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Obama Administration’s Climate Change Policy: Barter Away Your Grandchildren’s Money, Legislate Away Yours

posted at 10:41 am on December 9, 2011 by

Todd Stern, the Obama administration’s “Special Envoy for Climate Change” held a quick press conference in Durban, South Africa where a UN conference on climate change is being held. He first made it a point to deny that the US was taking a “time out” until 2020. He then said a couple of things which should make clear the administration’s agenda.

First, without a viable alternative for fossil fuel to this point, the intent of the administration is to increase prices on those fuels that will ensure they’re “priced the way they ought to be”. Stern:

You need to use less energy through efficiency and to develop renewable energy sources more and more to the point that they get to what’s called grid parity, so that standing on their own they actually become sources of energy that can compete with sources like coal and so forth, fossil fuels.

And it is a very good thing to have those fossil fuel sources priced the way they ought to be, to have a price on carbon. That’s what we were trying to do with our legislation, it didn’t pass, but that kind of legislation obviously is in place in Europe, and hopefully it will come into place more and more.’

Now remember, this is from the administration that has claimed the mantle of champion of the middle class. Yet its plan is to price much of the middle class into energy poverty if it can ever get its legislation passed. And for those that will try to argue that it’s a plan for the future when there are, arguendo, viable alternatives, that’s nonsense. “It didn’t pass” tells you all you need to know about that claim.

Secondly, this administration has bought into the 100 billion (a year) dollar fund that the “rich countries” are supposed to fund to help the “poor countries” (like China and India). Stern:

We will also be working hard to ramp up the funding that is supposed to reach a 100 billion dollars a year by 2020. There’s a ton of work to be done in the years. We have been doing a lot of work on this, this year, and we will be continuing to do that as are many other countries. And all at the same time, if we get the kind of roadmap that countries have called for — the EU has called for, that the U.S. supports — for preparing for and negotiating a future regime, whether it ends up being legally binding or not, we don’t know yet, but we are strongly committed to a promptly starting process to move forward on that.

Tell your grandkids to start saving up, because the Obama administration is getting ready to shackle them and their future earnings to a global redistribution scheme based in fraudulent science (regardless of what Sen. Barbara “Ma’am” Boxer claims).

As with health care reform, there is no popular support in the US for this sort of nonsense, yet your enlightened rulers certainly believe they know better – just ask them. And they intend to push their ideological agenda instead of doing the will of the people. As for you little people, just suck it up and learn to appreciate (and pay for) their enlightened rule, OK?

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I’m not a fan of OWS but am slowly coming to the conclusion that our government has decided it’s so powerful that it doesn’t have to care about the folks anymore.The gov can win every time so to hell with us.

jeanie on December 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Our grandkids can’t save up because they won’t be able to find a job. They won’t worry about going to college, either, because the govt won’t be able to give them a loan.

Kissmygrits on December 9, 2011 at 11:54 AM

jeanie, they can win every time until we start discouraging the low level bureaucrats they depend on to execute this junk. The head of the snake may have the fangs but it needs a body to let it strike.

SDN on December 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Yeah. I’ll suck it up when they can pry it from my cold, dead fingers. The audacity is just astounding. But why should I be surprised anymore, right? They’re just showing us over and over who they are.

honeybadger70 on December 10, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Why is it that Obama and his leftist minions are so backward-thinking, and still claim to be “looking to the future?” Windmills have been around for hundreds of years. Electric cars were the norm until sufficient improvements were made to the internal combustion engine in the early 1900s. Trains were pretty much the only way to go long distances in a reasonable time frame until the automobile and air transportation made them pretty much obsolete. What’s next, a push for a horse-and-buggy revolution (or would that be devolution?)? Maybe the post office can save money by using the pony express instead of trucks.

Al_H on December 10, 2011 at 12:22 AM