April 26, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson issued the following statement on the FreeMarketAmerica.org video “If I wanted America to fail” topping 1 million views on YouTube.com:
“The out-of-control radicalism of the Obama Administration exposed in our ‘If I wanted America to fail’ video has clearly struck a chord with the American people, rising to over 1 million views on YouTube in less than a week. And it is little wonder, when Obama-appointed EPA officials like Al Armendariz state as their goal to ‘crucify’ oil and gas producers as standard practice, making an example of them as a warning to other private companies that wish to expand American energy production.
“Now FoxNews.com’s Chris Stirewalt writes that ‘Obama’s EPA Could Be Toxic to His Re-Election Hopes.’ And that’s exactly right. Imposing one’s will on the nation via these harmful regulations without any congressional approval is extremely bad politics. Deliberately making oil, gasoline and other fuels more expensive is very bad politics. Arbitrarily deciding carbon dioxide, a gas necessary for the existence of life, is a harmful pollutant able to be regulated under the Clean Air Act so the EPA can ‘crucify’ major industry and American energy consumers is exceedingly bad politics.
“Even more importantly, whether it’s intentional or not, these policies are risking making America fail. It’s too expensive to do business here —because of these ‘green’ policies. Generally, energy is too costly —because of overt government acts. This goes beyond even Obama. These policies have been decades in the making.
“If the nation does not want to fail, the radical environmentalist agenda must be defeated politically at the ballot box and in the bureaucracy and in the halls of Congress. As the world’s leading economic superpower, we cannot afford to fail. That is why we made this video, and that is why we want every American to have an opportunity to see it — before these policies truly take hold and we really do fail as a nation.”
“If I wanted America to fail,” Video, FreeMarketAmerica.org, Americans for Limited Government, April 22, 2012 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc.
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