Thursday, August 16, 2012

Putting Your Name on the Line

The Heartland Institute wants you to sign the Citizen’s Petition to Rein in the Environmental Protection Agency:

The Citizen’s Petition to Rein in the Environmental Protection Agency calls out EPA’s unscientific and destructive campaign to frighten people over the threat of man-made global warming and demands “deep cuts in the size, power, and cost of the EPA.”
So far, nearly 5,000 people have signed it and returned copies of the petition to us. When we reach 10,000 signatures, we plan to hold an event in Washington DC and formally submit the petition to members of Congress.

You can help! Please sign the petition, and urge your friends, relatives, and coworkers to sign it, too. You can sign it online here, or print out copies and fax signed copies to 312/377-5000, or mail them to us at The Heartland Institute, One South Wacker Drive #2740, Chicago, IL 60606.

By working together, we can rein in the Environmental Protection Agency! We can protect the environment without sacrificing jobs or our essential freedoms. Please help us by signing a petition today.

While big programs like the failed stimulus and fears of what Obamacare will bring are obvious examples of how the Obama Administration's actions are hampering the American economy, regulatory actions by agencies like the EPA have likely been an even greater drag. One of the great myths circulated by Democrats is that the Bush Administration years were an era of massive deregulation. In reality, government regulation-like spending-increased under Bush and expanded even more under Obama. While the Obama Administration defends the actions of the EPA as being needed to "restore the balance" after the Bush years, the truth is that they're been tipping the scale even more toward government control at the expense of freedom and economic growth. Reining in the EPA is the only way that true balance can begin to be restored.