Pat Toomey

Senator of Pennsylvania

Pros and Cons of Keystone Pipeline


1.Building the Keystone pipeline and opening up the Tar Sands will negatively impact national and local economies

2. The same fossil fuel interests pushing the Keystone pipeline have been cutting, not creating, jobs

3. Building the sustainable economy, not the Keystone pipeline, will create far more jobs

Pros: 1. The Keystone XL Pipeline would deliver an additional 830,000 barrels of oil per day to the U.S. from Canada, our largest source of oil.

2. Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline will strengthen our energy partnership internationally and allow us to have a positive impact on global energy demands.

Minimum Wage

Pros v Cons

Pros: 1. Raising the minimum wage in a market economy would give the people more money to buy things, causing increase in sales.

2. A raise would give more people incentive to get a job for the higher pay.

Cons: 1. Raising the minimum wage could cost in incase debt

2. Small buisnesses just starting up would need more funds to pay a higher wage to employees

Pat Toomey

Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey: born November 17, 1961 is an American businessman and politician. He is currently the junior United States Senator for Pennsylvania and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, Toomey served as a United States Senator for three terms, but he did not seek a fourth in compliance with a pledge he had made while running for office in 1998.Prior to being elected to the U.S. Senate, Toomey served as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. He narrowly lost the Republican primary for United States Senate in 2004. From 2005 to 2009, he served as president of the Club for Growth. After becoming the Republican nominee for the 2010 U.s Senator election in Pennsylvania, Toomey was elected to the seat on November 2, 2010.In the U.S. Senate, Toomey serves on several committees. In April 2012, Toomey was named to succeed South Carolina Senator as chairman of the United States Senate Steering Committee, a Senate Republican caucus. Toomey's view on issues such as abortion and gun control include pro-life and he is and advocate of regualtion of guns. Reguarding the Keystone pipeline he thinks President Obama's decision of reject it is impending job oppurtunities and economic growth. Minimum wage he finds is to remain at its balance. Creating a higher wage would be harder from upcoming buisnesses to maintain.