Declaring the oil-rich coastal plain, which was set aside for oil exploration and development in the first place, a “wilderness area,” Obama is effectively preventing any access to it for the purposes it was originally intended. Oil and gas exploration and development.
Time for a refresher on ANWR. ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 101
Shutting down energy resources by declaring wilderness areas is nothing new where Democrat Presidents are concerned. Bill Clinton shut the low-sulfur coal industry completely down by declaring all of it (1.8 million acres) in the United States a “monument.”
For Clinton though, it was more sinister. It was a twofer for Clinton. By declaring the lands where all our low-sulfur coal exists in the United States a “monument,” he hands a world monopoly to a big campaign contributor of his, the Chinese Rhiady family,
Now a quick mineralogical lesson. There are only two known low-sulphur coal reserves in the world, one of which is under the land in Utah that was blocked off by Clinton. And the other is in China. Thanks to Bill Clinton, the U.S. energy sector can buy low-sulphur coal from China, because now, they have to.
Links: Obama Seeks Bigger Wilderness Designation in Alaska Refuge | President Obama Calls on Congress to Protect Arctic Refuge as Wilderness
Media translation service, by me. What we saw in Barack Obama‘s State of the Union show Tuesday night was his admission of his failed policies. When you hear him say there’s still “more work to do,” he wants you to think he’s making progress, and hasn’t stopped yet.
OK, so after 6 years, the middle class and poor have seen their family income fall. The number of people working (labor participation rate) is at the level it was during the Carter administration. As a result, the number of people on food stamps and other government welfare programs are at an all time high. All while he’s trying to add millions more illegal aliens to compete against the middle class and poor for the few jobs there may be.
His mental illness really shone brightly when he took credit for lower gasoline prices. Because he had nothing to do with it, sort of.
He had nothing to do with the increase on the supply side. He did have something to do with the decrease in demand on the demand side. Weak economic activity, high long-term unemployment, falling family incomes all a result of his administration’s attempt at transforming America have the effect of decreasing demand.
Gas and oil production on federal lands are down. Not up. Gas and oil production on private lands are up, and that’s where the increase supply (and jobs boom) is coming from. The media seems to have forgotten that he and his energy secretary said they want the price of gas to be like that in Europe, over $9 and $10 per gallon. And that will help the middle class? It is Obama standing in the way of the XL Pipeline, by insisting on where the oil going through it can be sold. As though he thinks that Canada’s gas and oil belongs to him.
If he cared for the middle class more than his vision to destroy, er “transform” America, he would stop doing what he’s been doing.
The Nasa climate scientists who claimed 2014 set a new record for global warmth last night admitted they were only 38 per cent sure that global temperature rose two-hundredths of a degree.
How much of that two-hundredths of a degree is attributed to man vs the Sun is something that only a politician with an agenda can discern.
H/T Market Ticker
Link: Daily Mail UK
House Speaker Representative John Boehner (R-OH) closes debate on his party’s fifth and final amendment to H.R. 240, a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, by noting 20 times President Obama has mentioned respecting the Constitution.
Nice speech. Too bad it took 6 years for anyone to say it on the House floor. Should have heard this 20 times before.
Question is, why is this not on the mainstream media? You know if it was Nancy Pelosi calling out a different president, it would be out there every day for a week.
We’ve heard Speaker Boehner say good stuff before, before elections, then act contrary to what he had said after the election.
Time will tell whether Boehner is finally serious about the conservative agenda he was elected to keep, or this is but a bone thrown to disaffected conservatives and, will find a way to pass Obama’s agenda while appearing to fight it.
We’ve seen this movie.
President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13658 takes effect today. It extorts contractors doing business with the federal government to pay their employees at least $10.10 per hour.
Fortunately (for taxpayers and other “working people”), the net effect will be negligible in the big picture. Because only a little over 200,000 of the over 4 million people contracting with the government are earning less than that.
What the Executive Order does is throw a bone to the low-information crowd that he is looking out for the so-called “working poor.” As opposed to the “lazy poor” I guess. They believe what the President says, that he will cut cost by raising them. Which is also why he was afraid to involve the high-information voters, like the Legislative Branch of government.
The president and Labor Secretary Perez don’t get who it is that is ultimately paying those salaries. It is YOU, the taxpayers
Here’s a Perez quote on the subject . . .
Raising the minimum wage isn’t just the right thing to do to strengthen families — it’s the smart thing to do to strengthen businesses: People would have more money to spend on goods and services. Businesses would see higher productivity and lower worker turnover, too.