How would you like it if a group of unelected officials who had been given ridiculous amounts of power by a lying, cheating administration came after you and your business? Probably not too much, right?
Well, that’s how Joe Mitcham of Louisiana feels right now. His peach orchard business, which has been run by his family since 1946, is under attack from that wonderful group of folks known as the Environmental Protection Agency. “Protection,” my butt. We all know that their number one goal is to make life miserable for the people who don’t like President Obama’s politics.
Mitcham says that the EPA is going to make him close up the largest peach orchard in the state. In its infinite wisdom, the EPA has decided that the chemical used to treat diseased peach trees threatens the ozone layer. Most of Mitcham’s trees won’t survive without this chemical. Already, the ban has forced him to cut his staff from 60 to 20, which means 40 more people are out of work. Thanks, Barack.
Of course, Mitcham is not alone. Other peach orchard owners across the South are also affected by this ban. The Competitive Enterprise Institute says the ban is costing southern states up to $1.5 billion. The American Farm Bureau Federation is also chiming in, telling Congress that banning this chemical will hurt crop production in the U.S.
It shouldn’t be long until peaches are much more difficult to find. And when we do find them, they’ll be priced much higher. And all because of a government that sticks its nose where it doesn’t belong over and over again. I’d like to see every member of the EPA take a one-way trip to the ozone layer.
How do you feel about this latest overreach by a government that gets farther out of control every day? Please let me hear from you about this important topic.