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Sen. Inhofe to Force Congressional Review of All New Major EPA Clean Air Regs
CNSNews.com ^ | 4/4/2014 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 04/07/2014 6:08:17 AM PDT by rktman

Sen. James Inhofe (R- OK) is taking a stand against the steady stream of job-killing, price-raising regulations coming out of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Inhofe says he'll force Congressional review of any new EPA regulations relating to the Clean Air Act from going into effect until the agency conducts a full review of these policies and their impact on the American economy.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communists; epa; liars; socialists
Let's see. Investigate and review. Hmmmm. Benghazi, irs vs conservatives, fast and furious............ Yeah Senator, you guys will no doubt get full cooperation from the asshats at the epa.
1 posted on 04/07/2014 6:08:17 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Every regulation should be required to have a pricetag in cost to the economy, with supporting data.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 6:09:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman

who cares ... the damage has been done never to be undone without armed revolution .. and that’s the truth


3 posted on 04/07/2014 6:10:25 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: rktman

What’s your alternative? To give up?


4 posted on 04/07/2014 6:10:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: knarf

People confront evil all the time and win. What’s with the new “let’s give up’ meme??


5 posted on 04/07/2014 6:11:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: knarf

Armed revolution?
Gimme a break - are you working undercover or what?


6 posted on 04/07/2014 6:13:04 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: rktman

There should be a congressional vote on all this cr@p, not just a review.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 6:13:54 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: MrB

“Every regulation should be required to have a pricetag in cost to the economy, with supporting data.”

I think there is already a law to that effect, it just hasn’t been enforced.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 6:13:57 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: rktman
You mean someone in Congress figured out they have legislative power? Say it ain't so....
9 posted on 04/07/2014 6:14:24 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: GOPJ

Nope, you keep after their sorry butts like annoying gnats. Problem is forcing the alphabet agencies to comply with court orders. Send some of them to the clink for non-compliance.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 6:15:29 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: liberalh8ter

Exactly. They truly are the stupid party. Could have done this long ago.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 6:17:00 AM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: rktman

The only way to ‘fix’ the EPA is to eliminate it. Fedgov has no Constitutional authority to be in the environment business.

And, you are correct, rktman. These clowns couldn’t conduct an efficient, effective investigation of their own navel lint, let alone anything of importance to the nation.


12 posted on 04/07/2014 6:18:07 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: GOPJ

How can you spot the FBI agent at the militia meeting?

He’s the one calling for armed revolution.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 6:19:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman

What court orders are you talking about?


14 posted on 04/07/2014 6:19:14 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: rktman

Since the country is 16 trillion plus in the hole, I would defund EPA 100 percent to save money and let the states make their own choices about regulation of environmental matters. They already have their own agencies, anyway,


15 posted on 04/07/2014 6:22:21 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: GOPJ
Inhoffe's attempt is for any new regulation.

I haven't read the article, but I know enough about how congress works that nothing is ever incorporated today ... usually the next year

What can go wrong in a year ?

16 posted on 04/07/2014 6:23:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: GOPJ

Uh, maybe it wasn’t a court order. May have been congressional direction to “force” them to turn over all relevant info. In any case, compliance is not one of the strong suits to these “transparent” agencies. And if there is a court order, they would ignore that too.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 6:24:47 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: Oldhunk

This is election year hocus pocus talk designed to make you think the Republicans are really doing something when they are doing nothing.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 6:24:53 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: rktman

“The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows Congress to review
major rules issued by federal agencies before the rules take effect.
Congress may disapprove new rules, resulting in the rules having no force.
Sen. Inhofe announced Tuesday that he will be filing a CRA report
on any major EPA regulation introduced under President Obama.”
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Good.
I’m not familiar with the CRA and will have to read up on it.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 6:25:14 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: GOPJ

It’s constant and in nearly every thread lately. This is actually really great news and sorely needed.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 6:25:56 AM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: Beagle8U
That's what I thought.
The price tag law is on the books...
21 posted on 04/07/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: MrB

LOL - good one...


22 posted on 04/07/2014 6:28:30 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: rktman

The Republicans in the House could ‘$Zero’ the entire budget of the EPA anytime they choose, but they continue to allow it to exist. A new “Conservative” president could effectively do the same by terminating each and every employee of the agency.

The above should be done with some other agencies as well.

If the republicans lack the stomach for the inevitable political fights/debate and inevitable demonization, they should at least assert controls over the runaway agencies by redefining their missions, and using appropriations to do it.

The Republicans had YEARS to do this while GW Bush was president, but didn’t do a thing to roll back the Federal Leviathan. If nothing else, they EXPANDED it, only perhaps a little less than the democrats would have!

Just have this in mind whenever you hear a Republican politician bitch about the effect of the EPA and other agencies on our Liberty and economy. Their lack of action makes them COMPLICIT, as far as I’m concerned.....


23 posted on 04/07/2014 6:31:57 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: rktman

Dear Senator Inhofe,

The regulatory branch of government holds more power than the legislative branch of government.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 6:32:13 AM PDT by umgud
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To: rktman

He needs to start at the DOD too

This was during the supposed sequester, lots of links.

Military Waste and Fraud Continue In the Middle of the Government Shutdown HERE IS YOUR PROBLEM : PALM GREASING
Washington’s Blog
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/10/wasted-military.html

http://www.reuters.com/investigates/pentagon/#article/part1

CBO: The military is getting squeezed for domestic spending cash
http://www.humanevents.com/2014/02/26/cbo-the-military-is-getting-squeezed-for-domestic-spending-cash/


25 posted on 04/07/2014 7:02:54 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: CityCenter
All of us need to take on the ' let's give up' folks - and the 'gotta have a revolution' idiots...

Sen. Inhofe is attempting to protect our country - he deserves our support...

26 posted on 04/07/2014 7:03:58 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: rktman

You need to back up your strong feelings with better facts...


27 posted on 04/07/2014 7:05:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: rktman

I plead the fifth, next...................


28 posted on 04/07/2014 7:06:54 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: GOPJ

LOL! I do get a little off track occasionally. :>}


29 posted on 04/07/2014 7:29:40 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

Every time I hear about Sen Inhofe I find myself liking him more and more.


30 posted on 04/07/2014 7:40:02 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: GOPJ

He is certainly not alone in that assumption.

If you are not willing to fight for freedom, you deserve none.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 8:40:35 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: rktman; knarf

LOL - it’s fine ... I ran out of my good coffee and had to drink instant this morning. Put a major damper on my mood... guess I should say something to knarf too...


32 posted on 04/07/2014 9:25:04 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: PubliusMM

These clowns don’t have navel lint, they have
people who have their navel lint.


33 posted on 04/07/2014 9:28:34 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: X-spurt
If we were to win our elections - and had a conservative President and congress would you offer that same excuse to liberals who feel they should get things their way? That they need to 'fight'?

I want you to think about this one...

If Obama makes the move to totalitarianism we'll all know it - and we'll all act... or many of us. Enough of us. But right now is not that time. If Obama refuses to step down, then that's the time... and we'll all join in.

Right now - in the current situation - democrats won and they get to govern as they see fit within the confines of our system. We did not win and we must try harder ... Right now we need to back the Tea Party and try to get the GOP to understand that we're NOT going to vote for a Jeb Bush type.

34 posted on 04/07/2014 9:51:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: GOPJ

Pretty convoluted reply you put forth, just to come back around to same conclusion.

I don’t care what progressive think, they are hellbent on destroying America as anyone knew it.

One thing nobama has shown, glaringly, and our Founding Fathers trusted, was that a POTUS must have honest ethical intent. Otherwise we see how he flips off the other Branches, because he is pushing the bare edge within the Letter of the Law, although outside the intent.

No one is saying its time to let the lead fly, YET.


35 posted on 04/07/2014 1:10:28 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt
I don’t care what progressive think, they are hellbent on destroying America as anyone knew it.

People on the other side (democrats) think our side is 'hellbent on destroying American' too. That's why they're on the other side. If they agreed with us they'd be on our side.

In a system like ours the truth seems to fall out from the struggle between the two adversarial sides. Kind of the way our court system works when it's working well. Both side bring their ideas to the table and 'duke it out' so to speak.

The biggest thread is - like you allude to - bad people. People who cheat the system and stop it from working. An example - - those people who do voter fraud. They're a bigger threat to our way of life and our county than all the street gangs, criminals, 'extremest' etc put together. Our system really does work IF it's allowed to work... voter fraud is the equivalent of 'buying a judge'.. or bribing a police officer. The FBI needs to protect the system NOT go after one political party or the other. It's NOT their job to decide who gets to speak and who must shut-up. That's what the IRS did with their criminal actions toward the Tea Party. The FBI should be all over the IRS on this one...

If we present our ideas to the American people and they like them enough to vote us in office then we win that round... as we should. If they don't like our ideas then we lose. And need to come up with better ideas or present them in a more understandable way. We can't decide that everyone MUST agree with us... either can the other side. This all seems so obvious...

If the field is level we'll win on stopping illegal immigration. The American people are with us on this one... If the climate goes weird (for real not the hysterical rantings of democrats) they'll win on that one. If the climate stays basically the same, we'll win. It's a beautiful system... enjoy the process.

36 posted on 04/07/2014 3:07:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: X-spurt
I don’t care what progressive think, they are hellbent on destroying America as anyone knew it.

People on the other side (democrats) think our side is 'hellbent on destroying American' too. That's why they're on the other side. If they agreed with us they'd be on our side.

In a system like ours the truth seems to fall out from the struggle between the two adversarial sides. Kind of the way our court system works when it's working well. Both side bring their ideas to the table and 'duke it out' so to speak.

The biggest threat is - like you alluded to - bad people. People who cheat the system and stop it from working. An example - - those people who do voter fraud. They're a bigger threat to our way of life and our county than all the street gangs, criminals, 'extremest' etc put together. Our system really does work IF it's allowed to work... voter fraud is the equivalent of 'buying a judge'.. or bribing a police officer. The FBI needs to protect the system NOT go after one political party or the other. It's NOT their job to decide who gets to speak and who must shut-up. That's what the IRS did with their criminal actions toward the Tea Party. The FBI should be all over the IRS on this one...

If we present our ideas to the American people and they like them enough to vote us in office then we win that round... as we should. If they don't like our ideas then we lose. And need to come up with better ideas or present them in a more understandable way. We can't decide that everyone MUST agree with us... either can the other side. This all seems so obvious...

If the field is level we'll win on stopping illegal immigration. The American people are with us on this one... If the climate goes weird (for real not the hysterical rantings of democrats) they'll win on that one. If the climate stays basically the same, we'll win. It's a beautiful system... enjoy the process.

37 posted on 04/07/2014 3:08:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: MrB
Every regulation should be required to have a pricetag in cost to the economy, with supporting data.

Along with an up/down vote by both houses congress. Unelected beauracats (buffoons) should not be allowed to make law.

38 posted on 04/07/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: GOPJ
Heh ... I've been here too long, but thanx.

Nothing but Maxwell House for me and on the occasion they put it out for 5 bucks a can, I spend a c-note.

Haven't bought coffee in a couple of years ... except the aforementioned sale(s)

39 posted on 04/07/2014 4:47:59 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: GOPJ

Maybe even before the age of TV, elections have been more a contest of who is able to shape both their and their adversary’s image, often with little relation to national positions.

Sometimes common sense conservative positions have overcome the image imposed by the imposters, as in 2010 and hopefully in 14 and 2016. This is primarily due to the failure of the propagandists being able to overcome the masses actual vivid experiences.

I see your vision as a bit utopian. It would be so nice and fair for it to be realistic, then ideas could win.


40 posted on 04/07/2014 5:41:10 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

I enjoyed your comment - - interesting stuff X...


41 posted on 04/07/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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To: GOPJ

A candidate has a choice, to either concentrate on doing right or learning to perform for the cameras.

I think it did Freedom no favor when getting elected was more slick promotion and 3 second sound bytes became more important than the message.

Still, every now and then a “natural” comes along like Reagan. Cruz has that, whether he can get elected and accomplish more than RWR is yet to see out. I think as POTUS, Cruz would be better at dealing with Congress and a 2016 tidal wave could put strong control under his watch and roll back many bad ideas going back to LBJ.


42 posted on 04/08/2014 6:02:39 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

Worth thinking about...Thanks for sharing X


43 posted on 04/08/2014 7:37:34 AM PDT by GOPJ (.'Dog Shit' could be sold to 7 million citizens if the IRS fined those who refused to buy it...)
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