Hideous! The Obama Administration proposes empowering the aggressively anti-business EPA: "America’s unemployment problem isn’t getting any better. The Labor Department announced Thursday that jobless claims remained essentially unchanged, meaning 9.1 percent are without work. President Obama’s response to the situation has been a call for more government intervention, so soon the only places hiring will be federal and state agencies.
A peek at how bad things might get can be found in court papers filed earlier this month by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency is defending sweeping greenhouse-gas emissions rules that if fully implemented would require 10,000 new state-level employees to process permits. At the federal level, it would take 230,000new officials & a $21 billion budget expansion - quite a boost for an outfit that currently has 17,417 bureaucrats & $10.3 billion to spend. EPA admits it would be 'absurd or impossible to administer' the rules all at once, but 'that does not mean that the agency is not moving toward the statutory thresholds.'"
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In the photo: Lisa Jackson, EPA czarina