a matter for a vote, the President in balancing powers of government may select a matter pending for his approval or other action, and hold it for as long as it takes for the Senate-House obstructor to release the goody.  HOLD It.  HOLD IT, SIR.

In particular, the President may place a hold on his consideration of the XL pipeline until and unless the Senate and House, in turn as their rules require, and no later than February 27, 2013,
  •  Hagel votes. Hold majority-only votes on Hagel,no majority of the party in power;
  • Fossil and gas fuel loopholes. close all tax loopholes on oil, gas, and other fossil fuel interests; such to survive any other tax reforms (these should happen anyway); and 
  • Restrict spending cuts pursuant to pending sequester date at a level no greater than and according to items proposed by Prez within 5 days of the date hereof;
2.  Presidential Conditions Counter-Conduit.

In light of the economic fact that tax loopholes are spending on the part of the government, the President's budget may include revenues from closing loopholes as spending cuts, cutting back on gifts from the government.

In considering the XL pipeline pros and cons, the President may require more of Canada's or US private interests' profit to be shared with US; and advance bonds or environmental protections from the frickety frack, to be held for cleanups and other protections in acting as Conduit for Canada.

If approval is ultimately withheld, it shall be deemed to be for reasons as stated by the Prez, there being no obligation herein for him to approve the pipeline, such encompassing more than making rich richer. Any potential jobs proposed by XL supporters as arguments favoring approval of the pipeline shall be considered only in conjunction with potential jobs lost in spending cuts.

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