Great moments in government regulation
As the country tries to survive sub-zero temperatures and a "polar vortex," the Environmental Protection Agency is ?focused on regulating wood burning stoves.
Like Don Quixote tilting at windmills, President Obama is on a mission. With the Environmental Protection Agency as his sidekick, he is launching an all-out offensive to drastically cut carbon dioxide emissions.
President Barack Obama approved an increase in the so-called “social cost of carbon” calculation to $38 a metric ton. This number is used by government bureaucrats to weigh the cost and benefit of proposed projects, regulations and environmental laws; all without the hassle of actually understanding economics
It may be too early to tell whether the three scandals will “define and destroy” Barack Obama’s presidency—but they do reveal a propensity to massage the message and reward their friends while destroying their enemies. And, there are more than the trifecta of troubles that make this point, there’s a six-pack of scandals.
Now that an unusually cold spring is giving way to warmer weather and Earth Day is behind us, it’s a good time to revisit the campaign to turn us all into progressive environmentalists.