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Yes, you too can join the ever-swelling ranks of government bureaucrats and save the environment simultaneously! Look at my exclamation point! It tells you how serious I am about the environment!
According to the Daily Caller,
The Environmental Protection Agency has said new greenhouse gas regulations, as proposed, may be “absurd” in application and “impossible to administer” by its self-imposed 2016 deadline. But the agency is still asking for taxpayers to shoulder the burden of up to 230,000 new bureaucrats — at a cost of $21 billion — to attempt to implement the rules…
The proposed regulations would set greenhouse gas emission thresholds above which businesses must file for an EPA permit and complete extra paperwork in order to continue operating. If the EPA wins its court battle and fully rolls out the greenhouse gas regulations, the number of businesses forced into this regulatory regime would grow tremendously — from approximately 14,000 now to as many as 6.1 million.
All these GHG narcs will cost us 21 billion-with-a-B dollars in salary. Each year. From now until time itself—or the EPA—ends. How much the businesses themselves will have to waste on the legalities of compliance can only be imagined.
This multi-billion dollar figure doesn’t include the activities of the bureaucrats themselves. The nearly quarter million bodies added to the government rolls who will, in the course of their earnest duties, jump into their Priuses—bought, charged and fueled by tax—camp out at Holiday and Ramada Inns, consume comestibles per diem, print out their convincing Powerpoint slides on color paper—but enough! A good bet is the true cost is double to triple the salary.
Let’s take a look at some of the EPA jobs.
You could become an “Environmental Protection Specialist” at a whopping $111,148.00 a year, a cool cop who “manages procedures, leverages (FRS) functions, conducts research, monitors system performance, and works with internal programs and external stakeholders to support their needs for geospatial and non-geospatial(FRS) services.” Unstated is whether you’d get to carry a gun and can of whoopass, just like EPA agent Jack Taggert (Steven Seagal).
If that isn’t for you, why not consider enlisting as a “Public Affairs Specialist“, job presumably so dangerous it pays more than the Protection Specialist. You could pull down as much as $136,771.00 taxpayer dollars, bravely assessing “and further develop[ing] EPA’s use of social media”, while leading the EPA’s “strategic approach to using social media.” You will also “Manage specific social media tools” and “Facilitate the social media training program.” A tilting six-figure salary to sit on your stool and play with your Twitter.
Still further heights await. You can become one of the many “Assistant Regional Administrators for Administration and Resources Management“, and snag as much as $179,700.00. Those dollars would be taken from “rich” citizens who are not yet paying their “fair share.”
We haven’t hit the top yet. That would appear to be (I have not done an exhaustive search) one of the several positions of “Director, Ground Water and Ecosystem Division.” Each of these folks can net $200,000.00 in base pay.
None of the new quarter-million CO2 chasers are listed on the jobs site yet, so we can’t see their position descriptions. But it’s easy enough to imagine what they’ll be.
The EPA will, in closed meetings held while ensconced in buildings protected by armed guards, decide how much CO2 is enough, for every type of business. These ceilings will be absolute and not subject to debate. Sniffers will be dispatched to their offices to look up company webpages, which will provide the data the sniffers will use to issue their summonses and edicts.
“Prove we sniffers are wrong!, for the burden of proof is upon you,” the summonses will read. “Bring your company into compliance or else!” No appeal will be possible, for what authority above the EPA exists, save the president himself? Mere congressmen and senators are powerless to budge the bureaucracy.
The only recourse available to businessmen who refused to be cowed will be the courts, an expensive proposition. How, in those courts, can the EPA prove that the limits they set are correct, pure, and meaningful? That if those limits are breached that rampant, out-of-control global warming will finally strike, when not even our best climate models produce skillful forecasts?
Never mind: they won’t have to. They only need claim, “We are the EPA, charged with setting the legal limits of whatever we put our mind to set limits to.” And since this is true by law, they will almost certainly prevail.