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Supreme Court Justices Slam EPA Over Its Treatment of Idaho Couple

Idaho couple Mike and Chantell Sackett have battled the Environmental Protection Agency for four years in an attempt to build a home on property they own that the EPA has dubbed “protected wetlands.” Finally their case made it way to the Supreme Court, where several justices took up their cause and slammed the EPA for its “heavy-handed enforcement of rules.”

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  • Jim Laubscher

    You GO, kids. The EPA is totally out of control. It does need to be shut down. Check out their application form, “Come to the EPA, where everyday is Earth Day.” Yuck….

    • William

      yes they need to be shut down and those IDIOTS responsible for this couples problems should be made to reimburse them for all expenses incurred pluss a good amount of punitive dammages. but as usual the tax payers will be stuck with the bill for some STUPID IDIOTS screwup,

      • Rose-Marie Noa

        Exactly!!!! The EPA has created more problems & expense & delays of projects in this country! They are overstepping their authority & need to be abolished……totally!!!!

        • Die Free

          The EPA is the second worst thing in the government. The first being odummer.

          • DBak61

            Newt has it right when it comes to this bureaucratic nightmare!

          • DefendConstitution

            Sorry Die Free but I disagree with you. The EPA is tied with Energy, Education, Homeland Security, Labor, IRS and numerous other departments as the second worst . Read the 10th Ammendment. No question who is number 1.

        • WASP

          I find it amazing that our Libtard SCOTUS justices have taken this stand. It IS uncharacteristic of them, so I guess we should be grateful, right up to the point where we try and convict them, and hang their butts. As for the EPA, it’s merely emblematic of the overreach of our big, fat, bloated, out of control feral gummint. If our “conservative” congresscritters were worth a damm, they’d begin a systamatic defunding of these fascist agencies. Until we can abolish them, we could render them powerless. Their “power” lies in the tax money they can steal from us.

      • setpoint

        The lemmings of Rachael Carson are responsible for this as they are for millions of people in Africa dying from malaria because DDT was banned. They value a peregrine falcon more than human life and safety even though it has been proven that DDT is not responsible for much of the evil things attributed to it. I remember when the makers of DDT ate a dose to prove its harmless to humans. One time the legislators in Illinois banned mercury in well water to a certain parts per billion. As it turned out, there were no wells or water sources in the entire world where the level of mercury was as low as the Illinois law demanded.

      • Tea Leaf

        The EPA was only trying to implement the enviornmental wetlands designated changes imposed during the Clinton administration. The current administration has the EPA trying to return to those over-the-top regulations. As one of their fundamental changes of America and as part of their new mandate to over-regulate everything…………….

  • mixplix

    With the Supreme Court doing their duty restores my confidence in doing what is correct. Too bad it takes forever.

    • madog2

      Yea but at what cost? I shudder to think how much it cost the Sacketts to fight this criminally insane E.lective P.olitical A.ggression dept of supression of human rights to win a fight against dominating government. This fat slug that’s incharge has made it her cause to ruin every chance to for anyone to prosper.

      • NancyM

        **This fat slug that’s incharge has made it her cause to ruin every chance to for anyone to prosper.**

        Maybe the Court should make HER pay all the legal costs for this couple out of her own pocket after they rule the EPA has overstepped its authority.

        • Rose-Marie Noa

          Good idea!!! Make her pay for all the trouble the EPA has caused people!
          Power corrupts & this is a perfect example!

          • WASP

            I think that’s a workable approach. IF we could make these nazis personally responsible for malfeasance, we’d see a little less overreach in gummint. We do need to take back our out of control gummint, and see that there are consequences to politweasels and bureaurats who violate the constitution.
            For centuries, this has NOT been the case, but it’s past due.

        • setpoint

          Administrators who exact those kinds of fees ($37.000 per day, week or month) should suffer personal punishment such as lose their jobs or be fined an equivalent amount for their tyranny. Imagine the anguish, emotional trauma and blood pressure health issues that attend this kind of tyranny. In fact, Barrak Hussein Obama should be kicked out on his ear for his reverse racism for punishing Americans of different ethnicity than him. After listening to Jeremiah Wright for twenty years, he has an innate animus toward white anglo saxon protestants, Jews and non-muslims. He eats it up as does Michelle Obama . . . except for slugs like Rahm Immanuel, Axelrod and Hillary Clinton.

  • David

    I will wait for the decision, but if they follow the Constitution it should be 9 t0 0 in favor of the Sackett’s. But you watch the libs on the court will try to add one more socialist opinion to their dismal record. We need a President that will eliminate the EPA and appoint strict Constitutional justices. Obama and his ilk must be defeated.

    • M L

      Dave’s got THAT right! Obama needs to be let go along with his liberal ilk cronies. We have to take back our country before it is too late.

      • sc

        barry needs to be let go alright, he need to be led in front of a firing squad and let go to hell, the imposter has done more to harm the U.S. than all the dictators that this county has ever faced.

    • ANTICRIME

      Ron Paul will dismantle the EPA and all the other unnecessary tax-leeching, wasteful spending government agencies to boot! ~ WHAT will Mitt Romney do…besides RETAINING the “Federal” Reserve, Income Tax and the DC status quo?!

  • warren reynolds

    Don’t get too exited, you’ll probably see them rule that obama care is consitutional, even though a MAJORITY of Americans disagree.

    • gundealer1940

      I would think that if the Republicans won the Presidency and control of the Senate Obamacare would become a moot point. Hopefully, the American public will wake up and see the damage that the Socialist Democrats (Yes, they are Socialists by definition.) have inflicted upon us. I just don’t understand how any reasonable thinking American can ever contemplate pulling the voting lever for Obama! I can understand, but disagree with, the mentality of minorities voting for him as many have the “It’s our turn now” mindset. Holder wants to seal the deal with denying the States the right to have voters show identification when they vote. Does anyone believe that he, rather than Obama, is doing this. Holder is nothing but a dummy sitting on the lap of the Obama ventriloquist, as is Obama sitting on the lap of the other socialist kings and princes. Don’t believe this? Simple to prove. Just look at any Obama speech when he does not have his teleprompters working. The dummies lips are flapping but only nonsense is espoused. The left jumped on Bush for pronouncing the word nuclear in the manner that is used in many southern areas. Why did no one piont out that we do not have a state of “Massatoosits”, that there are 50 states, not 60, that there are no fallen heroes in the audience as the are all dead, or that his “Uncle” did not liberate Auschwicz as it was the Russians who did so, or that he was born 3 years BEFORE the Sela march where he stated his mother and father met. (Hmmm, back to the future?) Of course I could spend the next couple of days citing similar statements and lies, but most of you get the point.

      • Say What??

        Rise of the Fourth Reich!! People need to open their eyes, and realize where this EU stuff is headed. The United States of Europe is making it painfully obvious that they intend to dominate/control the world.
        Everyone is so focused on the Middle East, while all the shannigans are going on in Europe. Now that they’ve turned their back on Britain, because Britain refused to be sucked into the money system concocted by France & Germany, it will eventually end up here. Total Socialistic Society…..Hitlers dream continues. A gentleman named Herbert Armstrong predicted the rise of the fourth reich back in 1952!!! While America was determined to never re-arm Germany or help them rebuild, they did the exact opposite. Germany is taking control, driving the bus. America thinks it has an allie with Germany? Guess again!! I don’t think Russia is going to help out America when the dod doo jumps off either.
        This leader of ours makes it up as he goes along. He’s hoping we don’t know our Hx. We do!!! People we still fall for all the BS this leader spits out. He’s slow walking America down the Road to Hell.

        • Patricia L Brake-Ludwig

          you are right. o is clueless, socialist muslim radical who should never have stolen the presidency. o must go. all his lying,corrupt cronies too. gitmo is the place they ought to be. especially holder–gun,drugs, and laundered money. what enemies they are.

      • AliveStillKickin

        gundealer1940 said:
        “I would think that if the Republicans won the Presidency and control of the Senate Obamacare would become a moot point.”

        Not if it’s Mitt Romney.
        He favors keeping “parts of it” which in reality is him evading having to say he would repeal it top to bottom.
        These are dangerous waters to be treading in.

        • SgtDoc69

          He is as wishy washy as they come, he is for Obamacare and he is for cuddling the ILLEGALS in this country. Mitt Jose Romney

        • sc

          Ok course he favors parst of it he is responsable for most of it was modeled after the one that he got pass in Massachusetts. if he was from any other state in with the possable exception of N.Y. he would be called a liberal democrat.

          • sc

            wow i guess my fingers got carried away, but I’ll re-post this just so no one is confused.
            Nit romney favors parts of that so called heath bill because it was modeled after the one that he got passed in his home state of Massachusetts when he was governor.
            If he was from any other state in the U.S. he would be called a liberal democrat, except for maybe N.Y.

      • Old Faithful Geyser

        I’d like to know just what the hell is in the Obamacare bill’s 2000+ pages besides health care issues.
        This is an example of “if you can’t dazzle em with brilliance, then baffle em with bullshit”, that is exactly what this bill was all about. This was an attempt to sneak everything under the sun in and force it down the throats of every taxpayer while exempting theirself. It is so massive that nobody took the time to read it, nor were they given enough time to read it before it was passed. That alone should make it illegal.

        • Riverdweller

          Go Library of Congress – health care plan – LOOK IT UP.
          Even a Philadelphia lawyer would not understand it all.

        • Lucy

          It is in the health care bill for Obozo’s 6,000 man personal army that answers to only him. (Brown shirts) There is also a paragraph on implanting devices, Class I, Class II & Class III. One of them can be used to insert an electronic device implanted in your forehead or right hand. No one can buy or sell without it or do any banking transactions. Sound familiar? I may die early, but I will not take the mark of the beast.

    • ANTICRIME

      LOOK BACK into America’s history and you will find that PROHIBITION was REPEALED due to continuous MASS DEFIANCE, NON COMPLIENCE and DEMAND!

      • Rose-Marie Noa

        Yes & it was put in place by the Democrats in the first place & our “favorite son’s” father Joe Kennedy made his fortune running booze!

    • DefendConstitution

      The opinion of the majority of Americans has absolutely nothing to do with the Constitutionality of obama-care. The United States of America’s Constitution, especially the 10th Amendment, defines the limits of the Federal government. Obama-care violates numerous articles but it appears everyone is scared to make an issue of it. Remember this on election day.

  • Les

    Time to reign in all these federal government agencies that started making their own rules, directives and policies. The Congress of the U.S. is the only entity that is allowed to make law. They did not abdicate that authority to the best of my knowledge. Too bad they all have run a muck and think they are now in charge. The sole function is to enforce laws made by congress. If they can’t abide by that directive they need to be shut down.

    • Zoobbe

      Too bad congress is a spineless jellyfish. They won’t stand up to these agencies or the SOCIALIST leader they bow down to.

  • Fr. Lance P. Krzywicki

    The EPA has to go; this agency does not have the interest of the American People, but the interest of a small minority that wants to destroy our economic foundation as well as our personal liberties.
    The American people need to push DC to close this agency.

    • Say What??

      The EPA is driving the bus for Agenda 21………

      • Linda

        The sky IS falling! Just how far we let it fall and how soon is going to be decided by this election. RINO Romney is a farce and I am tired of the elites deciding who our next pres will be. So far too many are falling for this. I hope the people will come and vote a true rep in there. I personnaly like Gingrich. He has shown hiss butt and bared all. We KNOW his weaknesses. We KNOW Romney is another do nothing elite, RICH, and does NOT get the everyday people that WORK their butt’s off so the STUPID elites throw money away! We all know if one did’t work for something it has NO value to them, like our money!

      • Linda

        Agenda 21 – govt can take your property without warrant or reason. govt may enter your home whenever they want and you can NO LONGER OWN a GUN! govt wants to be able to take your possesions without getting hurt by you shooting them like you would any other thief!

  • Joe S.

    What was the ruling that came from this case ? Just because the Supreme Court admonishes a party, doesn’t mean the plaintiff wins. Will these landowners be reimbursed for the expenses incurred fighting the EPA ?

    • Riverdweller

      I read that the ruling is to be expected about June.

      • Abbie Smith

        Why June???? Why not now????????????

  • Tpartywarrior

    Granted, the EPA is out of control and needs to be closed down. We can do better. That’s why Obama must lose in November.

  • Leslie85223

    This time they made the “right” decision. But we can’t count on them being consistent when it comes to the “will of the people”. Hopefully we’ll replace the current president with one who will put this country back on track – headed back towards prosperity.

  • Bill

    The EPA has been taking private lands by not allowing the owners to develop them as they have the right too. Its a land GRAB! The land owners should get paid a fair price when the EPA renders their land not developable due to enviornmental concerns by these tree huggers.

    • Say What??

      Take a good look around your immediate area, and see how many signs designate that area “Watershed”….if it does, there will be nothng built on that land. People remain so blissfully ignorant….they’re taking land (land grab) right under our noses. The UN owns our Nat’l Parks….who gave them the right to take them? The Americna people were never asked about that. They do all this BS behind closed doors, or slip it into other bills….that crap has to stop!!!

      • Old Faithful Geyser

        Please explain to me How the UN owns our National Parks. I have not heard that one before.

        • Riverdweller

          Neither have i heard that.

        • Abbie Smith

          Neither have I.

  • BGMarine

    Thing is, they declared it wet lands even tho it’s not and said it didn’t matter and tried to tell them they had no recourse, that the EPA was above the law and the court system. They are already acting like this is a communist country ruled by the Supreme being in the White House. That land owners have no rights. There are houses all around that lot but the EPA has decided they want a park there and are trying to force the Sacketts to pay for it. It doesn’t make any sense but then I think that it is the point. They are flexing their muscles and putting everybody on notice that they are in charge of everything and we have no rights anymore.

    • Say What??

      That’s correct!! I agree 100%. The EPA isn’t interested in cleaning up our air or water. Their job is to take land away….claim the Gov owns it.

  • Juan

    EPA….what can be said about them? Damned be Richard Nixon forever may he rot in hell for creating such a monster,but it follows the pattern,name a gov. agency that won t harrass U.S. citizens…. still, damn you Richard Nixon.

  • Eli Jones

    Obama’s EPA is tyrannical. Help elect a Conservative who will dismantle this fascist agency.

    • Say What??

      You don’t get it. Won’t matter if it’s Dems or Reps….conservative or liberal…..they are all controlled. These are simply puppets….doing the bidding of the puppet masters.
      Global Elite feel entitled to our personal land…our resources…..and they don’t care how you or anyone feels about it…they just TAKE IT!!!
      That “death tax” is another way to steal folks land. A 4 Generational Corn Farm worth $7 MILLION. The brothers that own the land are in their 80’s, and want to pass this inheritance on to their families. Well, seems that 55% tax will come due when the family inheritance takes place. Who has 3.5 MILLION laying around to pay this death tax? That’s another way they grab your land. That death tax is in the HealthCare bill.
      Hook, snook or crook…..they want what YOU own!!!

      • Superinfidel

        Sell it to them for $1.00

      • Superinfidel

        Or put the families on the title and quit claim it to them.

  • SLICKZIP

    About time the court told the EPA to shut up and go away ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Margaret Head

    Happy day’s… Now lets get the courts to remember how we feel as a nation about Obama care and get this nation back to what our founding fathers planned for us. We have to defeat this administration for us to have a chance in the future. God Bless and Protect our USA.

    • Patricia L Brake-Ludwig

      you are right. Tea Party Republicans should be elected. . We need people with common sense and money sense. cut,cap and balance is only way. we need to stop all foreign aid. pay off debt. drill here by Americans for Americans. get rid of epa. more coal, more everything, especially American jobs. buy American (bar codes are 00-030,be careful) we need a President who is proud to be American and who actually tells the truth and does not try to divide and destroy and lie and steal and cheat. we hate corruption. o must go to gitmo. yesterday.

      • http://www.DonCordellforPresident.com Don Cordell

        Click on my name, to look at my website. IF you want our nation Restored you sure are not going to achieve any satisfaction as long as you keep on electing RepubliCONs, or DemocRATS. Our nation is going downhill on a Jet, at full speed, and no one has the guts to elect and Independent Patriot to lead this nation back to the wonderful nation we had. IF you reelect Obama, he will be in such glory that white people will be facing FEMA camps. This president is all bent to destroy white America. Elect a RepubliCON and get more George Bush economy.
        It’s time to Revolt, ReVote in November, demand Justice for American Citizens NOW. Since the phony 911 done by our government, first off was the Terrorist Protection Act, then quietly, the training of our military to control citizens in detention, then cancel our Right to a trial, then cancelled the restriction of our Military controlling Citizens, last but not least now, the law that says we can be detained for the duration of the emergency with out any trial at all. What will it take for the citizens of this nation to open their eyes and add these facts to realize, we have been conquered. Lock, Stock and Barrel. This is your last chance to save our nation, will you?

  • Juan

    BG Marine is so right…. I d like to add what Juan said:Damn you Richard Milhouse Nixon damn you….. and some day….well even today we can curse George W. Bush for creating another monster: Homeland (in)Security…mediocre presidents should take alltheir crap they created when they were in office and help us forget their ineptitud,as it is their ineptitud lives on long after they are gone.

  • EHeassler, USN-Ret.

    When Omarxist is turned out, I hope that the new President has the nerve to shut down the EPA as a separate cabinet. It’s most important positions can go back under the Department Of The Interior. All of the regulations that it put in place without congressional approval should be rescinded. Congress makes the laws, not the beaurocrats in rogue agencies like the EPA. Extremely Powerful Agency leads to Extremely Powerful A-Holes with extreme abuse to follow. We are seeing it more and more from all of Omarxist’s administration.

  • Grams2

    This is just more of this administrations “bully” mentality. Just one more thing to push people around and grab everything they want. They want to stop all production to limit more industry and another way they can control and break America. Time to throw them all out! The people don’t want them what the H— are they doing there? Tell your congress person to kick them out of any decision making process. Egotistical little brats doing the bidding for a few. We don’t need the EPA and we don’t need many of the Czars or whatever you choose to call them. They are all a corrupt bunch of ego maniacs.

  • Doug

    This agency should have its political teeth pulled. They can conceive a plan from thin air, implement the plan without any evidence that their concept is correct, then enforce their ill conceived plan, and make everyone else pay the price for failure to abide!! This is similar to the old west, judge, jury and hang man…without due process of laws!!! They should be nothing more than a monitoring agency…see something wrong, bring it to the attention of those charged to make laws…talk about Obama cutting Congress out of the process….These Guys at the EPA cut everyone out of their process of LAWS!!! Responsibility and accountability is what we need in this Great Country…and we will never see it if we continue to look the other way when an agency of this size can hold a person’s rights, close down our industry or fine those that don’t abide by their foolish laws that they drafted!! In God I Do Trust!!

    • Old Faithful Geyser

      I would think that “Neutering” would do more than removing their teeth, that way we could keep them from reproducing. Either way they need to GO.

  • USA4ever

    EPA just might come into a bind when all those coal fired power plants go off line. Rolling blackouts have been guaranteed. Wonder what all the idiots will think when the air conditioner shuts off when it is 90 or furnace shuts off when it is below 0
    or no lights or power to make dinner or watch that disgusting TV
    or
    Like any other form of this government time to shut it all down and start over from the floor sweeper to the muzlim/commie creep in chief

    • Patricia L Brake-Ludwig

      epa must be eliminated. o must go to gitmo. tired of corruption.

    • Lucy

      Google “the new American Constitution.” bye, bye freedoms.

  • J.M.R.

    you mean they can do something right.

  • John

    I hope its a unanimous decision in order to send the strongest possible message. And I hope this turns out to be the EPA’s “Achilles Heal” that will help eliminate the EPA or, at the very least, put strict controls and limits on what they can do and not inact anything without at least three, independent, ECONOMIC IMPACT Studies and then congressional approval.

    • Old Faithful Geyser

      You don’t think that those two old worn out “Dykes” that Obama just appointed would vote to over-ride the EPA do you.

  • Al Duhan

    I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THIS COUPLE SUE EACH MEMBER OF THE EPA SEPORATELY. THEY WENT FAR ABOVE THE LAW AND SHOULD PAY FOR THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIONS AGAINST THESE DECENT AMERICANS. We must petition these
    E P A Members and keep them from being involved in any other disputes. Their salaries should also be garnished for their illegal behavior. The American Tax Payers should not accept the Burdon of any law suits for these law breakers and those creating their own laws. Evict People Association Al

  • spotted owl

    Say What is absolutely correct. One of the primary engines driving Agenda 21 is the E P A.Check out the Global Biodiversity Assessment.

  • NAVSOG

    JUSTICES DID THE CORRECT THING, chock one up for TRUTH.

  • American Patriot

    That’s another good reason to vote for Ron Paul. The EPA, The Fed and the BATFE would be abolished. And why not?

  • Washington76

    NDAA FOLLOW-UP AND FURTHER TREASONOUS ACTS By Michael LeMieux January 4, 2012 NewsWithViews.com http://www.newswithviews.com/LeMieux/michael160.h

    Homeland Security Monitoring Journalists Online
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=48695

  • Lemrob

    ABOLISH THE EPA.

  • Imprimis

    Every one in both houses of Congress MUST be voted out…indeed, even thrown out before their time is up. What? is there a laser at the door that neuters? These guys/gals need to grow a set. Oh, you say the gals may have a problem here…theirs’ are just internal.

    Our representatives for too long have abdicated their responsibilities toward we, the people, for far too long. They are the ONLY body given the authority to make laws and budgets. We have a Pres. who uses our money for crony Capitalism (pay back), we have numerous bureaucracies that DO not have powers to make laws yet are able to. O.K. people, let’s get these guys out of there and put in those who will fight for our RIGHTS which are indeed inalienable. That means they are immutable…they do not change with a different party in majority. That is what makes our Constitution the envy of the world.

    Yes, Fox is more balanced than other news channels however, let’s not allow them to decipher what our Constitution says either. Read it for yourself, teach it to your children and mindless “neighbor”. It is what it is, it does not breath and does not change. How indeed does written word change? Socrates held this question which is why he declined from putting thoughts in writing. The Constitution is an ideal gleaned from Biblical law which is immutable.

    And just in case you question whether Jesus was a Socialist or not…He was NOT…”the government will be on His shoulders”. Jesus taught the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”…Big government takes that precept away and institutes in its stead mans’ rule over man. As we are all flawed, this concept can only lead to “hell on earth” and at the mercy of men who are cruel and merciless. (not just men/for those of you feminists, women also). Study history, indeed just study what happened under Hitler and the men of the same race who would be ultra cruel to his race and then say, “I was just following orders”.

  • Joe

    Folks, look at the people you have elected and sent to Congress! Congress could put a screeching halt to any of this bs perpetrated by the various government agencies. So, my question is, what are you all going to do about it? We have one last chance. If we do not make the right decisions in November, we will continue to tumble into the dust bowl of history with all the other great civilizations that have had a go at greatness.

    WAKE UP AMERICA! REMEMBER NOVEMBER!

  • Old Cowboy

    Tired of arbitrary regulations and executive orders running and ruining your life? Vote for Ron Paul. Let’s fix his country by getting out of other countries, both physically and monetarily, getting back to the Constitution and become strong again, then, if we want our kids to die in endless wars, we can invade the entire world to make it safe!! Or not.

  • Justwonderingwhy!

    I didn’t write this one, but I wish I had.
    REMEMBER JANUARY 3, 2007
    The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.
    The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995 For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this:
    January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
    By the way GWB had Nothing to do with the GM bailout MR. Obama did all of that not GW!!!!!!!!!
    Remember that day…
    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
    BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
    THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney ) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment…to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!
    (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 times to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy). Barney blocked it and called it a “Chicken Little Philosophy” (and the sky did fall!)
    And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA
    And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
    OBAMA and the Democrat Congress, especially BARNEY!!!!
    So when someone tries to blame Bush…
    REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007….THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!”
    Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch. Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.
    Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.
    In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.
    For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budget.
    And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009. Let’s remember what the deficits looked like during that period:
    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.
    If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.
    In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is “I inherited a deficit that I voted for, And then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.”
    There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
    “The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.”
    That my friends constitutes socialism…a welfare state.

  • Karen

    The folks at EPA are motivated by Lust and Greed Lust for power and Greed by way of payment from the enviormental lobby. Crush them all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pat

    Obama visited the EPA yeaterday and told them what a good job they are doing!! The EPA and Obama both need to go!

  • Wayne Hardy

    I remember very well when the EPOA folks set the local river standard so much lower than the actual river water existed that you could not take river water, run it through to typical drinking water plant, and discharge it back into the river. The standard was too low for incoming water to the river. ????? I’m sure that the rainwater runoff form surrounding fields and creeks didn’t meet those standards either.

  • Greg

    I believe in order to make regulating agencies such as the EPA accountable, they should have to reimburse the citizens they persecute the expenses incurred in defending themselves directly out of their operating budget. If this results in that agency having to scale back their operations and reducing staff, so be it.

  • john whittington

    Get rid of Jackson and put someone in that knows what they are doing!

  • ROYSTOLL2

    The overzealous laws and regulations put forth by the EPA have cost Americans thousands and thousands of jobs and have crippled business over meaningless issues. To me they have no right to pass these or enforce them without Congressional oversight. This whole greenhouse gases and “global warming” is junk science and has not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The preservation of the environment is important but it has to be weighed against job losses and compromises are necessary. For instance, in Texas there is a law/regulation that you cannot wash your own car, or use a power washer, if the water runoff goes into a storm drain. This is not the EPA, per se, but this is how bad it has gotten.

  • LiliQ

    The EPA like every other governmental entity looks for easy targets like gang members assessing the self defense capability of senior citizens apparently.

    There was a standard Canadian goose migration route through Chino (before the cities split into Chino and Chino Hills) where the geese stopped in the hills in a fairly large lake. Chino Hills City was able to drain the lake without comment and turn it into a park and the geese that used to migrate here are almost non existant. Now the City of Chino Hills is using all its influence with the California Legislature, (a local bail bondsman who was on city council was elected) and now they want to require Southern California Edison to abandon easements (that are close to 2 city council members properties) and instead place electric lines through Chino Hills State Park. No EPA opinion there. (Chino Hills State Park was originally set aside as a wilderness preserve, but that designation was dropped to enable massive developments of subdivisions)

  • Charles R. Kirk

    The lawless Obama needs to be impeached. He has no respect for the constitution or the people of the United States of America. Obama rewards bad and evil behavior in almost every case, lawbreakers, and people that do not pay their bills are strong supporters of Obama. Eric Holder whom Obama supports totally, is a lire, and a criminal. Eric Holder`s willingness to break the law has caused the death of Innocent people, but you will see no remorse in Obama or Holder. The E.P.A. should never be able to make law in this country. The law makers are put in place by we the people. IT`S CALLED THE CONGRESS. But this administration will circumvent the law every chance they get. These people in this administration are not honorable citizens and they will do their best to destroy anyone that disagrees with them. If you don`t believe me just ask those people in the southwest that are trying to enforce the law. Obama and Holder are on the side of drug abusers and murderers. Should not surprise you that they applaud the E.P.A. running roughshod over the people of this country, and do things outside of the law.

  • Richard M

    How about we just get rid of our entire govt. and start over?!

    This federal govt. (especially with the fraud Obama in the WH) is tantamount to a foreign power that has infiltrated every dept. and agency of the federal govt. with anti-American agency heads. This is why our govt. is so out of control and spend, spend, spend us into the poor house. These people and these agencies have been taken over by anti-American puppets that spit on our Constitution and hate the American capitalist system. Obama’s a Marxist. You can see the results of Socialism and what it is doing to Europe. This is where Obama is trying to take our country — straight to a socialist state and once there, it’s an easy transition from Socialist to Communist.

    This is happening at a break neck speed, and this is why I’m so thrilled that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse are investigating Obama’s background. If they look hard enough, I’m sure they’ll find that Obama was trained in the old Soviet Union and is a Russian Communist Agent. There’s also the case of Judge Malihi out of Georgia that is finally giving ‘STANDING’ to hear the case of keeping Obama off the Georgia ballot for the upcoming 2012 election. Obama must show his records and be vetted. This will incur ‘discovery’ on Obama’s part.

    So, I’m very anxiously awaiting to see what comes of these two matters. Sheriff Arpaio’s report is due to be out next month, Feb. 2102, and I’ll be anxiously awaiting to see what comes of the matter regarding Obama’s case in Georgia.

  • Pat

    We opened the door for atrocities like this when we acquiesced to property tax. Property tax is really about the government owning our land. If we don’t pay the rent, they evict us, and take our property without compensation. If we want to put a stop to these atrocities, we must start by repudiating property tax.

  • Richard Partridge

    There is no authority in the Constitution for the existance of the EPA. Amendment X reserves that power to the States respectively, or to the people. (Teddy Roosevelt started this sort of nonsense when he established the “National Park Service.”)

  • big papa

    You can thank G.H.W. Bush for signing on to United Nations 21 in 1992. That was the time we were pushing for term limits and the political types said bthat would be a bad idea because the Gov. workers would be in charge look where that Bull got us.