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Bachmann Wants To Lock Up The EPA And Turn Out The Lights

Bachmann Wants To Lock Up The EPA And Turn Out The Lights

 

Claiming that she will be “the new sheriff” in Washington D.C., presidential-hopeful Michele Bachmann once again set her sites on the Environmental Protection Agency.

Finding that completely abolishing the EPA, as she promised to do in June, might be a difficult goal to achieve, Bachmann has announced a clever new tactic:

“I guarantee you the EPA will have doors locked and lights turned off and they will only be about conservation,” she said on Saturday at a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids (Des Moines Register).

Pledging that she is a “doer” and “not a talker,” Bachmann told crowds on the campaign trail that the EPA should be renamed ”the job killing organization of America.”

Bachmann seems to have forgotten that enforcing regulations on clean air and water also creates jobs, not to mention making it much easier to survive on this struggling planet.

“The EPA is a convenient bogey man for Republican leaders when it comes to their messaging on jobs,” writes Stephen Lacey of Climate Progress. “But what they don’t mention is that new regulations will be phased in over a three-year period of time, giving most power companies enough time to meet standards. This has nothing to do with today’s economic issues. And over the next five years, the number of jobs created through retrofitting power plants with pollution controls could be in the tens of thousands, with virtually no impact on nationwide rates, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration projections.

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2:54PM PDT on Aug 22, 2011

We all have to take a stand against a government that only cares about the wealthy 5% of its population, has no regard for the environmental legacy they leave our children, and is clueless about how to stimulate the economy to provide security for the majority of its constituents. United we stand, divided.....we fall!!

11:52AM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

Wow, she's gone from batsh*t crazy to negligently homicidal.

8:28PM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

Cutting spending on, so called, entitlements is ineffective for addressing the deficit. Cutting programs that support the low and middle class will further strain both who don’t even receive lower prices as a result of the U.S. job losses and create a disconnect that will end in another financial collapse. The justification for attacking government benefits as opposed to raising taxes is the creation of jobs. But where?

Corporations have over-powered our government which now believes that out-sourcing and off-shoring of U.S. jobs is inevitable and necessary with expectations that the middle class should fall on their swords. It is the underlying cause of the financial collapse and borders on national security with the loss of our middle class tax base. Yet, this nation does nothing, not even demand it be restricted by whatever method. International businesses are doing the UN-AMERICAN activity of destroying U.S. salaries, U.S. businesses that hire in the U.S., and as an end result, destroying the U.S. marketplace while still demanding BUSINESS ENTITLEMENTS and protections for themselves.

Infrastructure spending and tax breaks will not replace enough jobs to keep up with the hemorrhaging loss of U.S. jobs from out-sourcing over seas. Neither party will do anything about it unless we begin grass roots efforts to protest out-sourcing and off-shoring of U.S. jobs. If nothing is done we will deserve what we get and it will get a lot worse before it gets better

1:00AM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

I understand from the news today 16/08/11 that Michelle Bachmann encouraged a lot of people to say Happy Birthday to Elvis Presley when in fact it is the anniversary of his death! Birthday is in January.

That is some presidential hopeful. My money's on Mini Mouse! for president.

11:34AM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

Oh my, the people that get a hold of microphones!! It can be just anyone!

11:33AM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

I don't understand how one can sleep at night who is making such calculated attacks for reasons of protecting her powerful friends, while pretending to care about the everyday working person. Additionally, the key words are LONG TERM. You want to burn away, cut down, remove our wild areas & creatures for a buck. What then tomorrow? You've got to think about you and your friends...where will you go on vacation & go hunting? Nevermind the right of wild creatures & spaces to exist...(it isn't just human life & profits-making machines that have rights, you know).... you have to be concerned about where you can enjoy hunting with Sarah Palin or enjoy a walk in the woods while at your vacation homes with your friends. If all those wild spaces are gone, where will your lovely vacation homes reside? Next to mine pits? Next to factories? Oh, that won't do. You MUST think about yourself too & your friends' interests!!!

11:31AM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

I don't understand how one can sleep at night who is making such calculated attacks for reasons of protecting her powerful friends, while pretending to care about the everyday working person. Additionally, the key words are LONG TERM. You want to burn away, cut down, remove our wild areas & creatures for a buck. What then tomorrow? You've got to think about you and your friends...where will you go on vacation & go hunting? Nevermind the right of wild creatures & spaces to exist...(it isn't just human life & profits-making machines that have rights, you know).... you have to be concerned about where you can enjoy hunting with Sarah Palin or enjoy a walk in the woods while at your vacation homes with your friends. If all those wild spaces are gone, where will your lovely vacation homes reside? Next to mine pits? Next to factories? Oh, that won't do. You MUST think about yourself too & your friends' interests!!!

3:36PM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

Miss Bachman JUST WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE TO CREATE JOBS! NOT A DAMN THING! SO JUST SHUT YOUR F-ING TRAP ABOUT JOBS!!!

4:26AM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

If she gets her way,will she also dismantle all the clean air equipment that's out there now? That would be more jobs, for a while! And what would happen to all that equipment? It would be put into landfills because you know she hates recycling!

3:00AM PDT on Aug 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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