Obama Threatens Veto – Setting the Stage for Crisis

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A day doesn’t pass in which this president isn’t spoiling for a fight with congressional Republicans.  In the House on Tuesday, the Republicans passed a bill that would continue the payroll tax cut, fund the so-called “Doc-Fix” to keep funding doctors who will otherwise face reimbursement  cuts, and also clear the way for the Keystone pipeline that will provide for tens of thousands of jobs without a single tax-payer dollar.  President Obama is threatening a veto, because it contains the pipeline provision,  and since he’s beholding to environmental extremists, he’s more concerned with getting their support than seeing job opportunities for the American people.  More than this, I now believe Obama is trying to engineer the failure of the United States, and create a crisis from which the republic will never recover as we have known it.  This is what Barack Obama does:  He is driving this country from one manufactured crisis to the next, while offering up greater government controls as the means of our salvation.

Consider how many times this President has pushed us to the brink, in one form or another, whether over the budget, or the debt ceiling, or Obamacare, or any of a large number of issues that has grown even more rapidly since the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives.  It has been his default position to find something absurd over which to fight in virtually every instance, and sadly, in far too many of these cases, house leadership has buckled and bent and capitulated for the sake of electoral expedience, not wanting to be saddled with the accusation that they are obstructing the welfare of the country.  This is the Obama strategy, and so is the continual creation of these crises.  He must make the American people desperate and the best way to do that is to heap new deprivations upon you.

Part of his aim has been to deprive you of energy, all in the name of some apparition of “environmental justice,” that is an absurd and unattainable notion that contradicts the liberties and rights of all Americans.  This is why he now stands against this bill, and for no other reason:  Not only will it create jobs for tens of thousands of Americans, but it will also provide you a source of more fuel for which the nation is slowly starving.  Every simpleton understands the critical nature of energy resources to the growth or recovery of our economy, but this president pretends that such things are less important than another environmental study.

The pipeline plan has been studied and cleared and studied some more, but this president has directed his EPA to undertake another study.  The idea is to delay the pipeline, because he needs to cripple the country, and restricting our ability to develop or receive energy resources is a lynch-pin in stopping us cold.   Speaking of temperatures, you can prepare yourselves as the EPA will be forcing more coal-fired power plants off-line next year, under the auspices of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.  It is estimated that this rule will force the shutdown of as many as 20% of the coal-fired power plants in this country, which account for nearly 50% of our electric generation.   This will disproportionately affect Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, as the top generators of electricity from coal-fired plants.  In other words, next year, Americans are going to be forced to do with roughly 90% of the electricity produced in 2011.    If you think you think you can recover or grow an economy while shutting down electricity production, you missed a basic economics lesson somewhere along the way.  Every direction you may look, the Obama administration is choking off your economy, and trillions of diminishing dollars are being flushed down the drain.

Yes, I am well aware that “it can’t happen here.”  That’s what every nation being led over the precipice and down into the abyss tells itself right before the plunge.  The problem is that this isn’t mere alarmism any longer: Obama and his regulators are implementing this, step-by-step, as the nation sits idly croaking while the pot now shows the first signs that it will begin soon to boil.

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  • dnr

    why don't the coal-fired plants "go Galt" and ignore the EPA? What are they going to do, fine them???

  • dnr

    PS – I totally agree with you – Obama may not be the brightest bulb, but he is definitely malevolent and cunning. He is no longer even pretending to do what is in the best interest of this country. I never believed he was merely incompetent, but trying hard to do what he thought was best for us. He wants to destroy this country. He is a traitor, and should be run out of this country on a rail.

    • fred johnson

      Great write up mark. Like George said. It must be a controlled decline. And that is what he paid for & is getting

  • Tracy

    I used to be one of the people who thought "it can't happen here." There was a time when that belief was true. I spent too many years of my life not seeing what was right in front of me because of that belief. The first time I realized something was wrong was when the smoking ban took place in my state. I know it wasn't a big thing to some but I saw something more ominous. I told friends that this was just the beginning. That it would grow bigger and bigger. They never took me seriously. What's sad is the majority of them still don't or won't see what's happening. I am absolutely astounded that these people do not want to stop for one minute and see that their lives will be drastically changing in the months and years to come.
    The very first time I saw Barack Hussein Obama I knew, I just knew trouble was here. I just sat and stared at him (that was a time when I could actually watch him without getting physically ill) while he talked with a horrible feeling in my gut. When he was elected I went out on my porch and cried. I actually cried. I've never cared enough in the past to get that upsed by an election. My husband came out and sat with me, just as upset but he's very stoic. He knew that the fight had begun.
    The pipeline is just another nail in the coffin of the United States of America. We all know that this will never be allowed. He won't allow it. Whoever is behind him telling him what to do won't allow it. We are supposed to go down in flames and until we all finally get together and stop this madness that is exactly what will happen.
    We have a duty to take care of this great gift we call our country. We have a duty to God, to ourselves and the RIGHT to replace a government that has become too powerful, too evil and is doing great damage to our country. When will we use that right and stop the imminent death of the United States of America?

    Thank you for your writings, Mark. I always look forward to reading them.

  • SeanStLouis

    Kind of adding to what Tracy has said here….this all goes back to Mark's 'big government' post from yesterday.

    Real conservatives who remain in the GOP need to purge themselves and get back to constitutional government. There is a lack of responsibility in Washington today and much it is due to ignoring the rule of law.

    How do we impose our will on the federal government?

    The Constitution is key. We need leaders who will insist on constitutional government . Those who will take their oath to the American People seriously.

    Currently, I feel that there is nothing else that we citizens can do to stop what's happening.

  • SeanStLouis

    Should be…

    "There is a lack of responsibility in Washington today and much it is due to feigned ignorance of the law."

  • http://alwaysonwatch2.blogspot.com/ Always On Watch

    If he can manufacture crisis after crisis, then he will be able to impose martial law and suspend the 2012 Election.

    Do I believe that he would go that far?

    Yes, I do. But I can't say with certainty that he will actually do such a thing as suspend a national election.

    Anyway, if Obama continues to choke the economy, America will become a Third World country.