While the taxpayers are busy working their proverbial fannies off to pay for the $100 million African trip for Obama and family, the current President (using the term loosely) is busy continuing to tarnish the American reputation and putting on a display of hypocrisy that will cost more taxpayer money. While Obama has been spouting his climate change agenda, he has promised a total of $7 billion dollars over the next five years to combat power black-outs in sub-Saharan Africa. While we in America are expected to downsize our dependency on coal and oil, he is promoting expansion of electrical grids in Africa that we will subsidize. What about global warming and climate change?
Never fear, that issue is still alive and well. In Johannesburg, South Africa, Obama turns his eye back to the climate issue saying, "the planet will boil over" if everyone has access to cars, air conditioning and big houses.
The Blaze reports:
"Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well, the planet will boil over — unless we find new ways of producing energy," Obama said.
The president made the comments while speaking at the University of Johannesburg-Soweto on Saturday, one day before announcing his "Power Africa" initiative for a "sustainable" African energy strategy.
In a CNSnews.com story:
According to Obama, global warming constitutes "the biggest challenge we have environmentally," one greater than all other environmental calamities like "dirty water, dirty air."
However, the President's statements do not reflect statistics released by the United Nations: Based on a data released in October, 2012, the World Health Organization estimated that "Global warming" is responsible for approximately 140,000 excess deaths each year.
By comparison, as many as three million people died from indoor and outdoor air pollution – in other words, over 20 times the number of alleged victims of global warming, according to the Word Health Organization.
The list of victims of unclean drinking water is even more staggering.
According to UNESCO, unsanitized water causes billions of preventable diseases annually, from diarrhea (4 billion), cholera (120,000), malaria (300-500 million), intestinal parasites (25% of world's population), typhoid (12 million), trachoma (6 million), and schistosomiesis (200 million). List from highest to least affected.
According to Obama, if everyone has cars, air conditioning and a big house, "the planet will boil over" so the US is spending $7 billion dollars to expand the electrical grid in sub-Sahara Africa because climate change is "the biggest challenge we have environmentally." Seriously. I wonder who writes his speeches and do they research facts. Clearly, there are other environmental hazards that have killed more individuals in the world than climate change. Remember, climate change cannot be scientifically proven or dismissed; however, many individuals believe it's a myth.
While thumbing his nose at the taxpayers' by spending close to $100 million on this African trip when the White House is closed to tours and US military installations are not celebrating the fourth of July with fireworks due to budget cuts, Obama is promising to subsidize electrical grid expansion in Africa. His hypocrisy couldn't stay hidden because he hops back on the climate change train wreck in Johannesburg. Obama supports the environmental climate change argument, which is inconclusive at best, while ignoring the biggest environmental problem of unclean drinking water. It would seem this man is more interested in draining the American taxpayer and killing off the middle class than looking at legitimate issues facing America.
The hypocrisy of this administration, in particular this one man, knows no bounds. I'm sure that possibly expanding the electrical grid could help produce safer drinking water by helping with sanitation; but, having no proof, the statement is speculation. In some of these African countries, money doled out for one thing often doesn't fund that project but another. Sometimes, that money is pocketed by the leaders of the very governments who claim to want to better their country, but better themselves instead. America is facing difficult times of her own. The American taxpayer has become the world's bank. At some point, Congress needs to put the brakes on "Mr. Dole-out Obama," "Mr. Constitution Trashing Obama," and "Mr. Two-faced, hypocritical, America-bashing, terrorist-supporting, coal and oil hating, treasonous, king wannabe Obama."Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.