Obama Helps OPEC Keep It’s Oil Economy And The U.S loses Hers ?

There are ties worthy of a Bourne film, if the media connected the dots

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The story goes that Secretary of State Kerry went to Oman for another round of talks on the Iranian nuclear question. The other half of the visit had to do with Washington’s unabated desire to ruin the Russian economy. To do this, Kerry by some unknown means required the Saudis (1) To raise production and( 2) Cut its crude price. keep in mind The Saudis produce a barrel of oil for less than $30 the Russians need apx $105 Shortly after Kerry’s visit, in November the Saudis began increasing production, — by more than 100,000 barrels daily Other OPEC members were screaming for relief, and the Saudis make back-to-back moves certain to push falling prices still lower? Now OPEC has decided in a meeting last month against reducing production. The Relentless Production of Shale Oil Is Breaking OPEC’s Neck and Infuriating Obama , his economy killing Ideology, and Greenie pals. In many opinions it sure looks like a U.S Obama Whitehouse Conspiracy?

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The price of oil is giving the narcissistic Obama new foreign economic power that gives him leverage in most areas of policy at, the cost of American oil independence, jobs, Senior savings ,Pension funds already taking a toll due to Obama’s higher taxes on their dividends and ,he gets to cripple the new U.S oil producers. He has loathed.

This is demolition on many fronts led by a desperate administration in danger of losing its ideological schemes for a New World Order. The Obama administrations unabated desire to ruin the Russian economy and break Americas new oil independence . Is also bringing down economies in several other countries.

Do not think Gas prices will stay low . As soon as The Whitehouse gets the results they schemed for ,Gas will go to Obama’s goal of $8.00 or more a gallon.

When will the Whitehouse schemes stop?  Certainly not if a sixth Globalist President is elected such as Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton.

NWO presidents.jpg 2 5 Globalist President’s Have Ruined Our Magnificent Country. Don’t be sold on another. Some are likable and the Old Boys and Big Progressive money will be selling their virtues . This time around that should not get our votes. No Jeb, No Hillary, No Grahams, No McCain’s, No more NWO Presidents and their unrestrained immigration.

The more integrated the world becomes, the more likely it becomes that we will see nightmarish global tyranny someday.  It is very frightening to think of what Persons very evil might do if they had the chance to run the entire planet.

Once our national sovereignty is gone, it will be incredibly difficult to get back. If the American people don’t take a stand while they still can, their children may wake up someday as citizens of a very oppressive “global regime”.

obama_contemptliveWhen it comes to Barack Obama, one of the most important things to understand is that he is a committed globalist. He firmly believes in more “global governance” (the elite don’t like to use the term “global government”) Throughout his time in the White House, Obama has consistently sought to strengthen international institutions such as the UN, the IMF, the World Bank, NATO, and the WTO. At every turn, Obama has endeavored to more fully integrate America into the “global community”. Since he was elected, Obama has signed a whole host of new international economic agreements.

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Agenda 21 Forces Steal A Million Acres and An Entire Town

agenda-21-trojan-horseAgenda 21 Forces Steal A Million Acres and An Entire Town

The EPA and the Department of Justice and Department of Interior, have decided it would be a good idea if it seized an entire town, including everyone’s property and turn it over to an Indian Nation. The EPA did exactly this without telling the mayor or any other elected official.

The town in question is Riverton, Wyoming and this transfer of ownership was accomplished under the authority of the Clean Air Act which “allowed” the EPA to hand over Riverton to the Wind River Indian Reservation. This land grab amounts to the transfer of ownership of over one million acres and impacts over 10,000 Americans.

In the case of Riverton, WY., the EPA has a powerful ally in the form of President Obama through the use of Executive Order (EO)13603. This EO combined with the heinous actions of the EPA have now been used to steal an entire town and over a million acres from Wyoming. If mutli-state areas as well as a state can be subjugated by Agenda 21, then none of us are safe.

Agenda 21 Attacks An Entire Region of the Country

Agenda 21 forces have become so brazen so as to attempt to destroy the farmers and ranchers in Northern California and Southern Oregon. In other words, Agenda 21 advocates are attempting to destroy an entire area of the country!

At a public meeting in September of 2013, the Siskiyou County board of supervisors approved a secession declaration, designed to leave California, the Redding Record Searchlight reported.

The fervor to leave the state of California was also fueled by Modoc County Supervisors who voted 4-0 in favor in secession. Federal government abuse of property rights is fueling this rebellion in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

“Over the years, many rural residents have been frustrated by federal environmental laws restricting logging and other forestry activities. The local residents feel that becoming a state would finally allow them to push the Agenda 21 controlled federal government to alter the onerous restrictions on government-owned land.

The residents of Northern California and Southern Oregon are united in escaping the ravages of agenda 21. Effectively, hunting and fishing have been eliminated by the Agenda 21 enforcement agent, the EPA. Farmers and ranchers are being denied previously adjudicated water rights in an attempt to depopulate the rural areas of this region. The Agenda 21 forces will not stop until the entire region becomes a dead zone.

Conclusion

There was a time, not so long ago, if you mentioned Agenda 21, you were labeled a tin-foil hat conspiracy theorist. Only two years ago, I was at a town hall meeting and Senator McCain was asked about Agenda 21 and he said that he did not know what Agenda 21 was. Today, Agenda 21 is out in the open for all who want to see.

In this article, I have traced instances of individual persecution, harassment of farmers, the theft of an entire town and the subjugation and destruction of an entire region of the country by Agenda 21 forces. And despite all of the evidence, most people have never heard of Agenda 21.

Agenda 21 is attempting to turn American society upside down. If the average person could be made aware of the principles underlying Agenda 21, every city council member, every mayor, every state legislator would be too afraid to promote anything close to an Agenda 21 policy. My friends, we have a lot of work to do.

—————  Hillary more of the same

Dave Hodges is the host of the popular weekly talk show, The Common Sense Show, which airs on Sunday nights from 9pm – Midnight (central) on the Republic Broadcasting Network and its 29 affiliate stations. Dave also hosts a website (www.thecommonsenseshow.com)

The costs of all this “hope and change” are landing squarely on the back of the middle class

The costs of all this “hope and change” are landing squarely on the back of the middle class.

what happened to land of the freeWe mustn’t get caught up in his oratory or his populist rhetorical appeals. We must instead look at the fruits of his first four years of labor, which are decimating to the middle class.

Obama during winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee in WashingtonThe average 16% real rate of unemployment and underemployment, based on the Department of Labor’s U-6 report, during Obama’s first three years in office has been devastating to the middle class. With over 15 million people not working (28 million according to the Wall Street Journal based on the U-6 data), there are that many fewer middle class taxpayers and consumers (and that many more on government assistance at the poverty level relying on income redistribution from producers.)

The job situation will not improve appreciably until the cost of doing business starts dropping. Last year, the Small Business Administration reported that regulation costs American business $1.75 trillion per year and costs small businesses as much as $10,585 per employee. Just the costs of Obamacare, Financial Regulatory Reform, and new EPA regulations are projected to increase that cost per employee by more than 30%, according to Investor’s Business Daily.

The federal budget has grown from $2.5 trillion to $3.8 trillion, a 40% increase, and our yearly deficit has quintupled from $240 billion per year to $1.3 trillion per year. Our debt-to-GDP ratio, a significant barometer of the fiscal health of a nation, has spiked to over 100%, a nearly 30% increase in just three years. The middle class will pay the costs of this government expansion. Even if Obama increases the taxes on “the rich” as he desires, the most it will raise is $65 billion, hardly scratching the surface of the deficit.

High energy prices hit the middle class harder than anyone, and the Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report on consumer prices shows that gasoline costs are up 130% since Obama’s election. Obama’s assault on domestic oil production and his weak dollar policy have contributed to an equivalent 130% tax increase on transportation costs.

And that’s not the only energy cost that’s increased. As a result of the administration’s assault on the coal industry, coal-fired power production has dropped from 44.6 to 36% in just one year. Coal is a cheap source of energy, and moving away from it will dramatically increase the cost of electricity.

PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 Eastern and Midwestern states, indicates the new market-clearing price for projected 2015 capacity just cleared $136 per megawatt. That’s over eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16. When these skyrocketing energy costs hit the middle class, it will be devastating.

ObamaCare was promised to lower the cost of health care for nearly everyone. Instead, private medical insurance costs have soared by as much as 59%, and hospital costs are up nearly three times the rate of core inflation. These costs adversely affect the middle class disproportionately, as the rich have no problem paying and the middle class is paying the cost of the lower income levels.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported just last month that the U.S. average weekly wage declined nearly 2% percent between the fourth quarter of 2010 and the fourth quarter of 2011. This is only the fifth time wages have declined in the past 33 years.

Succinctly stated, we have shrinking income, inflation in energy and food “skyrocketing” (just like Obama predicted four years ago), a weaker dollar, a ballooning debt, and a national security-risking deficit. The costs of all this “hope and change” are landing squarely on the back of the middle class.

A strong middle class equals a strong America. We can’t have one without the other. And our current policies are killing both. So don’t listen to Obama’s rhetoric; for it rings hollow. Look at his actions and his policies (and what has been done to cripple the middle class.) It truly leaves one wondering how he can pander as he does to the middle class and keep a straight face while doing nothing for them. To bring in Marxism, socialism, communism or whatever you want to call his agenda. Obama knows he must destroy the middle class. The backbone of our country.

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Homeland Security graduates first Corps of Obama’s Brown Shirts – Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24

obama brown shirtsHomeland Security graduates first Corps of Obama’s Brown Shirts – Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the President’s AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS’s youth corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth across the country.

FEMA Corps will be a paid, full time, standing army of government youth. FEMA Deputy Administrator Sarino goes on to explain, ‘The new members, who range in age from 18-24 years old, will contribute to a dedicated, trained, and reliable disaster workforce by working full-time for ten months on federal disaster response and recovery efforts.’

Allan EricksonMarch 29, 2013

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

Barack Obama, Colorado campaign speech, July 2008

When things collapse (and it won’t be long), can there be any question that the resulting disorder will be catastrophic? Imagine an energy or monetary crisis so severe that trucks cannot deliver food. Imagine stores stripped bare.

Barack Obama is out of control. Even though he says “I am not a dictator,” it’s clear he is working to become one since he hates Congress and threatens the Supreme Court. He would rather have a free hand, something he is achieving.

Bottom line: Either we throw a net over this bugger; or he will destroy our country, vaporize our liberty, and confiscate our property.

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The outrage known as ObamaCare should have been sufficient cause for rebellion.

By corrupt means, he rammed this atrocity through against the will of the majority; and now, we have Sen. Orin Hatch claiming it was purposefully designed to fail so as to make way for complete government takeover.
. . . within the immediate future the Democrats are going to throw their hands in the air and say, ‘It’s not working. It’s unaffordable. And we have to go to a single-payer system,’”Hatch said, adding, “. where the government controls everybody’s lives.

All of this thoroughly trashes our Constitution, ushering in an age of despotism we once thought of as impossible in America.

The Poser is purposefully destroying our economy. You have to be blind not to see it. He is selling us down the river to our enemies. You have to be deaf not to hear the war drums. He is destroying our liberty by centralizing control in the executive branch. You have to be dumb not to perceive it.

The clearest signal of all: the combined efforts to disarm American citizens and the massive weapons build-up within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

DHS does not have war powers. With whom are they preparing to fight? We’ll give you one guess. Take the Los Angeles riots (or better, the riots in the 60s) and multiply them many fold, nationally.

Ask yourself: Why does DHS need billions of rounds of ammunition, much of it hollow point? Hollow point rounds are specifically designed to blow giant holes in people, not to wound but to kill.

Why does DHS needs thousands upon thousands of assault rifles, the very rifles the Poser wants to ban generally?

Why does DHS need 3,000 armor-plated troop carriers, detention camps, and ready-made plastic coffins by the thousands?

And why does DHS refuse to answer any of these questions?

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Letter Written by a retired Army captain and sent to

Sen. John Cornyn, Texas:

It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America.

Captain Terry M. Hestilow, United States Army, Retired

Capt. Hestilow urges us to raise hell with our elected representatives. suggest we raise hell with the media as well. Why are they ignoring this as they ignored Benghazi?

a recent editorial in Investor’s Business Daily reminds us of an important attitude articulated in a written report by the head of DHS in 2009, targeting conservatives and the unemployed. The report was titled: “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.””The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for right-wing radicalization and recruitment,” we were warned.

This IBD editorial provides even more alarming evidence citizens must consider very seriously, for we can no longer be accommodating or patient.

If our so-called representatives cannot or will not stop the maniac we call ‘president,’

We The People will have to take matters in hand (or the military will have to restrain this idiot.) Short of military intervention, the only realistic option is a general strike where citizens refuse to pay taxes and occupy the Capitol.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-is-preparing-for-war-against-u-s-citizens/2/#CjE7LdBvgxk3B1EK.99

 

Corruption-Riddled Democrat Party

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300-page “Manager’s Amendment to the 1,000-page Energy Tax bill” was at 3:00 in the morning. Not a single person had read the amendment when it was voted upon later that same evening.

So much for Obama’s vaunted transparency and his promise of “five days” for Americans to review each bill. Just as they did with the outrageous “Stimulus” package, Obama, Pelosi and the rest of the corruption-riddled Democrat Party jammed the most intrusive and un-Constitutional piece of legislation since the New Deal down the throats of the American taxpayer.

The climate bill’s passage was facilitated by a wild orgy that some called “an unrestrained exercise of raw political power, arm-twisting and intimidation.”

These tactics were necessary because if the American public had time to read and digest the bill, they would have marched on Washington with torches and pitchforks.

Consider some of the insane, Constitution-eradicating “features” of just the Waxman-Markey Energy Tax Manager’s Amendment, gleefully applauded by Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama upon its razor-thin passage.

It creates massive new regulatory structures for all power generation and power transmission systems.

It creates hundreds of new bureaucracies that benefit Obama’s contributors; for example, it creates a “Development Corporation for Renewable Power Borrowing Authority” that issues “Community Building Code Administration Grants” under a “Low Income Community Sustainable Development Capacity Grant Program”. This scam serves two purposes: it rewards failed housing programs like those run by Presidential Adviser Valerie Jarrett; it also provides yet another spigot of funds — in blocks of $1,000,000 — for groups like ACORN.

It creates and regulates every building code in the country and will purposefully overrule any “city, county, parish, city and county authority, or city and parish authority having local authority to enforce building codes and regulations and to collect fees for building permits.”

It reaches into every neighborhood by eradicating “any private covenant, contract provision, lease provision, homeowners’ association rule or bylaw, or similar restriction” to force localities to accept “green technologies” whether it fits in the neighorhood or not.

• It touches every aspect of water and sewer systems by regulating every “residential water efficient product or service”; ensuring those offerings are rated and forcing state government, local or county government, tribal government, wastewater or sewerage utility, municipal water authority, energy utility, water utility, or nonprofit organization to comply.

It creates revolving loan facilities for “Certified manufacturing clean energy facilities”, which provide $500 million blocks of taxpayer dough to promote green manufacturing. Of course, it does so using wages dictated by the Secretary of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act, a New Deal-era payoff to the unions.

•*** It funds propaganda to ensure that generations of students are brainwashed to believe that carbon dioxide is a toxin. It directs the Secretary of Energy to issue grants to colleges and universities to “study consumer actions to conserve energy”, rate effectiveness of consumer education,** determine how best to regulate consumers, etc.

• It impacts civil aviation with new restrictions and regulations.
• It controls construction of all buildings, residential and non-residential alike, ensuring that every structure “complies with… energy efficiency requirements, standards, checklists or ratings systems…”

** It mandates “Energy audits” to ensure that a “Green Gestapo” checks to ensure that homeowners and businesses aren’t bypassing regulations.

Somehow, it also provides grants (welfare) for tenants in multi-family buildings.

It defines “energy-efficient mortgages” (with our favorite GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, so what could possibly go wrong?) that** artificially boosts the income of the borrower based upon how much “green technology” is employed. In other words, the Democrats are socially engineering mortgage underwriting standards again, just as they did in the nineties, which will lead to yet another financial disaster.

• It also artificially raises maximum mortgage loan amounts based upon green improvements and can reduce down payment requirements.

It will fund “tree planting organizations” (can’t you just smell the ACORN-scented fraud?), landscapers and others with taxpayer funds.

**• It creates new real estate appraisal processes, new training mandates for appraisers and, through an “Appraisal Subcommittee”, describes new standards for all real estate valuations based upon green considerations.**

• It creates an “Alternative Energy Sources State Loan Fund”, controlled by another presidential appointee (HUD), to loan money to states for alternative energy projects. Each state or Indian tribe is eligible to receive up to $500,000,000 of taxpayer dough.

• It creates “Green Banking Centers”, which mandates federal financial agencies and regulatory bodies to provide “green housing information” to anyone seeking a mortgage, a home improvement loan, a home equity loan, or similar products. A new, federal job role called “energy rater” will exist; and will be used to provide guidance and ensure compliance around energy efficiency.

• It will also require reporting by the GAO on “affordable mortgages”.

• It creates a “secondary market for residential renewable energy lease instruments” that will “encourage private investment in the green economy.” HUD will determine the residual value all “all renewable energy assets” in order to facilitate a secondary market.

HUD will also “guarantee” the “green portion” of all mortgages issued under the guidelines, which will consist of as much as 10% of each mortgage.

It empowers the Secretary of Agriculture to interfere with farming markets and processes to promote “green technologies”.

It defines trading systems of carbon offset credits, term offset credits, emission allowances, compensatory allowances, and similar “currencies” operated by new government-sponsored entities. These “carbon derivative markets” will support the taxation and monetization of all entities required to conform to the new rules.

It affects every industry in America using “tonnage of production” measures; requiring each industry to calculate its “trade intensity” and “greenhouse gas intensity”. The administrators of the program will compare other countries emissions by industry (how those numbers are achieved aren’t spelled out) to U.S. industries in order to punish or reward companies on an industry basis.

• It will guide all treaty law with other countries, using measures such as “competitive imbalances that lead to carbon leakage” as trade levers.

• It will create — with the U.S. Customs Department — an “International Reserve Allowance Program” (IRAP) that will facilitate the trade, sale, purchase, exchange, transfer and banking of international reserve allowances. All material leaving and entering the country will engage with IRAP to ensure the equitable international balance of carbon leakage.

• It will create a “USDA Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and Sequestration Advisory Committee” to oversee new regulation of farmlands.

• It will spend $150,000,000 on an “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Worker Training Fund”, which will involve the Secretaries of Education, Housing and Labor, and appears to be a funnel of money flowing directly to union bosses.

• It will spend millions on a “Green Construction Careers Demonstration Project”, a boondoggle of the first order and another payoff to union bosses.

• It modifies the Earned Income Credit portion of the tax code, providing massive new welfare payments to the poor; and which adjusts for inflation.

• It moves these billions in new expenses into programs that govern every aspect of human life including, but not limited to, farming; fertilizers; animal husbandry and animal diets; feedstock; soil; land use (forested, cleared, wetlands, etc); “manure management”; and creates gigantic new government bureaucracies (unionized, of course) to regulate, monitor and control American citizens.

*This bill was jammed through Congress by Democrats, sight unseen, using threats, favors, pork and payoffs without a whit of analysis as to what any of it might mean for the American economy or the citizenry.

We know it is anti-job, anti-business, anti-taxpayer and anti-prosperity. The only question is: just how much damage will it do?

Obama’s own words belied his claims. In January 2008, then Senator Obama bluntly said, “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

Update: Buffett on Tax and Trade: “It’s a Huge, Regressive Tax”. Gee, I wonder what gave it away?

 

EPA is much more concerned with shutting down the fossil fuel industry than with improving the current system and our lives.

Last week, President Obama rolled out his climate change plan. A plan that will wipe out American jobs and raise electricity bills for hardworking American families across the country. President Obama needs to recognize that maintaining reliable and affordable energy is not something that just happens. When a switch is flipped, rarely do we stop and consider the tremendous amount of hard work and ingenuity that was required to light up a room or power equipment.
obama mansion Wonder if Obama’s family will be sitting in darkened rooms in his mansion? As, working people’s family’s must do because they cant afford the electric bill.

By and large, coal is what powers our economic engine. According to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), coal accounts for nearly 80% of the state’s electric generation. The reason coal remains a primary source of energy is not because of political gimmicks, subsidies, or special tax treatment. Coal powers America because it is cheap, abundant, and reliable.
The administration’s “War on Coal” threatens to eliminate coal as a viable option and replace it with unproven sources that cost more and deliver less. Even worse, if the president is successful, the coal industry and its thousands of Ohio employees will not be the only casualties. At a time when global competition is fierce, our businesses will be placed at an immediate disadvantage to nations like China, making it even more difficult to create jobs in America.

The news won’t be good for hardworking families, either, who can expect to see more of their paycheck going toward electric bills.
Coal energy does not have to come at the expense of the environment and the well-being of citizens. The coal industry has seen dramatic improvements in technology over the past several decades. New technologies have been adopted to capture, store, and reduce emissions.
It is important that research and development continues for clean coal technologies, since coal remains a proven, cost-effective method of generating the electricity necessary to grow the economy and power our communities.

Coal is not the single solution to our economic problems, but it should be part of the solution. America needs to adopt an all-of-the-above energy strategy that encompasses all forms of economically feasible generation. It is clear that the Administration isn’t interested in all-of-the-above. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, I have seen first-hand that the EPA is much more concerned with shutting down the fossil fuel industry than with improving the current system.

We need more than one source of energy to attain energy independence and security, and coal must be a part of the equation. The coal industry contributes significantly to the vitality of the economy within Ohio, and the regulations put forward by the President this week hamper the job market for Ohio. I, along with my Republican colleagues in the House, am working every day to take a stand against these destructive policies.

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Gibbs, since 2011, represents Ohio’s 7th congressional district in the House of Representatives. He sits on the Agriculture and the Transportation and Infrastructure committees.

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United States had been receiving oil at a discounted price from Canada, but that would end. In the future the United States will have to pay full price – no more breaks

Canada Moves to Cut Energy Taxes and Regulation as U.S. Energy Policy Falters

Our Northern Neighbor Moves to Cut Energy Taxes/Regulation to Boost Its Economy, But Not the U. S.
The United States should start taking lessons from Canada regarding oil development and its relationship to a pro-growth regulatory and tax structure. Canadian production of oil sands in northern Alberta is expected to reach 4.1 million barrels a day by 2020, up from last year’s production level of 1.6 million barrels per day. This area in Canada is the world’s third largest crude oil resource. Unlike the United States, Canada’s budget treats its energy resources as assets.

Equally important, unlike the United States, the Canadians understand that the regulatory review process is too convoluted, too long, and too expensive. The United States is headed in exactly the opposite direction.

Canada’s Government Direction.Canada’s provincial governments, led by Alberta in the 1990s, cut taxes, slimmed government and created a stable investment climate in order to encourage energy development. Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario followed. In 2006, when the Harper government took control of the nation, Canada started to cut national taxes, trim government employment and secure free-trade agreements. Its corporate tax rate dropped to 15 percent, which compares to the U.S. rate of 35 percent.

The government has pledged to balance the budget by 2015 without raising taxes. That compares with four consecutive years of U.S. deficits of $1.3 trillion. Canada’s federal debt as a share of GDP is falling while that of the United States is rising, heading toward 70 percent.

Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty explained that policies to “raise taxes, increase government spending, and shun new trading opportunities” would “kill jobs, impose crushing deficits, and cripple our economy.”

Canada’s Oil and Pipeline Development

Three proposed pipelines, TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline to Texas, Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline to the Pacific Coast, and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Project are needed to transport the crude to buyers. Due to opposition to pipeline construction from environmental organizations, the national government is revamping legislation on environmental assessments for major energy projects. The Canadian government has concluded that existing laws have granted too much power to delay needed infrastructure by groups simply opposed to energy production.                                                                  Currently the United States is Canada’s largest export market for oil and Canada is America’s largest single source of imported oil. However, because President Obama “delayed’ the Keystone XL pipeline decision despite three years of study and subsequently found that the pipeline was not in the national interest,*Canada has decided to ship more oil to China and other Asian countries. It intends to press forward with a pipeline to Asia.

A May 3 poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce found that the vast majority of Canadians believe they need to broaden their markets beyond the United States and that developing Alberta’s oil sands is more positive than negative. Three-quarters of those surveyed agree it is important for Canada to build the infrastructure needed to reduce its dependency on the United States for hydrocarbon exports. It is clear that the president’s decisions to postpone and reject the Keystone XL permit have had a profound impact on the way Canadians view the United States.

According to Canadian Prime Minister Harper, the United States under President Obama has become too unreliable an energy partner; leaving no doubt who will be to blame for rising prices in the United States in the years to come. Harper indicated that until now **the United States had been receiving oil at a discounted price from Canada, but that would end. In the future the United States will have to pay full price – no more breaks. Harper said, “Look, the very fact that a ‘no’ could even be said underscores to our country that we must diversify our energy export markets.”

Policy and Data on U.S. Oil Development: The United States government is operating in sharp contrast to the Canadian government with more taxes, more regulation, and more red tape on energy industries.

According to a report by the Energy Information Administration, using Interior Department statistics, oil production on U.S. public lands is down 14 percent from last fiscal year, an outcome largely due to the moratorium and permitting delays that the Obama Administration put into effect after the oil spill accident in the Gulf of Mexico.[vi] Recently, the Obama Administration moved even further backward when it produced its draft offshore leasing plan for 2012-2017. It removed from leasing the offshore areas that President Bush and Congress had opened to drilling in 2008 when oil and gasoline prices hit a record high. The effect of the 5 year plan is that through 2017, U.S. policy will be no different than if the moratorium was never lifted.

Delays are rampant under the Obama Administration. According to Garret Graves, director of coastal activities for the state of Louisiana, “There have been intentional efforts to slow down new production by slowing the permit approval process.” For example, operators submit plans to the government before they can apply for permits, a process that used to take 50 days but now takes, on average, 212.

In the Western states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, the U.S. Interior Department reduced the available lands for oil shale production by 75 percent. Further, the administration is promoting new environmental requirements that will negatively affect oil production on parcels already leased. And while the Trans Alaskan Pipeline System is moving less than a third of the oil it was built to move, which is currently produced on private and state lands, the Obama Administration is not opening Federal lands in Alaska to oil development that would sustain the life of the pipeline and provide domestic oil to the lower 48 states.

Conclusion

Unfortunately, President Obama’s debacle with the Keystone XL pipeline has left a bad feeling in Canada and the country is moving forward with plans to develop Asian markets for their oil sands that will just lead the United States further away from a stable oil environment in the future. While Canada is moving toward less regulation and debt reduction, the United States is doing just the opposite. Canada believes less regulation, less taxes, and less debt will boost its economy, while the United States is doing just the opposite with little progress towards a better economy.

: http://www.rightsidenews.com/

Barack Hussien Obama and handlers using the Cloward and Piven Plan

by Pat Buchanan

With the acts outlined below, Barack Hussien Obama and his
regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding
constituency of voters dependent on big
government; a vast privileged class of public employees (unions) who
work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and
installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.
Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by
Barack Hussien Obama and handlers using the Cloward and Piven Plan
“Correctly attributed!!” says Snopes:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/overwhelm.asp

The health care bill had very little to do with health
care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions
of hospital and health care workers, as well as
adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will
join government employee unions).
Obama doesn’t care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans
will add trillions to the national debt.
What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of
those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government .
Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill
In the middle of a depression?

Cap & Trade.

Like health care legislation having nothing to do with
health care, Cap & Trade has nothing to do with global warming.
It has everything to do with redistribution of income, with government in
control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama’s biggest contributors.
Those powerful and wealthy unions andcontributors (like GE, which owns NBC,
MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants.
Make Puerto Rico a state. Why?

Who’s asking for a 51st state? Not Puerto Rico.
Who’s asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government
entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression?
Certainly not American taxpayers.

But this has been Barack Hussien Obama’s and his handlers plan all along.
His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and
a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.
Legalize 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants.
Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care
alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America
But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be
counted on to support big government.
Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to
dependent children, food stamps, free medical,
education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security

Stimulus and bailouts.
Where did all that money go?
It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN),
and unions — including billions of dollars to save or
create jobs of government employees across the country
.
It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep
paying union dues.
It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama
almost $1 million in contributions).
A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues).
All those public employees (unions) will vote loyally Democrat to protect
their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America ..
The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak
future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow
more powerful. The ends justify the means.
Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, andjob creators.
Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers,
redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did
nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama).
Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government.
Barack Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to
starve his political opposition.

With the acts outlined above, Barack Hussien Obama and his
regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding
constituency of voters dependent on big
government; a vast privileged class of public employees (unions) who
work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and
installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.

Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by
Barack Hussien Obama and handlers using the Cloward and Piven Plan

“Correctly attributed!!” says Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/overwhelm.asp

As he has each February for years, Charles W. McMillion of MBG Information Services has compiled the stats on the industrial decline of his country under our free-trade presidents. Here are but a few numbers for the decade from December 2000, the month before George W. Bush took the oath, to December 2010, the end of Obama’s second year.

In that decade, America ran a total of $6.1 trillion in trade deficits, more than our entire economic growth. To finance those 10 years of deficits, America had to borrow $1.553 billion every day.And we wonder why China owns America.

In 2010, our trade deficit in manufactures alone rose 27 percent to $416 billion, far exceeding our trade deficit in crude oil. A decade of such deficits in manufactures has devastated the industrial states.

http://www.wnd.com/2011/02/267889/

Pat Buchanan

 

In January 2008, then Senator Obama bluntly said, “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

300-page “Manager’s Amendment to the 1,000-page Energy Tax bill” was at 3:00 in the morning. Not a single person had read the amendment when it was voted upon later that same evening.

So much for Obama’s vaunted transparency and his promise of “five days” for Americans to review each bill. Just as they did with the outrageous “Stimulus” package, Obama, Pelosi and the rest of the corruption-riddled Democrat Party jammed the most intrusive and un-Constitutional piece of legislation since the New Deal down the throats of the American taxpayer.

The climate bill’s passage was facilitated by a wild orgy that some called “an unrestrained exercise of raw political power, arm-twisting and intimidation.”

These tactics were necessary because if the American public had time to read and digest the bill, they would have marched on Washington with torches and pitchforks.

Consider some of the insane, Constitution-eradicating “features” of just the Waxman-Markey Energy Tax Manager’s Amendment, gleefully applauded by Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama upon its razor-thin passage.

It creates massive new regulatory structures for all power generation and power transmission systems.

It creates hundreds of new bureaucracies that benefit Obama’s contributors; for example, it creates a “Development Corporation for Renewable Power Borrowing Authority” that issues “Community Building Code Administration Grants” under a “Low Income Community Sustainable Development Capacity Grant Program”. This scam serves two purposes: it rewards failed housing programs like those run by Presidential Adviser Valerie Jarrett; it also provides yet another spigot of funds — in blocks of $1,000,000 — for groups like ACORN.

• It creates and regulates every building code in the country and will purposefully overrule any “city, county, parish, city and county authority, or city and parish authority having local authority to enforce building codes and regulations and to collect fees for building permits.”

• It reaches into every neighborhood by eradicating “any private covenant, contract provision, lease provision, homeowners’ association rule or bylaw, or similar restriction” to force localities to accept “green technologies” whether it fits in the neighorhood or not.

• It touches every aspect of water and sewer systems by regulating every “residential water efficient product or service”; ensuring those offerings are rated and forcing state government, local or county government, tribal government, wastewater or sewerage utility, municipal water authority, energy utility, water utility, or nonprofit organization to comply.

It creates revolving loan facilities for “Certified manufacturing clean energy facilities”, which provide $500 million blocks of taxpayer dough to promote green manufacturing. Of course, it does so using wages dictated by the Secretary of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act, a New Deal-era payoff to the unions.

It funds propaganda to ensure that generations of students are brainwashed to believe that carbon dioxide is a toxin. It directs the Secretary of Energy to issue grants to colleges and universities to “study consumer actions to conserve energy”, rate effectiveness of consumer education,** determine how best to regulate consumers, etc.

• It impacts civil aviation with new restrictions and regulations.

• It controls construction of all buildings, residential and non-residential alike, ensuring that every structure “complies with… energy efficiency requirements, standards, checklists or ratings systems…”

** It mandates “Energy audits” to ensure that a “Green Gestapo” checks to ensure that homeowners and businesses aren’t bypassing regulations.

Somehow, it also provides grants (welfare) for tenants in multi-family buildings.

• It defines “energy-efficient mortgages” (with our favorite GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, so what could possibly go wrong?) that** artificially boosts the income of the borrower based upon how much “green technology” is employed. In other words, the Democrats are socially engineering mortgage underwriting standards again, just as they did in the nineties, which will lead to yet another financial disaster.

• It also artificially raises maximum mortgage loan amounts based upon green improvements and can reduce down payment requirements.

It will fund “tree planting organizations” (can’t you just smell the ACORN-scented fraud?), landscapers and others with taxpayer funds.

**• It creates new real estate appraisal processes, new training mandates for appraisers and, through an “Appraisal Subcommittee”, describes new standards for all real estate valuations based upon green considerations.**

• It creates an “Alternative Energy Sources State Loan Fund”, controlled by another presidential appointee (HUD), to loan money to states for alternative energy projects. Each state or Indian tribe is eligible to receive up to $500,000,000 of taxpayer dough.

• It creates “Green Banking Centers”, which mandates federal financial agencies and regulatory bodies to provide “green housing information” to anyone seeking a mortgage, a home improvement loan, a home equity loan, or similar products. A new, federal job role called “energy rater” will exist; and will be used to provide guidance and ensure compliance around energy efficiency.

• It will also require reporting by the GAO on “affordable mortgages”.

• It creates a “secondary market for residential renewable energy lease instruments” that will “encourage private investment in the green economy.” HUD will determine the residual value all “all renewable energy assets” in order to facilitate a secondary market.

• HUD will also “guarantee” the “green portion” of all mortgages issued under the guidelines, which will consist of as much as 10% of each mortgage.

It empowers the Secretary of Agriculture to interfere with farming markets and processes to promote “green technologies”.

It defines trading systems of carbon offset credits, term offset credits, emission allowances, compensatory allowances, and similar “currencies” operated by new government-sponsored entities. These “carbon derivative markets” will support the taxation and monetization of all entities required to conform to the new rules.

It affects every industry in America using “tonnage of production” measures; requiring each industry to calculate its “trade intensity” and “greenhouse gas intensity”. The administrators of the program will compare other countries emissions by industry (how those numbers are achieved aren’t spelled out) to U.S. industries in order to punish or reward companies on an industry basis.

• It will guide all treaty law with other countries, using measures such as “competitive imbalances that lead to carbon leakage” as trade levers.

• It will create — with the U.S. Customs Department — an “International Reserve Allowance Program” (IRAP) that will facilitate the trade, sale, purchase, exchange, transfer and banking of international reserve allowances. All material leaving and entering the country will engage with IRAP to ensure the equitable international balance of carbon leakage.

• It will create a “USDA Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and Sequestration Advisory Committee” to oversee new regulation of farmlands.

• It will spend $150,000,000 on an “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Worker Training Fund”, which will involve the Secretaries of Education, Housing and Labor, and appears to be a funnel of money flowing directly to union bosses.

• It will spend millions on a “Green Construction Careers Demonstration Project”, a boondoggle of the first order and another payoff to union bosses.

• It modifies the Earned Income Credit portion of the tax code, providing massive new welfare payments to the poor; and which adjusts for inflation.

• It moves these billions in new expenses into programs that govern every aspect of human life including, but not limited to, farming; fertilizers; animal husbandry and animal diets; feedstock; soil; land use (forested, cleared, wetlands, etc); “manure management”; and creates gigantic new government bureaucracies (unionized, of course) to regulate, monitor and control American citizens.

This bill was jammed through Congress by Democrats, sight unseen, using threats, favors, pork and payoffs without a whit of analysis as to what any of it might mean for the American economy or the citizenry.

We know it is anti-job, anti-business, anti-taxpayer and anti-prosperity. The only question is: just how much damage will it do?

Obama’s own words belied his claims. In January 2008, then Senator Obama bluntly said, “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

Update: Buffett on Tax and Trade: “It’s a Huge, Regressive Tax”. Gee, I wonder what gave it away?

Real energy for a new American renaissance

Real energy for a new American renaissance

Paul Driessen

townhall.com

America needs more economic growth, domestic manufacturing, jobs – and secure, affordable energy to make those things happen.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney understands that achieving this goal requires unleashing American ingenuity, reducing excessive regulatory strangleholds on businesses and working capital, and allowing safe, proven technologies to tap and utilize our vast onshore and offshore deposits of oil, natural gas and other energy riches. He knows we can do all this without sacrificing important environmental values.

President Obama fervently believes the solution is to unleash more taxes, regulators and regulations, keep our subsurface resources off limits, and compel a painful transition from hydrocarbons to wind, solar and biofuel energy. He aligns with and listens to environmentalist agitators who detest hydrocarbons, frighten people into thinking fossil fuel production and use will destroy the planet, and conceal the adverse health, economic and environmental effects of “green” energy “alternatives.”

The Obama vision has been an unmitigated disaster. Countless failures, bankruptcies and layoffs are matched by a need for perpetual subsidies – taken from hard-working, productive people and businesses, and given by unaccountable bureaucrats to failed technologies and companies, run by crony-corporatists who return the favor by contributing substantial portions of our compulsory taxpayer largesse to the reelection campaigns of cooperative politicians.

The Romney vision, by contrast, actually works. Bain Capital investments brought us Staples, The Sports Authority, Steel Dynamics and many other success stories. More recently, on the energy front, America’s private sector ingenuity, sweat and perseverance launched new technologies and discoveries that abruptly ended the myths of “peak oil” and “imminent depletion” of US and global petroleum.

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, for example, was developed by private industry, funded by private investors and tested on private lands. It did not have to depend on taxpayer subsidies, approval by federal bureaucrats, or access to shale deposits on federal lands.

Had it been otherwise, “fracking” would never have gotten off the ground. The incredible North Dakota, Texas and Pennsylvania oil, gas, jobs and revenue boom would never have occurred. Vast deposits of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids would have remained trapped in shale rock formations, thousands of feet below Earth’s surface.