Imperial President Rules through Regs

According to The Hill, President Obama is determined not to let the people’s representatives have their say on climate change legislation.  Rather than allow Congress to work its will — or not act as they see fit — the President is pushing a number of costly regulations intended to limit greenhouse gasses from power plants.  These regulations will be tied up in court long after the President’s term has ended and may never come into effect, but if they do, the only thing we can be fairly certain of is that they will be costly.  They will drive up the price of electricity as older, paid for, coal fired power plants are forced to shut down.  The regulations will also make everyone’s power supply less reliable since under Obama’s rule, we will attempt to replace reliable baseload coal plants with intermittent wind and solar power — better hope we don’t have many cloudy days with little or no wind.  Finally, because the majority of greenhouse gasses are now coming from China and other developing countries, even if you believe humans are causing potentially dangerous global warming, these rules will do nothing to prevent rising temperatures (which they haven’t for 16 years) or other climate changes.

The President is more concerned about his legacy than the Constitutional separation of powers.  One more lose, lose policy by the Imperial President.

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  1. Lloyd says:

    Yes, he is openly talking about just doing things without Congress. He even said that last Friday during his education tour. Very sad that he just plans a go it alone openly and not even fake trying to work with or compromise with another branch of government.

    • Larry says:

      Although it’s not exactly like the republican party has been open for compromise in recent meetings, so to a certain extent it’s understandable, but it is still wrong.

      • Dewaine says:

        No one is ever “respectful” of the opposition when they have the opportunity to get what they want on their own.

        • JD says:

          Right. I hate when people bring up “precedent” to defend stuff like this.

          “Well, Ford did it, so it must be ok”

          Wrong.

          I don’t care if Washington and Jefferson circumvented the process, it is there for a reason.

          • Dewaine says:

            And that is when the worst stuff gets done, when they are circumventing the process.

            • Sabal says:

              That is also when the best stuff gets done. Did you see the movie Lincoln? Where he lied and cheated to get something good done?

              • Dewaine says:

                True, I see your point. But is it better to get something good done a little earlier than it would anyway or have something bad linger forever? I guess it depends on the situation, but that’s why we have the process. It might slow down good things, but it prevents the bad.

  2. Lennon says:

    “The President is more concerned about his legacy than the Constitutional separation of powers. One more lose, lose policy by the Imperial President.”

    Definitely a lose lose policy, but unless our congressmen stand up to that type of behavior…he will keep doing it, and nothing will stop him.

  3. Lennon says:

    “The regulations will also make everyone’s power supply less reliable since under Obama’s rule, we will attempt to replace reliable baseload coal plants with intermittent wind and solar power — better hope we don’t have many cloudy days with little or no wind.”

    I don’t understand why congressmen haven’t fought back on these issues, it is very Constitutionally illegal for the president to use executive orders to change policy outside of the military.

  4. Dewaine says:

    “The President is more concerned about his legacy than the Constitutional separation of powers. One more lose, lose policy by the Imperial President.”

    The rest follows from this.

    • JD says:

      I would say that it is amazing the kind of President that we have, but he really was the logical next step. There just aren’t enough Americans who believe in freedom.

  5. David says:

    How can any serious thought regarding legislation that will end the coal industry even be plausible. By sidestepping congress, it becomes even more outrageous.

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