I'd like to introduce you to Carol Browner. She is Obama's Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change. She was also the former administrator of Bill Clinton's Environmental Protection Agency. According to Wikepedia, she worked as legislative director from 1988 to 1991 for then Senator Al Gore. From 1991 to 1993 she was the head of the Florida Environmental Protection Agency. What Wikepedia doesn't tell you Reference Washington Times article is that Carol Browner was also listed as one of 14 members of a Socialist group called the Commission for a Sustainable World Society, under the umbrella group called Socialists International, which just happens to be a George Soros funded organization. The Commission for a Sustainable World Society calls for global governance and proposes that "rich" countries must shrink their economies to address "climate change." She was on the board of directors of the League of Conservation Voters, the Center for American Progress, and former Vice President Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection. In other words, Ms. Browner is in the business of undermining the American economy in order to promote some socialist idea that America is using up too much energy and resources. Carol Browner's philosophy is Barack Obama's philosophy, which is why he chose her to fill the Energy and Climate Czar position. If you ever were sitting there scratching your head and asking yourself why is our government seeming to destroy businesses, sending more business overseas, and promoting caps on American energy sources and usage, you were not just making it up. That is exactly the plan and they are very busy at implementing it.
So lately you are seeing frenetic amounts of "Green" TV and advertisements for a Copenhagen treaty. And next you might be asking yourself, what is the Copenhagen Treaty? The Copenhagen Treaty is the Kyoto Treaty on steroids. You see socialists / environmentalists are not satisfied with banning off shore drilling, banning nuclear plants, exploration for shale oil, etc. in America. They want a global treaty signed, sealed and delivered that our country will not produce the necessary fossil fuels or clean coal or nuclear power in order to "sustain" our way of life, including our manufacturing industries as well as our homes. The Copenhagen Treaty is putting slick ads on TV to convince the American public that this is THE definitive global answer to saving our dear planet. To swallow this, you have to first agree that the planet is sick and dying because of those dastardly humans. Since Carol Browner is a protege of Al Gore and has drunk more than a few gallons of inconvenient Kool-ade, she is convinced that the very necessary component of life on earth, carbon dioxide, is a deadly toxin. (Truthfully, I don't think either she or Al Gore believe that, but they want you to believe it so they can make gobs and tons of money on carbon offsets.) This demonization of carbon dioxide is the perfect foil to deny innocent and uneducated people of their ability to use energy to produce anything. Browner, Gore, and Obama are in the business of guilting you into thinking that using energy to live is a crime against mother earth.
But back to Carol Browner. Because she has been placed into the position of Director of Energy and Climate Change, she is now gifted the wand of regulating energy use in the United States without congressional approval. She can put forth edicts that businesses and homeowners must follow, restricting manufacturing, building, heating and cooling homes, etc., without one ounce of agreement from Congress or the people of the United States. At the moment Ms. Browner is lamenting the fact that Cap and Trade is not a signed bill by the President, so she cannot go to Copenhagen with the announcement that Obama has already devastated the energy sector in the U.S. She wanted to go to Copenhagen to sign onto the treaty and make the announcement that Obama and Congress have already rationed our use of energy. Poor Carol. She was so excited to sign onto the Copenhagen Treaty which proposes that every advanced country be taxed 0.7% on its GDP. In the United States, based on 2008 figures, that means $99.82 billion of our tax dollars going to some global environmental organization who wishes to redistribute that wealth to God knows who or where. Last time I looked at the debt clock, America is already up to its eyeballs in debt, so by all means, lets just borrow more money to pay some global socialists on the ruse of "environmental justice." America, already being the most environmentally responsible country on the planet, should absolutely pay all those other people for something. For what, I can only imagine.
The Copenhagen Treaty takes away the sovereign decision making of any participating country to manage its own energy strategies. Furthermore, it is, as Barack Obama's policies all embrace, a socialist wealth redistribution format where "rich" countries are to compensate "poor" countries as on page 122, Item 17: [[Developed [and developing] countries] [Developed and developing country Parties] [All Parties] [shall] [should]:]
(a) Compensate for damage to the LDCs’ economy and also compensate for lost opportunities, resources, lives, land and dignity, as many will become environmental refugees;
(b) Africa, in the context of environmental justice, should be equitably compensated for environmental, social and economic losses arising from the implementation of response measures.
Coincidentally, the treaty paragraph shown happens to throw money at Africa for "environmental justice." I don't know about you, but I don't happen to know of any reason why American taxpayers should be on the hook for some arbitrary "environmental injustice" that none of the everyday taxpayers caused. This is interesting to me in the context of national angst over money going overseas to pay for oil. Now, instead of paying for oil, this crowd wants American money to go overseas to pay for "environmental justice?" Hmmmm...how does that work? I'm still trying to figure out the dire sentence there that ends with "dignity, as many will become environmental refugees." We certainly aren't "compensating" the farmers in the San Joaquin Valley in California who are experiencing a drought and the EPA will not allow irrigation to the farms on the ruse of saving a micro sized fish. Wouldn't you classify them as "environmental refugees," having lost their businesses and livelihoods? If we are going to compensate for environmental decisions, how about saving those American farmers from destitution??
So far the Obama administration seems determined to bleed the American public dry, on all issues; health care, environmentalism, finance, all of them. Just like the Health Care bills are not about Health Care, neither is Cap and Trade nor the Copenhagen Treaty about environmental responsibility. It's all about wealth distribution, away from Americans and into the pockets of special interests, lobbyists, globalists, unions, and favored causes of the Socialist Party. While you are contemplating this, remember that none of these global thieves are going to be riding bicycles to retrieve their groceries. They will still be riding around in the sleek private jets with motorcades awaiting them and other people will be bringing in their groceries. They are in the business of making you pay for their lifestyles while you are wondering how to heat your house this winter or keep your job. Their carbon footprints are not shrinking while yours are. Turning off your lights may lower your electric bill, but it does nothing to increase energy in some under-developed country. You can also remember that making Americans poorer is not going to make one African richer. The generosity of Americans can only come from a vibrant and industrious nation, one we used to have and are losing by the minute.
That's who they are and that's what they do. Redistribute the wealth. And they are doing it to us, America.
Addendum: The New America - article by William F. Jasper "The Earth-saving, jet-setting Gore (whose Tennessee mansion has a "carbon footprint" 20 times that of the average American family) is a collectivist ideologue who gives every indication of being in the green game for power and prestige as much as (or more than) for the money. He and his fellow globalists want to "transform" the world, to remake it to their own desires. The green path is their road not only to pelf, but also to power.