The Less You Know...

A day doesn’t pass in which this president isn’t spoiling for a fight with congressional Republicans.  In the House on Tuesday, the Republicans passed a bill that would continue the payroll tax cut, fund the so-called “Doc-Fix” to keep funding doctors who will otherwise face reimbursement  cuts, and also clear the way for the Keystone pipeline that will provide for tens of thousands of jobs without a single tax-payer dollar.  President Obama is threatening a veto, because it contains the pipeline provision,  and since he’s beholding to environmental extremists, he’s more concerned with getting their support than seeing job opportunities for the American people.  More than this, I now believe Obama is trying to engineer the failure of the United States, and create a crisis from which the republic will never recover as we have known it.  This is what Barack Obama does:  He is driving this country from one manufactured crisis to the next, while offering up greater government controls as the means of our salvation.

Consider how many times this President has pushed us to the brink, in one form or another, whether over the budget, or the debt ceiling, or Obamacare, or any of a large number of issues that has grown even more rapidly since the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives.  It has been his default position to find something absurd over which to fight in virtually every instance, and sadly, in far too many of these cases, house leadership has buckled and bent and capitulated for the sake of electoral expedience, not wanting to be saddled with the accusation that they are obstructing the welfare of the country.  This is the Obama strategy, and so is the continual creation of these crises.  He must make the American people desperate and the best way to do that is to heap new deprivations upon you.

Part of his aim has been to deprive you of energy, all in the name of some apparition of “environmental justice,” that is an absurd and unattainable notion that contradicts the liberties and rights of all Americans.  This is why he now stands against this bill, and for no other reason:  Not only will it create jobs for tens of thousands of Americans, but it will also provide you a source of more fuel for which the nation is slowly starving.  Every simpleton understands the critical nature of energy resources to the growth or recovery of our economy, but this president pretends that such things are less important than another environmental study.

The pipeline plan has been studied and cleared and studied some more, but this president has directed his EPA to undertake another study.  The idea is to delay the pipeline, because he needs to cripple the country, and restricting our ability to develop or receive energy resources is a lynch-pin in stopping us cold.   Speaking of temperatures, you can prepare yourselves as the EPA will be forcing more coal-fired power plants off-line next year, under the auspices of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.  It is estimated that this rule will force the shutdown of as many as 20% of the coal-fired power plants in this country, which account for nearly 50% of our electric generation.   This will disproportionately affect Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, as the top generators of electricity from coal-fired plants.  In other words, next year, Americans are going to be forced to do with roughly 90% of the electricity produced in 2011.    If you think you think you can recover or grow an economy while shutting down electricity production, you missed a basic economics lesson somewhere along the way.  Every direction you may look, the Obama administration is choking off your economy, and trillions of diminishing dollars are being flushed down the drain.

Yes, I am well aware that “it can’t happen here.”  That’s what every nation being led over the precipice and down into the abyss tells itself right before the plunge.  The problem is that this isn’t mere alarmism any longer: Obama and his regulators are implementing this, step-by-step, as the nation sits idly croaking while the pot now shows the first signs that it will begin soon to boil.

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