On Tuesday morning President Barack Obama announced new rules that mandate 35.5 miles per gallon CAFE standards for automobiles by 2016. This is a significant acceleration of the mileage mandate schedule of the 2007 Energy Bill. Almost identical regulations already in existence in California are successfully helping to destroy California’s economy.
It is not often that I agree with a California Democrat on anything other than perhaps where to find the best food and lodging. However, I presently appreciate the strong stand CIA Director Leon Panetta is taking against Nancy Pelosi and her slanderous remarks directed against our CIA.
Panetta came out strongly in support of the CIA on Friday and again on Monday. He asserted, “We did not mislead Congress!”
Reverend John Jenkins, President of the University of Notre Dame, attempted to place the most charitable construction on President Obama and all that he has done. Father Jenkins went to great lengths to praise Obama’s Socialist agenda as he introduced Obama as the honored person who would deliver the commencement address.
The British have much to be concerned with when it comes to President Barack Obama.
Britain has been our closest and most dependable military ally since World War II. They have provided us with invaluable intelligence and significant military support. Britain has made a major difference.
Dick Cheney has courage. He and President George W. Bush had the courage to defend us against terrorists in spite of significant opposition from the Left.
Most Republicans have historically lacked courage and have compromised with the Left. That has been our greatest problem.
In an apparent attempt to gather ever more power and tax revenues, the Obama Administration’s Federal Drug Administration released an opening shot in the Cereal Contingency Operations. Cheerios, the leading cereal in the United States for almost seven decades, was the first target.
In the most audacious tax scam in history, Obama and the Far Left are proceeding to tax the air. Massive taxes will be placed on those producing and commercially using fossil fuels, the burning of which releases carbon dioxide. These taxes will be passed on to each of us.
On Monday the price of mailing a one-ounce First Class letter using the United States Postal Service increased to 44 cents. This represents a fifteen-fold (1,100%) increase over the past 51 years. First Class postage increased from 3 to 4 cents on August 1, 1958. In spite of yearly postage hikes since 2006, the Post Office was losing $1 billion or more per quarter in 2008.