Obama, and EPA Czar can now sidestep Congress

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    Who needs politicians to push through a Cap and Trade agenda? Certainly not the United States of America.

    President Obama's global warming agenda has been losing support in Congress, but why let an irritant like democratic consent interfere with saving the world? So last Friday the Environmental Protection Agency decided to put a gun to the head of Congress and play cap-and-trade roulette with the U.S. economy.
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    Ed Markey.
    The pistol comes in the form of a ruling that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that threatens the public and therefore must be regulated under the 1970 Clean Air Act. This so-called "endangerment finding" sets the clock ticking on a vast array of taxes and regulation that EPA will have the power to impose across the economy, and all with little or no political debate.
    This is a momentous decision that has the potential to affect the daily life of every American, yet most of the media barely noticed, and those that did largely applauded. When America's Founders revolted against "taxation without representation," this is precisely the kind of kingly diktat they had in mind.
    Reckless 'Endangerment' - WSJ.com

    The road just got extremely bumpy
     
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    Business Fumes Over Carbon Dioxide Rule - WSJ.com
     
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    I Dare rules be put in place that affect people's liberties, economic, and otherwise due to an unelected arm of Government?

    This is what this portends to do.
     
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    When we win it all back we'll use this regulation to make Dems stop exhaling
     
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    Yep. And I'll guess that NEXT there will be laws against deep kisses with yer gf/bf or signifigant other...because you know what yer doing?

    YOU are passing carbon DIOXIDE toward them. Will they outlaw kissing next?
     
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    I smell class action lawsuits that won't quit.
     
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    They could collect a lot of taxes in Washington, DC by just putting a tax on crazy elected and unelected officials.
     
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    Why am I not surprised. Socialism and government control defined.
     
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    Hugely, because it circimvents the Constitutional Process...and leaves if for the Executive Branch to call the shots without challange.

    It's akin to the Judicial branch Legislating from the bench.
     
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    I think Obama sees the Presidency as a stepping stone to his real goal, ruler of the world. I'm thinking some special UN role, which puts the US in particular under the auspices of a global ruler. Yeah, I'm serious.
     
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