by Martin O’Sullivan
Host of The Marty O Radio Show
In December of 1970, Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing the Environmental Protection Agency known as simply the EPA. It was a good idea too. An agency that would seek out corporations and industrial plants that were recklessly endangering our waters and air. However under President Obama this agency has become yet, another liberal agenda tool in Obama’s toolbox. It has become another branch of government all onto itself. You did not elect these people, yet they can tell you what to have in your home, put legitimate industries out of business, cause job loss by the thousands, stop progress, and even as in the case of the IRS targeting conservatives, they can do the same.
The Constitution states that Congress is the only branch, the legislative branch that can make laws. This does not sit well with Obama. He warned us many times that the Constitution is in his way, or how he will act if Congress does not do his bidding. His latest threat being: “I have a pen and know how to use it” referring to signing executive orders. Sheila Jackson (D-TX) has said her staff is working hard to write executive orders for Obama to sign. No more writing of bills to debate, vote on, pass or not. Just write an executive order and let Obama use the mighty pen. Thus making Congress obsolete, except for spending your money like drunken sailors. This is not how our framers intended how are country was to function. Recently former U.S. attorney general under President George W. Bush, says President Bush never signed an executive order that puts in place partial laws that Congress voted down, as Obama does [read it here]. Respected liberal professor and constitutional attorney, Jonathan Turley says Obama’s expansion of executive power is extremely dangerous and violates constitutional checks and balances. He goes on to say that the framers would be horrified by this [watch him here].
What does this have to do with the EPA? President Obama’s use of executive orders is only one tool in Obama’s toolbox to make Congress obsolete and get his agenda through for the next 3 years. The EPA is yet another tool. As I stated above, only Congress shall make laws. Yet, that is what the EPA does, and their laws (regulations) are harmful to you, business, and progress.
The most recent of these abuses to push Obama’s many agendas through came last week when the EPA banned 80% of wood burning stoves [read it here]. Wood burning stoves are among the oldest form of heating in many homes. The liberal will say “YES! They pollute!” However what is Obama’s agenda concerning this? Is it for clean air? No. Wood burning stoves are relatively cheap energy for heating rooms and homes, particularly in rural areas. Heck, if you have many trees on your property you can heat your home for free! To push green energy, Obama must eliminate green energy competition. Wood burning manufacturers are one of them.
Own a fireplace? Don’t presume you are safe. In time you will see a fireplace tax (Democrats always want your money, and always say we must find new ways to create “new revenue”).
Cap and trade has failed passing in Congress more than once. Yet, the EPA did an end run around Congress creating regulations that cost the coal companies so much money over 200 coal plants are closing as they can’t afford to comply [read it here]. Along with those closings are thousands of jobs. Obama’s agenda as he himself stated “Energy coast will skyrocket and the cost will be passed down to the consumer”… MEANING YOU! (Another attack on the middle class) [watch it here]. The cost of coal is only made expensive by the cost to comply with regulations. There are many reasons for inflation, regulations happens to be one of them. The same goes for gas at the pump. The government tax on gas, oil, etc. raises your costs. This is by design. Make affordable energy expensive and it will create a demand for green energy. Former Secretary of energy Steven Chu said in 2008 that he would want to see gas costing YOU 8 dollars a gallon to help create a market for green energy. This is how liberals think. Without government interference you energy now would be much cheaper.
The most abusive use of creating a regulation that I have ever knew of was the biofuel regulation to oil companies. They must add this to their stock or be heavily fined. Trouble was, the biofuel they demanded the oil company had to use was not in existence [read it here]. Also they are trying very hard to declare the carbon dioxide (not monoxide) that you breath out as a pollutant! Plants breath this. As Mark Levin pointed out: “If you filled up a NFL stadium with people, only 4 seats would represent the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.” The EPA is now pure liberal loons.
The EPA is also obstructing the Keystone Pipeline, along with Obama. More jobs not lost, but never to be created. The surveys are in, they are safe, ready to go, but with all the millions of square miles in this country of pipelines, this one will never be built [read it here]. Canada has been dealing with China to sell them the oil as America is procrastinating so much on this issue.
The EPA is not only after raising your energy costs via Obama’s agendas. They are also in your home costing you more money. Light bulbs, toilets, air conditioners, and everywhere you turn your head. These regulations cost you more at the store. The EPA also wants you to pay a tax on water that collects on your property [watch it here]. Soon the EPA will even be setting your home temperatures. This is in beta testing in several cities. So, if you like your home to be 72 degrees… well, sorry, they may feel it is best for you to have it at 68 degrees. You may recall Obama saying you can’t continue to drive your SUVs, and have your home at 72 degrees [watch it here]. Liberals are always wanting YOU to sacrifice. Sacrafice a liberty here and there, and before you know it? They are all gone. You have the right to control your own home… well, you use to.
The EPA targets corporations to make examples out of them. You may recall the video of this as they used the term “crucify” [watch it here]. As in the IRS scandal they have been targeting conservative corporations, but not liberal corporations, but this did not get the news coverage as the IRS scandal did. [read it here]. The EPA is everywhere, and they would be very happy if they had you living in caves again. Although they would want a regulation on how many sticks you use to make a fire to keep warm. With the EPA it is all about stopping progress, and stunting growth in the private sector.
The original intent was for the EPA to protect in part, our water supply. Yet, it is they that are dictating what has to be in our drinking water. The chemicals the EPA has ruled to be in the water will amaze you [read it here]. How ironic that the EPA are the ones that are polluting the water supply with chemicals.
Although I do not trust the Republican led House, and the Democrat led Senate to do the right thing, I do believe that all EPA regulations must be approved by Congress, or even defund the EPA totally. However, Congress is now obsolete, and Boehner and McConnell have no integrity left. This equates to the EPA making many new laws for Obama that Congress would never do. Obama uses the EPA, IRS, NSA, DOJ, DHS, etc., as his own congress on making laws.
Please do not vote for moderate Republicans. God Bless America, and God Bless true conservatism.
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