Can you predict the future?
The US government has been asked to approve a controversial oil pipeline, Keystone XL, which would bring oil from Canadian tar sands to the US. Will the pipeline be approved? You don’t need to ask a magic 8-ball to guess, just two facts: lobbying in favor of the pipeline topped 178$ million, and lobbying against it totalled $5 million. Care to make a prediction now?
Whatever you think of Keystone XL, you know the battle was never about what American voters thought, it was about lobbyists duking it out in the halls of Congress. It was about the special interests that finance those lobbyists with huge sums of political money. They can get their way no matter what every-day Americans think – because we don’t have 178$ million in bribes. That’s our future…unless we stop it now.