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President Obama’s big carbon
crackdown readies for launch

Politico, by Erica Martinson

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/18/2014 4:43:38 AM

The EPA will launch the most dramatic anti-pollution regulation in a generation early next month, a sweeping crackdown on carbon that offers President Barack Obama his last real shot at a legacy on climate change — while causing significant political peril for red-state Democrats. The move could produce a dramatic makeover of the power industry, shifting it away from coal-burning plants toward natural gas, solar and wind. While this is the big move environmentalists have been yearning for, it also has major political implications in November for a president already under fire for what the GOP is branding a job-killing “War

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 5/18/2014 4:53:48 AM     (No. 9852953)

Leave it to the mentally-challenged geniuses of the Left to turn carbon, an essential element of the periodic table, into an evil, life-threatening villain. What´s next - hydrogen, zinc, silicon, oxygen?

They are so far beyond parody, it´s scary.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/18/2014 5:00:18 AM     (No. 9852955)

I hope sky-rocketing utility rates and job losses hit the libtards the hardest. After all, they asked for it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 5/18/2014 5:00:51 AM     (No. 9852956)

If he was genuinely interested in doing something about pollution he´d be leaning on China and India to clean up their act.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 5/18/2014 7:08:04 AM     (No. 9853014)

This is a war on the middle class way of life

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oldbuffalo, 5/18/2014 7:33:12 AM     (No. 9853043)

....and you electric bills will necessarily skyrocket". Remember those words? And you thought he was kidding. Thanks a lot, democrats.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: CEP, 5/18/2014 8:12:14 AM     (No. 9853084)

You will be paying more and your quality of life will diminish, we just cannot afford to live with these types of regulations.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 5/18/2014 9:07:40 AM     (No. 9853132)

Remember when they told us how much money we´d be saving on our electric bills if only we would stop using Normal light bulbs? So our monthly bills went down by, what $2? Now they´re going to double.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 5/18/2014 9:16:03 AM     (No. 9853144)

Carbon dioxide is not pollution. It is vital for life on earth. The government knows that if they can control carbon they can control everything.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MattMusson, 5/18/2014 9:18:01 AM     (No. 9853150)

Obama is coming for your Air Conditioner!

The poor and the Middle Class will sweat, while the ruling class stays cool.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 2dogs, 5/18/2014 9:22:37 AM     (No. 9853159)

The real question: why is NO one in Congress even discussing this, especially the overreach of the EPA? Mark Levin predicted this was coming late last year. The power of the EPA must be reigned in!


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Reply 11 - Posted by: jhpeters2, 5/18/2014 9:52:06 AM     (No. 9853187)

Red state democrats will not be harmed by this. Their key voters will be subisidized, albeit temporarily by their fellow citizens and businesses who don´t get snap, ebt and other benefits. The media will gush how evil the gop is and how the gop hates the environment. The democrats will not lose their entitlement block of voters, in fact this will cause an increase in their ranks as businesses close due to excessive energy costs and more will have to join the entitlement roles to survive. That has been the game plan by 0bama all along.

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