Saturday, June 11, 2016

More Job-Killing Rules from EPAHaving already done yeoman’s work stifling economic growth and job creation, President Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency are doubling down again.

The United States created a measly 38,000 new jobs in May: one for every 8,000 Americans. Its labor force participation rate is a horrid 63% – meaning 93 million Americans are not working, while 6.4 million more are trying to feed their families on involuntary part-time positions and a fraction of their previous salaries. Manufacturing lost another 20,000 jobs in May, as the economy grew at an almost stagnant 0.8% the first quarter of 2016. Middle class family incomes and net worth continue to slide.

Meanwhile, well-paid federal bureaucrats increasingly regulate our lives, hand down fines and jail terms for some 5,000 federal crimes and 300,000 criminal offenses, and inflict $1.9 trillion in annual regulatory compliance costs on families and businesses, on top of $1.8 trillion in taxes.

EPA’s war on coal has already cost thousands of jobs in mines, power plants and dependent businesses. Low oil prices amid a tepid, over-regulated, climate-fixated, crony-corporatist American, European and international economy have already killed thousands of US oil patch jobs.

On June 3 EPA issued a bundle of new rules: methane emission standards for new and modified oil and natural gas drilling, fracking, pipeline and other operations. Under steady environmentalist pressure, it may be only a matter of time before the agency expands the rules to cover older operations – and maybe even livestock, rice growing, landfills, sewage treatment plants and other methane-emitting activities.

Romney Warns Of 'Trickle-Down Racism' From Trump 

Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

Romney Warns Of 'Trickle-Down Racism' From Trump
Earlier this afternoon, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sat down with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to say that he doesn’t support Donald Trump for president, and that he is not running for president. The former 2012 Republican nominee has been in the rumor mill that he would launch a third party bid to challenge Trump from the right. He’s met with The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol to discuss the possibility of a run, which he has finally killed off during this interview.

Romney said that it’s not a question of policy, but character for him. He can’t endorse Trump’s perceived bigotry and “racist approach” that he feels would be detrimental to the health of the nation, saying what he has said on the stump demonstrates who he is. He added that his rhetoric could change to hide that fact, but the damage is done. He can’t hide from it. Regarding Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a lawsuit over Trump University, Trump said he should remove himself since his Mexican ancestry constitutes an “inherent conflict of interest.” Romney said that this wasn’t a slip of the tongue–he’s repeated it time and time again. And he never apologized for it. Trump has somewhat backed down on making those remarks. That doesn’t mean he won’t say something outrageous over this pending legal battle tomorrow.

“I don’t want to see trickle down racism,” said Romney, who added that he doesn’t want to see presidents trickle down bigotry, racism and misogyny that will be nothing but a detriment to the heart and character of the country.

Iran spends $1.7 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds to boost its military
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Iran spends $1.7 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds to boost its military
Your tax dollars at work, aiding the military of a state that routinely has its citizens chant “Death to America!” This money will also go to aid Hizballah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and that will result in more jihad murders, primarily of Israeli civilians. All of this is courtesy Barack Obama and John Kerry. How […]
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US issues terror warning for month-long Ramadan

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

But Obama says it has nothing to do with Islam.

But the media says it has nothing to do with Islam.

But academia says it has nothing to do with Islam.

But cultural elites say it has nothing to do with Islam.

It’s islamofauxbia — rational opposition to jihad –– that’s the problem.
“US issues Ramadan warning for month of terror attacks ahead of start of Euro 2016,” By Tom Batchelor, June 10, 2016:
THE US State Department has issued a fresh warning against Islamist martyrs who plan to wage a month-long jihad to coincide with Ramadan, as the Euro 2016 football championship kicks off in France.
ISIS has threatened a wave of lone-wolf attacks during the Muslim holy month and US...