Another flagrant waste of our money

Run by unelected officials whose only purpose in life seems to be to make life miserable for us hard-working, taxpaying Americans, the Environmental Protection Agency is at it again.

Apparently it isn’t enough for them to create ridiculous, unrealistic regulations that are destroying the coal industry, taking away jobs and ruining entire communities. Now they are spending huge amounts of money on an upcoming conference. And guess who has to pay for it. That’s right – us.

As reported by the Washington Beacon, the EPA will spend between $1 million and $1.6 million of taxpayer dollars on hotel accommodations for their “Environmental Justice” conference this fall. They will need 195 rooms for 24 days for this fiasco.

How does the EPA describe “environmental justice?” Like this – “fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”

Excuse me for just a moment because I’m trying to figure out whether I should be laughing or crying. Fair treatment? Seriously? The EPA is just as bad as the IRS when it comes to mistreating conservatives and giving liberals a break. They wouldn’t know “fair” if it came up and bit them in the butt.

The Internal Revenue Service has been caught in lie after lie regarding its recent scandal involving targeting conservatives for extra scrutiny when it comes to applying for tax exempt status. Republicans are working hard to get to the bottom of that travesty, and it looks like now they’re also going after the EPA.

Just this past week, Representative Darrell Issa of California told EPA administrator Gina McCarthy that it was his intention to hold the EPA in contempt for withholding subpoenaed documents regarding employee misconduct and a pattern of obstruction by the House Oversight Committee. Good for him!

The EPA is claiming that missing emails and a crashed hard drive are what is keeping them from complying with the subpoena. Gee, I wonder where they got the idea for that particular defense. That comes right out of the IRS’ playbook.

Of these two government agencies – the EPA and the IRS – which do you think is the biggest culprit in terms of targeting conservatives, wasting our money and general incompetence?


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