GOP Slaps the EPA upside the head

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    Farm dust bill approved in House - The Hill's Floor Action

    The House on Thursday approved legislation Republicans said was aimed at ensuring the EPA cannot regulate so-called "farm dust."

    The House on Thursday afternoon approved legislation Republicans said was aimed at ensuring that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot regulate so-called "farm dust."

    The Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, H.R. 1633, which would prevent the EPA from issuing any new rule over the next year that regulates coarse particulate matter, or "nuisance dust," passed in a 268-150 vote.


    Like other environmental bills the GOP has brought forward this year, the bill enjoyed some support from Democrats: 33 voted along with Republicans in favor of the bill.


    obama's losing a lot lately.
     
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    As is the GOP, wasting its time on this nonsense rather than jobs and the economy.
     
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    This "nonsense" is heading off the loss of jobs and a further ruining of the economy.
     
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    Ummm, that's what this bill will do. Had the EPA been able to regulate this area like they want to, food production costs would have soared. All costs would have soared and thousands would have been put out of work. It seems every time you turn around Obama's team is figuring out ways to impoverish this country.
     
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    yep Obama has not slowed down the offshoring at all.
    It is competition with offshore wages that is driving this country down.
    Well that and the stupid people in it.
     
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    Other "nonsense" includes the report that childhood asthma is still increasing and that the same ole air pollution is to blame. Yep, its time we got rid of all regulations because the profits of the 1% is a helluva lot more important than our children's health.
     
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    You are kidding, right? Do you really not realize what the EPA was getting ready to do to every Mom and Pop farm along with the corporate ones? Are you really itching to pay even more for the food you eat after the EPA drives up the cost of food production over dust? You think its possible to limit how much DUST is created while farming? The only way I know is to stop certain activities like plowing and letting livestock walk around too much.

    The idea that over-regulation can't possibly harm businesses is ludicrous. Increasing the cost of doing business and increasing the cost of the production of goods and food products must be offset by very real, legitimate benefits that outweigh the proposed increased costs. In the case of "farm dust" there is no increased benefit to anyone -especially not the small farmers and not consumers who would have taken it right in the shorts on this one. But yeah, you go ahead and criticize them for making sure the EPA didn't end up increasing your food budget because they out an out of control, power hungry government bureaucracy that thinks their job is to shut down thriving industries in this country by making the cost of doing business untenable.

    The ONLY government body given the Constitutional authority to create new law is CONGRESS -not some fucking government bureaucracy filled with assholes who can't be held accountable by the voters for the harm they do this nation that has long outstripped any good they do.
     
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    Typical shit from the GOP. The Teabaggers are the stupidest bunch that have ever sat in Congress.
     
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    Nothing like heading 'em off at the pass, Hoss.
     

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