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January 22, 2014 - 1:19 pm

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a transcript of former senior EPA official John Beale’s testimony. The Committee deposed Beale in connection with his recent fraud conviction. He was sentenced to prison for posing as a CIA agent, and defrauding the government of about $900,000.

Beale told the Committee that under President Barack Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency is being used for a purpose far beyond protecting the environment.

“There were several phases of this project as we had outlined it. There’s an enormous boy of literature on the subject. Sometimes it’s referred to sustainability literature, sometimes it’s referred to green economics. And so phase 1 of the project was for me to become very familiar and transversant with that literature. Phase 2 would have been out and interviewing academic experts, business experts, people in other countries that are doing things.

“And then phase 3 would have been coming up with specific proposals that could be – could have been proposed either legislatively or things which could have been done administratively to kind of modify the DNA of the capitalist system…”

That testimony comes on page 21 of Beale’s deposition. He testified to his belief that while environmental regulations in the United States have been successfull, “we’re reaching the limits of the traditional regulatory process…largely because the fundamental dynamic of the capitalistic system is for businesses and individuals to try to externalize all costs.” That, combined with the limits of technology to limit the movement of pollution around the globe, necessitated this project to “modify the DNA” of capitalism.

Beale testified that current EPA head Gina McCarthy was aware of and interested in the anti-capitalist project. He says that the project never got beyond the first phase, before he was outed for fraud.

The Institute for Energy Research’s Senior Vice President, Dan Kish, reacts:

“This is the smoking gun. For years, we have been saying the real agenda behind this administration’s energy and environmental policies is  just what President Obama has said it is: to fundamentally transform America.

“In his testimony under oath, Beale, perhaps unwittingly, has laid bare the administration’s end goal. The President’s policies are not about carbon, they are not about coal, they are not even about energy and the environment. They are about fundamentally altering the DNA of the capitalist system. These policies are not about energy, but power.

“Beale was ordered by EPA administrator to head the agency’s climate change efforts. Today’s publicly released deposition means that McCarthy has many more questions to answer about her bad judgement regarding Beale and the true nature of the administration’s climate action plan.”

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I smell revolution in the air, is there an EPA regulation to control that?
39 weeks ago
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So, the Ob*ma Regime is the Monsanto of politics: poisoning everything.
39 weeks ago
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More evidence that the democrat party is now the American Communist party and the leaders therein are engineering a coup. The media is covering up for it and the Republicans (except for Tea Party) are absolutely ignorant about the full extent of this administration's lawlessness.
39 weeks ago
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The Coup occurred in January, 2009.
39 weeks ago
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Obama is a communist. This is not news. Those who give him even the slightest benefit of the doubt are obtuse to the obvious.
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I wonder what the details of this project are, what it would mean in practice. I would assume it means pressuring/shutting down carbon-based fuels and probably manufacturing which creates emissions of any kind, but maybe there is more to it.
39 weeks ago
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Well, he's already shut down coal plants in PA and a lead plant in MO.
38 weeks ago
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Nothing surprising here. One of the Obama administration's major goals is to use the regulatory authority of the federal government to circumvent Congress and advance a socialist agenda. There is little if anything that can be done to stop it.
39 weeks ago
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I wonder if we can get a cost analysis of how much money he saved us by not doing his "real job"? We pray that more sinecures are taking similar advantage of non-oversight while they play Candy Crush and miss work for months on end.
39 weeks ago
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We're all certain the Mushroom Media will jump right on this.
39 weeks ago
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I don't doubt by and large that Democrats are anti-capitalist, but the source for this article sounds like a loon.

This is the same guy that pretended to be a CIA agent. I don't know I would be relying on his testimony for much of anything.

It hurts the conservative cause when such red herrings are paraded about the internet.
39 weeks ago
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So what would you have us do? Submit to a censor -- who might very well be an Ob*ma insider?
39 weeks ago
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"By and large"?

Hell, a lot of Republicans are anti-capitalist (don't confuse cronyism with capitalism)
39 weeks ago
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That's EPA. There are fellow travelers like this guy likely on similar missions in every agency. Education, defense...name it.
39 weeks ago
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Good Example: Ob*ma's achieved backdoor gun control by having his EPA shut down the last lead smelter in the USA on 31 December 2013.
39 weeks ago
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Dems overwhelmingly dominate the bureaucracy, including the defense bureaucracy.
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