Number 1: The rules will kill thousands of jobs.
When energy costs go up (an expense to businesses), the cost of doing business increases. Businesses have to make up for this somehow. One way they adjust is by cutting jobs.
Although there is disagreement about the exact number of jobs that will be killed as a result of the Obama EPA’s far-reaching new regulations, both the EPA and Chamber of Commerce agree that Americans will lose jobs.
Again, the EPA agrees that their rules will cost Nebraskans and other Americans their jobs.
On the low end the EPA estimates somewhere between 56,000 and 80,400 fulltime jobs will be lost by 2025 while a recent analysis of the impact of strict new carbon caps conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce concluded that some 224,000 jobs will be lost per year through 2030.
Nebraska’s state group (see below) would see an average loss of 27,400 jobs annually!
Image: US Chamber, http://www.energyxxi.org/epa-regs#
In an economy that is being held down by liberal policies hard working Nebraskans can’t afford to be held back more.
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