Radical in the White House – Some thoughts from the Flat Earth Society
Radical – I am going to start using that word the way the left uses the word ‘extreme’. The Democrats are pursuing a radical change to our immigration policy. The IRS is pursuing a radical agenda against the tea party. The President yesterday announced a Radical change to EPA regulations.
Actually, it was tyrannical.
Do yourselves a favor. Take your kids to Philadelphia and show them the Constitution. Do it quickly before it is lost forever. Yesterday the President put a significant tear in the document. As the WSJ reports in the Opinion section today:
President Obama’s climate speech on Tuesday was grandiose even for him, but its surreal nature was its particular hallmark. Some 12 million Americans still can’t find work, real wages have fallen for five years, three-fourths of
Americans now live paycheck to check, and the economy continues to plod along four years into a quasi-recovery. But there was the President in tony Georgetown, threatening more energy taxes and mandates that will ensure fewer jobs, still lower incomes and slower growth. Mr. Obama’s “climate action plan” adds up to one of the most extensive reorganizations of the U.S. economy since the 1930s, imposed through administrative fiat and raw executive power. He wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17% by 2020, but over his 6,500-word address he articulated no such goal for the unemployment rate or GDP.
Unable to get cap and trade through a democratically controlled Congress, buried by an unwinable war in Syria, pursuing negotiations with the Taliban and plagued by scandal – Obama turns his attention to Climate change. How does this proposal help the millions of unemployed Americans? How does it create wealth and lower the costs of the necessities we use every day you ask? It doesn’t. It is the single largest ECONOMY KILLING FIAT ever issued by the White House. I am not going to get into the debunked climate science Obama hides behind. There are countless articles on the web discrediting his lies. I am not going to quote statistics on our energy production or uses. Nope. I have a simply question:
Ohio and Pennsylvania – How are you liking Obama now?
Here is what you need to know and fear about what Obama did yesterday. Yes, FEAR.
- First, the regulations he laid out yesterday are a complete abuse of the rule of law. They are a gross perversion of executive power that fundamentally alters the balance of power with Congress.
- Second, this will kill the coal industry. Coal powers our electric plants. Electricity dear friends powers our economy. EVERYTHING you buy is about to get more expensive. Everything.
- Third. If he can do this to coal, he can do this to ANYTHING. I don’t get the Democrats comfort with tyrannical power. He took over student loans, the auto industry, banking, healthcare and now energy. Some sectors to larger, more damaging degrees than others but this is an unlegislated accumulation of power to unaccountable officials. You know, trust worthy people like the DOJ, NSA, and IRS.
- Fourth – this is another transfer of wealth on a massive scale. The EPA regulations are in effect a tax that was never legislated by Congress. It will take money from you in the form of higher consumer prices and reallocate those funds to non efficient sectors of the green economy and democratic fund raisers.
- Fifth – That transfer of wealth to our international economic competition will be massive. Companies will not create jobs in America if they can operate in other countries for less cost and with fewer regulations. Jobs will flee our shores.
The irony in Obama’s tactics- he wants conservatives in a complete lather about this topic. Distract us from his scandals and the shitty economy. FOCUS on what is really happening here. With each executive order, the Constitution becomes more irrelevant.
Obama is a Radical and he is implementing his Radical agenda to fundamentally transform America
It is one thing for a president to have an agenda, to try to sell it to the American people, to pass bills in Congress and act through the legislative process. It is another thing entirely — it is tyranny — to go around the lawmakers in order to implement massive, multi-billion-dollar-impact regulations through executive agency rule making.
But this is the crew that is willing to make recess appointments of union thugs to the NLRB when the Senate is not in recess. This is the crew that has subverted the integrity of the Department of Justice, the IRS, the EPA, even the FDA, and for whom its statist ends always and everywhere justify the means.
This is a president who has said for years that he intended to bankrupt the coal power industry, and that his plan will cause electricity prices to“necessarily skyrocket.” He is a radical (environmentalist, socialist, you name it) in his heart, motivated far more by ideology than pragmatism or even politics. He is blissfully unfettered by concern for the rule of law or the Constitution.