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Obama’s EPA is Killing More Jobs than Economy Can Create

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Obama says he will get focused on the jobs problem just as soon as he returns from his August vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Like the more famous Hamptons, the Vineyard is a playground of the rich and famous out to find some summer enjoyment on the Atlantic shore. Just before leaving, Obama articulated his number one goal is to grow the economy.

But while Obama is playing jetsetter, back in Washington a crucial regulatory agency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has been captured by a group of extremists who actually believe the USA would be better off with a smaller economy.

In some of the economy’s most hopeful corners, these bureaucrats are wielding all of the levers of regulatory authority in their arsenal to kill growth. Just as the “green shoots” of recovery sprout, they come along with a can of herbicidal regulations and kill the sprout. As long as Obama leaves these extremists in charge of the agency, the economy is unlikely to recover and will suffer.

Having a reliable national electrical infrastructure is vital to new job creation.

Yet new EPA regulations will significantly reduce the amount of electricity generated from coal-fired energy flowing from our power grid. The EPA told the public that the agency was working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to determine the impact of its regulations on the reliability of the nation’s electricity capacity. This was to include a joint modeling effort.

However, responses from FERC Commissioners to an inquiry from Congress regarding the degree of agency coordination on the impact of the agency’s new rules clearly shows the EPA statements were not truthful. Correspondence from the FERC chairman and commissioners revealed the commission is not working on a formal assessment of the impact of the EPA regulations on the ability of our power grid to reliably deliver electricity to the nation’s homes and businesses.

“The EPA’s deception of the public is outrageous and it exposes the agency’s underlying zeal to regulate without regard to the consequences of its actions. EPA’s actions may very well put the reliability of our electricity supply in jeopardy,” said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project.

These job killing EPA regulations are part of a wider program to “curb man made climate change” or global warming. But the science behind this believed threat to the planet’s existence keeps melting away under scrutiny.

The latest example is the Polar Bear’s supposed struggle against extinction.

According to a report in Human Events, “special agents from the Interior Department’s inspector general’s office are questioning the two government scientists about the paper they wrote on drowned polar bears, suggesting mistakes were made in the math and as to how the bears actually died, and the department is eyeing another study currently underway on bear populations.”

The biologist in charge, Charles Monnett, has actually been placed on administrative leave because of findings in the investigation. His fellow biologist Jeffrey Gleason, is also being questioned, but has yet to be suspended.

Human Events also reports, “the disputed paper was published by the journal Polar Biology in 2006, and suggests that the ‘drowning-related deaths of polar bears may increase in the future if the observed trend of regression of pack ice and/or longer open-water periods continues.'”

The Polar Bear story is not an isolated illustration of the problem. Every time the topic of oil and gas development comes up for the Arctic region, the bears are an obstacle and used as the reason we cannot hire people to begin the process of extracting these resources.

A deeper look reveals hundreds of economic development projects have been stopped because regulators are more concerned with protecting the “Goddess Gaia” ( the mother earth goddess), than they are getting Americans back to work. There are mountains of examples of junk science methodology being used by federal and state regulatory agencies which are blocking economic growth in nearly every state.

If Obama is really serious about the nation’s staggering unemployment, he will solve this regulatory stranglehold that is stunting economic growth.

©2011 Floyd and Mary Beth Brown. The Browns are bestselling authors and speakers. To comment on this column, e-mail browns@caglecartoons.com. Together they write a national weekly column distributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Floyd is also president of the Western Center for Journalism. For more info call Cari Dawson Bartley at 800 696 7561 or e-mail cari@cagle.com.

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  • http://deleted Ollie Pike

    EPA is way out of line!

    Mayday, Mayday I have an important heads up for readers of Patrior Update and all my American freiends!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bF32LlJtvY&feature=player_embedded

    The aboce information is extremely important.

    Ron Paul was recently asked by an investigative blogger if he was concerned about legislation in Congress that would officially establish FEMA camps in America. Ron Paul responded in the affirmative. Paul went on to say that “they” or Homeland Security wanted violence as a pretext to roll out the clamp down.

    RELATED: Ron Paul: “They’re Setting The Stage For Violence In This Country”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiCdMFB2iPw&feature=player_embedded

    As well as: http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-addresses-plans-for-civil-unrest-detention-camps/

    • Absolute Solution

      You are so right! They want us to make violence! What they don’t want is for the American people to call for two things!
      1. A Voter Registration Citizenship Verification process! Which should be done with all of the false voter registration ACORN has made. (more than 30 million suspected.)
      2. To call for prosecution of all members of the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group! …more than 30% of our so called Government…They need to be charged with treason and conspiracy!

    • http://PatriotUpdate ADRoberts

      That would put Rick Perry in jail. LOL

    • Johnnygard

      Is there proof that Perry is a member? Or did he just attend a meeting?

    • jim

      How would you know?

    • JimRed

      Do they allow non-members to attend their meetings? If so, we need a trusted conservative to go, and to report back to us their true agenda.

    • Apache6

      SAME THING,Johnny!!

    • daves

      Over the opposition of oil companies, Republican Gov. Sarah Palin and Alaska’s Legislature in 2007 approved a major increase in taxes on the oil industry — a step that has generated stunning new wealth for the state as oil prices soared. …
      BP Alaska, which runs Prudhoe Bay, said earlier this year that it had delayed the development in the western region of the North Slope as a result of the tax. ConocoPhillips cited the same reason for scrapping a $300 million refinery project.
      “What the tax has done is take away all the upside,” said Doug Suttles, president of BP Alaska. The U.K.-based oil company paid more than $500 million in taxes to Alaska last quarter — far more than it earned in profits from Alaskan oil, according to Suttles.
      Investment dollars are flowing instead to places that have a better return, like the massive deep-water projects offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, where ConocoPhillips said the government take equals less than 50 percent of the barrel.

    • James

      Condi Rice is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. How many members of Congress also belong ?

    • patriotrenegade

      Global warming was created at a secret conference at Iron Mountain NY in 1966. When the report leaked out the CFR’s tried to deny it. The theory was: wars divide, what reasonable person would’nt unite with the rest of the world to “SAVE” the environment? It’s a tool for global govt and incredible taxation. Notice that it’s CFR traitors kerry and LIEberman promoting crap and tax. EVIL.

    • Apache6

      YOUR DEAD ON,Patriotrenegade!!!

    • AverageJoeTexas, Dallas

      Nice post.

    • LesPaul

      The congress has to stop this EPA right now by cutting the funding of this agency and stopping them in their tracks. At least it will put the brakes on until we can get this obumer administration out in 2012. I can’t believe the Republican congress is just siting on their ass doing nothing about it and watching this EPA just devastate our businesses and economy. WAKE UP PEOPLE YOU ARE BEING TAKEN OVER BY A CORRUPT COMMUNIST PARTY AKA DEMOCRAT PARTY! ALL OF YOUR FREEDOM WILL SOON BE GONE. YOU MUST VOTE THEM ALL OUT IN 2012!

    • David

      Defund the EPA? Heck, they can’t even defund the BATF and they are responsible for countless murders in Mexico. Not to mention border patrol agents.

    • AverageJoeTexas, Dallas

      LesPaul, your right and your sense of injustice is correct. The EPA is nothing but the beginning of the new world order. Which I do not want.

    • Apache6

      DITTO,Solution,and then SHOOT “THEY”!!!

    • http://CongressmenWest Bev

      Read about the New World Order/Bilderberg, which Obama and many Republican candidates belong to then you will really know what we are in for. This is why we need Congressman West to run of POTUS. http://www.AllenWestforPresident.us

    • Patriot and an American

      Here is another website to investigate. You will the corruption and evilness of this world today. It surrounds us. Prepare to meet your maker. http://www.wariscrime.com/2011/01/01/news/they-dare-not-speak-its-name-rothschild-zionism/

    • JimRed

      Congressman West voted in favor of the debt ceiling increase. I have not heard him explain why. Since I believe he is an honest man, I am willing to listen to his justification for that vote.

  • nvrpc

    Why do you think there are no jobs in America and everything is going overseas while the illegal flock here relentlessly to get free aid at the tax payer cost.

    • Ed Hayden

      Look ! America is in a decline as a world power. China and India are the next super powers with Europe chasing them. America has fallen from God’s grace because America has replaced God with the EPA, With our Judical system as the supreme authority’s governing the people. The godly principles and the moral ethics that were once beheld in our constituion along with the freedom and liberty of the church along with each citizen have been replaced through the controlling regulations of a corrupt elitist government. It is bye, bye American pie !

    • John Hand

      You left out America has fallen from God’s grace because we no longer support Israel. That and the immorality is bringing us down.

    • Patriot and an American

      We cannot afford the freeloader illegals. But Obummaboy will make sure that we pay for it!

  • C Kent

    It almost seems like a great idea for the EPA regulators to explore the bottoms of tar pits.

  • Michael Guy

    Workers of the Word unite! Do you understand the the Democrats work for the Socialist International and the Socialist International works for the occultic Theosophical Society and the primarily Zionist International Bankers and financiers, such as Goldman Sachs, and the private owners of the Federal Reserve Bank?
    Speaking in hyperbole, it could be exaggerated that there are four armies of the Anti-Christ-4 legions of Lucifer: Hedonism, Islam, Socialism and Zionism. Each of these hates Jesus Christ and christianity, Capitalism, Our nationalist Constitutional republic and the conservativem Caucasian straight, middle class male.

  • jb80538

    Obama really doesn’t care about jobs. He’s more in making more people dependant on the government. He really doesn’t care about the cost of energy because he doesn’t have to pay his own bills either.

    It’s past time he is removed from office and his stupid regulations go away along with him!

  • http://PatriotUpdate ADRoberts

    There truly is only one solution. Turn back to God, individually and totally. Then, just like Shaddrack, Meshack and Abbednigo, it won’t make any difference what the immorals and illegals do. You will be safe in the arms of God.

    • George Rice

      We need to start stoning adulterers again!

    • johnf1234

      Its gonna take alot of stones

    • daves

      And people who work on the Sabbath!

    • http://comcast Beruta

      AD…..Amen. And AMEN!!!

  • Marc Jeric

    This global warming conspiracy needs to be put in perspective to be properly understood. This far-left attack by government-paid drones started in the 1970′s with the global cooling scam: we should disarm our nuclear bombers and fill them with soot to be spread over the poles and so prevent those new glaciers from descending south and crushing the New York skyscrapers to dust. When that did not work the same fakers invented the global warming hoax in the 1990′s; we should nationalize all industries and organize a UN-sponsored world socialist government based on “social justice” with the fakers in charge. What with 12 years of substantial cooling the fakers switched to the climate change flimflam in the 2000′s; so whatever happens we should…see above under the global warming hoax. And now we are faced with the cap & trade power grab – but the aim is the same as above. Our socialists, marxists, communists, Hollywood stars, university professors in social and political “sciences”, and environmentalists are all clamoring for action while spurring President Obama (“Tomorrow the oceans will stop rising and the planet will start healing”) and his 35 czars/komissars to undertake immediate measures to save the planet – with the same aims as described above.
    In the meantime our Mian Stream Media are unanimous in spreading this criminal propaganda daily; the ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, the NY Times, the Washington Post, etc. drive this propaganda daily. What is totally ignored are the detailed descriptions of faked data, skewed computer programs, politically revised conclusions by the UN-sponsored far-left clique of biased scientists – all government-paid drones that no private enterprise would hire. Another thing ignored is the “Global Warming Petition” (see Internet) where 31,487 independent US scientists (including 9,029 of them with PhD degrees) dispute decisively the findings of the UN-sponsored panel; also ignored is the “Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change” (see also Internet) where a smaller number of competent world scientists, about 712, including 142 pure climatologists, state the same – i.e., that the man-caused catastrophic global warming is a farce. The books by Christopher Horner, Robert Carter, and AW Montford describing the lies, fakes, phony data, opposite conclusions, redacting by UN political hacks, reverse graphs, etc., have exposed this far-left propaganda in painful detail.
    In the case of the above mentioned Petition, several “environmentalists” had submitted phony names with phony credentials in order to sabotage that effort. It took several years of painstaking and expensive effort (we contributed a lot of private money for that) to clean up the list from those saboteurs and verify all academic and professional data of the signatories.
    To put this whole conspiracy in terms of numbers, let me say that the projected world-threatening increase of carbon dioxide of 100 ppm (parts per million) by the end of this century would increase the termal absorptivity of the atmosphere by one-eighth of one percent; that is the definition of something totally negligible. On the other hand the sun cycles of cooling and heating are thousands of times more powerful with regard to the carbon dioxide in the air; when the sun is cold the oceans absorb many millions of tons of it; and when the sun heats up the oceans release the carbon dioxide in quantities thousands of times bigger than anything the mankind could produce. To illustrate this point in more accessible terms to somebody who who is not a climatologist or a scientist or an engineer; the argument of catastrophic anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming issued by our panic driven socialist/marxist government-paid hacks is like saying that a burp of a lonely wolf in Alaska will transform Florida into a Sahara-like desert.
    Marc Jeric (signatory of both documents referenced above)

    • daves

      Tripati, before joining UCLA’s faculty, was part of a research team at England’s University of Cambridge that developed a new technique to assess carbon dioxide levels in the much more distant past — by studying the ratio of the chemical element boron to calcium in the shells of ancient single-celled marine algae. Tripati has now used this method to determine the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere as far back as 20 million years ago.

      “We are able, for the first time, to accurately reproduce the ice-core record for the last 800,000 years — the record of atmospheric C02 based on measurements of carbon dioxide in gas bubbles in ice,” Tripati said. “This suggests that the technique we are using is valid.

      “We then applied this technique to study the history of carbon dioxide from 800,000 years ago to 20 million years ago,” she said. “We report evidence for a very close coupling between carbon dioxide levels and climate. When there is evidence for the growth of a large ice sheet on Antarctica or on Greenland or the growth of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, we see evidence for a dramatic change in carbon dioxide levels over the last 20 million years.

      “A slightly shocking finding,” Tripati said, “is that the only time in the last 20 million years that we find evidence for carbon dioxide levels similar to the modern level of 387 parts per million was 15 to 20 million years ago, when the planet was dramatically different.”

      Levels of carbon dioxide have varied only between 180 and 300 parts per million over the last 800,000 years — until recent decades, said Tripati, who is also a member of UCLA’s Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. It has been known that modern-day levels of carbon dioxide are unprecedented over the last 800,000 years, but the finding that modern levels have not been reached in the last 15 million years is new.

      Prior to the Industrial Revolution of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the carbon dioxide level was about 280 parts per million, Tripati said. That figure had changed very little over the previous 1,000 years. But since the Industrial Revolution, the carbon dioxide level has been rising and is likely to soar unless action is taken to reverse the trend, Tripati said.

      “During the Middle Miocene (the time period approximately 14 to 20 million years ago), carbon dioxide levels were sustained at about 400 parts per million, which is about where we are today,” Tripati said. “Globally, temperatures were 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer, a huge amount.”

  • Don Cartmill

    The EPA should become the EIA…The Environmental Impact Agency. as it stands their charter is to protect,and they go about it like a defense lawyer. There is no weighing of what is good or bad for the country. Their charter is to protect. I am sure their are persons in high places within the EPA,who given the option of providing an impact statement along with the pros and cons relating to a given issue could do so. The fact remains …this is NOT their job.
    Unlike a prosecutor who is laying out the evidence with regard to guilt vs the defense atty…There is no one ( no agency speaking for or laying out the evidence/advantages to the country ) i.e. we have one recognized agency ( the EPA )presenting only one side of the issue…( protect at all cost ) impact statement be damned. The mission statement of this agency should be changed
    to one of evaluating the relative good for the country vs damage to the environment. NOT to serve as judge and jury and protect at all cost.

    • JimRed

      The job of the EPA appears to be to protect us from prosperity!

  • lizaz

    The EPA would be the second department to disband, after the Department of Education!!! Total waste of the taxpayers’ money!!!!

    • johnf1234

      First of all, you got to get rid of the Anti Capitalist Party, OOPS, I meant, The Socialists Party, OOPS, I meant the Marxists Party, OOPS, I mean, The Dumbocraps Party…
      and once You get rid of them, then all of these CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS WON’T BE SO ACTIVE ANYMORE, THE EPA IRS NEA THE ENERGY DEPT, THE CORRUPT UNION LEADERS, THE ACLU, NAACP, ACORN, and many other depts connected to these that go under the radar that only the dumbocraps know about…..

    • daves

      You have quite a list of Government agencies and private entities there. I hope you support the right of these private organizations to exists and work in America.

    • catman

      Can’t see where any one of the agencies listed is doing this country any good. They are just a bureaucratic hole in the wall to keep someone on the payroll. As for the aclu, if it were up to me they would have been outlawed years ago as a subveresive organization. Acorn will eventually die on the vine as their more corrupt methods (read illegal) come to light.

  • Dennis

    Name ONE government agency that creates jobs other than unto itself! Period!

    • daves

      What is your point?

  • FED UP

    Call your rep. and ask them to zero budget all programs. In otherwords,have them justify every iota of expenditure before approval, just as we all do in our households. We have to back off this insane spending spree.

    • JimRed

      Zero based budgeting will never fly; too many palms will stop being greased as a result. Partial solution: TERM LIMITS. No career in politics, no bennies and pensions outside of what an ordinary citizen can get. That will rid us of the individuals in it for their own enrichment, leaving those who are willing to SERVE.

      Public servants have become masters; that must end!

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    Guess who the Muslim man held on $1 million bail after stabbing 2 people at a gas station is?
    Posted: August 19, 2011 | Author: barenakedislam | Filed under: Jihad this! | 24 Comments »

    He’s the same knife-wielding Muslim, Abdulrahim Sulaiman, a ‘defense subcontractor employee,’ who ‘wandered’ into a a NY State elementary school in 2010, claiming he got lost while looking for Fort Dix Army Base in New Jersey, at least 100 miles away.

    • 3 Serving

      Raymond, That is quite frightening. Where on earth do you find this information?

    • daves

      Please be sure to investigate the truth of what Raymond posts.

  • Ed

    Wipe the slate clean before it’s too late for our country. Get Obama and his “gang” out of politics. Let them pick coffee beans for Chavez.

  • http://gusry904@nctv.com G

    Where Are the Congressional Republicans, hiding like always while the unelected one man appointed agency’s create more cost and hell for the working american’s. “REMEMBER” Most of these Damn Agency’s were created by Republicans, like Democrats just looking for votes, Time To Clean House.Not Just The 535 + 1 but all the the so-called career and non-partisan as well. Time to get real God Fearing Christian American Constitutionalist believing AMERICAN’S In Office and Reduce The Size Of Government, Elimenate all These agency regulations. DRILL, DRILL, Drill.

  • http://rebelforiam.com m. sharpe

    Houston, We have a problem. Stevie Wondder can see it.We must admit that We are not God, and We messed up in chosing Our own kings. God says “If My People who are called by My Name would humble themselves and pray”, Which People? It is the Body of Christ.We do not need a majority for 2 or three to gather in His Name.

  • James

    It isn’t just the EPA. Last week, a maker of Medical Devices , whose name escapes me, closed down a manufacturing plant in an East Coast state. 1,200 jobs lost, and are now going to CHINA. WHY ? OBAMACARE placed a new ” Medical Device TAX ” on the monitors that the company made ! Clear thinking ! Make medical supplies and devices MORE EXPENSIVE to REDUCE COSTS ! Only in Washington does this make sense. Only in Washington.

  • JimRed

    “Obama articulated his number one goal is to grow the economy.”

    He is lying through his teeth. His goal is that of his puppeteer Soros, to destroy the U.S economy and all of capitalism, paving the way for the OneWorld new order. He wants everyone to be “equal”; equally impoverished and dependent upon his largesse.

    Regulation through unelected “Czars” is one way to accomplish things that would never pass in Congress.

  • http://patriotupdate.com Raymond

    NOAH TODAY

    In the year 2011, the Lord came unto Noah,
    who was now living in America and said:
    “Once again, the earth has become wicked and over
    -populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me.”
    “Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing
    along with a few good humans.”
    He gave Noah the blueprints, saying:
    “You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will
    start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights.”
    Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah
    weeping in his yard – but no Ark.
    “Noah!,” He roared, “I’m about to start the rain!
    Where is the Ark ?”
    “Forgive me, Lord,” begged Noah, “but things have changed.”
    “I needed a Building Permit.”

    “I’ve been arguing with the Boat Inspector
    about the need for a sprinkler system.”

    “My neighbors claim that I’ve violated the
    neighborhood by-laws by building the Ark in my
    back yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to
    go to the local Planning Committee for a decision.”

    “Then the local Council and the Electricity Company demanded a shed load of money for the future costs of moving power
    lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the
    passage for the Ark ‘s move to the sea. I told them
    that the sea would be coming to us, but they would
    hear none of it.”

    “Getting the wood was another problem. There’s a ban
    on cutting local trees in order to save the Greater Spotted Barn Owl.” “I tried to convince the environmentalists that I
    needed the wood to save the owls – but no go!”

    “When I started gathering the animals the ASPCA took to court. They insisted that I was
    confining wild animals against their will. They
    argued the accommodations were too restrictive, and
    it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in
    a confined space.”

    “Then the Environmental Agency ruled that I couldn’t build the Ark until they’d conducted an environmental impact study
    on your proposed flood.”

    “I’m still trying to resolve a complaint with the
    Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I’m
    supposed to hire for my building crew.”

    “The Immigration Dept. is checking the
    visa status of most of the people who want to work.”

    “The trade unions say I can’t use my sons. They
    insist I have to hire only Union workers with
    Ark-building experience.”

    “To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I’m trying to leave the country illegally
    with endangered species.”

    “So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10
    years for me to finish this Ark.”

    “Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine,
    and a rainbow stretched across the sky.”

    Noah looked up in wonder and asked,
    “You mean you’re not going to destroy the world?”
    “No,” said the Lord.
    ” BARACK OBAMA beat me to it.”

    • 3 Serving

      OMG! You did it again!! Too bad it is getting to that point. I’m beginning to think God has given up on us.

  • ExArmyMP

    As usual, Obama says one thing (in this case, “We need to create jobs”, while his czars, political appointees, and minions in the various agencies do something different. From the very beginning, Obama has “talked the talk”, but has failed to “walk the walk”.

    • http://verizon Ann Rand

      ExArmyMP You seem to forget that he is going to “FOCUS ON JOBS LIKE A LASER BEAM”. There! Doesn’t that make you feel better?

    • catman

      Native Americans have a saying for this guy: “HE SPEAK WITH FORKED TONGUE”

  • SpiritualMadMan

    We the People need to pressure Congress to Investigate EPA’s Charter and adjust it radically to reign in this tool of the antichrist run by little antichrists and tree huggers.

    Just as the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath…

    So, too, the earth is for our use at this time.

    God’s Word promises to renovate the earth with fire… So, no matter what man does, what the earth is today it will not be at a later date.

    Yes, we need **RESPONSIBLE* regulations. But, it’s already against the law to create Love Canals.

    And, at the time it was created it was already morally and ethically reprehensible to do so.

    But, that doesn’t mean we have to regulate everything to the point where we can’t even live on the earth any more.

    Nor does it mean that any Federal regulatory Body can violate the US Constitution by making it impossible to even pursue Life, Liberty *and* the Pursuit of Happiness.

    For most of us that means enjoying the Earth and being productive citizens…

    • JimRed

      “But, it’s already against the law to create Love Canals.”

      Section 7 of Public Law 95-435 declares, “Beginning with fiscal year 1981, the total budget outlays of the Federal Government shall not exceed its receipts.”

      This has been the law of the land for 30 years. They (and that means BOTH parties) will not obey the law as written. Our own Congress will not comply with the law!

    • JimRed

      I forgot to add, who prosecutes the offenders? (end sarcasm)

  • George Rice

    Liberals like make a big deal about air pollution and asthma. But is it really that much of a problem?

    If air pollution is making it hard for you kid to breath, then you should just move to a place with cleaner air. That’s the American way!

  • Kevin

    The EPA is a creature of Congress. Want to get rid of this fascist, arrogant, ignorant and wasteful agency? Have Congress defund it. Without money, the agency cannot function. So, the next continuing resolution(since Democrats do not do budgets since it upsets their zeal to spend and bankrupt us), take all funding from the EPA. No appropriation, no EPA. Now, do it Congress or we will find people who will to replace you.

    • Sunshine49

      Kevin — I agree that the EPA has to go, but people have to realize how many millions of people are working for the government in one way or another. By ending government agencies we will also be creating more unemployment.

      The government is like a cancer that has been growing really fast the past fifty years. We will be lucky if we can get it into remission, let alone get rid of where it’s spread. Will we cure the patient or do more harm?

      Over 40% of this country is subsidized by the government. Do you think that the majority of these people will give up their entitlements so easy?

      It’s easy to think of ways to improve this country’s finances and another to implement them. I personally think that they are trying to collapse the country to have an excuse to get rid of entitlements. No money — no way to help!

      Obama’s redistribution of wealth is only going to the bankers and the unions anyway. It is not helping the thousands who are sleeping in tents who have lost their homes.

      As far as the EPA and the oil goes, they have almost half this country under EPA protection where they won’t allow drilling. Don’t let anyone lie to you. We have many oil wells already drilled that the EPA has capped. We don’t even need to drill more to get all the oil we need. What we don’t have is the refineries that can handle it all. Again the fault of the EPA!

      My thought is that Washington is using our oil as collateral on what we borrow from China and that’s why they won’t let us use our own.

      Another point is that my Dad worked for a car company in Wisconsin during the 1950s and they produced a car engine that got a hundred miles per gallon back then. The oil companies bought up the patent.

      The name of the game is money and the love of money is the root of all evil. The world is in this mess because of the love of money and power.

      Only God can “change” the hearts and minds of men. Until then, the world will continue to get worse!

  • jim

    Obama says he will get focused on the jobs problem just as soon as he returns from his August vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Well he’s been focused on this when he was a senator, when he took office he was focused on this,when he spent $4 trillion he was focused on this BUT I feel so much better that he’s going to focues on this after he get’s back from Vacation ! This just curdles the corners of my heart knowing he’s getting focused AGAIN ! OH ! by the way the EPA is a JOKE!Nothing butt Sock puppets of the WH, how do they sit at their desk ?

  • Joe Smith

    I wonder how many coal fired power plant feed Washington, I think those should be the frist ones to shut down to “save our air”

  • johnf1234

    The EPA needs to be completely DEFUNDED, ABOLISHED & BANNED from the USA…..

    • http://verizon Ann Rand

      johnf1234…… The EPA should be prosecuted for the damage they have done.

  • Patriot41

    I believe the only GOP candidate that I have heard call for restrictions of the EPA is the Newt. I wonder why all of the other candidates have not been directing their intentions into defunding this organization? The only way to force this administration to back off the EPA, is to make it a political target during the campaign.

  • Ray Grimes

    The EPA is sitting smug in their big offices making up things that keep me and others from getting a job. And they are collecting a paycheck. I hear that they have come up with a nutritional program and exercise program for polar bears. We drop EPA officials out in the middle of no where and see if they can outrun a polar bear.

  • Miroco

    If my math is correct, and it always is. The solution is to shut down all the agencies three or four at a time until there is no more deficit, then we close the rest till we have a surplus. I joked that I can’t think of one that has ever done me any good, that has proven not to be so funny. I now would even privatize the military. Scalps used to work well. I am certain we could farm out drug testing and a couple of things that might be useful. I do agree with Ray on feeding Environmentalist to polar bears.

  • Miroco

    IF is doesn’t make the endangered creatures ILL.

  • Ron

    It is not, nor has it ever been the desire of Obama or his Liberal-lying accomplices to put anyone back to work or create anything but laziness and government dependence. It is the objective of Obama to bring this nation down into a Dictatorship. I base this on his prior knowledge of what would lower the credit rating of the USA and his spread the wealth around-knowing full well that the wealth will run out and that the country would be in the hole enconomically. Also, Obama has stated before his election that his energy policy would be more expensive than before-by giving the lying lunatics the power that has been denied before. Because of the extremist actions creating castrophy after another and another. Why do people have to allow lunancy to govern to find out the hardway. After 100 years of harm, the the Liberal-Progressive-Facist-Socialist-Democrats have been bombing this country-we should have learned that models are imaginary toys of the elite and without a SURVEY from the real world of working experts, ONLY chaos and error of the worst kind can come from the Socialists. It is very difficult to correct one’s opinion when one is a know-it all Socialist/Communist.

  • Mike Brown

    GE, we bring good things to… China. Just got a blast that GE is moving its Wis X-ray division to Beijing. I wonder if Jeffery Immelt has orders from Obama to invest the $2 billion in the Chinese economy. As for me and my family, no curly mercury light bulbs or anything with the “GE” logo on my shopping list for evermore. I think you are all being naive, there is not going to be another election in America, now let’s all get down on our knees and pray I’m wrong. MJB

  • John Hand

    When you talk about the EPA, remember that it is now infiltrated by the tree huggers, save the whalers, anti-nukes and coalers, and the nuts that also control CARB, which stands for California Air Resources Board. When Obama came in, he owed all these people, and he pays his debts.

  • Yellow Eagle

    Its all in obummers communist plan to take over our country!!! And the EPA liberals are right in it with him!!!

  • ROYSTOLL2

    fail-ure (fal’yer) n. 1 a) a falling short. b ) a weakening c ) a breakdown in operation d ) neglect e ) a not succeeding f ) a becoming bankrupt 2. one that does not succeed 3. Educ. a failing to pass, or a grade showing this 4. Poli. See Barack H. Obama

  • batman

    “When you talk about the EPA, remember that it is now infiltrated by the tree huggers, save the whalers, anti-nukes and coalers…”

    I think comments like are simplistic and ignorant — no offense intended.

    Guess how many times the Cuyahoga River has caught fire? THIRTEEN (last in 1969). A river!

    The earth is a web of life. What we do to Earth we do to ourselves.

    By the way, why should I, Joe Taxpayer, have to subsidize the nuclear power industry YEAR after YEAR after YEAR? If they can’t run their business successfully, let them perish like the banks should have in 2008.