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Biden Executive Orders Have Real-Life Job-Killing Impact

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the John Locke Foundation. The author of this post is Mitch Kokai.

    Salena Zito writes for the New York Post about the damage done by President Biden's early executive orders.

  • On the morning of Jan. 20, every room of the two-story Stroppel Hotel in Midland, SD, was filled with men and women who work on the Keystone XL pipeline. Most of these union laborers, welders and pipefitters started their day over a cup of coffee in the hotel's common room before heading out to their jobs.
  • By 4 p.m., the entire place was cleared out, leaving the historic hotel silent for the first time since owners Laurie and Wally Cox took it over six months ago.
  • "Our whole world turned upside down with the stroke of a pen," Laurie said.
  • She is speaking of President Biden's executive order, signed on his first day in office, that halted work on the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota and immediately eliminated 1,000 union jobs. TC Energy, the company that was developing the project, predicts that more than 10,000 jobs will be lost in 2021 due to the order.
  • Now Laurie, who holds a master's degree in social work, sits alone in the vacant hotel while her husband Wally finds work as a millwright hours away. She starts to cry as she recalls how they bought the building in late September and quickly turned it into an affordable and social place for pipeline workers to stay.
  • "We structured our prices to suit the per diems of each trade," she said. "We created a common room because there is a real sense of community within these workers, and we thrived since the day we opened our doors."
  • Since Jan. 20, "the entire town became an instant ghost [t]own."
  • The XL pipeline wasn't the only project stopped by Biden's pen. On Wednesday, he issued an executive order halting oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on federal lands and waters.
  • That order hit hardest in New Mexico, where the oil- and gas-rich Permian Basin lies largely on federal land.
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( February 3rd, 2021 @ 3:52 am )
 
The problem here with Covid Joe's Executive Order to end a fully permitted international government project is that while the Executive Order is probably unconstitutional, the injured parties would need to seek relief in the federal court system, possibly the Supreme Court, and that would take time, and funding has been ended until that relief can be adjudicated.

What have we learned here other that there are dire consequences due to America "electing" its first Idiot President, which is quantifiable at this point.

There will be many more instances of Covid Joe's monumental stupidity before his remaining year(s) are done.



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