EPA Scandal

President Obama’s scandals keep popping up and now that some News agencies are finally doing their job; as I expected the second of the twin terrors (the IRS being the first, the EPA being the second) has just erupted into a scandal as well. We have watched how the administration has refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for voters intimidation (caught on video tape), failed our Libyan ambassador at Benghazi, spied on our free press, let’s not forget the Fast & the Furious, and targeted groups using the IRS for political purposes and now we find out they did the same targeting people with the EPA.

The EPA has been giving preferred treatment to environmental and other pro liberal groups while purposely scrutinizing and attacking conservative and watchdog groups.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Public records produced by EPA in response to a CEI Freedom of Information Act illustrate a pattern of bias against limited-government groups, conservative groups, and those who argue for complete openness from the EPA and access to the EPA’s records. The Examiner found the EPA waved fees for green groups 92% of the time yes conservative groups waivers were denied 93% of the time. What would you think if the EPA waivered 92% of white people but made 93% of minorities pay or vise-verse?

This shows pure prejudice against conservative groups and how immoral not only the IRS but also the EPA has become. This is as anti-American as you can get. The CEI stated, “This demonstrates a clear pattern of favoritism for allied groups and a concerted campaign to make life more difficult for those deemed unfriendly. The left hand of big government reaches out to its far-left hand at every turn. Argue against more of the same, however, and prepare to be treated as if you have fewer rights.” A CEI senior fellow Chris Horner stated, “Their practice is to take care of their friends and impose ridiculous obstacles to deny problematic parties’ requests for information,” Does this sound like the EPA is taking an UN-bias approach or a politically motivated one?

This get worse, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the most progressive and law breaking EPA chief in history conveniently announced her resignation in late December. She was caught, breaking federal law, by using an alias "Richard Windsor" and a fraudulent e-mail account to conspire in the establishment media and friendly policymakers in shady deal in an effort to promote Jackson and the administration’s illegal and unconstitutional policies without being uncovered. The address was created specifically to avoid federal record-keeping and disclosure requirements. This would still be going on if CEI’s Christopher Horner, an attorney hadn’t brought it to the light. The EPA was created by “executive order” of Richard Nixon (a Republican) which also was unconstitutional because it didn’t go through congress. Unsurprisingly, the EPA has been redacting (blacking out) massive segments of the documents (to cover up its illegal acts) it was forced to release under court order, but refuses to comply with the court order of many more documents. Why would the EPA need to redact anything, they don’t deal with classified anything. This is pure cover-up to protect their butts. It doesn’t matter if you are a conservative or a liberal, this type of illegal activity cannot be tolerated anywhere in the government.

Lawmakers are launching an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency for discriminating against conservative groups to obtain government records but making it easy for environmental groups. The letter was sent by Republican Senators David Vitter (R-LA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) along with Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) to Acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe. The question to ask is sense we know this illegal act happened, why isn’t there one Democratic Senator on this letter? It may be conservatives targeted this time but it may be liberals next time.

Mr. Brandon Darby, points out conservative groups targeted by the IRS for special scrutiny in its 501(c)(4) application suddenly started getting attention from the EPA too; does this sound like a connection and willfully done? Catherine Engelbrecht and the King Street Patriots Tea Party formed True the Vote, a nonprofit which focuses on election integrity. Once True the Vote applied to the IRS for their 501(c3) non-profit status, immediately their problems began. Multiple federal agencies, along with an EPA-affiliated began auditing True the Vote and its founders, something that is never done except in extreme cases. The EPA visited their group, their businesses, and asking questions of people who knew them. As I said at the beginning about the twin terrors, you can see them at work here in unison. Ultimately, the IRS determined that it actually owed a refund to Engelbrecht; the BATF found nothing wrong in any of its repeated visits and audits; OSHA’s fine-toothed comb found reason to demand $25,000 from Engelbrecht’s family business; and TCEQ demanded the Engelbrechts spend $42,000 on additional storage sheds. They are thugs pushing a political agenda and if you go against it they come after you. Remember when I asked “Why isn’t there one Democratic Senator on this letter?” In this case in Texas, the Democratic Party of Texas did sign a letters; a letter to filed a lawsuit against her, as did an ACORN affiliated groups because she wanted only “American Citizens” to be able to vote in elections; go figure.

This is why you need a small government not a big one, so they will stay out of your business and stick to keeping our nation safe. We are loosing our rights daily and if we do not change the direction this nation has been pointed by both Democrats and Republicans, our freedom will be the next to go.  

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