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Tim Kaine Supports Obama’s Jobs Killing Pipeline Decision

Former Virginia Governor and Senator George Allen released the following statement today concerning Tim Kaine’s support of President Obama’s decision to kill the Keystone XL pipeline.


Tim Kaine Still Putting the Obama Agenda Ahead of Jobs and Affordable Energy

Henrico, VA – After months of silence, yesterday Tim Kaine predictably sided with President Obama on the decision to reject the permit for the Keystone Pipeline and echoed his justification for saying no to jobs and energy at a time when Americans are facing high unemployment and rising gasoline prices.

In response to Tim Kaine’s support for President Obama’s decision, costing Americans thousands of good-paying jobs and a steady, reliable supply of affordable energy from our closest neighbor and ally, Senator Bill Carrico (R-Galax) and Delegates Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) and Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach) issued the following statements:

“Tim Kaine has a long track record of supporting President Obama’s punishing energy policies that are driving up costs and destroying jobs,” said Senator Bill Carrico (R-Galax).  “Justifying President Obama’s decision to reject this job-creating energy project proves that he would rather defend the Administration’s failed policies than fight for the best interests of Virginia.   It’s disappointing that Tim Kaine would choose to stand with President Obama while families and businesses across the Commonwealth are burdened with high fuel costs in this struggling economy.  George Allen understands the importance of affordable energy resources to Virginia’s economy and the good-paying energy jobs they provide, and he will work as Senator to make sure we’re taking steps to improve our energy security, not undermine it with counterproductive policies and harmful regulations.”

“It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Tim Kaine is a reflex liberal who is just toeing the Obama line on energy policy,” said Delegate Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City). “Virginia and America need to be less dependent on foreign sources of oil and we should be encouraging increased production and supply from our close allies in North America.  The fact that Tim Kaine and President Obama would turn their back on American jobs at a time when our economy is in such shambles shows just how out of touch they really are.”

“Tim Kaine’s decision to side with President Obama in rejecting the Keystone Pipeline, and consequently thousands of American jobs and more affordable energy, is disappointing, but not surprising,” said Delegate Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach).  “For Tim Kaine this is just the latest example in a long pattern of following President Obama’s lead, making it clear that he is running to be a Senator for President Obama, not the people of Virginia.  With unemployment stuck above 8% for months on end and high fuel prices continuing to hurt Virginia families and businesses, we need a voice in Washington that will represent Virginia values.  George Allen will fight every day to unleash our energy resources for jobs and security and that’s why we need him in the U.S. Senate.”

By putting partisan politics ahead of American jobs and energy, this is just another example of Tim Kaine running to be Senator for President Obama, while George Allen will be Senator for families and small business owners of Virginia.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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