Pete Buttigieg To Keystone Pipeline Workers: Go Code
Pete Buttigieg To Keystone Pipeline Workers: Go Code
Keystone Pipeline XL workers who just lost their jobs should learn to code. That was the implication of Pete Buttigieg’s response to Ted Cruz during yesterday’s hearings.
Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg defends Biden's elimination of Keystone pipeline jobs, saying those workers need to get “different ones”pic.twitter.com/T56f7aKp8D— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) January 21, 2021
I admit, my jaw dropped when I heard this. His attitude was seriously of the ‘PFFT, that’s no big deal, you can find another job at same pay rate Easy Peasy!’ Do YOU know how to run the heavy equipment it takes to build a pipeline? I don’t and Buttigieg sure as hell doesn’t. Do YOU know what is needed to engineer a pipeline through multiple states, and across international borders? I don’t and Buttigieg definitely doesn’t. Furthermore, it isn’t just the pipeline workers themselves impacted. It’s their families, and it is all of the subsidiary industries that are affected by Biden’s job-killing move.
“TC Energy Corp will eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs in coming weeks and halt work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline after U.S. President Joe Biden revoked the project’s presidential permit, the company said in an email to employees.
Biden’s decision to cancel the permit is seen as the project’s death knell, after more than a decade of legal battles and shifting fortunes based on who held office in the White House. Opponents of the line fought its construction for years, saying it was unnecessary and would hamper the U.S. transition to cleaner fuels.
“I believe this will send a concerning signal to infrastructure developers that resonates far beyond our project and will stifle innovation for a practical transition towards sustainable energy,” said KXL President Richard Prior in the email, sent on Wednesday and seen by Reuters.”
One thousand construction jobs…GONE. Which has downstream impacts on all the sub-contractors, equipment companies, families, and the communities who benefitted from the pipeline construction. In the midst of Covid, I’d be willing to bet that small town restaurants and hotels benefitted greatly from having pipeline workers there and were able to hang on. Those jobs gone? Those small town businesses just took a massive hit. So, I’d venture to say the job loss from those thousand jobs needs to be tripled at the very least.
But good ole Petey, a fan of commuter trains, magically assumes any pipeline worker can find another job with a snap of their fingers. Uh huh…
3/ you on the alter of hubris that mankind can change and defeat nature. You mean absolutely nothing to the Left, who only get calluses from the stairclimber in their exclusive gyms. You are grist in the fantasy policy mill, created by the Academic-Governmental complex. Welcome— (((Road Bear Life))) (@bearshrugged) January 21, 2021
Exactly. Read his entire thread.
Needless to say, the unions were NOT pleased. As they rightly pointed out, “environmental ideologues” were part and parcel of this job killing effort. This is all part of the entire Green New Deal effort, that ignores the fact, that you can’t just wipe out coal/oil/natural gas and immediately replace it with electrical, wind, and solar energy. But evidently that’s the belief of those environmental ideologues and Pete Buttigieg.
“I believe that the president’s climate vision will create more jobs on that,” the former mayor of South Bend, Ind. said. “And I think it’s going to be very important to work with him and work with Congress to make sure that we can deliver on that promise too. That on that, more good-paying union jobs will be created in the context of the climate and infrastructure work that we have before us than has be impacted by other decisions.”
Right now there is NOT a strong job market in the green new deal sector. Why? Because the market is itty bitty and unsustainable. But that doesn’t matter to the Biden Administration. Nor does it matter that a major wrench was thrown into the US/Canada relationship. While Trudeau tried to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear on this, others in the Canadian government were not amused by this move.
Does Pete care about the cross-border impact of this move? Nope.
This is all part and parcel of what he described in 2019 as the Democrat party freeing all union workers from Freedom. Yes, you just read that last sentence and said…Wut? This is what Pete said in 2019.
Don’t let anybody tell you that the other side is the side that’s got a handle on freedom. We are the party of freedom and we shouldn’t be afraid to go out there and say it. pic.twitter.com/2lTcEtoaah— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) March 24, 2019
Make no mistake, this isn’t just about killing the Keystone pipeline. No, it is the first move in killing the oil and gas industry as well.
Meanwhile, there is good news! To all the Keystone pipeline who just had your jobs axed by the Biden Administration, you are FREE! The government, with their job-killing regulations has made you FREE! This is your brand-spanking new “generational opportunity” to have the government transform and supposedly improve America’s infrastructure. Evidently health equity and job equity are the same for Pete as long as it is all run on the government’s say so. Therefore the Keystone pipeline workers have their marching orders! Grab your pencil and paper and LEARN TO CODE!
Feature Photo Credit: Oil field pump by DrStClaire via Pixabay, cropped and modified