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Posted on 11/07/2011 2:25:02 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Manufactured Mitt: Rare Iowa Appearances Attempt to Hide Positions on Carbon Emissions
After Mitt Romney skipped a presidential forum in Iowa hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers last week, he should use todays appearance at Dubuque manufacturing facility to answer the tough questions he is avoiding about his record of environmental activism.
Mitt Romney regulated Massachusetts electric supplies by capping carbon emissions, and now hes trying to regulate his political risk in Iowa by capping his exposure to tough questions, said Perry campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan.
Given that Romney has visited the state just four times in 2011, he should take this rare opportunity to finally give Iowans clear, honest answers about his support for job-killing carbon caps and his ever-changing views on climate change,....
1) Do you still believe that coal plants kill people, as you said in 2003?  If not, why on earth would you use such language to attack the producers that provide about 70% of Iowa electricity and 44% of American electricity and a cost-effective energy source for manufacturers?
2) In 2005, you were the first governor in America to cap carbon emissions and claimed such limits provide real and immediate progress in the battle to improve our environment.  Why do you now claim to oppose the very measures you enacted as governor?
3) Two of your top environmental advisors in Massachusetts were so liberal that President Obama appointed them to key posts in his administration.  Will you publicly commit that, if elected, you will no longer appoint liberal environmental activists to positions in your administration?
4) In June, you said you believed that humans are contributing to global warming.  But in October, you said the causes of climate change were unknown.  What is your current position and why?
(Excerpt) Read more at rickperry.org ...
President ZERO 2,045,718 views
Obama/RomneyCare Romney's Remedy 204,677
Carbon Copies Romney-Obama: "That plant kills people!" 21,050
Lisas the coach and Ginas the quarterback in the work of rolling out new clean air regulations, said Daniel Weiss, an energy and climate policy expert at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank with close ties to the Obama administration. Shes running the plays, improvising on the line.
Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate greenhouse gases is now Obamas Director of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren. Dr. Holdren has some exotic views:
Texas has added 929,000 jobs since 2001, while California has lost approximately 635,000 manufacturing jobs in that same time, Stewart said....
"They're doing something right down there," Stewart said of what he dubs the "Texas miracle." "Gov. Perry will go anywhere, any time, to try to recruit companies into Texas."
Perry has taken the state's regulatory process and managed it himself, Stewart said
[CA Economic Development Corporation President Mark] Lascelles emphasized that it does no good to belabor California's regulatory environment.
"Unfortunately, we can't avoid it. We have to deal with it," he said. Speaker focuses on job creation
Rick Perrys Air War (with the EPA) "Its become a staple for Republicans on the 2012 campaign trail to slam the Environmental Protection Agency as a job-killing government regulator. But Rick Perry was bashing EPAon the stump and in practicelong before it was cool."...
MONTANA: Legal gamesmanship threatens our energy future Texas Gov. Rick Perry is able to boast about job growth under his watch, noting that over 265,000 jobs, or nearly 37 percent of the jobs created nationwide since the summer of 2009, have been created in the Lone Star state.
He credits this growth to a few simple conditions: low taxes, a regulatory climate that is fair and predictable, and a legal system that limits frivolous lawsuits. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly one-fourth of the 70 companies that left California this year relocated to Texas.
When new or relocating companies and investors survey the landscape and consider Montana, what do they see? Well, when it comes to natural-resource development, the landscape looks risky.
Recent headlines highlight two major resource development projects slogging through endless legal and regulatory challenges. Investment flees this kind of uncertainty, so Montanans interested in the future economic stability of this state should be wary of the signals we send --- [relates short history of 2 outrageous examples] --
The common experience for Tongue River Railroad and Tonbridge Power is this: Even if you play by the rules, even if you follow the letter of the law, even if you engage with the public during a planning process, even if you get formal approval from the regulatory authorities, you are certain to face organized opposition whose sole intent is to frustrate project development to the point of financial starvation . http://billingsgazette.com/news/opinion/guest/article_6d3cc561-9e75-5b38-ba7e-48e95de30c71.html#ixzz1YhlyJbmq
Perry environmental stance would transform EPA ....>>>>>Perry "approaches the issues from a very libertarian bent," said Jim DiPeso , policy director of Republicans for Environmental Protection. "The EPA would be in for some significant budget reduction. There would be no new intiatives, no regulatory programs that would be initated. There'd be litigation from environmental groups that believe he's not enforcing the Clean Air Act and Water Act as robustly as the law provides."
"Any regulatory programs would be really throttled back," he said. "He has shown no interest in climate policy at all. He doesn't accept the science."
With the governor's blessing, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is challenging at least six EPA greenhouse gas-related regulations. The state's underlying argument: The fundamental finding that greenhouse gases are a public health threat is scientifically flawed.
The federal government is pushing "hastily enacted, cascading regulations" on states and businesses, Abbott argued in a June brief filed on behalf of nine states in federal court."
Sept 12, 2011From Treehugger - A Discovery Company
..For a flavor of what's to come we have only to look to Texas Governor Rick Perry, who seems to channel the vibe pretty well and gets only the rare local challenge
.. Instead of dealing with the realities of climate change--regardless of whether you or they think it is caused by human activities--Texas politicians will keep playing the lynch mob role toward EPA, at least until the next Presidential election is over. It works as a political strategy - for now
Over an hour of discussion - a normal conversation - not "gotcha" or high-octane, political talking points.
no pandering for votes
terrorists using U.S. Mexican border
no Fed Dream Act or amnesty
examine what our national work force needs are
jobs in Texas - full picture
manufacturing in China vs U.S.
wages hurt by the cost of doing business - onerous regulations
Texas right to work state but he's always been endorsed by Teamsters Union (jobs)
multi-national companies (U.S.)
jobs, spending, taxes, regulations
trade laws and tariffs
subsides and tax credits
energy and market place
taxes and lobbyists
family decision re presidential run
Parade interview "birther" "news"
Afghanistan -- special ops war, troops, Obama policy, war on terror, more funding for technology and R&D
Foreign policy dependent on our economic strength
campaign commitment in NH
review candidates' track record
roughness of campaign -- in to win -- facts can be hard-hitting
Social Security, jobs, national security, being truthful
discusses education, EPA, Energy, HHS
state transportation infrastructure
ObamaCare, medicare, medicaid, healthcare
Tom Cobrun, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan
health care insurance - state by state
health care in Texas, access, tort reform
judges, Supreme Court, federal courts
Mitt Romney quietly building support in Iowa ....."Romney, wearing a blue plaid shirt and jeans, spoke for less than 20 minutes, and took no questions from either voters or the news media. If elected, he pledged to make government simpler, smaller and smarter and to reduce federal spending by $500 billion by the end of his first term."
Romney positions are like cockroaches. For each one you see you know another hundred are hiding. Also they all try to hide when you shine the light on them.
And Obama's team has them all identified.
Here's one they'll employ with gusto.
White House met with three Romney advisors to draft ObamacareThe Obama administration may have relied much more heavily on Romneys Massachusetts healthcare legislation as a blueprint for Obamacare than was previously believed.
White House visitor logs obtained by NBC News revealed that three of Romneys healthcare advisers had up to a dozen meetings with senior administration officials, including one in the Oval Office presided over by President Barack Obama.
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I just love that pic! Handsome dude with all the experience and qualifications needed for the position of the Presidency of the United States of America.
It’s too bad he is faithfully married. Married to a beautiful and successful wife who just happens to be a Nurse and an extremely accomplished individual.
*sigh* Guess I’ll just have to settle for his strong positions of: Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Military, Pro-Market/Capitalist, Pro-USA.
Wow. Thanks for the post.
Bless your hearts...
Well we’ll see...and bless your little black, nasty heart.
Come next November, I want to have a choice to vote for someone without having to hold my nose. Ronald Reagan was really the only person I was happy to vote for in 1984 which was my first election I could vote in as well !
Oh yeah...can I bring a 2 x 4???
I’ll start at the head and move southward.
By time I’m done all you’ll be able to do is ask for strained peas.
Once again, proving that you’re no lady...
lol...well in this crazy world..and crazy country...being a lady is not an asset; especially against aholes. Never claimed to be a lady and I’m ready for the animals invading civilized society; hmmmm that includes you doesn’t it? So sorry.
Your lack of even the most rudimentary sense of humor and concept of parry screams of your poor education and neglected upbringing.
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