Obama: Corporate Profits ‘Have To Be Shared By American Workers’”
If we’re fighting to reform the tax code and increase exports to help you compete, the benefits can’t just translate into greater profits and bonuses for those at the top. They have to be shared by American workers, who need to know that expanding trade and opening markets will lift their standards of living as well as your bottom line. (RCP)
The Fourth MARX Brother Strikes again!
Still think he’s a “centrist” or not a socialist??
You must be a liberal.
The EPA recently began regulating greenhouse gases from power plants and other “big polluters,” and they made it a whole month before issuing their first waiver.
So let the apparatchiks line up. Let the “free” enterprise begin. The “fairness”.
The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites.– 1984 by George Orwell
This week, the EPA issued its first exemption, Environment & Energy News reports:
The Obama administration will spare a stalled power plant project in California from the newest federal limits on greenhouse gases and conventional air pollution, U.S. EPA says in a new court filing that marks a policy shift in the face of industry groups and Republicans accusing the agency of holding up construction of large industrial facilities.
According to a declaration by air chief Gina McCarthy, officials reviewed EPA policies and decided it was appropriate to “grandfather” projects such as the Avenal Power Center, a proposed 600-megawatt power plant in the San Joaquin Valley, so they are exempted from rules such as new air quality standards for smog-forming nitrogen dioxide (NO2).
There’s something interesting about the Avenal Power Center:
The proposed Avenal Energy project will be a combined-cycle generating plant consisting of two natural gas-fired General Electric 7FA Gas Turbines with Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) and one General Electric Steam Turbine.
GE? Hmm…where have I heard that before?….
Oh, right JOBS CZAR, Jeffrey Immelt!
Naw, it could be that naked a political quid pro quo like when Obama had dinner with Chinese President Hu and suddenly there was a deal for GE engines on planes sold to China.
True, GE isn’t the head of this project, that would be Macquarie Capital, a “green” company that is an international company. But the turbines for the project are GE.
And it’s a “green company” rather than an evil global warming polluter!!
On the upside, at least Job Creation Czar Immelt is creating jobs!
They benefit him. But isn’t that Liberals do it for, to benefit their friends, just like the Obamacare Waivers (all 732 currently) and making more government and union jobs.
Then, there’s the other liberal need, to control people. To MAKE you do what THEY WANT, regardless of whether it’s a good idea or not (Michelle Obama and her Restaurant portion control is a good one).
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative was trying to get permits for a massive new coal-fired power plant in Virginia. But last fall, it delayed the project.
David Smith, the utility’s director of environment, says there were two main factors: the recession, which was cutting demand for electricity, and uncertainty about EPA’s greenhouse gas rules.
Smith says he still hasn’t figured out how the new rules will change his project. But one thing is certain: They give a potent new weapon to the plant’s opponents.
“The environmental organizations, I mean, their goal is to challenge any coal plant,” Smith says. “Another regulation just gives them another avenue to make another challenge.”
Attorney Cale Jaffe from the Southern Environmental Law Center has been fighting the plant.
“Finally we’ve got the rules that are beginning to require power companies to account for their global warming pollution,” Jaffe says. “That’s a historic turn of events.”
Jaffe says he hopes the utility will reconsider and opt for a cleaner energy source — like offshore wind power.
So we’ll make it economically unprofitable to do anything other than what the liberals want you to do.
For EPA’s supporters, examples like this are proof that the rules will work to constrain global warming pollution. But in the eyes of critics, they show how the rules will deflate the economic recovery.
Jeffrey Holmstead, who headed EPA’s air pollution office under President Bush, predicts that the new requirements will increase energy costs and halt industrial construction. That’s because there’s no clear rule book. Officials will evaluate each project to see what technologies could cut its pollution.
“It slows everybody down because nobody knows what the rules are going to be,” he says.(NPR)
The rules are DO WHAT EVER THE LIBERAL SAYS AT THAT SECOND AND NOTHING ELSE!
And if they change it in the next second- Do not notice, do not look away or you’ll be turned to stone! 🙂
And never ever question why that apparatchik got a break you don’t get. You’ll be beheaded.
Just remember: “Yes Master”
“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a
human face – forever.”–George Orwell
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
FEAR IS HOPE
SPENDING IS INVESTMENT
America, what a Country! 🙂