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The state of North Dakota currently boasts of a current rate of 3.2% unemployment. ( as of July 2011) It is adding billions of dollars to the states “Legacy Fund” which can not be touched until the year 2017, when the accrued interest will be made available to spend unlike the irresponsible states that spend the money years before it is accrued, mainly through budgetary gimmickry.
They are looking to hire an additional 18,000 people for jobs today.
North Dakota is investing in an infrastructure overhaul to repair, replace and upgrade schools and roadways to the tune of a whopping $1.2 billion dollars. Public schools will also receive $340 million dollars in the next two years, while the state will also pump up the disaster relief fund and lower property taxes.
Welcome to North Dakota, the boom-town of the new millennium.
Are the massive infrastructure spending projects, the improvements to the schools, and the state’s future financial security being paid for by taxing the successful businessman and entrepreneurs, as President Obama and the Liberal Democrats are demanding today? Not in North Dakota they aren’t. Is this massive increase in State revenues that is leading to prosperity and jobs for all the citizens of North Dakota due to big government meddling and the oppressive regulations coming from the unelected radical appointees of the EPA? Not even close. As a matter of fact, the current resurgence in increased state revenues that are benefiting all of North Dakota’s citizens are happening despite the overbearing regulations being imposed on America by the EPA. The wonderful increase in North Dakota’s economy and state revenues is in fact, due to one thing and only one thing: Oil production.
If the EPA is allowed to continue unchecked by the United States Congress in passing laws posing as new regulations such as they did with the cross-state pollution farce, North Dakota’s booming economy could come to a screeching halt in no time flat. The thousands of jobs, the new schools and roadways, the billions of dollars being put into the Legacy Fund, and the increased prosperity of North Dakota could disappear at the snap of a finger! It could disappear under the weight of the EPA and environmental terrorists posing as lawmakers, through their current attempts to stop the process of what is known as fracking, which is when they use hydraulic fracturing techniques to extract shale oil. This is what happens when radical political appointees are permitted to create laws that have not been approved by the only legislative branch of the U.S. Government, the U.S. Congress.
We the people need to apply extreme pressure to our elected officials in Congress, and demand the EPA be reigned in from passing unconstitutional laws onto the people through fiat, or under the guise of “new rules and regulations.” The time is now to stop the EPA before the wonderful prosperity we see in North Dakota today disappears under a cloud of EPA-regulated dust.
President Obama, in his 2011 State of the Union speech, said, “This is our generation’s Sputnik moment.” Substituting the word “apparatchik” – government by party leaders, bureaucrats and the well-connected – for “Sputnik” would have been much closer to the truth.
Obama’s green jobs agenda spends billions of taxpayer dollars to destroy existing jobs and replace them with jobs in politically-favored businesses. It’s crony capitalism that is building a political power structure based on false claims about clean green jobs. If Spain’s experience with solar farms is any guide, subsidizing renewable energy in the U.S. may destroy two jobs for every one created.
The late Professor Frederick Seitz, president of Rockefeller University, president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the National Medal of Science, said, “The United States is very close to adopting an international agreement that would ration the use of energy and of technologies that depend upon coal, oil, and natural gas and some other organic compounds. … This treaty is, in our opinion, based upon flawed ideas. Research data on climate change do not show that human use of hydrocarbons is harmful.” The international agreement to which he referred was the Kyoto Protocol. Global warming alarmists have resorted to fixing data, hiding data, and other things to keep people from learning the truth. The climate is cooling, and it’s been cooling since 1998. Eventually, the truth will prevail, but in the meantime, President Obama continues to retard progress to develop current energy sources. Under orders from Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving ahead with regulations to reduce CO2 emissions.
To say that the U.S. is rich in energy resources is an understatement. The U.S. has been blessed with enough resources to meet our energy needs and to export our surpluses, but they have not developed. Instead, liberals would rather see our economy go down the tubes than develop what they consider “dirty energy.” The U.S. has 22,450,000,000 barrels of proven oil reserves, and 250 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves. The U.S. has more energy in natural gas than the entire Middle East has in oil. There no reason for the United States to import oil and gas from other nations.
Green energy alternatives may satisfy our energy needs some day, but today green energy is little more than a way for President Obama to dole out federal dollars to his favorites at the expense of coal, oil, and natural gas producers. Today’s science and technology do not exist in green energy areas to meet even a small part of our current energy needs.
Said Jerry Bower in his Forbes blog, “What is the difference between crony capitalism and socialism? Not much.”
But that’s just my opinion.