Your comments on "Breathtaking Arrogance by the EPA" describing the Obama Environmental Protection Agency's retroactively rejecting a previously-permitted coal mine in your June 16 edition are accurate, but the EPA's action may not be actually breathtaking, at this late date. Campaigning in January '08 in front of his San Francisco Sweethearts, a cross section of media professionals, government union members and the wealthy, politically-active urban, Obama was discussing his proposed cap and trade system, in which owners of power generation plants would be taxed for the amount of green house gasses their plants produce. Obama was very blunt on what he felt the effect on the coal industry would be.
He said, "So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted. Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." Obama, early on, made his anti-American-energy-resource biases known; should we still today be stricken breathless by his actions?
Breathtaking arrogance might more accurately describe his recent immigration pronouncements, though. In May 2011, Obama said "There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply, through executive order, ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as president." But that was over a year ago. Friday, Obama viciously contradicted himself by with an executive order issued to install that which Congress had firmly rejected by refusing to pass the immigration reform "DREAM Act" in 2010 and 2009.
Obama's announced intent to again refuse to enforce laws he's just not happy with damages the constitution and the nation. No matter. Obama doesn't care about the constitution or the nation nearly as much as he cares about his own reelection, does he?
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