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New EPA regulations would require 230,000 new bureaucrats to administer (COST: $21 Billion!)
Hotair ^ | 09/26/2011 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 09/26/2011 6:49:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The president has found a way to add jobs, after all — 230,000 of ‘em, all within the Environmental Protection Agency. That’s the number of new bureaucrats the federal government will need to hire to implement new proposed greenhouse gas regulations, according to a report by The Daily Caller:

The Environmental Protection Agency has said new greenhouse gas regulations, as proposed, may be “absurd” in application and “impossible to administer” by its self-imposed 2016 deadline. But the agency is still asking for taxpayers to shoulder the burden of up to 230,000 new bureaucrats — at a cost of $21 billion — to attempt to implement the rules.

The EPA aims to regulate greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Air Act, even though the law doesn’t give the EPA explicit power to do so. The agency’s authority to move forward is being challenged in court by petitioners who argue that such a decision should be left for Congress to make.

The proposed regulations would set greenhouse gas emission thresholds above which businesses must file for an EPA permit and complete extra paperwork in order to continue operating. If the EPA wins its court battle and fully rolls out the greenhouse gas regulations, the number of businesses forced into this regulatory regime would grow tremendously — from approximately 14,000 now to as many as 6.1 million.

Keep in mind that the $21 billion figure doesn’t include the economic cost of the regulations themselves.

Is it fair to criticize the president for the type of job these bureaucratic open positions would offer? Well, sure — the left constantly says Texas’ McJobs don’t count. These paper-pushing jobs grow the administrative state and come at a high cost to taxpayers. They burden the economy rather than add value to it.

But public-sector jobs seem to be the only kind of jobs the president knows how to create. From the beginning of the recession in January 2008 to the middle of 2010, for example, the private sector lost some 7.9 million jobs, while the public sector gained 590,000 jobs. From the passage of the stimulus bill in February 2009 to the middle of 2010, the private sector lost more than 2.6 million jobs, while the government workforce grew by 400,000.

In case the president does care to create more private-sector jobs (and my fingers are almost numb from typing this solution repeatedly), he might consider opening up the Gulf. According to the Consumer Energy Alliance, increasing the pace of permit approvals for oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico would create 23,000 new jobs in virtually every state in the country, bolster GDP by $44 billion and generate nearly $12 billion in revenue to state and federal treasuries. From drilling products producers to truck drivers, from tug boat operators to farmers, Americans across the country stand to benefit from this ever-so-simple solution.

P.S. This is only tangentially related, but I’m still so annoyed by it that I have to squeeze it into some post somewhere. In case you missed it, the Obama administration banned over-the-counter asthma inhalers because of environmental concerns. Like regulations that require hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats to administer (or, more popularly, the light bulb ban), this inhaler ban is yet another example of a type of environmentalism that becomes so pervasive as to be lifestyle control — i.e. it’s yet another example of environmentalism run amok.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bureaucrats; carbon; cleanair; cleanairact; epa; epaoutacontrol; greenhousegas; regulations

1 posted on 09/26/2011 6:49:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The military is used to make war with our enemies abroad.
The army of bureaucrats is used to make war against our enemies domestically which includes you and I.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 6:51:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Holy Carp!!! That’s a lot of potential commie union thugs.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 6:52:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gives them $535 million and they take "the fifth" when asked where it went.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Absolutely Not.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 6:52:47 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: SeekAndFind

We’re being handcuffed by our taxed labor.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 6:53:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: SeekAndFind

insanity

pure national suicide.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 6:53:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

George Soros, Ayres, Alinsky et ilk have coached O well.


7 posted on 09/26/2011 6:53:42 PM PDT by oldtimer (uee)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 6:55:35 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SeekAndFind
Richard McLick is there to verify the ph levels of your nether regions. No he's not a perv. He told me so. If I had a BS in waste management would it be legal now?
9 posted on 09/26/2011 6:58:05 PM PDT by allmost
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Eggsackly. If you are a turd world fascist thug who wishes nothing more than for the gubbermint to absorb, digest and destroy the private sector, and vaporize freedom, the best way is to expand government until it includes everybody.

This is the specific and deliberate purpose of these exploding federal regulations--to justify the metastatic cancer of the bureaucracy--growing unchecked until it kills its host. That'd be us, btw.

10 posted on 09/26/2011 7:02:51 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind
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11 posted on 09/26/2011 7:14:21 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: steelyourfaith

AGW ping?


12 posted on 09/26/2011 7:19:49 PM PDT by Amagi (You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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To: SeekAndFind

FUBO
FUEPA
Fire every last EPA parasite and bulldoze the buildings so they can’t bring it back. Put every EPA parasite out on the street scrounging for a real job. Fire them before they fire you

Put every last EPA parasite on the soup lines


13 posted on 09/26/2011 7:20:31 PM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: SeekAndFind

How many private sector jobs are eliminated by one taxpayer funded EPA job? The EPA has a job destroying multiplier effect that is only exceeded by the IRS.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 7:25:53 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thought for the Day....

“Cheer up! The worst is yet to come!”

I’ve got an idea...Support the next GOP candidate who will abolish the EPA, fire all the bastards!


15 posted on 09/26/2011 7:41:38 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: dennisw
Fire every last EPA parasite and bulldoze the buildings so they can’t bring it back. Put every EPA parasite out on the street scrounging for a real job. Fire them before they fire you

Put every last EPA parasite on the soup lines

While I share the sentiment, I'm cynical enough to think that the government will simply play a shell game with all those employees, moving them quietly to other agencies - maybe even scattering them to new "environmental justice" offices created at CIA, FBI, DEA, etc., etc... where they may end up with more power to interfere with our lives than ever before. Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

The federal government is ample proof that the Hydra was no myth. Cut off one head, two grow in its place. Full-scale starvation is the only thing that will weaken it enough to loosen its grip on us.

16 posted on 09/26/2011 7:44:48 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Dick Bachert

Shovel-ready!!!


17 posted on 09/26/2011 7:45:44 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Charles Martel
You err grievously when you assume "the government" gives a bit rat's hind end about the employees in any agency.

They don't.

However, to kill off EPA properly you must rescind the enabling legislation as well as the legislation establishing the programs the EPA employees administer.

Do that and it doesn't matter how many EPA employees you have.

18 posted on 09/26/2011 8:08:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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19 posted on 09/26/2011 8:09:44 PM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: Charles Martel

You bring up the largest factor in why it is so difficult to cut back the Federal Gov’t and to eliminate agencies. The Federal Gov’t is a huge affirmative action jobs program for minorities, women and gays. No one has the cojones to simply fire these people by the thousands and hundreds of thousands and say “Sorry but we have eliminated Federal Agency for Butterfly Development. We have eliminated the EPA and the Department of Education. You will have to find a job in the much dreaded private sector”

Some state and county gov’ts have been forced to layoff and fire people due to the rotten economy. Tell me when the Feds have ever done this


20 posted on 09/26/2011 8:38:50 PM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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EPA: Regulations would require 230,000 new employees, $21 billion
21 posted on 09/26/2011 9:09:02 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

230,000 temporary jobs.


22 posted on 09/26/2011 9:36:32 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: Army Air Corps; Amagi; Tunehead54; golux; tubebender; Fractal Trader; Genesis defender; ...
Thanx for the ping Army Air Corps & Amagi !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

23 posted on 09/27/2011 4:09:37 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Liz; indylindy; WOSG

Congress, please defund and starve this abomination!


24 posted on 09/27/2011 6:09:57 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Liz; indylindy; WOSG
RE :"Congress, please defund and starve this abomination!"

Have they successfully defunded anything yet?

25 posted on 09/27/2011 6:12:09 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Over-taxed means 'paying too much in taxes', not zero taxes)
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To: sickoflibs

We will lose over a million jobs as a result, but by golly, we will have 230,000 new taxpayer funded enforcers.

Yippee!


26 posted on 09/27/2011 6:18:29 AM PDT by dforest
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; sickoflibs; DoughtyOne; Liz; indylindy; WOSG

” Congress, please defund and starve this abomination!”

Boner will cowtow to Obama all day long, for a bottle of Jack D....


27 posted on 09/27/2011 2:30:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

It would take a hell of a lot more than just a bottle of Jack Daniels to make me kow tow! Maybe double triple malt scotch.

LOL, just kidding, FRiend.


28 posted on 09/27/2011 2:33:12 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

” It would take a hell of a lot more than just a bottle of Jack Daniels to make me kow tow! Maybe double triple malt scotch.”

Boner is easier than you : )


29 posted on 09/27/2011 7:40:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He even cries more than me ;^)


30 posted on 09/27/2011 7:42:54 PM PDT by dforest
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He even cries more than me ;^)


31 posted on 09/27/2011 7:43:09 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy; Travis McGee

” He even cries more than me ;^)”

That is because Obama is a bi-sexual, effeminate wimp, and his wife is a “beard” at least that is what Travis McGee posted to me, and he is a honky “ Burruthah “

LOL!


32 posted on 09/27/2011 7:49:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Looks like mah last post wuz a double triple malt post.

and he wears mom jeans and throws a ball like a girl. LOL


33 posted on 09/27/2011 7:53:30 PM PDT by dforest
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Liz; indylindy; WOSG
Have they successfully defunded anything yet?

They are afraid of being attacked as being for dirty air and water and killing babies. What's worse, under GWB it got worse, and global warming believer Romney is poised to take the GOP nomination.

Perry has been fighting with the EPA, but his amnesty attitude, damn....

34 posted on 09/27/2011 11:06:31 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; sickoflibs; DoughtyOne; Liz; indylindy; WOSG

” They are afraid of being attacked as being for dirty air and water and killing babies. What’s worse, under GWB it got worse, and global warming believer Romney is poised to take the GOP nomination.

Perry has been fighting with the EPA, but his amnesty attitude, damn.... “

OK Liz, here is your chance.

LIZ for POTUS 2012!!


35 posted on 09/28/2011 4:33:15 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance


36 posted on 09/28/2011 4:55:15 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: indylindy

” and he wears mom jeans and throws a ball like a girl. LOL”

Remeember the picture where Obama is watching(and wincing) at some sort of wrestling exhibition ? LOL!


37 posted on 09/28/2011 5:07:35 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Who could forget?

Moochelle is more of a man than he is.

I was thinking it is a damn shame these candidates can’t be more like us.

Each has such a gaping flaw.

I guess we will have to choose our priorities and elect one that is most able and open to being influenced by the people to take the right path on certain issues.

Color me skeptical.


38 posted on 09/28/2011 5:20:05 AM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

I won’t vote for Perry or Romney.


39 posted on 09/28/2011 5:53:49 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Well, I agree. But I don’t think those two would be capable of being open to moving right. They pretty much are who they are.


40 posted on 09/28/2011 5:58:55 AM PDT by dforest
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