Thursday, February 6, 2014

Please Dear President

From Barack Obama's Super Bowl Sunday interview with Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly.
OBAMA: You know, the truth of the matter is when you look at some of my policies, in a lot of ways Richard Nixon was more liberal than I was. [He] started the E.P.A, you know, started a whole lot of the regulatory state that has helped make our air and water clean.

O'REILLY: That's interesting, Nixon. That's interesting. Well, I thought you were going to say F.D.R.
Let's see how that actually breaks down.

Number of EPA employees:
Nixon: 8,358 (1972)
Obama: 17,106 (2012)

Regulatory Scope:
Nixon: Control the release of noxious gases (Nitrous and sulfurous oxides, and smog).
Obama: Control the release of gases essential to life (Carbon dioxide).
Early in your years in office you may have been able to get away with your double talk Dear President. But people are on to you now. Just stop.

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