President Richard Nixon established the EPA and in one of his last books before his death he wrote, “yes I established the EPA but not to kill a whole industry to save the owl,” I must remind the readers that at that time I remember there were rivers throughout the United States catching fire because of all the thick sludge.
The following was posted by Hugh McDiarmid Jr: “When Lake Erie – or more exactly the Cuyahoga River which flows into Lake Erie – caught fire in 1969, it ignited a firestorm of public outrage over the indiscriminate dumping of sewage and industrial chemicals into the Great Lakes.”
“But the incident was not particularly unusual. Nor was it the most significant of a long history of fires fueled by the thick oily sludge’s that fouled the Lakes and their arteries. The Chicago and Buffalo rivers also repeatedly caught fire. So did Michigan’s Rouge River.”
As is shown every agency in the government starts with some sound purpose in its initial creation but its what happens as the time moves on, the agency’s grow into a cancer that penetrate into the system and must be cut off and that’s what has happened with the EPA. The agency has become a political power base far removed from its original function where it has actually stopped the expansion of Americas free enterprise system because of exerting ridiculous and costly regulations to the business person small or big. The big corporations who can withstand it keep on producing but at the expense of the consumer a prime example being the automobile industry with its continuation of adding on anti-pollution devices that you and me are paying for and you know the price of new cars because we all have shopped. It has gotten to a point that only a certain person with a perfect credit report can afford a new car. That leaves out millions of people.
The following was posted by Chris Stirewalt, published by Fox News: “THE COMING HOLY WAR OVER EPA
Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore about which Trump cabinet appointment will most infuriate Democrats.”
“President-elect Donald Trump, naming Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruittto lead the EPA would be like picking Martin Luther to be the pope.”
“To say Pruitt is interested in reforming the federal agency is an understatement. In his position as attorney general of the energy-rich Sooner State, Pruitt has led a charge of other red-state attorneys general headlong at the heart of President Obama’s global warming regulations.”
The EPA has exceeded their function by putting the whole United States to an economic halt. It is now the time to chop it’s wings. They are all politics and what they should really be is function for the purpose they were intended and they have gone beyond that with their power plays. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is the perfect choice to chop their wings. I can see the Democrats going to war over this nominee but they will lose because they will be fighting We The People.