Is Obama Ruling by Edict/Fiat? While Americans Weren’t Paying Attention and were Focused on Hurricane Issac and “Empty Chairs”, Obama DID THIS. Coal Miners Pay Attention.

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While America were focused on the back and forth of both Political parties during Hurricane Issac the Republican National Convention,  and then were focused on Clint Eastwood’s appearance and speech…….

***Americans need to READ this entire Post especially to its end with the Alexis Tocqueville quote:**

  From the Washington Examiner:

Obama signs Executive Order to accelerate green energy polices in industry

August 30, 2012

By: Kenneth Schortgen J

On Aug. 30, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which details a program to accelerate the implementation of alternative energy (green energy) and other power sources in industrial infrastructure. The new Order will allow current Federal agencies to coordinate with states and private companies in streamlining alternative solutions for current hydrocarbon fuel processes.

The industrial sector accounts for over 30 percent of all energy consumed in the United States, and, for many manufacturers, energy costs affect overall competitiveness. While our manufacturing facilities have made progress in becoming more energy efficient over the past several decades, there is an opportunity to accelerate and expand these efforts with investments to reduce energy use through more efficient manufacturing processes and facilities and the expanded use of combined heat and power (CHP). Instead of burning fuel in an on site boiler to produce thermal energy and also purchasing electricity from the grid, a manufacturing facility can use a CHP system to provide both types of energy in one energy efficient step. Accelerating these investments in our Nation’s factories can improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing, lower energy costs, free up future capital for businesses to invest, reduce air pollution, and create jobs.

To formalize and support the close interagency coordination that is required to accelerate greater investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP, this order directs certain executive departments and agencies to convene national and regional stakeholders to identify, develop, and encourage the adoption of investment models and State best practice policies for industrial energy efficiency and CHP; provide technical assistance to States and manufacturers to encourage investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP; provide public information on the benefits of investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP; and use existing Federal authorities, programs, and policies to support investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP.

(a) coordinate and strongly encourage efforts to achieve a national goal of deploying 40 gigawatts of new, cost effective industrial CHP in the United States by the end of 2020; – Whitehouse.gov

Cheap hydrocarbon energy has been the lifeblood of America’s economic success since the industrial revolution, and can be seen today in countries like China which use coal and other energy resources to fuel production and Industry. Integrating alternative energy sources to replace the efficiency of oil and other hydrocarbons would require technology that is currently not available, nor is currently cost efficient for industrial transition.

President Obama’s track record on green and alternative energy policies during his term in office has been dismal. Four major solar companies, through which taxpayer money has helped subsidize, have gone bankrupt, and this does not include more than $50 billion that has been invested in the takeover of General Motors by the Federal government. Since the nationalization of GM, government inefficiency in running the corporation has led to failed investments in cars such as the Chevrolet Volt, which has just been shelved due to low sales and failures in promised capabilities.

Investment in alternative energy in the U.S. has proven beneficial when done by private industry, and without interference from government bureaucracies.

Keep reading here…………

***Remember Obama promised to bankrupt the coal industry.

Related link:

Obama Makes Good on Promise to Bankrupt the Coal Industry

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To the voters of Ohio:

Related link:

Ohio gets 86% of Energy from Coal. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh) Joins with Obama’s “War on Coal” to Bankrupt Coal Industry.

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Then add this Executive Order:

President Obama Signs Executive Order Allowing for Control Over All US Resources. Is the Center for American Progress the Shadow Party that Controls Obama?

***Is the Center for American Progress Obama’s POLITBURO?**

WHO is pulling Obama’s strings?

WHY does Valerie Jarrett have Secret Service Protection?  She has a position that is not one that needs the Secret Service.

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Obama and the Progressives have been:

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Trying to Nationalize Oil

Trying to Nationalize Health Care

Trying to Nationalize Banks

Trying to Nationalize the Auto Industry

Trying to Nationalize the Housing/Mortgage Industry

Working to Nationalize the Farm Industry

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Obama’s Politics Are More Insidious Than Socialism. Obama Wants to Control the Economy.

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What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.

Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama’s point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.

Government ownership of the means of production means that politicians also own the consequences of their policies, and have to face responsibility when those consequences are disastrous — something that Barack Obama avoids like the plague.

Thus the Obama administration can arbitrarily force insurance companies to cover the children of their customers until the children are 26 years old. Obviously, this creates favorable publicity for President Obama. But if this and other government edicts cause insurance premiums to rise, then that is something that can be blamed on the “greed” of the insurance companies.

The same principle, or lack of principle, applies to many other privately owned businesses. It is a very successful political ploy that can be adapted to all sorts of situations.

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And Utilizing Executive Orders to forward his agenda:

Is John Podesta of the Center for American Progress Inflicting the “Project Podesta” Ideology/Tactic on Obama? What Americans Should Know…..

***Notation added here by Romanticpoet: Does any of the following sound familiar America?****

Podesta’s most lasting contribution to the leftist cause came through his promotion of a strategy that White House aides dubbed “Project Podesta.” This was a system that enabled the Clintons to push through unpopular policies that neither Congress nor the American people wanted. Its implementation marked a dramatic tilt in the balance of power, giving the executive branch an unprecedented ability to force its will on the legislative branch.

Project Podesta enabled the President to bypass Congress through the use of executive orders, presidential decision directives, White-House-sponsored lawsuits, vacancy appointments to high federal office, selective regulatory actions against targeted corporations, and a host of other extra-constitutional tactics.

In short, Podesta showed the Clintons that they could gain by force what they might fail to achieve through legislation. “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kind of cool,” quipped White House aide Paul Begala to The New York Times on July 5, 1998, in response to questions about the Clintons’ growing disdain for the will of Congress.

Project Podesta’s most ambitious exercise was the war on Yugoslavia which Clinton launched by executive order on April 13, 1999, in defiance of the U.S. Congress and the United Nations.

When US News and World Report first revealed the existence of Project Podesta on November 1, 1999, two Congressional hearings convened to investigate the Clintons’ abuse of executive power. But the investigators issued no reports and took no action.

Keep reading here……….

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PODESTA: OBAMA CAN USE ‘ARMED FORCES’ TO PUSH PROGRESSIVE AGENDA

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How does one “move the country forward”? In the center’s report, Podesta explains that Obama can use executive orders, rule-making, and even the armed forces “to accomplish important change” and that such means “should not be underestimated.”

What exactly does Podesta think the president should use such powers to “accomplish”? Among others, the report suggests “job creation,“ ”quality affordable health care,“ ”sustainable security,“ and ”a clean energy future.”

The report cites specific goals such as mitigating the effects of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, supporting a Palestinian state, and reducing greenhouse gasses by 17 percent by 2020.

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The Communist Slogan “Forward” now Adopted by Obama

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Communist Party offshoot:

Vetting Obama 2012: Obama and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism

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“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy,always followed by a dictatorship.”

Alexis de Tocqueville

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Did YOU pay attention to the video played on the FIRST night of the Democratic National Convention?

“We all belong to the Government now”

I found it utterly amazing that the Democrat Party would be so BLATANT in their theme as a similie of the Newsweek cover about a year ago:

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Americans:

We are in a dogfight like never before this  2012 Presidential election.

We ALL are faced with this CHOICE:

Either we will have a Marxist/Communist Democracy OR we will have a Republic and have economic growth, LIBERTY and the FREEDOM to CHOOSE.

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Obama’s EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: Americans No Smarter than Fifth Graders

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From the Washington Free Beacon:

EPA ADMIN: AMERICANS NO SMARTER THAN FIFTH GRADERS

EPA CHIEF SAYS GOVERNMENT NOT TO BLAME FOR COAL’S DECLINE, CRITICIZES AMERICAN MEDIA IN FOREIGN OUTLET

EPA’s Lisa Jackson

BY:  -

June 11, 2012

When asked to craft a headline about her tenure at the EPA, chief administrator Lisa Jackson questioned the American public’s ability to read at a fifth-grade level in an interview with the Guardian:

“In accordance with the law, we moved forward with sensible, cost effective steps at the federal level on climate, using the Clean Air Act.” And I would have a second sentence — see, I can’t write headlines! But it would be something like, ”The progress at state and local levels, combined with the federal level, does not obviate the need” — you can’t use obviate, it’s above fifth-grade level! — “does not obviate the need for federal legislation to address this incredibly important challenge for this and future generations.”

Jackson also said the free market, rather than federal regulation, has reduced coal’s prominence as a source of American energy. She blamed public opposition to EPA policies on the public’s ignorance in the interview.

So in my opinion the problem for coal right now is entirely economic. The natural gas that this country has and is continuing to develop is cheaper right now on average. … It just happens that at the same time, these rules are coming in place that make it clear that you cannot continue to operate a 30-, 40-, or 50-year old plant and not control the pollution that comes with it. …

The battle today is about who can get the screaming headline out first. Because, unfortunately, the way the media works, the screaming headline lives forever, and then you spend forever trying to get a headline even half as big that says oh, that wasn’t true. So whether it’s climate change and the myriad reports about that, whether it’s people in rural America who’ve been told all manner of untruths about the work we’re doing — whether it’s that we’re going to regulate farm dust further, or that we’re going to regulate spilled milk, no matter how many times we say it, because their main sources of information are not really being truthful in how they’re giving them information, we spend an awful lot of time trying to explain to people what we’re really doing.

However, Jackson did not address the ways in which government regulations have hurt the coal industry. In May, the New York Times reported that the industry is under siege, “threatened by new regulations from Washington, environmentalists fortified by money from Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York City, and natural gas companies intent on capturing much of the nation’s energy market.”

Coal’s share in American energy has declined from almost 50 percent in 2009 to 34 percent this March.

Senator James Inhofe (R., Okla.) recently announced that the Senate will vote on a resolution to protect coal this week. Inhofe’s legislation aims to “overturn the Obama EPA’s Utility MACT rule, which is specifically designed to shut down coal plants across the country.”

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RELATED LINKS:

Top EPA Official Inadvertently Tells the Truth About the White House’s Environmental Agenda Against Coal

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Obama Gives Coal Miners the Shaft

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EPA stunner: Pulls Permit for Major, Already-in-Use Coal Mine in WVA

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 Coal Miners Say EPA Rules Are Killing Their Jobs

To Lisa Jackson:  Keep thinking Coal Miners, their families and their communities are dumb……come November you may NOT like their response.

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Richard Trumka, while head of the United Mine Workers and now the AFL-CIO President, and the murder of Eddie York.

Trouble viewing video?  Click Here.

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Lisa Jackson, Obama’s EPA Administrator is NOT the only Obama Administration member to think American’s are dumb.  Add Cass Sunstein, Obama’s Regulatory Czar.

Sunstein feels that some American’s are “Homer Simpson” types and can be easily manipulated.

Cass Sunstein on Manipulating People

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Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s Regulatory Czar, believes that in order for a government to get what it wants, it has to slowly and steadily “nudge” people, to a point in which the people to not realize it.

ONLY the GOVERNMENT knows what is good for you?

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#VET OBAMA 2012 and those he surrounds himself with as part of his Administration.

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Obama Gives Coal Miners the Shaft

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From Accuracy In Media:

by Cliff Kincaid

April 5, 2012

The notion that President Obama is trying to fire up his “base,” as he prepares for a re-election campaign, raises the question of what constitutes his base. It is becoming increasingly clear that the “workers” he is supposedly concerned about are going to be dismissed or ignored so that wealthy environmental groups can be accommodated.

Consider the words of Cecil Roberts, president of the powerful United Mine Workers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, after EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson made a ruling against coal plants. “The Navy SEALs shot Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan and Lisa Jackson shot us in Washington,” Roberts said. Those who missed the news about Jackson shutting down coal plants through executive branch rules and regulations may have been unprepared for the Roberts assault. It was a big story for the media but framed in a way that played down the significance of what is taking place.

For New Generation of Power Plants, a New Emission Rule From the E.P.A.” was the misleading headline over the story in The New York Times. Much more is at stake than just a “new emission rule” that is somehow supposed to affect global warming.

West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, put it another way, saying the EPA “is fully engaging in a war on coal…” Manchin went on, “this ill-advised proposal to prevent new coal-fueled generation will move this country away from using all our domestic resources, and I will fight it every step of the way.”

EPA administrator Lisa Jackson is an environmental zealot who advocates “eco-justice.” In 2010, she received a copy of a “Green Bible” from the liberal National Council of Churches. Her mission is to wage war on the fossil fuel industry in order to build what she calls a “green economy.” She is scheduled to speak at the upcoming Conference on the Scientific, Religious, and Cultural Implications of Global Warming, sponsored by the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care. Jackson received the group’s “Steward of God’s Creation award.”

Before becoming the EPA Administrator, Jackson served as chief of staff to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, who also served as a New Jersey senator before running the MF Global financial group, now embroiled in scandal and corruption over $1.2 billion in missing money.   Jackson had been appointed by Corzine to be commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection in 2006.

Jackson’s attack on the coal industry will help China and other U.S. competitors. Although the United States is considered the Saudi Arabia of coal because data show that U.S. currently has the world’s largest coal reserve, America is far behind China in terms of coal production and will fall even further behind because of the new EPA regulations.

On the West Virginia Metro News Talkline radio show, Roberts made his hard-hitting remarks, which have shaken the Obama Administration. In addition to his statement, “The Navy SEALs shot Osama bin Laden in Pakistan and Lisa Jackson shot us in Washington,” he said:

  • “Coal is the fastest growing energy source in the world and they’ve decided, at the EPA, well, we’re going to control what goes into the atmosphere worldwide by halting the construction of coal fired facilities in the United States.”
  • “It doesn’t work, for one thing, and, the second thing, it is just devastating for our economy.”
  • “You have to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions throughout the world.  You can’t just regulate them through the EPA of the United States.”

The Soros-funded blog, Think Progress, called Roberts’ statements “preposterous,” a fascinating reaction that suggests that Obama is prepared to throw the mine workers down the shaft.  The purpose of Think Progress, an unofficial arm of the White House, is to punish anyone—even Democrats—who speak ill of the President or his policies.

Our media failed, perhaps deliberately so, to explain the real significance of what the EPA was doing. The Washington Post headline about the EPA moving against coal was, “EPA imposes first greenhouse gas limits on new power plants.” This story by Juliet Eilperin actually quoted some “advocacy groups” as saying that the EPA proposal was “too weak.”

As noted by the Post, the EPA claimed the new EPA rules and regulations would only affect new power plants. “The media were careful to repeat this claim too,” noted a Wall Street Journal editorial. In fact, however, the paper says, “It isn’t true…the rules will put old plants at risk because of another EPA program known as New Source Review.”

It explains, “Whenever a plant upgrades—whether installing a new fan blade or replacing the proverbial toilet seat—it must comply with every rule on the books. So as a utility obeys the mercury rule, say, it will also be caught in the pincer movement of these new carbon performance standards. The green lobby knows this will slowly kill even current coal plants over time.”

Keep reading……….

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Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket

***Obama’s Cap and Trade Legislation didn’t pass; therefore he is using the EPA to regulate and eventually put coal miners/coal fired plants out of work/business***

Obama has USURPED our Congress by issuing Executive Orders/Regulations

HOW MANY coal miners and coal plant workers will lose their jobs?

Is Obama a true Presidential Leader for America?

YOU DECIDE.

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