FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
A Call to Our Brothers and Sisters in Coal Country
Americans often exude an apathetic attitude regarding the importance of elections. Many people feel as if their lives will be the same the day after the elections, irrespective of the outcome. As such, they are not enthusiastic about voting. Well, in this case, if Obama is reelected, our country will never again resemble the Constitutional Republic that it once was and should continue to be. However, for all of our brothers and sisters in coal country, here is what you have waiting for you immediately following an Obama victory.
The Washington Examiner has the details about Obama’s final strike in the war on coal later this month:
President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.
More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion.
The rush is a major sign of panic by environmentalists inside the Obama administration. If Obama wins, the EPA would have another four full years to implement their anti-fossil fuel agenda. But if Romney wins, regulators will have a very narrow window to enact a select few costly regulations that would then be very hard for a President Romney to undo.
Environmentalists at the EPA pulled this trick before in 2000 when the Clinton administration rushed out a finding that Mercury emissions from power plants were a growing public health threat pursuant to the Clean Air Act. That finding did not regulate power plants itself, but it did force the Bush administration to begin a lengthy regulatory process. The Obama EPA has estimated that this regulation alone will cost the U.S. economy $10.9 billion a year.
Remember, there were already 9,000 mining jobs eliminated in October, according to the BLS.
Folks, it boils down to this. Do you want to keep your jobs and self-respect or not? Do you want to sacrifice your careers and hard-earned income on the alters of Obama’s rich oleaginous environmental parasites? Do all Americans want to “necessarily” pay more for energy.
Luckily, you are not helpless. Obama’s destiny – and the destiny of Obama’s presidency, as well as your jobs – is in your hands. As voters in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, you all hold the keys to the election. If you turn out in record numbers for Romney, we will all win. Romney is not that conservative on a variety of issues, but one thing is certain about a Romney presidency: he would completely suspend the war on coal.
Last week, Obama urged his supporters to vote for revenge. Well, our friends in coal country, this is your time for revenge.
Cross-posted from the Madison Project