At least somebody benefited from Obama’s ‘no’ on Keystone XL

Tina Korbe

…Guess who owns the rail line that handles 75 percent of North Dakotan oil shipping? Ah, yes! The Oracle of Omaha! Warren Buffett himself!

Hayward summarizes perfectly:

For some reason, nobody from BNSF or Berkshire Hathaway would return the AP’s telephone calls, but oilman Harold Hamm told them he was sure this was just a wonderful “lucky break” for Barack Obama’s favorite billionaire, who is “certainly favored by this decision.”  I’ve heard Buffett’s famously overtaxed secretary will be a guest at the State of the Union address tonight.  Maybe someone could ask her about it.

The “tax me more” refrain from liberal billionaires is one of the oldest sucker games in the book.  For the well-connected, the money that can be made through government power – whether by influencing corrupt politicians, or merely predicting what they’re going to do – dwarfs whatever income they offer to cough up.

All of this confirms what we already knew about President Obama’s Keystone XL decision…

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