TIME FOR REGULATION ROLL BACK
By: Edward P. Shallow
Let me quote briefly from Michael Savage’s best selling book, “Trickle up Poverty” in chapter 6, The Late Great Climate Scam, Savage makes the point, and I quote: “Make no mistake. Global warming alarmists and environmental radicals have been lying about climate change for decades and how the “cap-and-trade” legislation that Congress is considering will hammer every middle-class family with a tsunami of new taxes.” Speaking about those new taxes, if cap-and-trade was to become law, here is how the Heritage Foundation quantifies the financial impact: “Six hundred hurricanes couldn’t cause this much economic damage” to our country.
More than 1,000 dissenting scientists from around the Globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations and Al Gore.
Consider these statements by Dr. Robert B. Laughlin, Physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1998:
“Please remain calm: The earth will heal itself…Climate is beyond our power to control…Earth doesn’t care about government or their legislation…You can’t find much actual Global Warming in present-day weather observations.”
“Climate change is a matter of geologic time, something that the earth routinely does on its own without asking anyone’s permission or explaining itself.”
Michael Savage states, “No longer can we be Barack Obama’s sheeple and let the American Dream be trampled, beaten, and burned to the ground.”
The EPA has announced they will be setting greenhouse standards for power plants and petroleum refineries, which together account for nearly 40 percent of the emissions blamed for climate change.
According to Politico, GOP lawmakers have already launched a series of efforts to hamstring the Environmental Protection Agency–and that is before the rules have even officially kicked in. Those efforts are expected to increase in frequency and in force in the 125th Congress just sworn in this week as Republicans claim the House majority and industries continue to lobby furiously against the greenhouse gas regulations.
Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich) last week accused EPA of advancing a “long regulatory assault” against domestic energy producers. “The EPA has its foot firmly on the throat of our economic recovery.” “We will not allow the administration to regulate what they have been unable to legislate.”
I implore Congress to institute new laws that will reign in bureaucracies that take it upon themselves to enact their own rules to by pass Congress and the will of the American people.
In addition, while I am at it, and the 125th Congress is in a cost-cutting mode and looking for procedures to reduce the budget, I urge Congress to eliminate all the government agencies leaving the law making process to the local level.
To aid Congress I have researched the budget for the Environmental Protection Agency and found for the year 2009 the budget was $10.5 billion, the largest in the dept’s 39 yr history.
The budget for the Department of Education for the year 2009 was $59.2 billion. This department was established as a gift to President Carter and the teachers unions, and has done nothing to enhance education, just look at our urban centers for proof.
Given the initial cost reduction Congress is contemplating at $100 billion, I have just eliminated $69.7 billion, the elimination of a few more departments will gain the desired amount, and America will be best suited at the local level.
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