Filed under: Economy, Environment, Junk Science, News, Politics, Progressivism | Tags: environmentalism is the new fa, EPA, Obama
Not content with the devastating price-hikes and world-wide food shortages that “progressive” ethanol mandates and subsidies have caused, Obama is now moving to drive food prices up even more by slapping onerous new regulations on the amount of dust farmers can stir up:
OKLAHOMA CITY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering a crackdown on farm dust, so senators have signed a letter addressing their concerns on the possible regulations.
The letter dated July 23 to the EPA states, “If approved, would establish the most stringent and unparalleled regulation of dust in our nation’s history.” It further states, “We respect efforts for a clean and healthy environment, but not at the expense of common sense. These identified levels will be extremely burdensome for farmers and livestock producers to attain. Whether its livestock kicking up dust, soybeans being combined on a dry day in the fall, or driving a car down the gravel road, dust is a naturally occurring event.” [more]
And of course there is no reasonable need nor any realistic scientific justification for the regulation whatsoever, it is just power-mad fascist control-freaks determined to dictate every facet of life possible. Someone ought to tell President Brainiac that dust is what happens when you work in DIRT. And that measures to control what is a natural by-product of farming would be very costly, and those costs would be passed on to you and me in the form of yet higher food prices. The poor and minorities hardest hit.
Can we finally be done with the ridiculous canard that liberals care more about the poor? Liberalism devastates the poor and makes certain they will stay poor and dependent on government. It truly is evil.