Enjoy your standard of living while you can. Obama has decreed that it will be reduced:
The Obama administration took aim at the coal industry on Monday by mandating a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions at fossil fuel-burning power plants by 2030 — despite claims the regulation will cost nearly a quarter-million jobs a year and force plants across the country to close.
Coal provides us with 40% of our electricity. Obama has made it clear he wants the industry destroyed. This could be the death blow.
Democrats tried to impose similar regulations by constitutional means, when they controlled both houses of Congress. But due to fear of voters’ wrath among some elected officials, they failed. So,
The draft regulation sidesteps Congress, where Obama’s Democratic allies have failed to pass a so-called “cap-and-trade” plan to limit such emissions.
Under the plan, carbon emissions would be reduced 30 percent by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. The proposal sets off a complex regulatory process in which the 50 states will each determine how to meet customized targets set by the EPA.
Not by Congress. By the EPA, which is now calling the shots in Washington because Congress has to face the voters and therefore has proven unable to implement Obama’s malevolent agenda.
If a state refuses to create a plan, the EPA can make its own.
This is a constitutional crisis. The anti-human environmental extremists staffing the EPA have no such authority.
The inevitable results if this stands, other than a severe weakening of the constitutional division of power that has kept this country from degenerating into a dictatorship over the past two centuries, will be the closing of dozens of power plants, hundreds of thousands thrown out of work, sharply higher prices for everything and in particular for electricity, and the sort of brownouts we will have to start getting used to as our country is deliberately transformed into a Third World nation.
The justification for this act of economic sabotage is the global warming hoax, although no one seems to actually believe that these wildly excessive measures will actually result in a measurable effect on the weather. The idea that carbon dioxide (without which plants won’t grow) is a pollutant because it drives up the temperature is unproven politically driven theory.
Worldwide CO2 emissions continue to rise. According to the theory, temperatures should be in the stratosphere by now. Yet they have not risen since the 1990s:
Obviously, this is about tyranny, not the weather. Obama has declared war on the economy in the name of a lie. He learned well from FDR’s Great Depression that the more people are thrown out of work, the more votes will be harvested by Democrats. The worse the better, as his fellow left-wing radicals have been known to say.
If they aren’t stopped, America’s decline will soon become precipitous.
On tips from Bill T and Jester.