Friday, January 21, 2011

The GOP House Throws Another Bone to the Tea Party and to its Campaign Contributors

The GOP House recently passed a repeal of the healthcare reform bill and now it is shifting attention to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It passed the Free Industry Act which is an attempt to limit the EPA's authority to regulate the emission of greenhouse gases. They argue that the Clean Air Act that the EPA has used to regulate greenhouse gas emissions does not give it authority to regulate greenhouse gases because they are not pollutants.

Neither of these bills will get through the Senate and become law but the GOP House wants to build its campaign coffers with contributions from energy companies with this bill and with insurers and other healthcare providers with the healthcare repeal bill. These bills also keep the Tea Party side of its base happy. They hate healthcare reform and the they are climate change deniers.

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