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

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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.

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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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