@The Evil Twin
said it very well. I hate being political but the Left believe in a bigger government and when Obama began appointing directors that the far left lean we saw it happen. The Right isn't always perfect but the difference is government needs to serve the people not rule them.
Several years ago the EPA director Lisa Jackson, she gave a speech over how the "mission" of the EPA is "to induce social change", "We need to also make clear that environmentalism goes hand-in-hand with traditional civil rights and social justice issues in our community."
Lisa Jackson spoke at the 2009 Power Shift Rally38 and was introduced as “one of us” and a “scientist bringing back science to the EPA”. She paid homage to the Power Shift movement, saying that she was excited by its impact in bringing about social change: “African Americans and women got the vote because of a power shift. We have the first African American head of the EPA and the first African American President; we have changed the face of environmentalism. We have a $10.5 billion budget, the largest in EPA history, that's a power shift, EPA is back on the job. (cheers, yelling). Science has been resurrected and will guide our actions.”
H&S and KEM got hammered.
EPA estimates that the illegal devices sold by Edge will result in 158 tons of excess PM emissions, or the equivalent to the emissions from 422 new long-haul semi trucks operating for a period of 29 years.
It is also reported the EPA fined H&S, a manufacturer of both programmers and D P F-deeleet exhaust kits and related products, $96M for violating the federal Clean Air Act.
Sources say other manufacturers, retailers and installers are facing, or likely to face, similar legal action by the EPA. (Link to EPA Criminal Reports.)
I said this YEARS ago and I got laughed at, and got flamed. People have ZERO idea of the power the federal government can wield.
The EPA can use the DOJ to go after companies criminally if there is an adjoining criminal statue w/ the administrative statue.
Just a few years ago, under obama, the CDC filed their federal register to have "authority" to be able to have warrantless arrest/detention and contain people if on the basic of suspicion of being infectious. They recently detained a whole plane of people over the flu.
The FDA and USADA spent millions going after Lance Armstrong and fined him $5 million. They spent several hundred million in the prosecutions of Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire.
The upper most management, w/ but a few folks in their working groups decide the fate of the whole country when new guidelines and policies are written. I've worked in some shape or form as a gov employee for almost 20 years and political swings do affect the ave citizen. As long as the Left has certain mindsets about climate change, ANY person they appoint, in any position will base their policies around their political leanings. I've worked w/ it time and again.
I hate to be political but if any one on a diesel forum votes Left, then they shouldn't be surprised when their diesels are finally confiscated and they are "encouraged" to drive electrics. And BTW, if you hear "too crazy to be true" conspiracies about privacy invasions, you may want to exercise on the side of caution.
Tin foil hat rant over..