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Old December 27th, 2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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Tell EPA to use Clean Air Act to regulate coal-fired power plants.

Earlier this month, President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency issued a formal declaration that global warming pollution is a threat to public health and welfare -- something that the rest of us have known for a long, long time.

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The way is cleared for the Clean Air Act to become an crucial weapon in our fight to stop climate change. The Obama administration is now in a position to regulate global warming pollution without having to wait for Congress (which has been lured into writing weak climate policies by industry lobbyists with deep pockets).


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Coal-fired power plants are by far the largest producer of global warming pollution in the U.S., and Obama's EPA is now considering a rule that would finally allow these pollution-belching smoke stacks to be regulated. This is one of the President's best opportunities to ensure we pass on a safer planet to the next generation, but we know that Big Coal is going to fight us at every turn.

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Old December 27th, 2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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Obama plans to use the EPA to blackmail the Senate to pass cap in tax but it won't work... if he uses EPA and electric bills go up he and all Dems will be fired!



The Republicans will not pass cap in tax, they will work across party lines to end EPA's authority to raise electric bills though... who do you think will win next Nov. if Dems insist on higher electric bills?
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Obama plans to use the EPA to blackmail the Senate to pass cap in tax but it won't work... if he uses EPA and electric bills go up he and all Dems will be fired!



The Republicans will not pass cap in tax, they will work across party lines to end EPA's authority to raise electric bills though... who do you think will win next Nov. if Dems insist on higher electric bills?




Republicans and their "No" party are predictable in trying to stop anything which enriches the lives of the 99% of Americans who ARE not their richest of the rich.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #4
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Republicans and their "No" party are predictable in trying to stop anything which enriches the lives of the 99% of Americans who ARE not their richest of the rich.


The richest of the rich aren't the ones who will suffer the most from cap and tax. The middle class will. Here's a perfect for instance:



The CEO of my very large employer (fortune 100 company) announced to all of us back in September that if cap and trade gets passed into law they will begin the perilous task of moving nearly 100% of the manufacturing from stateside to China and India out of absolute necessity to remain in business.



That means all those workers (who are mostly union BTW) will be out on their asses. The company told everyone up front so that no one can complain after the fact by saying they didn't know. They said they don't want to move those jobs overseas when they're operating at a profit now but if the government doesn't want them here then they won't remain here.



It's a complete job killer. And you wonder why Obama's approval ratings are tanking. And you wonder why the Congressional approval numbers are lower than Bush's.
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Coal-fired power plants are by far the largest producer of global warming pollution in the U.S


You didn't get the memo did you? Climategate.



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Old December 27th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #6
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Republicans and their "No" party are predictable in trying to stop anything which enriches the lives of the 99% of Americans who ARE not their richest of the rich.


Mrs. Parker, perhaps you can't possibly realize how foolish and uninformed you seem when you use this sort of prejudicial, small minded slogan-based argument whose supposed "facts" are so obviously made up out of thin air.



For instance, if George Bush had wanted to invade Iran before he left office, and asked congress for authorization, would you then refer to the Democrats as the Party of NO for being unanimously against it? Of course not, because most people would realize they stood on principal. Stop being a parrot for such worn out slogans that would sound ridiculous even on bumper stickers. Instead, try to think and reason.



Any time government assumes control of any part of our lives it is usually anything but enriching. A vast majority of the American public have grave misgivings of--if not outright opposition to--the stifling taxation of cap and trade. Even NBC and the New York Times (who parrot the same ridiculous talking points you have used here) acknowledge as much in their own polling data. Are these Americans who comprise this majority the big rich patrons of Republicans you blubber about? No, of course they are not.



Don't be so afraid of the free market madam. It is what separates you from the squalor of those poor souls not fortunate to have been born in a country that practices it. The government does not love you, and they are not here to help.
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The government does not love you, and they are not here to help.


That one single sentence underlines exactly what is wrong with the liberal thought process. They put all their hopes, dreams, monies and trust into the hands of the bureaucracy because it means less personal responsibilities.



It often seems like the Dems wanna make robots out of us.
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Coal-fired electric







Coal-fired-power



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Republicans and their "No" party are predictable in trying to stop anything which enriches the lives of the 99% of Americans who ARE not their richest of the rich.
How does doubling the price of energy enrich anyone other than the carbon certificate traders? Jobs will flea America even faster!
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It often seems like the Dems wanna make robots out of us.


It is that their mantra is "equality" which in most cases does not involve raising everyone to a higher level, but rather tearing everyone down to a common level of equal and virtuous mediocrity. It is what they have been doing to public education for decades, which is why you are well advised to have your kids learn Mandarin or Hindi if they are to be successful in business in the future. A Chinese or Indian child is better educated by the 6th grade than most American High School grads. But, praise Gore, at least we strive for equality...



When we finally achieve the nirvana of true equality, we will be blissfully cared for by the benevolent government as we lay back in our comfortable matrix pods creating a trickle of ecologically clean voltage for the power needs of the glorious state.
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