Hypocrisy is “the practice of professing standards, beliefs, etc., contrary to one’s real character or actual behavior.”
There doesn’t seem a more clear example of exactly this when one hears Pres. Obama’s words about “job creation” and then reads that under his administration, the EPA, in this case, will actually destroy 1.44 million jobs. So, is “job creation” just another word for “job destruction?” Besides destroying jobs, these proposed EPA regulations will also increase the costs of electricity as much as 23 percent in some areas, average of 11.5 percent nationwide and would have a substantial impact on raising prices of natural gas as well.
This statistic is from the federal government’s own data which was discovered when an analysis was completed for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity and is the result of primarily two new regulations being proposed by the EPA.
One is the “Maximum Achievable Control Technology” (MACT) and the other is the “Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR).” And, the EPA’s air pollution rules may even extend to your own backyard as you disturb your own soil to plant a garden which may result in soil particles becoming air borne and contaminating something, someplace else!
So, in addition, to potentially losing your job, paying a lot more for electricity and heat, you may have the additional burden of paying high fines to the EPA for air, water, dirt, plant and finally people pollution.
Senator Maria Cantwell supports these measures as does Senator Patty Murray, but Cantwell has gone a step further by calling for the EPA to preemptively prohibit resource development in a huge area of Alaska – an area rich with copper, gold and other valuable metals.
She wants the EPA to deny the permit before it has even been applied for. If this occurs, the precedent could potentially lock up lands throughout the U.S.
So, while “job creation” is the buzzword for the moment, the truth is that this administration and our own elected officials actually prefer job destruction as evidenced by their actions.
Honesty and integrity in L.S.
On Sept. 17, 2011, I went to the swimming pool at Lake Stevens High School. Prior to getting out of my vehicle I was opening some mail and placed a newly sent credit card on my lap.
I intended to place it in my wallet before going to the pool. However, I got distracted and exited my vehicle prior to placing the credit card in my wallet.
I thought nothing of it until the next day when I returned home from church to a voicemail from Rachel at the Lake Stevens Pool.
She noticed my credit card sitting in the lost and found. She wondered if the owner of the credit card had been contacted. Rachel made the extra effort to get my lost credit card back to me.
I would like to thank the honest person(s) responsible for locating my credit card and turning it into the lost and found. I would also like to thank Rachel from the Lake Stevens Pool for taking the time to help one of her careless neighbors!