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OBAMA’S EPA HAS PUT 300,000 JOBS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK

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Combating climate change has been a priority of the Obama administration, and there’s a new regulation to be released this summer that outlines significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. It aims to cut them by nearly 30 percent between 2025-2030. Based on the calculations by American Action Forum (AAF), this new regulation would force one-fifth of coal plants to close at an initial cost of 80,000 jobs. Yet, AAF also noted “secondary employment impacts,” which could soar to nearly 300,000 jobs lost, which is roughly the population if Cincinnati:
Buried in one of EPA’s technical support documents, among more than 1,600 other supporting documents for the proposed rule, the administration detailed the economic implications of complying with building blocks one (heat rate improvements at coal plants) and two (increased natural gas dispatch rates and decreased coal usage).

AAF used the 49 GW figure [the estimated amount of power lost with this new regulation] and EPA’s eGRID data to find the least efficient affected power plants, as measured by heat rate and pounds of CO2 emitted per megawatt hour (CO2/MWh). Anticipating that the least efficient coal facilities are most at risk for closure, AAF identified the 93 least efficient power plants that produced about 50 GW of power.

PA predicts that if states adopt only options one and two of the administration’s plan for power plants, 80,000 energy industry jobs will be lost to EPA climate regulations.

For perspective, 80,000 jobs is larger than the population of Napa, CA. But this is only the first part of the story. EPA never quantifies the secondary employment effects of these lost jobs. A 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers study found that one energy job supports 3.7 additional jobs. Using a jobs multiplier of 3.7, applied to the 80,000 lost jobs that EPA concedes, yields about 296,000 lost jobs across the U.S.

To put the figure of 296,000 lost jobs in context, the average annual pay in the “fossil fuel electric power generation” industry is $103,645 and the average coal mining salary is $82,068. This means that by 2030, the economy could lose $27.7 billion in wages, larger than the GDP of Jamaica. However, nowhere in EPA’s Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) do they monetize the loss of these jobs or wages.

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Combating climate change has been a priority of the Obama administration, and there’s a new regulation to be released this summer that outlines significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. It aims to cut them by nearly 30 percent between 2025-2030. Based on the calculations by American Action Forum (AAF), this new regulation would force one-fifth of coal plants to close at an initial cost of 80,000 jobs. Yet, AAF also noted “secondary employment impacts,” which could soar to nearly 300,000 jobs lost, which is roughly the population if Cincinnati:

Buried in one of EPA’s technical support documents, among more than 1,600 other supporting documents for the proposed rule, the administration detailed the economic implications of complying with building blocks one (heat rate improvements at coal plants) and two (increased natural gas dispatch rates and decreased coal usage).

AAF used the 49 GW figure [the estimated amount of power lost with this new regulation] and EPA’s eGRID data to find the least efficient affected power plants, as measured by heat rate and pounds of CO2 emitted per megawatt hour (CO2/MWh). Anticipating that the least efficient coal facilities are most at risk for closure, AAF identified the 93 least efficient power plants that produced about 50 GW of power.

PA predicts that if states adopt only options one and two of the administration’s plan for power plants, 80,000 energy industry jobs will be lost to EPA climate regulations.

For perspective, 80,000 jobs is larger than the population of Napa, CA. But this is only the first part of the story. EPA never quantifies the secondary employment effects of these lost jobs. A 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers study found that one energy job supports 3.7 additional jobs. Using a jobs multiplier of 3.7, applied to the 80,000 lost jobs that EPA concedes, yields about 296,000 lost jobs across the U.S.

To put the figure of 296,000 lost jobs in context, the average annual pay in the “fossil fuel electric power generation” industry is $103,645 and the average coal mining salary is $82,068. This means that by 2030, the economy could lose $27.7 billion in wages, larger than the GDP of Jamaica. However, nowhere in EPA’s Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) do they monetize the loss of these jobs or wages.

The spread of the job loss won’t be equal either. Virginia could potentially see over 7,000 jobs lost due to this new regulation.

“While coal extraction in the Appalachian Basin is far more labor-intensive than coal extraction in the western U.S., western states account for a greater percentage of coal generation. The result is job losses distributed across centers of production,” according to AAF.

So far, West Virginia and Texas have shouldered the bulk of the job losses from existing EPA regulations on power plants. The facts, figures, and costs can also be found on their Regulation Rodeo portion of their site. Since 2008, the total number of new finalized regulations is 2,597, the cost amounts to $733 billion dollars, and that adds up to 500,787,395 in paperwork hours. You can go through a line-by-line account of the red tape coming out of Washington.

As I’ve written previously, we’ve experienced the calmest Hurricane season in 30 years, the quietest tornado season in 60 years; the creation of 19,000 Manhattan islands worth of sea ice, and the Arctic Ice Cap has grown by 533,000 square miles. In 2007, the BBC warned the cap could vanish by 2013. Oh, and we’re at the most industrialized point in human history–and air quality couldn’t be better, according to the EPA. It’s hard to justify the potential cannibalization of nearly 300,000 jobs with such figures.

Oh, and Americans really don’t care about climate change; they care about jobs and the economy.

As for the EPA, well, they seem to be wasting taxpayer funds on research equipment that they haven’t used in years (via Citizens Against Government Waste):

A March 16, 2015 EPA Inspector General (IG) report found that $2.95 million of sampled EPA research equipment went unused for two to 14 years in the Office of Research and Development (ORD). The IG reviewed “capital equipment,” defined as a piece that costs more than $75,000, at three of ORD’s 14 research facilities nationwide.
The IG “determined the date the equipment was last utilized,” and found that 30 of the 99 pieces of capital equipment reviewed, or 30 percent, hadn’t been utilized for between two and 14 years. The report provided a harsh assessment of the agency’s cost-controls, concluding, “The EPA does not manage its scientific equipment as a business unit or enterprise. ORD managers and staff are not aware of federal property management requirements.” This latest review followed previous reports from the IG, the Government Accountability Office, and the National Academy of Sciences on unused EPA equipment since 2011.

Clinton’s statements on family history conflict with public records

by Elliot Smilowitz
Hillary Clinton’s statements that all her grandparents immigrated to the U.S. are in conflict with public records, a report says.

According to Buzzfeed, Clinton spoke in Norwalk, Iowa, on Wednesday about her family’s arrival in the country. “All my grandparents, you know, came over here,” she said.

Only her paternal grandfather, Hugh Rodham Sr., immigrated to the United States, according to Buzzfeed. Her paternal grandmother, Hanna Jones Rodham, was born in Pennsylvania, records show.

Clinton’s maternal grandparents, Della Howell and Edwin Howell, were both born in Illinois, according to records.

Clinton gave similar comments in a speech in Louisville, Ky., last April, saying her paternal grandmother “immigrated with her family as a young girl to Scranton and went to work — very young ― in a silk mill.”

Buzzfeed reported that a Clinton spokesman said in response, “Her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants.”

The spokesman went on to say, “As has been correctly pointed out, while her grandfather was an immigrant, it appears that Hillary’s grandmother was born shortly after her parents and siblings arrived in the U.S. in the early 1880s.”

Hillary Has A History Of Stiffing Waitresses, Hair Stylists – IT’S THE LITTLE PEOPLE

BY CHUCK ROSS
While the revelation that Hillary Clinton failed to leave a tip during her stop at a Chipotle earlier this week fell flat — few customers tip at the fast-casual Mexican restaurant — a deeper look at the former First Lady’s tipping habits shows she does have a history of stiffing people who depend on tips to make ends meet.

From her days as First Lady to her Senate candidacy to her first run for president, Clinton made news for failing to compensate a Florida hair stylist and two waitresses.

Clinton’s tipping habits were put front-and-center on Wednesday when Bloomberg News reported that Clinton and her aide, Huma Abedin, did not leave money in a tip jar after ordering at a Chipotle in Maumee, Ohio. Clinton, who officially announced her presidential candidacy on Sunday, was traveling to Iowa in a van as part of a forced effort to soften her image as an out-of-touch multimillionaire.

Bloomberg’s report was generally met with ridicule on social media, largely because tipping is far less common at Chipotle than it is at traditional restaurants.
But flashback to Feb. 8, 2000, when Clinton, then a candidate for the U.S. Senate, dined at the Village House Restaurant in Albion, N.Y.

Clinton ate two servings of scrambled eggs, home fries, and rye toast, according to a New York Post article at the time. That hearty breakfast all came at no cost to Clinton as the restaurant’s owner, Alex Mitrousis, covered her $6 tab.

But Clinton forgot one thing: a tip for her server, Tricia Trupo, a 31-year-old single mother with no health insurance.

After the non-tip became public, an embarrassed Clinton contacted Trupo to apologize.

“She said she was sorry for not giving me a tip,” the waitress told the Post.

“I wasn’t mad at her, but she should have tipped me because that’s the normal thing to do. I work real hard for my money and I count on the tips to get by,” added Trupo, who earned $2.90 per hour before tips.

“It would have been really appreciated. She said it was just an oversight and that it wasn’t intentional, but she didn’t offer me any money to make up for it,” Trupo continued.

According to Trupo, when Clinton first contacted her, she did not offer to send a tip to make up for the oversight. But after the media raked Clinton over the coals she reportedly sent Trupo a $100 savings bond.

Clinton found herself at the center of another tip flap on the campaign trail in Oct. 2007.

The then-senator and her campaign team dined at Maid-Rite restaurant in Toledo, Iowa on Oct. 8. But one of their waitresses, a single mother of two named Anita Esterday, said that the campaign stiffed her and several of her co-workers.

Clinton’s campaign claimed that a $100 cash tip was left on the table. But Esterday said that neither she nor her coworkers received the generous gratuity.

After NPR covered the story, Esterday said that a Clinton staffer went back to the restaurant and gave her a $20 tip.

In an interview with The Huffington Post at the time, Esterday criticized Clinton for using her in campaign stump speeches to talk about women who earn minimum wage.

“To all the politicians, if you talk to somebody and maybe their life interests you, don’t just go down the road then and use them as part of your speech to get votes,” Esterday said in the interview.

Clinton’s miserly tipping habits were also highlighted in Dec. 1994. Then the First Lady, Clinton and Tipper Gore, the wife of then-Vice President Al Gore, visited Gessner & Camp, a Coral Gables, Fla. salon ahead of the Summit of the Americas which were held in Miami.

The Miami Herald reported at the time that the owners of the salon comped both VIPs’ stylings. While Gore left her stylist, co-owner Detlev Gessner, a $90 tip, Clinton left nothing for hers, Paco Camp.

“I was very surprised,” Camp told the Herald.

HILLARY IS JUST ONE OF US……..

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See Obama admit seeking advice from communist

by Bob unruh

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While it’s been widely believed that the “Frank” in President Obama’s “Dreams from My Father” memoir was prominent Communist Party activist Frank Marshall Davis, Obama himself can be heard acknowledging the identity in a 1995 lecture broadcast on municipal TV that now is being spotlighted by an advocacy group.

In “The Author Series” program by Cambridge Municipal Television in Massachusetts, Obama referred to a passage in his book in which Davis “schools” him on race relations.

Significantly, while “Frank” is mentioned 22 times in “Dreams from My Father,” the audio version – released shortly after Obama’s famous 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention – purged all references to Davis.

In the Sept. 28, 1995, TV program, Obama refers to Davis only as a well-known poet, but Cliff Kincaid, president of American Survival, who highlighted the recently posted video of the broadcast, pointed out Davis was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA who was the subject of a 600-page FBI file.

Kincaid argues Obama’s reference to being schooled on race relations is further evidence that Obama was mentored by Davis during his teen years.

Just two months ago, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was widely scorned for stating Obama “was influenced by Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist.”
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Obama states in the 1995 lecture: “And the conversation finally ends with me having a conversation with a close friend of my maternal grandfather, a close friend of gramps, a black man from Kansas named Frank. Actually at the time a fairly well known poet named Frank Marshall Davis who had moved to Hawaii and lived there. And so I have a discussion with him about the kinds of frustrations I’m having and he sort of schools me that I should get used to these frustrations.”

Kincaid said that along with being a prominent communist propagandist, Davis was a porn photographer and possibly a pedophile.

Read about the communist influences in Barack Obama’s life, in “The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, the Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.”

Kincaid said the confirmation of the identify of “Frank” doesn’t make much difference politically since Obama is in the last two years of his second term, but he believes it could have made a difference in 2008.

Kincaid said Obama’s comments in 1995 align with the view of him as an “angry young man” who was preoccupied with race relations.

He notes Obama’s comment about being “without father figures around who might guide and steer my anger.”

“It’s clear from the passages that he reads that Davis became that father figure,” Kincaid said.

Significantly, he said, it appears Davis told Obama that blacks “have a reason or even a right to hate.”

Kincaid pointed out that he wrote in 2012 that the Obama administration’s “tactics are to exploit and manipulate racial and ethnic differences for political gain.”

“This is not an accident but a deliberate political strategy that one can find in the mind of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who ‘educated Obama during his critical growing up years,” Kincaid wrote. “Black people, Davis told Obama, have ‘reason to hate.’ ‘The evidence shows that Obama has incorporated that hatred in his policies and pronouncements.”

Kincaid said it appears Obama “sees Marxism as the answer or solution to white racism.”

See the video and analysis by Kincaid:

Barack Obama Sr. was absent from Barack Obama Jr.’s life. The senior Obama apparently never even lived with Obama Jr.’s mother, Ann Dunham, who left Hawaii for Seattle to study at the University of Washington only a few weeks after Obama Jr. was born Aug. 4, 1961.

When “Obama Nation,” by WND senior writer Jerome Corsi, was published during the 2008 election reporting Davis’ communist background and links to the presidential candidate, the campaign fought back, denying Davis was anything more than a family friend.

“The key role Frank Marshall Davis plays in the autobiography is not to provide Obama with words from his poems as a voice for Obama’s black rage. Instead Davis is the mentor Obama seeks for wisdom and advice, for instance when he has a crisis with his grandmother that was so traumatic Obama still mentions it today,” the campaign said.

Corsi contended, however, in a rebuttal to the campaign, it is “conceivable Davis was a mentor for Obama whom Obama sought for wisdom in crises, such as that experienced with his grandmother, even if Obama ultimately concluded Frank Marshall Davis ‘fell short’ and his view of race was ‘incurable.’”

Corsi wrote further:

There is nothing contradictory about the two positions. Conceivably, Frank Marshall Davis had his greatest influence upon Obama when Obama first met him, with the influence of the older man diminishing over time. Yet, Obama himself tells us he was listening to Frank Marshall Davis’ advice right up until the time he left Hawaii to attend college in California, ultimately rejecting Davis’ argument that Obama was going to college to be “trained” into a white middle class world of “corner offices” and “fancy dinners.”

When consulting Frank Marshall Davis after the shock over learning his grandmother had been frightened not because a panhandler approached her, but because the panhandler was black, Obama shares with us some of Frank Marshall Davis’ wisdom. “She understands that black people have a reason to hate,” Obama quotes Davis as saying. “For your sake, I wish it were otherwise,” Davis tells Obama that night. “But it’s not. So you might as well get used to it.”

Obama reports that the earth shook under his feet, “ready to crack at any moment.” Then, he wrote, “I stopped, trying to steady myself, and knew for the first time that I was utterly alone.”

This passage confirms the truth of the statement in “The Obama Nation.” Instead of being a lie, it is true – according to Obama himself – that he sought Frank Marshall Davis’ counsel on the day he first heard the grandmother-panhandler story.

‘Move along, nothing to see here’

WND reported in 2012 historian Paul Kengor made a case for the influence of Davis on Obama’s life in his book, “The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, the Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.”

In an interview with WND at the time the book was released, Kengor noted establishment media wanted to “avoid Frank Marshall Davis like the plague” because of Davis’ membership in the Communist Party.

In his autobiography, Obama describes Davis as a father figure, with a permanent influence on his life, whose counsel helped him navigate his teen years and guide him into his adulthood.

Kengor said Davis can be heard in Obama’s rhetoric and ideas, including Obama’s vow on the eve of his historic election to bring “fundamental change” to the U.S. – the exact term Davis used to describe a communist revolution in the U.S.

Kengor pointed out that when Davis launched the communist Chicago Star newspaper in 1946 he called for a “new Declaration of Independence” in his first column. Davis wrote that history teaches, alluding to the Marxist dialectic, that “any fundamental change advancing society is spearheaded by strong radicals.”

“It’s mindboggling,” Kengor said of Obama’s use of Davis’ language. “You can’t make this stuff up.”

Kengor said Obama’s decision to not use Davis’ full name in “Dreams” was a “clear indication that he knows how radical Frank was.”

“That was also an indication to his sycophants on the left to also stay away from Frank Marshall Davis,” said Kengor, a professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania whose scholarship has focused on the Cold War and the communist movement in the U.S.

Davis’ communist activities in Chicago put him on the radar of the FBI and Congress in the 1940s and 1950s before he moved to Hawaii in the 1960s and began frequently receiving Obama in his Honolulu home in the 1970s.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/see-obama-admit-seeking-counsel-from-communist/#97iaSGgy65mDzS2e.99

Liberal Policies Are Turning Upstate New York Into Another Detroit

by rusty
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An incredible piece that appeared in the Deseret News this past week shows how Democrat platforms such as high taxes and over-regulation are turning upstate New York into another debacle like Detroit.

The report focuses on Binghamton, a city once known as a powerhouse of industry but which now shares many similar economic measures as Detroit.

For example, 31% of Binghamton residents live at or below the federal poverty line, a number just shy of the Motor City which has 38% of its residents at that level.

The author of the piece refers to upstate New York as “Detroit with grass.”

Via Deseret News:

Upstate New York is becoming Detroit with grass.

Binghamton, New York — once a powerhouse of industry — is now approaching Detroit in many economic measures, according to the U.S. Census. In Binghamton, more than 31 percent of city residents are at or below the federal poverty level compared to 38 percent in Detroit. Average household income in Binghamton at $30,179 in 2012 barely outpaces Detroit’s $26,955. By some metrics, Binghamton is behind Detroit. Some 45 percent of Binghamton residents own their dwellings while more than 52 percent of Detroit residents are homeowners. Both “Rust Belt” cities have lost more than 2 percent of their populations.

Binghamton is not alone. Upstate New York — that vast 50,000-square mile region north of New York City — seems to be in an economic death spiral.

Upstate New York is losing jobs, dollars, and people at a staggering rate, and the report cites a major reason for that being tethered to uber-liberal New York City, whose residents “overwhelmingly support higher taxes, stricter regulation and bigger spending than the national averages.”

“Those policies are blamed for upstate’s economic woes by many in the region.”

The mindset between upstate New York and the city and Long Island are stark in their differences. Upstate New York overwhelmingly rejected Governor Cuomo and his Democrat policies this past election, with Republican Rob Astorino winning 42 counties to Cuomo’s 8.

The report concludes that upstate New York could flourish if they could only “get out from under New York’s tax-and-regulatory system.”

Read more at http://menrec.com/liberal-policies-are-turning-upstate-new-york-into-another-detroit/

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