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Old 01-28-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I'm not usually a fan of much that Oklahoma does. But this time they are fighting the bloated Federal Government and the power hungry EPA. The EPA has become a monster. Like almost every government program, the intent was good but it's power has become virtually boundless and their abuses are ubiquitous. This is a wonderful move by Oklahoma.

Oklahoma will consider legislation to nullify EPA rule-making powers | Tenth Amendment Center Blog
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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Yes wasting taxpayer money on meaningless laws that wont survive being preempted by federal laws is ALWAYS such a good idea.

This is stupidity at its finest.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:42 PM
 
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Yes wasting taxpayer money on meaningless laws that wont survive being preempted by federal laws is ALWAYS such a good idea.

This is stupidity at its finest.
No its a step in the right direction, that will encourage other states to do the same, but we dont expect you to acknowledge that as you have probably never disagreed with anything your federal master demanded of you.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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Yes wasting taxpayer money on meaningless laws that wont survive being preempted by federal laws is ALWAYS such a good idea.

This is stupidity at its finest.
I'm sure you feel exactly the same way about the medical marijuana and marijuana decriminalization laws that exist in so many states.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Yes wasting taxpayer money on meaningless laws that wont survive being preempted by federal laws is ALWAYS such a good idea.

This is stupidity at its finest.
Did you read the link? They are NOT preempting federal laws. Try again.

This bill will render void all rules imposed by the EPA and not passed by Congress.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:47 PM
 
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I'm sure you feel exactly the same way about the medical marijuana and marijuana decriminalization laws that exist in so many states.
LOL. In a lot of ways yes. ITS STILL ILLEGAL. I think its great that states are changing their STATE laws-and arent enforcing the federal laws. But guess what? anytime the fed wants they can enforce federal laws.

And trying to nullify federal regulations this way is a WASTE of taxpayer time and money. The EPA keeps us from looking like China.

Yes they have some dumb regulations-the way to deal with those is to change THEM. Not try some end run around challenging federal authority to regulate EPA laws. Oklahomas going to lose-thus it wastes money.

But hey-who cares about government waste right?
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, and maybe other states will follow along. Who would have ever picked Oklahoma to lead the states toward freedom?
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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Did you read the link? They are NOT preempting federal laws. Try again.

This bill will render void all rules imposed by the EPA and not passed by Congress.
Yes im sure its a great idea to make every single rule by every single federal agency to be passed by congress.

Sigh. Congress passed laws making these rules have force.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: CO
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While this is a bold move and forces conversation, there's the issue of federal funding.
Oklahoma is currently 17th on the list and it ain't exactly chump change.
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