The majority of the people elected President Obama. A larger than majority of the people want the Keystone pipeline. On Tuesday, without fanfare, he vetoed the pipeline bill.

What does not line up here? Our country needs as many jobs as we can get. We need oil independence so we are not beholden to other nations' economies and ideologies.

Obama must not recall his promise of new jobs and not just government jobs. We need tax-paying, family-supporting jobs. How easy this would have been to accomplish -- a two-for-one signature.

Wake up, Mr. President, and act as if you respect the concept of a government by the people. Wake up Americans and vet who you vote for. In 2016 give our country a chance to improve. Vote intelligently.

Stephen B. Smith

Bakersfield