Obama’s War On The Economy Continues With EPA Coal Rules By SCOTT S. POWELL

Just when you expect President Obama to moderate his domestic economic policies, which have stifled job growth and fostered an anemic recovery following the passage of his two signature pieces of legislation — the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Affordable Care Act — it gets worse.

Now, after bringing banking and health care — about 31% of the U.S. economy — under government heel, Obama wants to further control and transform the energy sector, which represents another 10.5% of the economy.

Blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, which could help bust OPEC by transporting abundant Canadian oil into the U.S., was the opening salvo of Obama’s war against fossil fuels. The march now is to destroy the coal industry, which employs nearly 800,000 and remains the country’s leading fuel source for electricity — providing nearly 40% of America’s electric power.

So how can this be a priority at the very time when the fragile and faltering economy reported the first negative quarterly growth in three years?

For Obama, it has never really been about people or the economy. Judging by actions rather than rhetoric, he has always been more committed to the left-wing politics of socialist transformation than to improving the day-to-day lives of average Americans.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said that Obama’s proposed EPA rule to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants will effectively force many coal-burning power plants to shut down. He estimates the toll to be 224,000 lost jobs, $289 billion more in electricity costs, $400 billion a year in de facto tax hikes, $500 billion in lowered overall household incomes and $51 billion in lost economic activity.

Read More At Investor’s Business Daily:

The Ballgame is over By the Bear

I remember way back when my son played little league baseball that they had a “slaughter rule”, the rule was invoked when one team got so far ahead of the other that the game was ended right there and then.

If we apply this rule to Obama’s foreign policy, he would be long gone by now.

Iran is going to be a ‘nuclear state’ as the mullahs of Iran have out-smarted him at every turn.

He has lost Iraq as Al Qaeda with the help of Iran are controlling more territory every day.

He surrendered in Afghanistan to the Taliban in his 1 for 5 swap as he announced that America is withdrawing.

Pakistan will cut a deal with the Taliban because they have no choice if they intend to survive.

He backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (Al Qaeda) and the Egyptian people learned a very easy lesson…that you can’t trust Obama.

Al Qaeda has a firm grip on Libya because there was no response to Benghazi and the present government is at the point of collapse.

From the Baltic States to the Black Sea that encompass must of Eastern Europe he pulled the rug out from under them as he withdrew America’s promised missile defense system.

He has shown his disdain for the Brits, Israel and now Canada is mad at him over the Keystone pipeline.

I could go on and on, but what for, there is enough here to invoke the “slaughter rule” and he has turned America into the laughing stock of the world.

Ballgame Over!

From the Bear’s Corner by T. Scott: Washington D. C. – Business as usual

Truth would tell us that there is no way that anyone would kill Bergdahl and risk losing a trade that would return five of the most evil men in all the world to their homeland. Our government, as has been seen far too often, cannot believe its own lies as a plethora of reasons, masking as excuses, are thrown to the avid minions in the media in the hope that enough of us will bite into the ” official ” lie. While you mull over that consideration, perhaps you might find reason to accept the comments, in Arabic, uttered by Bergdahl’s father to an audience carefully amassed by a White House looking for straws they might grab and throw to us much like an owner tosses a bone to a pet dog. For that matter, we all might well wonder why it is that Obama deemed this father to be worthy of any attention at all.

America, you have been lied-to since the early days of the First Obama administration. Haven’t you gotten your fill ?

How do you know when you are shopping in Texas?

Whose fault is it?

Bush to Barry about fault