Barack “The Job Killer” Obama and his neo-fascist EPA just unveiled a new set of regulations that are sure to depress our economy for a generation. Passed under the guise of cleaning up the air, this royal decree will stifle growth, eliminate jobs, and put American businesses at a disadvantage in the global marketplace.
The Hill reports these new regulations include:
The EPA wants to cut the allowable threshold for ground-level ozone to between 65 and 70 parts per billion, down from the current 75 parts per billion. It is also taking comments from the public on possibly lowering down to 60 parts per billion the standard for ozone, a byproduct of many pollutants that come from burning fossil fuels.
That “parts per billion” may not make any sense to you, but here’s a number everyone can understand:
Many business representatives touted a report commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers concluding that at 60 parts per billion, the rule would cost the United States $270 billion a year, making it the most expensive regulation in history.
Predictably the democratic members of Congress have no problem with assaulting the economy so viciously, but you can bet your ass the Republicans do:
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), incoming chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, promised lawmakers would scrutinize the rule closely, saying it “will lower our nation’s economic competitiveness and stifle job creation for decades.”
So what does the EPA have to say about all this? Basically: f*ck you America:
But the EPA is mandated to consider only public health when setting the standard and cannot take cost into consideration.
And then a terribly delusional f*ck you:
“Special-interest critics will try to convince you that pollution standards chase away local jobs and businesses, but, in fact, healthy communities attract new businesses, new investment, and new jobs,” said EPA Adminsitrator Gina McCarthy.
To be clear, only government subsidies help grow or sustain “green” industries. Without taxpayer dollars they would shrivel up and die. Considering the economy is looking at a $270 billion downturn because of this EPA madness, there’s going to be a lot less government funding available to prop these bogus eco-friendly businesses up.
These new EPA regulations come on the heels of Obama’s anti-coal rules earlier this year, which is estimated at costing $50 billion per year. Wow, in the span of 7 months, our President has crafted policies that will take a $320 Billion chunk out of our economy each and every year. The biggest kicker is, none of the regulations are going to make the air cleaner or improve the health of anyone. This is all about control and nothing more.
Instead of “scrutinizing” the new regulations, the soon-to-be Republican controlled Congress should consider eliminating the EPA altogether. No agency should have the power to destroy the economy and purge jobs the way the EPA does.