Here’s the breakdown of what’s going on.
1. The EPA decided it can regulate farm dust, but
2. Don’t worry, it won’t.
3. The House (GOP) passes a law to make certain that the EPA won’t regulate farm dust.
4. The Senate (DEM) [suspending belief that the EPA will ever be run by anyone except their friends] says, “but the EPA says it doesn’t want to, you’re just wasting time when Americans are out of work!”
5. “And besides, by passing this law you are also determining that mining dust can’t be regulated by the EPA either.
6. The House says, “good point, we’ll add an amendment that removes the mining dust”
7. The Senate says, “too bad, so sad, we don’t accept that. Next!”
8. Farmers continue to generate food and jobs within a framework of unknowns, unable to plan solidly for any future because who the hell knows what bug is going to crawl up the next global warmist’s tushie.
Michael Walsh has a column where he goes ahead and decides to believe everything Holder says and STILL he concludes the Fast and Furious is crap. Here is Holder actually explaining it:
“Although the department has taken steps to ensure that such tactics are never used again . . . we will continue to feel the effects of this flawed operation for years to come. Guns lost during this operation will continue to show up at crime scenes on both sides of the border.”
Here are 2 of his suspensions of belief. Unfreakingbelievable!
That Holder doesn’t read the memos in his own in-box, instead relying on staffers to bring pertinent information to his attention.
And that, miraculously, of the thousands of pages of e-mails about F&F turned over to Congress last Friday night, not one is from or to Holder — that he was just an innocent bystander as the US Attorney’s office and ATF field headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz., cooked up the scheme.
Go read the whole thing, just have a spittoon handy.
Already working the way it’s supposed to even BEFORE it’s fully implemented.
(ht Maggie’s farm)
Long before the law fully takes effect, PPACA is
harming workers, employers, and seniors as they
face fewer choices for health insurance.
Clearly, millions of people are having their
coverage disrupted, violating the promise that
President Obama — and virtually all of those
in Congress who voted for the law — made to
the American people. As the cascade continues,
support will grow for an alternative approach
Charles Krauthammer writes a good one today regarding Obama’s speech in Kansas.
In Kansas, Obama lamented that millions “are now forced to take their children to food banks.” You have to admire the audacity. That’s the kind of damning observation the opposition brings up when you’ve been in office three years. Yet Obama summoned it to make the case for his reelection!
Why? Because, you see, he bears no responsibility for the current economic distress. It’s the rich. And, like Horatius at the bridge, Obama stands with the American masses against the soulless plutocrats.
This is populism so crude that it channels not Teddy Roosevelt so much as Hugo Chavez. But with high unemployment, economic stagnation and unprecedented deficits, what else can Obama say?
He may have been lifting a few words from Daniel Henninger’s column yesterday.
The Osawatomie speech sounded like what you’d expect to hear in Caracas or Buenos Aires. As in: “The free market has never been a license to take whatever you can from whomever you can.” (Applause.) And: “Their philosophy is simple. We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.”
That’s ok. It’s true. Obama IS sounding more and more like Loony Hugo every day.