Debate: Romney slams Obama use of EPA to bypass Congress

During Wednesday night’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney, Obama accused Romney and the GOP of destructive attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency rules and regulations. Obama stated that curtailing these regulations would “gut crucial public health protections.” In reply, Romney pointed out how Obama uses the EPA to bypass both houses of the U.S. Congress.

Obama also accused Romney of opposing EPA regulations that provide Americans with clean air and clean water. But Romney claims he opposes the Obama/EPA green agenda and its negative impact on American taxpayers and its policy of “outsourcing” U.S. funds to foreign governments’ green programs. Romney lamented the fact that the Obama agenda is implemented by fiat rather than being passed by both houses of the U.S. Congress.

“People in the coal industry feel like they are being crushed by your policies,” Romney said to Obama. Romney also criticized what’s become known as “crony capitalism” by which the Obama administration picks winners and losers in their pursuit of government funding and contracts.

There are some who believe an investigation — perhaps a criminal investigation — may be in order since much of this financial activity is done without Congressional oversight and without examination of the people involved in these transactions, said former white-collar crime investigator George Lestieri, now a corporate security consultant.

“This is a lot of money switching hands and no one even bothered to vet these recipients,” said Lestieri.

Read more at The Moral Liberal. By Jim Khouri.

Photo credit: Cain and Todd Benson (Creative Commons)


  1. Gov Romney Get rid of EPA Regs, coal and oil.. Let Civilians do what is needed to be done???????? Everyone must vote right ..????????????

  2. The EPA NEEDS congressional oversight, because Obama is using the EPA to implement a U.N. takeover.

  3. Carlin Horger says:

    The EPA us ruining the state of California. We seem to be the incubator for all the insane enviornmental edicts. One of their best was MTBE, an additive to gasoline, which turned out to be one of the worst contaniments ever. Our economy is completely ruined. The land grabs because of "endangered species" is criminal. Taking out dams, some of which generate power, because they supposedly endanger fish. Some of these dams help with flood control. I could go on and on with examples of what they are doing and what is in their future plans. We the people have been complacent too long. I have contacted my elected officials with my concerns, imagine my surprisen when they thanked me for my comments but felt that they knew best what was best for the state and basically telling me to get over it,

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