Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who claims he is no longer is apart of the Republican Party establishment in the age of Donald Trump, is demonstrating his new “renegade” status by pushing for carbon taxes to cripple the U.S. economy.
“In some respects, (by speaking with newer conservatives), I’ll be able to make inroads with some of the young people coming along,” he told the Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, claiming that he was reaching young people by preaching about the evils of global warming.
“I’m not willing to sit by if there are major sectors that are losers … and watch people and communities suffer because of that change,” he added.
Romney outlined his support for cap-and-trade policies during his speech. He wants to place a fee for each ton of carbon dioxide emissions that businesses release into the atmosphere. He believes some of the tax money could go to provide federal welfare to coal workers who are put out of jobs under his proposal.
Meanwhile, President Trump is bringing the industry back by shredding regulations that prevent coal mines from providing jobs to rural, poverty-stricken Appalachian states. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed his predecessor’s rules last month that were holding back the coal industry, allowing states to set their own emissions standards regarding power plants.
“We are gathered here today because the American public elected a president with a better approach,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in July. “One of the President’s first acts in office was to issue an executive order to promote energy independence. In it, he instructed EPA to rescind, replace or revise the Clean Power Plan.”
Wheeler announced the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) to restore federalism and remove centralized control by ending the dubiously titled Clean Power Plan. These regulations were crippling the coal industry, which was a stated goal made by Obama before he was elected President.
“The Affordable Clean Energy rule — ACE — gives states the regulatory certainty they need to continue to reduce emissions and provide affordable and reliable energy for all Americans,” Wheeler said.
“Unlike the CPP, the ACE rule adheres to the four corners of the Clean Air Act. EPA sets the best system of emission reductions and then states set the standards of performance,” he added.
The newly anti-establishment Romney wants to return America to the policies of the Obama administration. Romney appears to be a “renegade” in the same sense that deceased former Sen. John McCain was a “maverick.” He is willing support the globalist status quo, even when it is remarkably unpopular among his constituents to do so.
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Dairy Farmers Dump Thousands of Gallons of Milk Down the Drain as Economy Halts Due to Coronavirus
The economic disaster is beginning.
Dairy farmers are being forced to dump thousands of gallons of milk down the drain due to the economic slowdown resulting from coronavirus fears.
The dairy industries of the United States and Canada are suffering mightily because of the coronavirus panic. Even as individuals are desperate to buy essential goods and stock up for a crisis, there is far too much supply for the moribund consumer markets.
John Walker of Walker Dairy Inc. in Ontario said that he has been jettisoning his milk supply since last week due to the economic crunch.
“There is just nowhere for it to go,” Walker said to CTV News London on Sunday. “Schools, restaurants, and even Tim Hortons’ amount of cream is down. Those are all things that have slowed down demand for our product right now.”
“The dramatic changes in demand and the related challenges being felt throughout the supply chain have resulted in the need for the disposal of some raw milk, which is extremely unfortunate and difficult,” the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) said in a statement released last week.
Nikki Boxler, who owns and operates the Boxler Dairy in Varysburg, New York, says that her small, family-owned dairy farm is in shambles.
“Watching your hard work literally go down the drain is heart-wrenching. The wasted product represents our livelihood and the massive amount of hard work that takes place year-round to produce it,” she said Sunday in a Facebook post.
Boxler believes that the dairy industry is suffering due to milk’s perishable nature. This is causing the industry to be “hit harder and earlier than other agricultural commodities” by her estimation.
One Wisconsin farmer was forced to dispose of an incredible 56,000 pounds of milk, citing restaurant closures as being particularly devastating to his farm.
“It’s really depressing,” said Mark Mueller, owner of Mueller Dairy Farm. “It’s like all your hard work just running down the drain.”
Wisconsin dairy farmers are asking for a bailout from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in order to stay afloat. They hope to receive the assistance through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or CARES Act until normalcy can be returned, if that is even possible at this point.
While alarmists like Dr. Fauci call for an open-ended shutdown of society to fight coronavirus, millions of lives are being destroyed due to the economic damage caused by the government overreach. The dairy industry is the canary in the coalmine, and the rest of the market is likely to follow.
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