Katie Pavlich

President Obama's former green jobs czar and communist Van Jones is now painting conservatives who believe the EPA is out of control as wanting to kill children for jobs. Although it is true runway EPA regulations stifle job growth and are burdening the economy, by conservatives believing those regulations should be loosened or eliminated by no means they want to kill kids in the process.


But of course, we couldn't get through a Van Jones speech without some form of hypocrisy. Jones gave the speech above in power guzzling New York City.

Expensive EPA regulation complaints aren't coming only from "conservatives" as Jones claims, in fact, they are coming from business leaders who create jobs.

President Barack Obama on Friday sacked a controversial proposed regulation tightening health-based standards for smog, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.

Obama overruled the Environmental Protection Agency and directed administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the proposal, in part because of the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and uncertainty for businesses at a time of rampant uncertainty about an unsteady economy.

The announcement came shortly after a new government report on private sector employment report showed that businesses essentially added no new jobs last month - and that the jobless rate remained stuck at a historically high 9.1 percent.

The withdrawal of the proposed EPA rule comes three days after the White House identified seven such regulations that it said would cost private business at least $1 billion each. The proposed smog standard was estimated to cost anywhere between $19 billion and $90 billion, depending on how strict it would be.

The more money businesses spend complying with unnecessary regulations, the less money they have to create jobs and pay salaries.


Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, will be published on July 8, 2014.

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