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Jim Inhofe rips EPA’s ‘crucify’ approach
Politico ^ | 4/26/12 7:38 AM EDT | MJ LEE

Posted on 04/26/2012 2:12:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Jim Inhofe had some harsh words for the Obama administrations energy policy. | AP PhotoClose

By MJ LEE | 4/26/12 7:38 AM EDT

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Thursday blasted an Environmental Protection Agency official’s claim that the agency was using a “crucify them” strategy against oil and gas companies, calling it a part of President Barack Obama’s “war on domestic energy.”

“Let’s keep in mind, this is all a part of Obama’s war on domestic energy,” Inhofe said on “Fox & Friends.” “He’s the one who said that we have good natural gas and it’s plentiful and all of that but we’ve got to stop hydraulic fracturing. This is the war on hydraulic fracturing.”

Inhofe, the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, had announced on Wednesday that he was launching an investigation into an EPA official’s comments from 2010 that were caught on tape, in which he compared the agency’s enforcement policies to how the Romans used to “crucify” people.

“I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said,” EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz says in the video.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatechange; energy; epa; epaoutofcontrol; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; inhofe; sovietamerica

1 posted on 04/26/2012 2:12:14 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Typical ivory tower Obama apointee who has never done a day’s work in his life:

http://news.yahoo.com/epa-official-non-compliant-companies-hit-them-hard-234050052—finance.html


2 posted on 04/26/2012 2:17:30 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

fyi


3 posted on 04/26/2012 2:27:50 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Crucify is the main operational policy of this administration and to be be fair, the Federal government in general regardless of who is in the White Hut.

IRS, DOJ, DHS, FBI, EPA, FDA, to just name a few. They all follow this example of crucify to set the tone, put everyone on notice, send a message that the brute force of an unlimited government can come down on you.

How about the banking industry being threatened by the IRS to take bailout money even if they did not need it otherwise they would face years of audits.

This is EXACTLY what the Founders risked life and fortune to prevent for future generations and we have pi$$ed it away and allowed Marxist central planners to gain control over the Oval Office, congress, USSC, just about every department of this and that.

As just a small start, make sure you never vote for another lawyer for President, House of Representatives, Senate, or Commissioner of Sewage Treatment and everything in between.

Today’s lawyers have almost all be taught by communists and would sell us down the river in a heart beat if it would get them re-elected. They could not make a pimple on the butts of the Founders.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 2:29:04 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obama’s bizarre war on carbon energy sources is contracting the economy and is causing real misery. Energy costs are rising and people are unemployed. The ideologues at EPA and Dept. of Energy are implementing the Kyoto treaty and the Copenhagen accords without Congressional authorization. Its a shame that these people will never experience the misery they are causing.When they leave office, they will simply return to their tenured positions at tax supported universities or tax sheltered foundations.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 2:35:55 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Wurlitzer

who needs audits when you can play the tax law like a harmonica?


6 posted on 04/26/2012 2:37:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: allendale

When these sinecures, too, fail — they will find out how hated they are.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 2:38:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“....he was launching an investigation into an EPA official’s comments...”

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Maybe one day, somewhere over the rainbow, we will progress enough as a nation to where an investigation will be launched into the actual NEED for the EPA, among other useless government agencies......


8 posted on 04/26/2012 2:43:02 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: EyeGuy

Yeah, and maybe, juuuuuust maybe we can get investigations that actually result in consequences for those being investigated! All I can see out of this is another Issa style soundbite fest..


9 posted on 04/26/2012 2:46:37 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

” using a “crucify them” strategy against oil and gas companies”

Not just oil and gas, but also public water companies.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 2:52:23 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: allendale

Obama’s bizarre war on carbon energy sources is contracting the economy and is causing real misery.

All, as per the UN Agenda 21 plan which is exactly what it is all based on.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 3:08:25 PM PDT by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Captain7seas

“Let’s keep in mind, this is all a part of Obama’s war on domestic energy,”

It is a war on the United States of America, nothing less.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 3:43:59 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; SierraWasp
Sen. Inhofe is coming up on the CNBC Kudlow show.....

Hadn't heard about public water companies getting blasted by the EPA.

13 posted on 04/26/2012 4:04:31 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Jim Inhofe had some harsh words for the Obama administrations energy policy.

Harsh words? Whoa! That's scary. I'm sure heads are gonna roll now. What a joke...

14 posted on 04/26/2012 4:04:35 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: precisionshootist

Info and staff found the video with audio of the statement....I believe he is working hard against all of the Obam War on Energy...how are you doing ?


15 posted on 04/26/2012 4:44:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
When these sinecures, too, fail — they will find out how hated they are.

Not sure what you mean there.

Sinecure n. (from Latin sine = "without" and cura = "care") means an office that requires or involves little or no responsibility, labour, or active service.

The term originated in the medieval church, where it signified a post without any responsibility for the "cure of souls", the regular liturgical and pastoral functions of a cleric, but came to be applied to any post, secular or ecclesiastical, that involved little or no actual work.

Sinecures have historically provided a potent tool for governments or monarchs to distribute patronage, while recipients are able to store up titles and easy salaries.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 5:17:19 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
There are so damn many entrenched bureaucrats within so many federal agencies that must be weeded out over time if the Republicans could somehow regain the White House, maintain a strong margin in the House and regain the Senate by a number great enough to respond to holding trials if the House where to impeach someone.
Newt set the stage. The high mark if you would. Plant the seed. Will the American public start to take note of how evil the EPA for one has become over time, and be willing to see the need to get people into the White House and Congress willing to do something about it. I won't hold my breath.
17 posted on 04/26/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Steely Tom

Cushy job, whatever. Maybe sinecure was not quite the word. Sooner or later one runs out of cushion.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 7:02:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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19 posted on 04/26/2012 7:06:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: AbolishCSEU

Meanwhile, the drumbeat of Dictator Obama grows louder:

regulate -— control -— destroy -— Regulate -— control -— destroy -— REgulate -— control -— destroy -— REGulate -— control -— destroy -— REGU


20 posted on 04/26/2012 7:55:31 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
...calling it a part of President Barack Obama’s “war on domestic energy.”

It's a war on domestic energy - and a war on American prosperity. Guess dems don't care - either their so rich it doesn't matter - or they're playing the system collecting 'disability'. Elites, the criminal class the holds them up and the schmucks who support the whole mess... we're all being played.

21 posted on 04/27/2012 10:14:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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