Jan. 22, 2015

SOTU Rebuttal: Climate Change Scheme ‘Wealth Redistribution’

In his rebuttal of Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) said the president’s plans to save the earth from climate change by enacting massive regulation are nothing but “a wealth redistribution scheme.” Inhofe argued that even if Obama could enact his policies, they would not do enough to change the globe’s climate. “Why the pain for no gain?” He continued, “The President’s agenda will cost our economy $479-billion dollars; we will experience a double-digit electricity price increase; and tens of thousands of Americans will lose access to well-paying jobs over the course of the next decade.” Inhofe surprised the Left by co-sponsoring an amendment saying climate change is happening. Unlike the Left, however, Inhofe realizes that if climate change can in any way be mitigated, we will need a strong economy to do so. More…

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