EPA's Secret And Costly 'Sue And Settle' Collusion With Environmental Organizations [Thanks to I Hate The Media]
I understand the President had his State of the Union moment the other night. Send me a post card if I missed anything would you?
I did hear that very much on the President's mind is reducing the deficit. Something he's done so well thus far, reducing the deficit...
Yep, if you believe that I've got this super dandy bridge in Brooklyn I'd love to sell you...
Here's a plan, mind you it's just a suggestion, but get rid of most all of the environmental Czars and agencies and other such redundant and useless federal government programs.
I am utterly confused as to who would believe in Global Warming in the first place. Oh wait, excuse me, they’re calling it “Climate Change” these days.
Why the name switch? Was it because Al Gore and his adherents predicted with absolute certainty, that the earth’s temperature was rising than, oops, come to find out it wasn't after all? “An Inconvenient Truth” proclaimed polar bears were dying because of this terrible planetary spike in temperature caused by SUV’s and cow’s passing gas. It won an Academy Award after all, so it must have been true!
Ice caps were melting and well—essentially—the Great Green Apocalypse was imminent. There was no arguing with these people. It was as factual to them as Mr. Obama’s ability to string two words together without a teleprompter…
The real joke is (although the joke is at taxpayer expense) the earth’s climate does change and has changed since the earth was formed. The environmental movement is the hugest hoax ever perpetuated on the world aside from the notion that the U.N. is important.
And speaking of the U.N., that bastion of brilliance recently had to admit that Climate Change might, just might have to do with solar activity. So what next? A tax on the sun?
We have subsequently discovered the scientists, upon which Mr. Gore and his cult followers based all of their dire predictions on—were lying. Think Climategate. Even a casual observer would have been able to see, Mr. Gore himself doesn’t believe in his own hype. If he did he wouldn’t drive around with an entourage of Lincoln SUV’s and fly in his private plane or have a residence that uses enough electricity in one month to run a city the size of Chicago for a year.
These so-called environmental scientists found out (who knew?) that the earth’s temperature was actually cooling, not warming, so they had to scramble around to change the name from Global Catastrophic Warming to “Climate Change.”
This is an issue, especially with this President, that we need to stay on top of if we ever want to even begin to gut the deficit looming over our collective U.S. heads. All of the tax payer money that goes into these cock-a-may-me programs could be saved if we collectively demand it from our lawmakers. The President calls it “investing” in “Green jobs”. I call it taking tax dollars and throwing it down a big black hole.
For example, did you know your tax dollars—in the billions—went to environmental law firms? Billions of tax payer money is spent so that the government can pay lawyers to take U.S. citizens to court to sue them if they break what turns out to be trumped up, worthless (in large part) environmental laws. While I'm sure there are some legitimate lawsuits that should be filed, is it truly a need to pay billions of tax dollars to lawyers in order to monitor such nefarious activities? Really?
This of course doesn’t include the EPA. How much does this overreaching, over-bloated government bureaucracy cost taxpayers a month no less per year?
How much does the Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO) cost us? If someone can find out – let me know. Who even knows these agencies exist in the first place? While there was a wealth of information on their website about what this particular agency does, I couldn’t find out where our tax dollars go for them to do what they claim they do.
The EPA came up with brilliant ideas like taxpayers paying about $200 per every cow and pig as a “fine” if you will, for cow and pig flatulence. I’m not making this up.
Just your tax dollars at work here folks.
We have a whole huge department in our federal government called “Climate Change.” Within this department, we have a taxpayer-funded agency that describes itself as:
[T]he focal point within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development, coordination, and implementation of DOE-related aspects of climate change technical programs, policies, and initiatives.
Were you aware that this is just a tent, as it were, for multiple other federally funded “green” agencies? Federal agencies like, The U.S. Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP) or The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The EERE “invests” your tax dollars:
…in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
The number of these agencies on the Energy.gov page is legion. The amount of tax dollars spent on these and other programs are a big question mark. No matter how hard I looked, I couldn’t find one bit of information about how much all of these agencies cost us taxpayers. Mr. Obama likes to call it an “investment” but when we look at the definition of that word is, he stands corrected:
1. In finance, the purchase of a financial product or other item of value with an expectation of favorable future returns. In general terms, investment means the use [of] money in the hope of making more money
I prefer the more accurate term “stealing”. I have rarely seen the results of any federal government agency, program or pork barrel initiative ever make money for my benefit or for the benefit of any taxpayer.
Were you aware there are federal grants given to environmental activists.
YOUR tax dollars support these grants or in the least subsidizes these green organizations that offer grants.
Isn’t that just special? How many more “grants” for “green initiatives” are using your tax dollars? I’m just sayin’…
You want more jobs? You want to reduce our deficit? Ask our lawmakers to start with the EPA and clearing out all of the hokey and debunked taxpayer paid green energy programs, agencies and higher learning institutions (now there's an oxymoron for you....) that are in our Federal Government. They choke industry and squelch job growth by their Gestapo scare tactics and enforcement of unconstitutional laws. Start by simply closing down and firing every one of these overpaid workers. Then gut the grants that tax dollars pay for. I’m betting we’d see at least a trillion dollars shaved off of the deficit! I'm all for sensibly caring for our environment, but what we have now is nonsensical and completely out of control.
That's my piece for today.
Update: Turns out Obama's "Green Energy" money goes to pay for Holland workers to watch movies, not make batteries. Who knew???