President Obama has been getting some criticism for apparently downplaying the impact of the proposed Keystone Oil Pipeline project yesterday, saying it would only create about 50 permanent jobs. Missouri US Senator Roy Blunt's one of those critics; he tells News Talk KZRG the President's not looking at his office's own numbers.
"His own State Department says it's actually in the neighborhood of 42,000 jobs that will be created, but it's not just about the jobs directly connected to the pipeline. Think of the jobs that will be created when Americans know that energy prices will be more certain, that the delivery method of energy will be more certain."
Blunt also says he finds it shameful for the President of the United States to be downplaying any projects that could create more American jobs.