Sunday, September 25, 2011

Unconstitutional EPA Strong Arm of Liberal Agenda

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Mike Callicrate is a Kansas cattle feeder. At a recent R-CALF USA Convention held August 26-27 in Rapid City, S.D. he was asked by an attendee, "Has the Environmental Protection Agency declared hay a pollutant?"

Callicrate responded affirmatively and explained that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently initiated a formal enforcement action against his Kansas feedlot for, among other things, failure to store his hay in a pollution containment zone.

“Now that EPA has declared hay a pollutant, every farmer and rancher that stores hay, or that leaves a broken hay bale in the field is potentially violating EPA rules and subject to an EPA enforcement action,” Callicrate said. “How far are we going to let this agency go before we stand up and do something about it?”

On top of this being completely insane, and a thorn in the side of our farms that could drive up costs as a result, the EPA, however, has no constitutional authority to regulate regarding hay.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

EPA Declares Hay a Pollutant in Effort to Antagonize Small and Mid-Sized U.S. Cattle Feeders - R-Calf USA


Tom said...

Speaking of farms.. I'm sure you support farm subsidies.. right? You know that thing.. where the government simply hands over tax payer money to farmers for doing absolutely nothing.

That's A-Okay with Gibbs Economics.

Douglas V. Gibbs said...

There are about eight of you liberal idiots that constantly leave comments. I don't know what I did to deserve that many trolls, but you guys do keep me laughing. 90% of the time your comments are idiotic, a lie, or based on false assumptions. This one, for example. I find it hard to understand why you would falsely assume I supported farm subsidies. Why would I? Where in the constitution does the federal government have that kind of authority? Subsidies, in general, are bad policy - and give the government the okay to regulate in the government's opinion - kind of like that ol' saying, he who holds the gold holds the power.

Anyway, to answer, no, I don't support farm subsidies. In fact, I don't support any federal subsidies of any kind. Subsidies are merely corporate welfare, and are unacceptable.

As for the recent claim that oil companies were getting subsidies, those weren't subsidies, those were tax advantages that are available to businesses in general, not some kind of preferential treatment for oil companies - - - - I am thinking that is how you were trying to bait me.