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It's unbelievable what these people think they should do...

Ex-EPA official told lawmakers of project to 'modify the DNA' of capitalism | Fox News

A former high-ranking EPA official who recently was sentenced to prison for fraud told lawmakers last month that, before he left the agency, he was working on a "project" examining ways to "modify the DNA of the capitalist system."

The startlingly blunt comment was included in newly released transcripts of John Beale's deposition before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. One group that is frequently critical of the Obama administration's energy policy, the Institute for Energy Research, said the claim is a "smoking gun" that reveals the administration's true intentions.

Beale's credibility is not exactly ironclad. He was sentenced last month to 32 months in prison for bilking taxpayers out of nearly $1 million by pretending to be a CIA agent.

But, in the transcripts, he spoke in great detail about meetings he supposedly had with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, back when she was heading the Office of Air and Radiation.

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He argued that environmental regulation was reaching its "limits" because "the fundamental dynamic of the capitalistic system is for businesses and individuals to try to externalize all costs." So he said he began working on his plan.

This, he said, involved "coming up with specific proposals that could be -- could have been proposed either legislatively or things which could have been done administratively to kind of modify the DNA of the capitalist system."

Beale said this "is not new" and has happened "tens of times" in the history of capitalism.

"It's not a God-given system that was created once and never changes. It changes all the time," he said. He said McCarthy was aware of the project and "we met frequently to talk about it and had actually quite deep discussions." He said, though, that the project was eventually "scrapped."

He also claimed the project began under the George W. Bush administration.

But, at a time when oil and gas companies are complaining about crushing EPA regulations, the IER seized on the comments as proof that the administration is pursuing a power grab.
 

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Hmmm, does this mean you think capitalism is a perfect system with no room for improvement in it's often catastrophic environmental impact?
 
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Hmmm, does this mean you think capitalism is a perfect system with no room for improvement in it's often catastrophic environmental impact?
It's amazing how you try to make this about me instead of what the EPA is doing.
 

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How very Soviet of them.

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It is so very Chicago. The Soviets were corrupt too, besides being Socialists.

And just so, the Chicago thugs are Socialists too, beside being corrupt.

Never mind that they deny they are Socialists. Their denial is the first sign that the Truth is in play. Yes, Obama is a Liar.

How amazing is it all? With the example of the failed Soviet Union, its ignominious collapse still fresh, Obama and his people are Bolsheviks...and they are bent on destroying the greatest society ever on this planet---built by the profit incentive and individual freedom. Jeffersonian values and Christian ideals....they hate them in Chicago.
 

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Hmmm, does this mean you think capitalism is a perfect system with no room for improvement in it's often catastrophic environmental impact?
No one welcomes stupid.
Get it?
You libs are so immensely risk averse if it were up to you, we'd have no interstate commerce and no industry. No fossil fuels.
You people bitch and moan about "jobs going overseas". Yet you tout this insidious pro environmentalist/anti capitalist agenda that does exactly whart you complain about.
Once again, a lib demonstrates the propensity to want things both ways.
Stow it.
Here ya go sunshine. The world's economies are based solely on the uninterrupted flow of petroleum. In other words, without oil and natural gas, we stop operating.
Harvesting and using these products involves risk. Risk is what makes this country great.
Most Americans are "can do". You libs are "why should we".
 

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Hmmm, does this mean you think capitalism is a perfect system with no room for improvement in it's often catastrophic environmental impact?
Can you list these catastrophes? If they happen often I need to hear about them so I can take countervailing action.
 

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Hmmm, does this mean you think capitalism is a perfect system with no room for improvement in it's often catastrophic environmental impact?
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No. It is not perfect. Its foe is greed. But, this has always been the case, all the while this Country was forming itself into the greatest society in history.

Every system has flaws but Capitolism in the United States has claim to a magnificent performance...as compared to its rivals, such as the Soviet Union. Or Detroit.

Sometimes, greed gets out of hand, but it is superior to anything else that has been tried.

When it gets out of hand, it is invariably up in New York that we find the culprits. Wall Street---buried so deep in Yankeeland that the Governor has just announced that Conservatives are not welcome .

Who should be taking care of these cancers that abuse out political and economic system?

Why, Obama, Holder, and Cuomo.

But, Wall Street owns them.

What system do you recommend?
 
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