“EPA Regs To Destroy 887,000 Jobs Per Year, Senator Says Citing New Study”
EPA regulations the Obama administration is scheduled to unleash in its second term would destroy up to 887,000 jobs a year, Sen. James Inhofe announced today.
Citing the results of a new study released today by the National Economic Research Associates (NERA), Sen. Inhofe described the crushing effects on jobs and family income of the coming EPA regulations:
“Earlier this month I released a Senate oversight report detailing the numerous job-killing regulations that the Obama-EPA has delayed or punted until after the election.
“Now, thanks to a new report from National Economic Research Associates (NERA), we have more insight into just how devastating these regulations will be for American families. According to NERA, they will destroy up to 887,000 jobs per year, hitting coal regions the hardest. In fact, peak year losses in family income in coal country would range up to $1,600 per household.”
Inhofe’s announcement comes a day after the Obama administration missed its second straight statutory deadline for publishing a legally-required report on its regulatory intentions and their economic consequences.
Earlier this month, Sen. Inhofe released a Senate oversight report listing the numerous job-killing regulations that the Obama-EPA has delayed until after the election.
Mark Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation is actively fighting the EPA on this in a suit filed a few weeks back. As we all here know, it has been a strategy of the Obama Administration to try to buy themselves a second term on a phony “war on women” and class warfare campaign; and they’ve also telegraphed exactly what they plan to do with that second term, even as they work hard to keep the specifics hidden. Obama will have “more flexibility” to act the imperial President in a second term.
And what that means is, our Constitutional protections are largely gone, because a legal framework that can be selectively followed and enforced is nothing more than the framework of police state.
Ironically, I think there are many in the GOP establishment — among them, saboteurs and blowhards like Chris Christie — who would welcome such a framework. And in fact — and I realize this is off topic, but I’m going to say it anyway, because why not? — I think Christie is pulling for an Obama victory, with plans of his own to run a Christie / Jeb Bush ticket in 2016. The truth is, the GOP despises its own constitutional conservative base and wants to run moderates who are really nothing more than relabeled centrist Democrats.
The love big government, but they like it constrained a bit more than does the left. The good news is, Christie will likely run as a Republican, and there won’t be many of those left by then, with conservatives and constitutionalists having abandoned the Party.