President's climate cops readying new regulations?
Impact of new Cabinet members on Obama's second term agenda
- Duration 7:31
- Date Feb 4, 2013
Impact of new Cabinet members on Obama's second term agenda
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Senator I'll protect our Second Amendment Rights that's why the NRA endorsement from.
I'll take on Washington and this administration get the federal government off our backs and out of our -- I'll cut federal spending and I'll repeal the bad parts of a volunteer.
I -- EPA and Nadal taking dead aim at the cap and trade bill.
They remember that iconic 2010 campaign after West Virginia senate candidate -- now senator Joseph mansion.
The senators shooting the president's cap and trade -- at the center of the administration's first term global warming at birds.
That ended up being a metaphor for the president's plan is basically dead on arrival on Capitol Hill but.
A new report suggests the president's new climate cops are geared up and ready for war.
Among them Denis McDonough the president's new chief of staff and secretary of state John Kerry along with other aides.
Let's talk about it -- -- as a former deputy assistant to president George W.
Bush sound icon is -- political blocker and Fox News contributor welcome develop hydrogen.
-- tell you -- ask you about one major decision the president's gonna have to make sometimes in and -- -- keystone XL pipeline he's got a lot of pressure from all sides on this.
Held -- in the first of making decision but the clocks ticking like now.
Well you know the question is what's gonna drive his decision making isn't going to be political.
Where they can be common sense and you know folks really should try and peel away the partisan politics on this and actually look at the facts.
That Keystone Pipeline deal before.
If it hit roadblocks.
The company behind it -- it would create 4200 jobs.
Then all of a sudden they say 20000 jobs.
But look in their own permit applications they said that it would raise the price of domestic oil in the United States and all oil pipeline producers is going overseas.
-- bad deal for America if the president does the right thing he'll veto it not for environmental reasons even just for pure economics.
Well I'm Bradley he's gonna have to make a decision on that soon Nebraska's governor has now stepped up and said he approves of the -- and that that was so controversy going through his state.
The president clearly thinks that environmental issues are very important even giving them -- mention in his inaugural address now he's got critics on the left to say didn't do enough and it first term.
-- he seems very fond of doing things without congress -- pass to Brad will -- on the environment.
He actually will we've seen him do it before he's really gonna step on the gas these metaphors to press his political agenda that really has no.
Agenda to his political agenda take -- -- we get most of our oil from Canada there are number one trading partner.
-- and it is is being disrespected.
God politically economically by not allowing.
This deal to go through -- America so what do they do they turn to the Chinese.
But the president's -- app around guys pretty clear we've seen it before recede again you have to get what he wants through legislation.
But simply tell the agencies to legislate through regulation.
At that doesn't work by executive order and the president says if you don't like it sue me and we do every day whether it's on health care.
Gun control on immigration.
This is his policy when a president doesn't respect the bounds -- his authority that he acts out in disregard of it.
And -- African number of folks who are urging the president to act without congress they say that there's a lot of foot dragging Marron that there are number thinks he can do Brad mentioned many of them.
Whether it's directing federal agencies to issue specific rules or regulations out which that upsets a lot of folks out there because it's like that they don't truly have a say -- lawmakers are voting on anything.
I how willing do you think he will -- -- use those particular powers to get something done on climate change.
Lot I think it it is not a choice -- let's be clear cap and trade was a conservative idea of actually a lot of Democrats and liberals hated.
And now of course the Republican Party has sort of abandoned as they move further to the right.
You know what we have to sort of step back and realize the reality here is.
We wouldn't have seatbelts in cars are airbags in cars would still have.
Kids working in factories we still have factories dumping their sludge and toward drinking water were it not for we the people saying through regulation.
This isn't allowable so it is entirely.
Within the legal moral -- appropriate bounds of the president's power.
To act to protect the American people through the environment if congress isn't gonna work with -- he's cut very reasonable and and well trodden ways of doing.
And Brad -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I -- to business -- all the time who say that -- drowning under regulations that -- some -- this is reasonable you have to protect the reverend drinking water lead -- for kids all of those things are legitimate good goals.
But that's the opinion on seems to swing in some instances wait too far and that ultimately cost jobs or cost consumers more in the -- line.
There's no there's no doubt about it and there's a once vs and these tests what did they have -- administration wants to do is not what our country needs to be done.
Let's take drilling for example or fracking.
We should need to exploit our own resources.
At this time for our own benefit we should be buying resources from countries that don't like -- very much.
And and why is allocated to -- the coast of Brazil but not the coastline of our own country -- California Florida.
Mississippi we need to exploit her own resources we got to get government out of the way reasonable regulation we have no problem with.
But it's it's trying to define the marketplace by regulation or by the president's executive authority which discounts.
The real authority which should be taken and that is.
By rule of law by legislation.
Not by regulation by agency or by the president stroke of -- pen by executive order it -- Assigning ask you this our our brand new secretary of state John Kerry says that -- kind of changes going to be one of his main focuses that he thinks it is a top priority.
Obviously the State Department as a big say in what happens with the keystone XL pipeline that he's talking even more broadly on the international stage.
With all of the things that we are facing as the country at home and abroad do you think the climate change should be the top priority for the secretary of state.
You know I think -- -- -- heard from us -- 97%.
Scientists and reasonable Democrats and conservatives.
Believe in climate change and it's man made cause -- And and look where seeing -- put out a study that.
The hurricane season has lengthened the frequency and severity of hurricanes has gotten greater and if we don't think that has real economic and human cost of right now.
-- we're being we're just denying the facts the reality here is look.
-- we already have actually a lot of -- -- drilling and domestic oil production is higher than at any time in the last decade in this country.
She does look is this president going to lead us to the future or just dwell on jobs and the economy of the past.
And we know that in addition to solving climate change.
One for every dollar spent.
On green jobs and the jobs of the future in the energy of the future that creates three times more jobs that every dollar spent on -- -- Work very well with -- is one what we've wasted hundreds of billions of dollars on technology that doesn't work.
Just simply getting to the American public and mandating.
The marketplace is not what our country's all about -- -- we don't even railroads and highways and all the other great things that made America strong economy and it has something Sally.
They did -- Barack Obama willing upon the American people.
Climate change there -- for every one scientist -- says there is like to be ten.
Scientists it's -- is not have -- and and by the way we could be the cleanest country.
On the planet and other countries like China and India and Russia don't join us it's all for -- and it hurts our economy are we got to leave it there we think it will as always for a spirited debate that I -- -- -- great CF.