Obama Administration Threatens America Over Environmental Regulation

by Mike on December 9, 2009

in Politics

The Obama Administration once again proved itself to be a thuggish enterprise.  Now that the EPA has declared our breath to be a pollutant, the Obama Administration has threatened to issue harmful CO2 regulations if Congress does not pass a scheme of its own.  According to Lisa Jackson, President Obama’s EPA Administrator:

“If you don’t pass this legislation, then … the EPA is going to have to regulate in this area,” the official said. “And it is not going to be able to regulate on a market-based way, so it’s going to have to regulate in a command-and-control way, which will probably generate even more uncertainty.

And by uncertainty, Jackson meant a “deterrent to investment

It’s one thing for an Administration to try to bypass Congress to implement its proposals it believes would benefit the nation.  Although constitutionally dubious, few people fault leaders for trying to do the right thing.  It is quite another thing for an Administration to threaten to harm the American economy if it doesn’t get its way.

The Republican strategy on this front should be to call the Administration’s bluff.  It will be much easier for the next Administration to simply roll back whatever regulations Obama shoves down our throats than to get sixty votes to repeal a statutory scheme  in the 113th Congress’ Senate.

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