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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pattern of Corruption? EPA targets Conservative Groups

I'm trying to keep all of the scandals straight. And just when you thought that the outrageous conduct by the Obama Administration had all passed, there's another one. Under President Obama's Green Environmental Protection Agency, Conservative groups are treated differently than groups that are pro-Obama. Yes, it's shocking...since his Internal Revenue Service has been doing the same thing for at least the past three years.
(Washington Examiner) Conservative groups seeking information from the Environmental Protection Agency have been routinely hindered by fees normally waived for media and watchdog groups, while fees for more than 90 percent of requests from green groups were waived, according to requests reviewed by the Conservative Enterprise Institute (CEI). CEI reviewed Freedom of Information Act requests sent between January 2012 and this spring from several environmental groups friendly to the EPA’s mission, and several conservative groups, to see how equally the agency applies its fee waiver policy for media and watchdog groups. Government agencies are supposed to waive fees for groups disseminating information for public benefit.
This president's administration has been working diligently to try and fundamentally transform America by following the tone set by the Chief Executive (and Nobel Laureate). 
For 92 percent of requests from green groups, the EPA cooperated by waiving fees for the information. Those requests came from the Natural Resources Defense Council, EarthJustice, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, The Waterkeeper Alliance, Greenpeace, Southern Environmental Law Center and the Center for Biological Diversity.
CEI, on the other hand, had its requests denied 93 percent of the time. One request was denied because CEI failed to express its intent to disseminate the information to the general public. The rest were denied because the agency said CEI “failed to demonstrate that the release of the information requested significantly increases the public understanding of government operations or activities.” 

Similarly, requests from conservative groups Judicial Watch and National Center for Public Policy Research were approved half the time, and all requests from Franklin Center and the Institute for Energy Research were denied. “Their practice is to take care of their friends and impose ridiculous obstacles to deny problematic parties’ requests for information,” said Horner.

Definition of 'totalitarian regime'. "Form of government that subordinates all aspects of its citizens' lives to the authority of the state, with a single charismatic leader as the ultimate authority."

I realize that many in the Obama Administration feel that "my way or the highway" constitutes liberty and justice for all, and were we in the Third World -- it would wash. Today under this regime in America, it's clearly "Liberty and Justice for my Friends and Contributors".

10 comments:

  1. There is a clear message here. The government hates those that the Obama Administration does not agree with.

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    1. It's clear that the concept of "Liberty and Justice for All" is simply part of history at this point. It's not just the IRS. The whole ball of string is starting to unravel.

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  2. Congress is not doing its job!

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    1. Congress rarely acts in any way that's not political and at the end of the day, Congress is a good old boy's club. I do understand that once you light a fire under some committees in the House that they begin to move.

      There are notable exceptions in Congress but most politicians are lazy.

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  3. The Next Scandal:
    The senior Republican on the Senate health committee, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, said the fund-raising “may be illegal.”
    Administration officials said private donations were needed because Congress had provided much less money than Mr. Obama requested to publicize the new law and get people enrolled in health plans subsidized by the government.
    Health care executives said they were reluctant to make big contributions for several reasons, including the fact that insurers are required to pay more than $100 billion in new taxes over the next 10 years to help defray the cost of expanded coverage. Drug companies must pay new fees totaling $34 billion over the same period.
    An insurance executive said that some insurers had been asked for $1 million donations, and that “bigger companies have been asked for a lot more.”

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    1. From an Obama point of view: How is a $1 million donation a scandal? It's money he needs to radically transform America...

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  4. Oh, yea, The Indonesian Step Child does look at things in America a different way.

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    1. His image of self tends to shift with the tide.

      *Muslim foreign exchange student.
      *Hawaiian
      *Kenyan
      *Indonesian
      *1/2 black man (never 1/2 white man)

      --and so forth. He's the first Post-American President.

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  5. You mean American's post President.
    Section 3 of the 14th Amendment:
    Giving Aid and comfort to the enemy, his second Oath (2013) as President, is illegal!

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    1. It depends on who HIS enemies are and how the word "enemy" is defined in this twisted regime. It would seem that the new enemies are "patriots". They're defined by their actions: pro-Bill of Rights, anti-homosexual marriage, anti-abortion, etc.

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