Skip to comments.Executive Power Grab: Obama to Announce New Plans Forcing Electricity Rates to Skyrocket
Posted on 06/02/2014 8:11:19 PM PDT by Kaslin
When President Obama ran for office in 2008, he promised he'd implement new policies that would force electricity rate to "necessarily" skyrocket.
Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket
Here we are six years later and President Obama is set to announce new, major regulations on power plants in the name of climate change. The New York Timesis calling it the boldest move ever made by a president to address the issue.
The Obama administration is set to announce a rule Monday to limit carbon emissions in thousands of fossil-fuel burning plants across the country, a cornerstone of President Obamas climate-change agenda and his first-term promise to reduce such emissions by 17 percent by 2020.
The Environmental Protection Agency will ask existing plants to cut pollution by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal who shared the details with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, since they have not been officially released.
Over at HotAir, Erika Johnsen describes new regulations as "uncharted waters" for the EPA, which arguably under the Obama administration has already vastly expanded its authority, constitutional or not. Further, the EPA has set up the new regulations strategically in expectation they'll be sued.
Leave it to the Obama Environmental Protection Agency to plumb the heretofore untested depths of regulatory legerdemain to justify their environmentalist central planning.
The Obama administrations forthcoming regulations on existing power plants i.e., the main course of their proffered climate-change menu, set for release this week were always going to spark a whole host of legal challenges no matter what provisions they used for their justification. The negative economic impact the new rules will have on a bunch of states and industries is certainly going to make it worth their while, and part of the EPAs task in devising the rules was to find the best way possible to protect them from these challenges.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are already pushing back against the measure, calling Obama's EPA power move just another episode in the ongoing war on coal an blue-collar workers.
President Barack Obama has "set out to kill coal" with his plans for cutting carbon emissions regulations like his proposed national energy tax, Sen. Mike Enzi said Saturday.
"We all want clean air and clean water," Wyoming's Enzi said in this week's GOP address. "We dont want costly regulations that make little or no difference, that are making things less affordable. Republicans want electricity and gas when you need it, at a price you can afford.
I live in upstate NY, and just got my bill for May. $420.00. For a 950sf house.
And it’s going to get worse?
Ya think a lot of young people live home with their parents NOW? Just wait.
I think the question is not if but when the whole country goes Galt.
A shocking affair, I say!
Remember, Obama is a marxist and he will keep his word on destroying America, one industry at a time.
Time to identify in articles those GOOD GERMANS who are helping him do this.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Sounds like one of Hitler’s best. Her predecessors, Lisa Jackson and Carol Browner are marxists, esp. Browner (under Clinton), and totally committed followers of the great Gods Clinton and Obama.
Some of the Regional Administrators are just as fanatical leftists as their bosses. SOme are rational and very good.
Need to find out “who is who”.
Dept. of Interior- Still Vilsack, a POS.
Dept. of Transportation - ?. Will attack diesel trucks, trains and ships, with the guidance of the EPA
Homeland Security - Jeh Johnson, a loser in the vane of Janet Napolitano. How do you say “Totally clueless and totally incompetent”?
Health & Human Services - SEBELIUS - Do I need to say anthing else? This woman is a disgrace to humanity. The perfect toady to Obama and the First FLOTUS & Jetsum.
No oil pipelines.
We don’t need energy. We can live in caves. We can eat berries. We’ll be fine.
Coming soon: energy subsidies for the “poo’er”
I plan on burning my fireplace ALOT more this year.
WOW... I am not going to complain anymore; about double the sf here, 120-130 a month.
global warming is a hoax
our founding fathers put up with a lot less tyranny from King George than we are from this communist monster Obama
Do you have electric heat and an electric water heater? We have ~1800sf in Ohio and pay ~$100/month for electric and same for gas. Electric stove but gas heat and water heater. Course it’s up a bit in winter and down a bit in summer. Wife doesn’t let us use the AC not that it bugs me much, and keeps the heat at 59* in the winter, but that’s what sweaters are for... So either it’s a combined bill or NY is worse than I already thought.
As stated on another thread, the real culprit is the US Congress, who have dropped the ball insofar as thwarting the bam’s never-ending power grab.
“We dont need energy. We can live in caves. We can eat berries. Well be fine.”
Well, if it works for North Korea, it ought to be good enough for YOU, comrade! /sarcasm;)
He has put himself into a more powerful and correspondingly less accountable position than any previous president. FDR and LBJ are writhing in their graves with jealousy.
“I live in upstate NY, and just got my bill for May. $420.00. For a 950sf house.”
That is awful,just awful.
Prez Hussein probably wants electricity to keep pace with skyrocketing food prices.
Remember when the commie said he was going to bankrupt the coal industry well here it comes. Where are the RINOs? Busy trying to destroy conservatives who are running against the lifer politicians. Time for new leadership and get rid of these dirtbag elitists.
Fox newsreadrer gushing at the mandate that deems power plants, comply with (life) into compromising with the communists in power plant regulations (death) as a positive?
A conservative news outlet would serve the people well!
... This President has now .... not only become a threat to the Constitution and to this country ... but he has now become a dangerous threat to the lives of her citizens. This person who is comically referred to at times by many on this site and others as "Our Dear Leader" has passed the point of being a bad President and is now a Threat to the lives of both this country and it's people. There is no longer anything remotely humorous about this. This situation needs to be forced into a solution. before it arrives at a Socialist Event Horizon where true freedom will cease to exist.
.... He needs to go .... and soon! This country cannot survive any more of these despicable foray's into Unconstitutional Territories. She cannot survive if he remains in office.
As we watch the destruction of our nation, I can’t help but think back to the presidential primary where WE sat here and systematically helped the Democrats destroy our own candidates. We are to blame for Romney winning the primary.
We hold some responsibility for what’s happening with Obama today. You know what else? We’re going to do the exact same thing this next presidential primary. Just like the GOPe, we hold some responsibility for what’s happening today.
So, I guess Cain, Bachmann, Gingrich, and Perry are looking pretty good right about now...aye?
We had our chance to stop this crap, and we chose not to!
Have to wonder if legal challenges will ultimately stop this? Hope so.
HECO to raise monthly bill by $4.89
Aren’t they already getting energy subsidies?
In all seriousness—Obama’s recent violations of the Constitution must be met with consequences. He is literally asking for it. The House leadership must step up and defund the Executive Branch now. This isn’t a game anymore. Even CBS News is reporting how we just let the Al Quaida Dream Team go in exchange for a deserter. Did the MSM finally wake up? After the VA scandal, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, voter fraud, open borders, etc., etc. Even Jay Carney looks sick to his stomach as he tries to defend this stuff. Nancy Pelosi ran down the hallway to escape reporters after the meeting on the Benghazi investigation.
C’mon America! This guy is just waiting for someone to finally say “stop it!”.
What exactly do you mean by Congress?
The Senate and House of Representatives taken as a whole.
195.00 this month in south Ga for 2100sqft
Obama is a damn fool.
NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service. Shutting down America's seafood industry. Country importing over 90% of seafood. Fishing industry decimated by unwarranted regulatory burdens.
Why has Congress not even attempted to stop these diktats? Only Congress can make law.
Fool? Yes...but everything he does is intentional. I’d say he’s an effective traitor to his oath.
1st qtr, 2014 U.S. economic growth was at .01% or less indicating that the economic goal of Sustainable Development/Agenda 21 as adopted by the U.S. has largely been met. This also fulfills the machiavellian wish of Maurice Strong, UN Chairman of UNCED aka The Rio Earth Summit where in 1992 he articulated the intentions of the Plan for the 21st Century- Sustainable Development/Agenda 21 by saying this in regard to our unsustainable high consumption of natural resources which is, according to them destroying the Earth; ...isnt it our responsibility to bring about the collapse of the industrialized countries? Now, to become truly as Sustainable as perhaps Bangladesh, more vital work is quickly needed to further collapse and Degrow the economy. This will be accomplished with draconian restrictions on business and energy use which will be mandated by arbitrary regulations spawned from the bogus hype to save the planet from the dread effects of antropogenic Global Warming aka Climate Change aka Climate Disruption.
The House is powerless
Even with the Senate absent a veto proof majority, nothing can be done to thwart the efforts of the tyrant
And Congress has ignored King Barry usurping their role for years.
The leaders of the GOP should be standing up and loudly denouncing these dictatorial moves by this President and the courts making laws (gay marriage) but they are silent, and plotting against conservatives instead.
Where were you on this? Cain's crotch got him in trouble. Bachmann was a nutcase and still is. Gingrich made a PSA at one time that made some people mad, and the deacons frowned on his marital history. Perry couldn't remember his own program on national tv. So where were you?
Cain’s crotch... what are you smoking. Democrats filth on him and you believe the democrats?
Wouldn’t you love to have “nutcase” any day of the week, if Bachmann is one.
You are someone who so treasures cynicality you don’t know a gift of God if heaven shouts at you about it.
It was one hand washing the other for a long time. Except with Barry, he won’t wash any Republican hand.
Report (not me) from upstate NY, two months of winter, emery utilities combined for 1500 sf $1,700. A pay plan, plus April at $500.
Not a peep about Obama. But the college educated gougee tells us that with global warming, the jersey shore, where the rest of the family lives, will see a ten foot rose in sea level over the next ten years
The answer, ‘that’s what they say. I don’t think so’
Response, ‘grrr. It oh eh eh eh yes it certainly is oh oh oh i just can’t talk about it!’
It’ll go way up and they’ll still blame bush and vote d
But you know, I lived there and voted for Reagan. He won that state
Who knows, maybe they are a bunch of traitors too.
One of the differences, is that the Brits had 4 or 5,000 mile supply lines, back to England. Here, the supply lines for this evil government, are a lot less. I am becoming more and more convinced, that the military WILL fire on American civilians, and drones will take out many patriots as well. It will not be pretty, but I think we are already beyond the tipping point. I wish it was different, but I think not.
Cain, Bachmann, Gingrich and Perry all looked good. (Maybe not Perry, God love him, and he’s an o k gov), so did Santorum
Romney never did. He slammed all of these people and I KNEW he would do the same to BO and I was correct. Two days ago he was on batting his eyes and smirking about BO being a nice fellow just misguided, not evil lik Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Bachmann...
He does not look good now
He looks like the person who ushered this in and enabled it even after Benghazi
His smile does not cover up the nerve the chutzpah the contempt he has to show his used car salesman face
The GOPe is so much as responsible for this as is the media, Hollywood and the gimmeestuffs
No way are they taking over
Mississippi had netter go tea party to discourage the GOP because there are at least twice as many no three times as any IMHO Of course, won’t vote GOPers as there were not voting for Romney
I meant I knew that Romney would not slam BO even close to the way he did the republicans
He said there were 47% who would never vote for him
He was right. The faggy wimpy pundits freaked oh oh oh he can’t say that he’ll never win
Great advice right?
He groveled like a cartoon rat
Why? He was right
He wanted those voters. As soon as that happens, you know they’ve jumped over the net and have joined the other side competing on their court where they’ll never win - plus, that’s how they’d govern
No. Conservatives would have taken any one of the others than Romney. The others should’ve seen Romney’s money and backing ad decided to consolidate
Are they flawed ? Yes. Any one who points out their shortcomings is a media loving liberal sympathizer. Even Romney wouldn’t have left diplomat staff to die nor let the va health system falter this badly
If the candidate could not attract the votes, there is no one else to blame.
I held my nose and voted for Mittens. Not that it mattered, this being Taxachusetts. I scorn all who did otherwise! They share the blame for the two-time Won!
Where were you?