Obama's Capitalistocracy: Stopping smog is bad for business
In Obama's America, anything regulations that constraints the ability of businesses to destroy the environment in the name of the pursuit of commercial profit and ego-driven power must be sidelined.
Smog seems to be bad for the quality-of-survival of all Americans, except those who are largest owners of capital.
U.S. President Barack Obama today. scrapped his administration's controversial plans to tighten smog rules, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.
Obama overruled the Environmental Protection Agency — and the unanimous opinion of its independent panel of scientific advisers — and directed administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the proposed regulation to reduce concentrations of ground-level ozone, smog's main ingredient. The decision officially rests in part on reducing regulatory burdens and uncertainty for businesses at a time of rampant uncertainty about an unsteady economy.
But, wait a second... what about the billions of dollars that Americans have to spend on HMOs due to their health problems resulting from the worsening smog?
Criticism from environmentalists, a core Obama constituency already battling him over a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast, was swift following the White House announcement.
"The Obama administration is caving to big polluters at the expense of protecting the air we breathe," said Gene Karpinski, the president of the League of Conservation Voters. "This is a huge win for corporate polluters and huge loss for public health."
When will the majority of Americans finally realize that they are in a one-party state controlled Empire, that is a capitalistocracy rather than a democracy?