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Obama, Romney and Jobs: Focusing on Obama-Decreed Job Destruction

Wednesday, October 5, 2011  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

As the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza notes, the president’s standing with the public is plummeting even as Politico all but anoints Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee (expect fireworks from Rick Perry at next week’s debate as a result, and expect the $17 million Perry raised in his first quarter of campaigning to produce a wave of media in Iowa and New Hampshire almost immediately.)

Team Romney would be wise to arrange for their candidate to continue to visit the sites of Obama-decreed unemployment, including Ashgrove Cement in Durkee, Oregon. Oregon Congressman Greg Walden was on my show yesterday to detail how EPA is about to cause the closing of a cement plant in his district with an attendant loss of up to 650 jobs, part of the 20,000 cement job purge underway at EPA which pales in comparison to the boiler job purge. The transcript of the that interview is here.

“20,000 American jobs on the line,” Walden noted about the pending EPA rule. “The President could fix this tomorrow. He could tell his agency back off, go redo these, take another five years, whatever.”

EPA is so out of control it is assuming Kafkaesque dimensions, especially when on Monday the president was lecturing his Cabinet on the need to take immediate administrative steps to stop job losses.

Read the Walden interview, and email the link to MSM reporters. It is astonishing that the president prattles on about his absurd Stimulus 2.0 without being dogged by questions about the real actions by his ideologues across the government that are wiping out the livelihoods of thousands and thousands of Americans.

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