Barack Obama Quotes

Special interests and their allies in Congress will claim that these guidelines will crush the economy and kill jobs. Let’s face it. That’s what they always say.

 
Context
The “guidelines” were EPA Clean Air Guidelines that among other things would phase out coal fired power plants as coal was then the dirtiest fuel being used. The objections to these guidelines were the same as those that had been made for every other air quality or energy efficiency guidline that the Obama administration issued. They were also the exact same objections to all the guidelines issued by the Clinton Administration. And the same same arguments were made to oppose the original creation of the Enviornmental Protection Administrtion (EPA) by President Nixon’s Executive order on December 2, 1970. The economy has never been “crushed” but there is no way of knowing whether or not there would have been more jobs created if the Agency had not been created.
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
  • Born: August 4, 1961
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008.