The Obama administration is warning Congress that if it doesn't move to regulate greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Agency will take a "command-and-control" role over the process in a way that could hurt business.
I pondered. So basically you've got some guy in charge of something.....and he wants to warn everyone of this impending fire. The key thing is that he or his number two will start this fire.....but he's giving the clerks of the store enough time to start the fire themselves....and instead of him or the number two being blamed for hurting business.....the clerks can be blamed for hurting business. Right?
So, if you were a congressman or senator.....would you now rush out to regulate and hurt business in your own district or state? Or would you let some idiot at the top who doesn't grasp business at all.....take a sledge hammer and destroy competition and business across the nation?
Gee, it's a tough choice. How stupid am I?
So the EPA guys are likely standing there....preparing to destroy business in America....and they really feel pretty good over this issue. They have no connection to the tax base.....to the revenue base.....to the job market.....or even to the heartland. They are mostly science guys who got on early in their career with the EPA organization.....and normally worried about some simple stuff like mercury in Lake Michigan, pollution near nuclear facilities, and septic tanks leaking.
I'm thinking that after fighting stimulus, TARP, and Universal Health Care....there really aren't many senators around now who feel like a massive jump into this EPA situation. To accompolish this new mission.....the EPA requires funding. I'm guessing the Senate will smile as they delete these increased amounts necessary, and just let the EPA stand there.....trying to do something....with no funding. The media will be stupid enough to just gaze away from the funding joke, and everyone will forget this mess in twelve months.