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Boehner rips new EPA rules: 'The president’s plan is nuts'

How does House Speaker John Boehner (R) feel about the Obama administration’s new EPA regulations to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years? One word: Nuts.

Boehner issued the following statement slamming the move, saying it’s going to kill jobs:

“The president’s plan is nuts, there’s really no more succinct way to describe it. Americans are still asking ‘where are the jobs?’ and here he is proposing rules to ship jobs overseas for years to come.Americans are already paying more for everything and here he is condemning them to higher bills and lower incomes long after he leaves office. In many ways, this national energy tax is actually worse than the scheme Americans rejected four years ago. While the president may have kept his promise to make prices ‘skyrocket,’ it doesn’t have to be inevitable. The House has already passed legislation to prevent these rules from taking effect without the approval of the people’s representatives. The question now is: will Senate Democrats listen to the American people and stop this disaster or will they back the president all the way?”

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