As a consumer, I believe until we come up with a solution, and a definite plan to transition America’s energy, we should NOT add additional harm to Americans either through higher energy cost, or bringing down major businesses. Both will, in part, be seen if the US EPA gets their way in this decision.
Driving a major American business under may not be the best solution. Folks, even children understand the concept of ‘bullets or butter’ type decision making. That ‘game’ strategy has been a while. Hurting the coal industry without alternative sources of energy only hurts America. Our great American decision makers should table this thought. Come on now people, have you ever gone to your employer and said boss, “we have a problem” only to be ask in return “and your solution is”?
Now our government could save some major dollars by eliminating many of the EPA positions and transfer the funds to our economy such as healthcare, unemployment, and so forth. Hell, the US EPA is big business or better yet a big employer. Stay with me here.
The agency provides many speeches explaining, ‘we’re from the government and here to ‘hep ya’ crap, it provides excellent paying government jobs, hires unemployed students seeking even more EPA positions, then there are our universities and their environmental programs producing even more graduates without jobs, and don’t forget the contract workers. This ploy promotes a much larger ‘self serving’ support base for their government agency….An agency that does not create income to support itself; the tax payer pays for their continuation. “What is your bottom-line with all this,” you are asking? If the money to support the US EPA was reduced, and the above hypothesis was truly the real factor, I think you would find the environment at a lower priority level in this country. Just sayin’.
Furthermore, when was the last time our US EPA had any effect on major foreign environmental violators? This same EPA can and WILL NOT even clean up a RAW SEWAGE dump that directly effects America’s ground water, wells, with un-screened, and un-treated SEWAGE. SEWAGE (not sludge) traveling into America’s Mud, and Ohio Rivers. Why should we trust the US EPA to regulate our environment? People, I can picture it now, our environment would operate similar to Obama’s Healthcare by ‘extending waivers’ to their ‘friends in high places’. If you don’t believe me on the dump matter, view this video: