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Congress Should Let Funds Evaporate for ‘Clean Water Rule’
Daily Signal ^ | 8 March 2018 | Daran Bakst

Posted on 03/08/2018 8:46:59 PM PST by lowbuck

Congress now needs to use the “power of the purse” in the upcoming omnibus appropriations bill to continue its efforts to rein in agencies and reassert its lawmaking power. . . snip

By developing an overbroad definition of “waters of the United States,” the agencies have been seeking to regulate almost every water imaginable and trample on property rights.

The WOTUS Rule takes this federal overreach to a new level. For example, it would regulate certain man-made ditches and even regulate what most people would consider dry land.

Congress should expressly prohibit funding for implementation and enforcement of the WOTUS Rule.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailysignal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: administrativelaw
Well worth the few minutes to read in its entirety. The article also contains many useful links.

Why post this article? Today, the vast majority of Americans do not understand the checks-and-balances built into our government by the founders.

Using the "power of the purse" is a valid exercise of the legislative branch, but, if used by this Congress to rein in the administrative monster they created, Congress will be decried by the MSM/Democrats as "some new power grasp" by Republicans trying to thwart the will of the people.

Knowledge is power. I don’t think Civics is taught in the schools anymore so I suggest we share this bit.

1 posted on 03/08/2018 8:46:59 PM PST by lowbuck
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To: lowbuck

Here’s my take on separation of powers. If the executive branch is co-equal with Congress, then why does the president’s cabinet have the be approved by the Senate? The Senate is not required to get the president’s approval for Senate staffers.

If Congress can term-limit presidents without having to be term-limited themselves, then Congress is a more powerful branch than the executive. It tells me the Founders never envisioned the entrenched, corrupt elite body the legislature has become.

Did you ever wonder how someone gets into Congress and stays there so long that when they leave office, they are worth multiples of what their salary could have provided? Have they not been bought and paid for?


2 posted on 03/08/2018 8:59:12 PM PST by sparklite2 (See more at Sparklite Times)
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To: sparklite2

“...when they leave office, they are worth multiples of what their salary could have provided? Have they not been bought and paid for?”

I have always believed was insider trading


3 posted on 03/08/2018 9:05:20 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Nailbiter

Insider trading, bribery, extortion... I’m sure it’s all common.


4 posted on 03/08/2018 9:08:41 PM PST by sparklite2 (See more at Sparklite Times)
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To: lowbuck
The EPA's founding mission, to clear debris, applied to navigable waters.

Not that rain puddle the ducks are in, filling that swale in the back 40. Making new regs to create staff for enforcement thereby expanding budgets, has allowed their exponential expansion. The EPA has been giving carte-blanche, gold/platinum credit card by liberals, easily shuck jiving the environment angle past congressional Bobbitt members.

Their mission complete, disband and congratulate. States' job now to control waste steams and trash in the environment, as many states already do. Idaho for example has DEQ, Dept. of Environmental Quality, not federally funded.

Drastic budget cuts via the purse string, across many agencies, are appropriate during this decade.

5 posted on 03/08/2018 9:38:27 PM PST by existtoexcel
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To: lowbuck

It’s a very thorny problem where there is areas which has small streams, spring fed ponds and lakes. Property owners fronting such places have a set back rule where they cannot maintain their property like put up a beach, a dock, or clear a view of the jungle that develops which fronts such bodies of water that because of those rules.


6 posted on 03/08/2018 10:38:21 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin another gem posted in the wilderness)
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To: lowbuck

Knowledge is power. I don’t think Civics is taught in the schools anymore so I suggest we share this bit.


You are so right. If Civics were still taught, how could we see ourselves voting a non Natural Born Citizen into the highest office of the land? MOST voters in today’s world have no clue that such stipulations even exist.

Even those who might have been taught had a difficult time remembering not only where a contender might be born, but the fact BOTH PARENTS must be American citizens. There was a heavy veil covering these states which hindered knowledgeable persons, blocking these lessons from being remembered.

Speak Up; Speak Loudly! Proclaim it will NEVER be allowed to happen again.


7 posted on 03/08/2018 10:44:45 PM PST by V K Lee (Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken. - Donald J. Trump)
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To: lowbuck
Let funds evaporate? Crap, the EPA is a creation of Congress and as such can be reigned in by stipulating a vary narrow set of concerns they have any say so over.

Get rid of the damn regulations and overreach instead of leaving it all there to be revived again by some bunch of RINOs and Democrat Fascists in the future.

8 posted on 03/08/2018 11:28:19 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: mosesdapoet

I’m quite happy our state does not have the rules/laws you just mentioned. I was not even aware of something like that until a decade or so ago when I was putting in a dock on our lake and a visitor from California had an absolute fit. He actually went to the county to complain I did not do an environmental impact study. He got even madder when he discovered no one at the court house had the faintest idea what he was talking about.

A good lesson here is Californians should not be allowed to move to other states to Kalifornicate them.


9 posted on 03/09/2018 4:43:03 AM PST by redfreedom
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The county where I live in central Wisconsin has a 40 foot set back rule. Some of these folks have a jungle to contend with on their lake frontage including business (Bars etc). In one case the state representative went after the township board to help them get a variance so they could clear their frontage.


10 posted on 03/09/2018 7:50:25 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin another gem posted in the wilderness)
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To: Rashputin

Get rid of the damn regulations

reminded me of that letter from Indiana about beavers still laugh when I thin of it


11 posted on 03/09/2018 1:35:56 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Nailbiter

wrong state

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/07/a_dam_fine_letter_west_michiga.html

kust a chuckle for a friday afternoon


12 posted on 03/09/2018 1:39:06 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: lowbuck
By developing an overbroad definition of “waters of the United States,” the agencies have been seeking to regulate almost every water imaginable and trample on property rights.

Total abuse of power.

13 posted on 03/09/2018 1:43:22 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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