Nov 18, 2008

And so it begins...

The “Office of the President-Elect” has announced its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 Percent by 2050. It would accomplish this through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” This would “make the U.S. a leader on climate change.”

This would also make the U.S. a third world nation. Well why not, pretty much everyone else is!

The Heritage Foundation reports,

“This intrusive regulation will cost the American economy nearly $7 trillion dollars in lost GDP in just 20 years, and result in massive job losses. Heritage’s respected Center for Data Analysis estimates non-farm employment losses will exceed 800,000 in some years, and manufacturing jobs will plummet. Some industries would lose over half of their jobs. Government permits would be needed to expand small businesses and build homes, hospitals and schools. To add insult to injury, foreign competitors will not have to abide by these regulations, leaving American businesses at a disadvantage.”

America, this is a very real threat to your very real economy for a nebulous, unsubstantiated, and quite likely non-existent threat – global warming. You are already well down the road to socialism. Giving this degree of economic control to agencies of the government would pretty much cinch the deal. Will you give it all away so easily?


Findalis said...

Petition is signed and I will be blogging this tomorrow morning.

Churchill's Parrot said...

My Dear Findalis,

Splendid. And thank you for your support!



Storm'n Norm'n said...

Thanks Charlie...
Not only did I sign the petition,
I copied the letter and mailed it to them's the full petition with the address to send it to...let's flood their mail boxes!

Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460

To Whom This May Concern:
I am writing to voice my strong opposition to regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act as proposed in the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making. Consider these comments as a filing in Docket ID # EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0318.
If enacted, the Environmental Protection Agency’s roadmap to regulate greenhouse gases via the Clean Air Act will have dramatic consequences on every aspect of American life. Complex, costly and time-consuming regulations will unduly burden Americans, forcing jobs overseas and a general decline in quality of life. The Environmental Protection Agency incorrectly believes it can set nation-wide speed limits, plan rail, truck and shipping routes, redesign lawnmowers and airplanes, and use GPS technology to track and understand the “human element.” The current economy has placed a heavy burden on many Americans, and the crushing regulatory burdens and compliance costs associated with the regulations will only compound that pain.
But most troubling of all will be the effect on American citizens. As if energy costs are not high enough, these regulations will further raise the cost of living by raising the price on all energy, transportation, food, and manufactured goods. The EPA’s proposed regulations contemplate tinkering with virtually anything and everything from air traffic patterns to lawn care equipment. Americans will be forced to get EPA permits for their cars, and in some cases, their houses. We do not need yet another government bureaucracy enforcing red tape for American citizens and businesses.
Therefore, I respectfully ask that the EPA not formalize the proposed aforementioned regulations and furthermore, that the EPA not involve itself in the regulation of greenhouse gases.

Folklight said...

Can you say Gestapo?
This, if implemented, will embolden the U.N types to push the L.O.S.T as well as the 'Global' taxation they so desire.

We are the resistance.

Churchill's Parrot said...

My Dear Storm'n,

Thank you. You have done well!

My Dear Folklight,

"Embolden the U.N types?" I fear that occured 4 November 2008. It will be damage control for the next four (God forbid) eight years.