It could be argued that the most tyrannical branch of the federal leviathan is not Obama’s weaponized IRS, but the Environmental Protection Agency, which is staffed almost entirely by anti-capitalist, anti-American, and even anti-human zealots; which can seize your property or destroy whole industries on a whim; and which the junta that calls itself the Supreme Court has granted regulatory authority over literally all human activity, since everything we do generates harmless CO2. As we watch, the nature of the tyranny is inevitably evolving from soft to hard:
The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime.
Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books.
They aren’t arming themselves to fight imaginary menaces like “climate change.” They are arming themselves to fight us.
The EPA estimates that each Special Agent costs taxpayers $216,000 per year in salary, travel, equipment, training and other expenses, according to the report.
That is only the beginning of the EPA’s unconstructive use of our money.
Among the findings were hundreds of millions of dollars on high-end office furnishings, sports equipment and “environmental justice” grants to raise awareness of global warming.
To “raise awareness” means to disseminate propaganda to prop up the debunked hoax.
The report also reveals that seven of 10 EPA employees make more than $100,000 a year and more than 12,000 of its 16,000 employees were given bonuses last year despite budget cuts. …
The agency also sent over $50 million since 2000 to international organizations, including groups in Mexico and China.
Work harder. Someone has to pay for all this.
Most of the EPA’s spending is pure waste, but the weaponry is sure to be put to heavy use if Democrats like Senator Sheldon Whitehouse manage to criminalize skepticism of the global warming hoax.