Bleeding Republican States Dry
We'll call it the "psychosis of socialism."
We’re about to coin a new phrase that perfectly captures the deliberately destructive tool of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the hands of Barack Obama and the socialist Left. We’ll call it the “psychosis of socialism.”
The psychosis of socialism is on display as the final rule of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) has been set into motion. It mandates by 2030 a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions — the same gas you exhale upon healthy respiration — 32% lower than levels of 2005. The CPP will cost the U.S. economy an estimated $2.5 trillion lost in economic growth, with 66 power plants closed and 125,000 jobs eliminated that generate America’s electricity. That’s on top of 200 plants already forced into retirement.
To achieve this Leftist government-sanctioned objective, Obama has employed the power and bureaucracy of a radicalized and weaponized EPA coupled with an almost unseen but very effective Sierra Club activist group, Beyond Coal, which is funded by former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The hostility of the Obama administration and the socialist Left toward an industry that employs thousands in Republican-voting states is evidenced in the comments of Bruce Nilles, the leader of Beyond Coal. Nilles, who developed “boot camps” to block coal permits “on every conceivable angle,” soared and roared in his rhetoric recently, saying, “Once we’ve taken out coal, we’ll need to take on oil … It’s a long fight.”
Psychosis of socialism, anyone?
Meanwhile, Obama’s plan for mandatory reductions in emissions are most stringent in states where you won’t find coal. They are also not states with populations that generally buy into the “science of man-made global warming.”