Posted by Jeff Id on August 3, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States is one of the largest and most draconian governmental organizations on the planet. Under Obama, it has also become one of the most powerful. The ability to regulate CO2 as a pollutant, being one of the chief new results of Obama’s already horrific presidency. The problem with the EPA is that those in charge GAIN power by adding regulation. Their funding is directly related to the ability to say NO to any citizen for whatever reason. If you want to build a house, and the EPA has declared some feature of your property as protected, they get to say NO. They also then need to monitor that “feature” of your property which requires funding and resources.
We have seen numerous new regulations from the government in recent years, since America already had massive environmental regulations, these new regulations seem to carry little or no benefit whatsoever, unless you are an EPA employee or better yet – boss. A summary of some of the regulations and impacts is listed here. In particular many of these regulations are allegedly designed to prevent emission of CO2, however, they simply add costs to the energy supply chain. In fact, every single action the Obama admistration has taken has done nothing but add cost to business. There has been not one single regulatory improvement for business or the quality of life put into law since he took office. It is a credit to capitalism that the economy hasn’t collapsed a second time under his anti-common sense rule.
Yet our new EPA overlord Gina McCarthy, has set the tone for Obama’s second term of economic destruction with the following :
McCarthy signaled Tuesday that she was ready for the fight, saying that the agency would continue issuing new rules, regardless of claims by Republicans and industry groups that under Obama the EPA has been the most aggressive and overreaching since it was formed more than 40 years ago.
“Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs? Please, at least for today,” said McCarthy, referring to one of the favorite talking points of Republicans and industry groups.
As is the norm for the Obama talking heads, reality is simply ignored in favor of blatantly false statements which the media repeats as though they are reasonable and even factual.
“McCarthy said she planned to continue issuing new rules and felt President Barack Obama’s new Climate Action Plan could “fuel the complementary goals of turning America into a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.”
The educated among us know that government burden for the simple sake of burden cannot and will not create jobs. Yes it does create the need for solutions to work around the government in order to feed ourselves, but that is a cost, not a benefit. Unnecessary regulations do not create wealth, they create POVERTY, reduce personal freedom and individual power while increasing the wealth, power and freedom of those in charge. The same three known results of every socialist party on the planet. Yet add them we do, because the media sings JOBS, and that government knows best. All the while, the fools of us who are allowed to vote move from one issue to the next, rarely noticing the increasing rate of enslavement they experience, while the truly wealthy don’t care.
We know that more is coming, because the evil people in charge have told us so:
“Climate change will not be resolved overnight,” she added. “But it will be engaged over the next three years – that I can promise you.”
Global warming as it is being sold is an exaggerated and therefore fake problem, with real solutions being used to enact a political agenda. An immoral agenda to take your freedom and transfer it to those who would carry the party banner highest and shout its wonders the loudest. As we watch, climate scientists produce horrifically bad quality work, yet still gain international fame and bloated salaries and awards for their unqalified support of the party banner. Do you ever wonder when the public will notice that their own wealth has decreased on average, while government employees roll in the cash? Will you be surprised in 20 years when CO2 emissions are doubled and warming still hasn’t caused any problems.
I wonder, but I hold little hope that people are smart enough to figure out the answer – and that is right where Obama wants us.