You’ve probably heard of John Beale, the former EPA official who was recently sentenced to 32 months in prison for defrauding the American taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars. He’s the one who pretended to be a CIA agent, and none of his superiors ever thought to check out his story. Anyway, earlier this week the House Oversight Committee released his testimony and it’s a bombshell. Not that you would have heard about this on the evening news. In a nutshell, Beale testified that the mission of the EPA during the Obama administraion is to “modify the DNA of the capitalist system.” Here is the full quote from page 21 of the minutes.
“There were several phases of this project as we had outlined it. There’s an enormous body 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…”
Hmmm. What do you think they wanted to turn the capitalist system into?
And we all know that’s also the mission of President Obama, everyone working in his administration and Democrats in Congress.
Institute for Energy Research President Dan Kish responded to Beale’s testimony with the following press release:
“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.”
Something tells me McCarthy won’t have to answer to anyone on this.
Maggie’s Notebook has more on this shady character. He also worked for the EPA under the Bush administration, but then he was just focused on climate change (gah!) but not on alterning the capitalist system.