- - Friday, May 23, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch support policies and projects, such as the Keystone XL pipeline, that create and expand jobs. The Kochs oppose Obamacare and support fewer government regulations and more constitutional freedoms. Yet, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, criticizes the Koch brothers for their support of Keystone and other job-creating projects (“Democrats struggle to decide if blood is thicker than oil,” Web, May 11).

San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer opposes Keystone but supports Obamacare, more government regulations and fewer constitutional freedoms. Mr. Reid fully supports Mr. Steyer, likely because Mr. Steyer reportedly may provide more than $100 million in campaign resources to maintain a 2014 Democratic Senate majority. Workers lose; money talks.

Even President Obama’s darling labor unions have begun rejecting Mr. Obama. A solid majority of Americans, including union members, are in support of the Keystone pipeline.

Do not be surprised if before the elections Mr. Obama reverses his political position and supports the Keystone pipeline — in an effort to bring his previous supporters back onto his and the Democrats’ team. Meanwhile, it is the Koch brothers and their ilk who are making every effort to create jobs to rebuild our economy.

OSCAR Y. HARWARD

Locust, N.C.


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