The Supremes have been busy this month....seconding Emperor Obama's Health care mandate, and declaring free speech on license plates not free after all. They still have to rule on gay marriage.
But the biggest ruling that's going to affect your pocketbook is the one being fought between the EPA and the coal industry. Barry has said coal has to go. Never mind that it still provides 67 percent of our energy needs...it's nasty and he doesn't mind us paying 300% higher electric bills. Should the Supreme Court decide that the EPA's dictatorship over the nation's power source is valid, no one has been able to gauge the impact on consumer electric rates nor how big a hit our economy takes as factories are forced to pay triple digit increases for their power. It will certainly generate inflation as those costs are passed on to the consumer, and it's not going to do a lot to help American companies compete in the world market.
But, sadly, that's not even the worst news. The EPA, already anticipating victory in the courts, have set their sights on the American beef industry. How many of you know that cattle methane creates more pollution than all the coal plants combined?
Well EPA has an answer for that as well. They have been working with world environmental officials at the United Nations to halve beef production in the next ten years. The United Nations has already declared the United States as a "major polluter" due to our substantial cattle production. They have already declared that Americans must find alternatives to beef in their diet. The chief "poobah" at the UN says Americans need to be consuming more grains and meat should be less than ten percent of our diet if the world is to be saved.
(Of course, Congress, The Supreme Court, the leadership of the UN and the President will be exempt from these mandates. Barry's got to have his hamburgs and Filet Mignon is still on the menu at the White House)