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Mark Levin: The EPA Is Destroying the Middle Class

Rachel Hoover
By Rachel Hoover | June 1, 2016 | 2:46 PM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin (AP Photo)

On Tuesday, nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin criticized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), saying it is destroying the American economy and the middle class.

“The EPA is destroying ‘the middle class,’” said Levin. “It’s destroying working people in this country; it’s destroying coal miners; it’s destroying oil jobs; it’s destroying trucking jobs. The EPA is destroying our smokestack industries. The EPA is doing more damage to our economy and hardworking men and women in this country than any country in the world! ”

Below is a transcript of what Mark Levin said on his show:

“The Environmental Protection Agency chased Carrier out of this country -- or will. How do we know this? Carrier said so.

“So, why are none of these mouthpieces talking about the EPA? Why are none of these frauds talking about the EPA?

“The EPA is destroying ‘the middle class;’ it’s destroying working people in this country; it’s destroying coal miners; it’s destroying oil jobs; it’s destroying trucking jobs. The EPA is destroying our smokestack industries. The EPA is doing more damage to our economy and hardworking men and women in this country than any country in the world!

“And yet they won’t talk about it. You know why? Because it doesn’t rile people up as much. And you know why else? Because it’s harder to deal with.

“The environmental movement is a communist movement in many respects. It’s a red movement. It’s secreted itself into the Environmental Protection Agency.

“How do I know? Why, did I read it in a fortune cookie? No! Because they tell us. If you’ve read Plunder and Deceit you understand. It’s a movement that’s been imported from Europe. That’s what ought to be taxed -- stupid ideas from Europe.

“And so, we have this de-growth, no-growth movement, this anti-capitalist movement, this anti-American lifestyle movement, from their own mouths, from their own declarations and proclamations, from their own meeting notes, trying to destroy us from within.

“It has nothing to do with trade. Nothing. It has everything to do with what’s going on within our country, to ourselves.”