Last January, Obama assured us that jobs would be the top priority of the Administration and regulations would be reviewed for their affect on job creation. As such, Executive Order 13563, issued by the President in January, requires that all new rules issued by federal agencies take job creation into account.
Fast forward to last week. This is EPA Administrator Mathy Stanislaus in response to a question by Colorado GOP Rep. Cory Gardner admitting that no consideration to job creation is given when the EPA regulates industry:
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's economic forecasting model, a proposed 70% cut in carbon dioxide emissions will cause gasoline prices to rise 77% over baseline projections, kill more than 3 million jobs and reduce average household income by more than $4,000 every year.
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, has rightly noted that Congress deliberately did not regulate so-called greenhouse gases with the Clean Air Act, a bill designed to deal with air quality, not the climate.
Not surprisingly, this exposes the Obama administration's public posture on jobs and the environment as a fraud. Congressional intent aside, the Administration is hell bent on transforming the nation in to their Marxist vision.