Posted by Steve Markowitz on June 5, 2012
President Obama and radical environmentalists are intent on using the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pursue their radical Leftist agenda. This includes inhibiting the use of any carbon-based energy sources such as coal and ultimately redistributing wealth from industrial nations to Third World countries.
While the President hides his true agenda behind rhetoric, the actual intent leaks out from time to time by Administration officials. Such was the case in March when EPA official Curt Spalding was caught on a recently released video posted below speaking at Yale University when he said:
But know right now, we are, we are struggling. We are struggling because we are trying to do our jobs. Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country. Just two days ago, the decision on greenhouse gas performance standard and saying basically gas plants are the performance standard which means if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision. You can’t imagine how tough that was. Because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way.
Even assuming that the alarmists are correct about the potential environmental dangers of man-made global warming, they also rarely discuss the efficacy of these proposed policies. Add to this their unwillingness to also discuss the dangers to the environment, economy and/or food supplies of their proposed policies and you have the recipe for a true man-made disaster that goes well beyond the coal towns of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 18, 2011
The video clip below forwarded by a reader is an incredible example of government’s disregard for the well-being of the People they are suppose to work for, as well as incompetence. In the clip, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator is being grilled last week by Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner of the Environment and Energy subcommittee. The Congressman asked Stanislaus if the EPA was complying with a presidential executive order that required them to consider how a directive from the EPA might affect jobs. After much fumbling Stanislaus admitted that “we have not directly taken a look at jobs in the proposal.”
When viewing the video one is left with two stark choices concerning Stanislaus. Either he is completely ignorant or he understood that he was caught by the Congressman disobeying an executive order. The later is likely given that he obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering..
Career bureaucrats and political appointees have no concern for the real world in which the People must survive. They focus on their narrow fields of interest, which often are opposed to the good of the People and in conflict with other bureaucrats’ fields of interest.
Stanislaus’s lack of accountability is not surprising given his background as an environmental lawyer who never had to concern himself with turning a profit or paying workers’ salaries and benefits. This lack of real-world experience is typical of Obama appointees.
Mathy Stanislaus’s narrow focus and lack of accountability is typical of career bureaucrats. They are so deeply intertwined with the government that the only way to expunge them from Washington is to cut the budgets of every department of the Federal government. At least at the end of that carnage there would be less of these bureaucrats getting paid for work that so often damages the People for whom they suppose to be working for. Think this conclusion is a bit harsh? Hold your comments until after watching the video.
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