Skip to comments.Obama Dismisses Farmer's Concerns About Regulations: 'Don't Always Believe What You Hear'
Posted on 08/17/2011 6:53:55 PM PDT by artichokegrower
During a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids in Atkinson, Illinois, a farmer expressed concern to President Obama about forthcoming regulations. The man stated that people would rather be farming than "filling out forms and permits to do what we like to do." President Obama told the farmer "don't always believe what you hear" and blamed Washington for ginning up speculation.
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he should have said “This is Opposite Day, Don’t believe everything you hear”
“Obama has got to be the dumbest man to ever hold any office.
We have a city councilwoman who would give Obummer a good run for the money in the “Most Idiotic Public Official” Contest. “
Here’s a candidate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgbBP9Em00A
Insulting responses from Obama yet again....he’ll never get past insulting the intelligence of the American people.
He was yet again blaming” the farmer for not listening correctly....always blaming someone else.
the first “golf, vacation and party” president. I like that.
Egad! Dumb as a damned stump!
stupid and arrogant is no way to go through life
No wonder it is so exhausting being ... him
That's like some guy from Manhattan, who's never been off the island, saying he comes from a farm state.
This is like Hillary saying she's always been a Yankees fan when she was running for the Senate.
More of what we farmers in California have to deal with
California Agricultural Diesel Truck Regulations Adopted
The requirements in the draft regulations proposed by the California Air Resources Board covered diesel engines used in trucks and off-the-road applications. It was estimated that the rules would affect almost a million trucks used in the state and thousands of diesel engines used in off-the-road vehicles, such as farm tractors.
By John W. Inman
Last year I wrote about new regulations proposed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to control exhaust emissions from diesel engines. The requirements in the draft regulations covered diesel engines used in trucks and off-the-road applications. It was estimated that the rules would affect almost a million trucks used in the state and thousands of diesels engines used in off-the-road vehicles, such as farm tractors. Estimates were that California growers would have to replace or retrofit as many as 400,000 trucks and tens of thousands of older diesel agricultural tractors.
The problem for California agriculture is that many diesel trucks are used for only a few months of the year, usually during harvest season, and operate less than 15,000 miles per year, while an over-the-highway truck may operate 150,000 thousand miles per year. Thus, many trucks used in California agriculture are 10 to 15 or more years old and would have to be retrofitted or replaced.
These draft regulations were part of CARBs efforts to meet requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act. Although the draft regulations allowed for retrofitting older trucks and exempted trucks operating less than 7,500 miles per year, many older trucks could not be practically retrofitted and the mileage exemption was too low for most diesel trucks used by California growers.
Needless to say, the cost of meeting these new regulations would have placed a tremendous economic burden on California growers, and many California agricultural organizations protested the draft regulations. California Farm Bureau even surveyed its members on diesel truck usage and sent this information to CARB to help the agency understand the problems the regulations would create for California growers.
In December, CARB announced final diesel truck emission rules that gave additional time to comply with the rules for limited-use diesel vehicles. Under the new regulations, trucks with pre-1966 model engines would be exempt from the new regulations until Jan. 1, 2017, if they were used for less than 15,000 miles per year.
For trucks with newer model engines, the annual mileage would go up. For example, for 1996 through 2005 model engines, the mileage limit would be less than 20,000 miles. Low mileage agricultural vehicles with less than 10,000 miles per year use would be exempt until Jan. 1, 2023. These final regulations will allow for a longer transition period and for agricultural truck owners to plan and budget for truck updates to meet the CARB requirements.
Although the final regulations for trucks have made it easier for California agriculture, the final regulations for off-the-road diesel engines have not yet been issued. California growers still do not know if they will have to replace tens of thousands of older farm tractors which will not meet the draft off-the-road standards.
And that is before a seed goes into the ground.
0bama uses a Strawman arguement so often, he probably believes everyone else concocts tales.
0bama thought he heard the Farmer say ... You know, people say Farmers have to fill out too many forms...
Obama said “don’t always believe what you hear”. Now that is good advice when you are listening to Obama
I think we now have a response for every Straw man argument that 0bama lays on us!
They have to be certified "clean idle" by Cummins engine, (over 500 dollars additional cost to a new truck for just a stupid sicker on the left door), and have an APU installed because the driver cannot idle inside the ports! Add on 6 grand more for that...
Bet they will want 2010 emmision standards on all APU's next!!!
He has not had an original thought since day one. He just does what they tell him.
Yeah, it’s a listening tour all right, you get to listen to him drone on and on and on and on.....
Say what? What did you tell me?
Obama will never say anything smart. if he does, the news media will tell you.
Stop wasting your time listening to him.
Dat hasta B the funniest example of stupidity run amuck in the hollowed halls of Congress. And people wonder why this country is so screwed up.
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