If Congress Won’t Pass It, Use Executive Power

Townhall.com has posted an article about some of the legislative goals that have failed in Congress that President Obama will attempt to enact through other means.  Two of these items are the implementation of Cap and Trade through the Environmental Protection Agency and the implementation of ‘card check’ through the National Labor Relations Board.

The article reports:

“The EPA is currently soliciting public comments for its plan to use the Clean Air Act of 1970 to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. The Clean Air Act, as the name indicates, is designed to fight against pollution — unhealthy chemicals that are belched into the air by smokestacks. It was passed to fight sulfur dioxide, particulates, nitrous oxides and other chemicals that cause human diseases. To use it to fight carbon dioxide — which we all breathe without ill effects — because of concerns about global warming is a perversion of the law.”

Does this mean the EPA is going to control how fast we breathe?

On card check, the article reports:

“Meanwhile, Craig Becker, the former chief counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — now the head of the NLRB — has secured a 3-2 party line majority to repeal the Dana decision, which mandates secret ballots in unionization elections. The NLRB will rule that if a majority of workers check off that they want a union on cards, then the union will automatically be approved without a secret ballot vote of the entire workforce.”

Both of these moves are going to have a very negative impact on our economy.  I wonder if Congress has the power to undo these decrees.  Hopefully, the new Congress seated in January will be able to undo the damage that would be done by putting these two ideas into effect.

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