Skip to comments.GOP: Obama's new regs on 'everything from prairie puddles to power plants'
Posted on 10/03/2015 7:53:33 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Sen. John Barrasso gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks
Hi. Im Dr. John Barrasso, United States Senator for Wyoming.
Let me tell you a story about a family in my home state. Andy Johnson is 32, he works as a welder. He and his wife Katie have four kids and they live out in the country. They have a few cows and some horses. (Scroll down for video of these remarks.)
Two years ago, the Johnsons wanted to build a small pond in their front yard. They got their plan approved by the state, and used the pond to provide water for their animals. They thought it was a beautiful addition to the dry landscape. The pond attracts birds and other animals that make our state a special place to live.
Everything was fine until the Johnsons got a visit from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Even though the state of Wyoming had approved the pond, the federal government had not.
The Johnsons now face fines of more than $37,000 every day, until they remove the pond.
This is whats happened to government in America. Its gotten so aggressive, so inflexible, and so unyielding and seemingly for so little purpose.
And its going to get worse. The Obama administration is seizing new authority to control what it calls Waters of the United States.
This includes things like irrigation ditches, isolated ponds even low points in the landscape where water might collect after a heavy rain. The consequences of this new federal authority will be severe.
In the final 15 months of the Obama administration, Washington bureaucrats are working overtime to finalize new rules on everything from prairie puddles to power plants.
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One of these days, a farmer is gonna drop one of these agents. And if they are like the IRS, they wear body armor.
This group, EPA, should be called the Environmental Pollution Agency. Look at what they did to the Animas River.
They should also be abolished.
It is time to lock and load cause the feds are locked and loaded for Americans and especially Christians and right minded conservatives. Patiotic Americans should destroy DC control of anything that the states should control.
Solzenitzen wrote “how different the world would have been if we would have lain in wait and ambushed those that came to take us the operation would have ground to a halt as agents, afraid on not going home again refused to do the work”. Of course this is a paraphrase, and the name is misspelled, the point though is clear.
And guys like Barasso are against regulation?
Give me a break. Let me know when he introduces a bill to shut down DHS/DOE/DOEd/EPA/HHS and repeal the Administrative Law Act.
Until then he’s just talk.
So why isn’t the US Senate doing something to rein in the powers they previously grsnted to the agencies? (We know Dingy 0WNS the BLM.)
The continued burgeoning population of the Republic is ultimately inimical to liberty. Conservatives ought to consider this as a fundamental principle but we too often do not, often accusing those who raise the issue of Malthusian error.
A lot of what’s going on is reminiscent of the heavy handed acts against the colonists before he had his “little problem” with them.
Wide open fairway for anyone who wants to be President - WTF more candidates don’t seize on this kind of absurd nazi like government overreach.....is beyond me.
Paging Trump, Cruz, Carson.......first one in benefits the most!
Seems to me the first atrocity was needing approval from the state for building a pond on their own property. They already pay taxes, right?
Worse yet, is the EPA brownshirts, a far worse atrocity. The backlash should be quick and fierce.
Nobody talks about it anymore, but I think every alphabet agency has their own little army. Unless they’re stopped cold - and soon - they are sure to play cowboys and Americans.
Yeah, so what is McConnell going to do about it?
Nothing. Or less.
Where is the rest of the GOPe on standing up for the Constitution? Where are they? Whatever happened to the constitutional authority of the states? That anything not explicitly granted to the federal government is reserved to the states. The GOPe is complicit in the eroding of the constitution because the Bonehead’s and the McTurtle’s of both houses have no spine and denounce the constitution at every opportunity.
Welcome To The Nanny State
Republicans are all talk. Instead of complaining, they need to do something about it. Stop funding and enabling Obama. But we all know they won’t.
We need to clean out the congress in 2016. It has failed to represent us and they need to be replaced.
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