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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:20 AM
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"There are reasons to be proud in many Administration actions that will improve health..."
That statement was found in a Daily Kos diary titled: President Obama spits on his own record, on the law, and on his base ...

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As to theObama Administration record, the President wrote:

Over the last two and half years, my administration, under the leadership of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, has taken some of the strongest actions since the enactment of the Clean Air Act four decades ago to protect our environment and the health of our families from air pollution. From reducing mercury and other toxic air pollution from outdated power plants to doubling the fuel efficiency of our cars and trucks, the historic steps we've taken will save tens of thousands of lives each year, remove over a billion tons of pollution from our air, and produce hundreds of billions of dollars in benefits for the American people.

Yes, there have been tremendous successes to point to after the disastrous eight years of the Cheney-Bush anything-goes era. There are reasons to be proud in many Administration actions that will improve health, reduce reliance on dangerous fossil fuels, improve our balance of payments, and improve American competitiveness.

Moving forward with too-long delayed Ozone regulation would build on this and help set the stage for a healthier, more secure, more competitive and more prosperous nation.

Instead, there seems to be a focus on the 'costs' of executing clean-up activities rather than the benefits that accrue to all of us (and all the U.S.) through holding polluters accountable for the damages they foist (those pesky 'externalities') on all of us. (And, an ignoring of the fact that these regulations would lead to increased economic activity and increased employment, helping drive deployment of capital that is currently 'sitting on the sidelines'.)

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What are those achievements:

As the diarist stated: "Moving forward with too-long delayed Ozone regulation would build on this and help set the stage for a healthier, more secure, more competitive and more prosperous nation."

Read the rest of the diary, which includes statements, scathing criticisms, from environmentalists.








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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:30 AM
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1. All of whuch are job killers. n/t
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:58 AM
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2. "All of whuch are job killers. "
What does that mean?
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John Agar Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:28 AM
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3. My sensors detect irony in post number 1.
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 10:41 AM by John Agar
Also a typo.

"U" is the letter to the immediate left of "I" on my keyboard.

Mystery solved?
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JNinWB Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:17 PM
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4. Posters who wish to make ironic statements should (at least) learn how to use spell check.
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John Agar Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:21 PM
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5. Unless you agree with them? nt.
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