Skip to comments.Government “shutdown” a boon for Americans, the war on energy has a lull
Posted on 10/13/2013 9:56:06 PM PDT by george76
From the emotional headlines, you would think America is in dire straights from a government shutdown. But as usual the truth is masked by the headlines and can be found in the print of the details.
In reality only 18% of the government is shutdown and the rest of it is humming along as usual.
if you look at just one government agency that has a profound effect on the cost of living for all Americans, you can see there is a silver lining.
The Environmental Protection Agency has deemed that over 93% of its employees are non essential and have sent them home.
The EPA has been the surrogate bludgeon President Obama has used to wage war on the fossil energy sector, particularly Americas main source of fuel for its electrical energy: coal.
After President Obama was thwarted by members of his own party to impose a crippling carbon tax on the energy industry, he declared a backdoor war of regulations with the end goal of punishing all forms of fossil energy ..All being waged under the guise of his climate action plan, which particularly singles out the coal industry.
President Obama did declare his policies would make energy prices necessarily skyrocket and we can see where these policies are leading as Europe and UK citizens struggle under a new devastating economic condition known as energy poverty.
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We need a balanced budget in this country and if I had any say both EPA and OSHA, created during the days of President RIchard Nixon would be 100 percent shut down to save money.
Let the states decide on workplace safety and the environment. They already have agencies to deal with both issues.
“The Environmental Protection Agency has deemed that over 93% of its employees are non essential
I agree at least 93% is non essential.
If they had not agreed to pay back pay to the government employees then this would have been a benefit to the
economy but like all politicians, the Republicans caved as usual.
I really wish that this was a permanent condition of Federal Government and NO BACK PAY! This would be a real plus to the economic outlook but they continue to play the games!
Spending money is just a by product of our government anyway and won’t be changing until a third party emerges.
Remove them. Shut them down.
Not much comfort there.
Most working net-taxpaying Americans deem 100% of EPA employees non-essential.
That’s the problem with Barry’s so called “government shutdown”. 82% of the damn thing is still up and running. Barry can’t even do a shutdown right. What an incompetent moron.
And, the other 7% are worthless.
E.P.A. is 100 % “ non essential “