Barack Obama announced three new cabinet nominees this week, and each of them is seeking to aid in the president's goal of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
Gina McCarthy is on tap to run the EPA, and she's fully prepared to continue pushing the president's global warming agenda. McCarthy, currently head of the EPA's air and radiation division, has been behind the agency's draconian carbon emissions policies, which are responsible for bringing the coal industry to its knees. Her fingerprints are on the moratorium on new coal-fired power plants and forcing the shutdown of older plants. When McCarthy rises to the top spot, she will likely go in for the kill, forcing utilities to continue shutting down coal plants in turn for receiving so-called credits that could be sold to other coal plant operators so they can stay in business a little longer. All this amounts to an end run around Congress to install the "cap and tax" plan that died during Obama's first term.
The war on the energy industry will continue on a second front with Obama's nominee for energy secretary, MIT physicist Ernest Moniz. Moniz participated in writing a 2010 report for the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, calling for $16 billion in annual taxpayer funding for renewable energy. It was this mentality that gave us Solyndra and other untested, unreliable and unsatisfactory renewable boondoggles during Obama's first term. Moniz is also a proponent of "energy demand management," a euphemism for the government's arbitrarily setting energy rates to drive customers toward particular energy suppliers and away from "undesirable" sources. And although Moniz has demonstrated support for natural gas in the past, he has recently come around to the radical environmental view on the evils of fracking. Those fears are largely unfounded, of course, but that won't stop the new energy secretary from standing in the way of smart energy policy.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the president's nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, is currently the deputy at OMB. Burwell served in the Treasury Department and the White House budget office during the Clinton administration. She also has experience running philanthropic efforts for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. This hefty resumé may not mean much in the long run though. We're not sure why Obama has need of a budget director when he has no budget to direct.
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