Former President George W. Bush said that the United States should build the Keystone XL pipeline if it wants to grow the private sector.
The president's remarks came during a luncheon with energy executives in Pittsburgh, Pa.
According to the Washington Examiner:
"I think the goal of the country ought to be, ‘How do we grow the private sector?' " Bush said at a Pittsburgh luncheon with energy executives, according to DeSmog Blog.
"If private-sector growth is the goal and Keystone pipeline creates 20,000 new private-sector jobs, build the damn thing," Bush said.
The State Department estimates that the Keystone XL pipeline would create 42,000 direct and indirect jobs for the two year construction period.