Halloween’s trick or treat came to Congressional staffers when Congressmen designated their staff as either “official” or “unofficial” to determine whether staffers would participate in Obamacare exchanges for healthcare insurance. On Friday, Obama issued, through executive order, a “trick” of his own. With the stroke of a pen, Obama ordered “a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming.”
According to the Washington Times:
The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger – and likely at a higher price tag.
“The impacts of climate change – including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification and sea-level rise – are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies and public health across the nation,” the presidential order said. “The federal government must build on recent progress and pursue new strategies to improve the nation’s preparedness and resilience.”
There’s no estimate of how much the additional planning will cost. Natural disasters including Superstorm Sandy cost the US economy more than $100 billion in 2012, according to the administration.
The White House is also setting up a task force of state and local leaders to offer advice to the federal government, with several Democratic governors having agreed to serve and at least one Republican governor, from the US territory of Guam.
How nice to be able to use the stroke of a pen to spend other people’s money without any accountability or responsibility. Even better, this man uses the stroke of a pen to “dictate” to state and local governments what these bodies should be doing with the taxpayer dollars. With the wave of his magic pen, Obama commands those responsible for infrastructure projects to take into consideration “climate conditions of the future.” Being that all the computer models have been wrong and there is no one blessed with the ability to predict the future, Obama needs to explain how predicting climate conditions of the future is supposed to be accomplished. If the impacts of climate change are already so dire to affect communities and public health, where are all the reports detailing these horrendous occurrences?
Basically, this is another scheme in a long line of scams perpetrated on the American public to squander taxpayer money and cripple this nation. Nowhere is he concerned about the funding. Yet, he is willing to continue to spend and spend without one budget being forthcoming throughout his entire presidency.
Obama has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the US by 17% by 2020. Because of his war on coal, the EPA establishes regulation after regulation strangling the coal industry to the tune of compromising one sixth of America’s electrical grid. Congress has not acted on any of Obama’s climate change agenda.
As has been reported before, China is the largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, far surpassing the United States. Funny, how China is not on the radar for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Besides, cow farts and belches have everything beat when it comes to producing greenhouse gases. But, Obama declares us Americans and our use of coal to produce electricity as the catalyst for global warming.
The way Obama is acting, global disaster is right around the corner. And it might be for sure. One would be hard pressed to declare that the coming disaster is climate change/global warming.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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