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Congratulations!!!! You lucky Americans. This is extremely good news for you!
Trump's speech talks about the money transfers from productive societies to non-productive ones.
The media is silent on that.
I am paying about 700.00 per year in carbon tax taxes in Ontario. More is on the way. Where does it go?
These taxes are implemented by those politicians who know nothing about climate change.
You need to listen to Trump's speech directly not second hand to hear information you would not hear otherwise.
Wow! Trump turns out to be a great politician after all. One you who keeps his promises.
You Americans should hold your head high today! I am envious.
The climate scare is the biggest scam in history. It was intended to produce the biggest transfer of wealth in history. The elite are pissed at Trump over this. Some big bets in money markets and speculations in "green" businesses are at risk and these players are powerful people. This isn't over yet. Make no mistake they will take Trump down over this. There will be more anonymous sources leaking trumped up Russian conspiracies. There will be women coming forward claiming Trump groped them or "grabbed" them. The Democrats have binders of women ready to swear under oath that some Republicans did something or other.
Make no mistake this isn't over yet. Watch and see who is in the pocket of the elite behind this scam. Watch and see who becomes a turncoat against America.
I really do not understand why„"I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris," is such brilliant line.
The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and a follow up of the Kyoto Protocol and was negotiated in Paris.
It has nothing to do with representing the citizens of Paris just like the Kyoto Protocol does not refer to the citizens of Kyoto. Like the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement is a multilateral treaty about International Registration of Marks and not to the citizens of Madrid.
Trump's line was then overridden by the mayor of Pittsburgh (and other cities) who say they will follow the accord.
Good. If people at an individual or local level want to - and I DO NOT believe the mayor of Pittsburgh speaks for ALL the people of Pittsburgh - then that's fine.
But to have a federal government tell me what my carbon output needs to be, and tax me, or impose other costs on me in order to achieve it? Sorry - not falling for it. The Constitution explicitly prevents the government from imposing purchase requirements on people (one reason ACA fees were deemed 'taxes' and not penalties, because the Constitution does allow for taxation...but it's still a stretch) - and the Paris Accord is designed to do just that - imposing a fee on people based on government diktat.
Still, if you want to get a hybrid, or reduce your carbon footprint - go for it.
In the end, the Paris Accord was about one thing. Energy hegemony of the West over all other nations. The small countries can and will cheat, and the big countries will pay more for nothing of value.
Actually it is about India and China crippling the West while they continued to develop. Go to China and you will hear them say they have the "right" to continue to pollute because the West used to do so, and they will continue to pollute until their country has developed to Western standards. That's why they are given a 10-year pass to even begin to comply that the West doesn't get. This is one huge scam against the West.
Which now makes me laugh about the leftists saying China and India now taking "the lead." China has some of the worst air quality in the entire world, and not only is its air totally polluted, it exports it to neighboring countries like S. Korea and Japan.
Leftists - and far too many rightists too - fail to recognize the core problem with the argument that Trump just doomed the world. I'd expect the left to make this blunder because of what will become obvious in a moment, but one recoils at the simple, blundering, ostensible right for more completely missing it.
That problem is that the Paris Accord and others like it represent moral capitulation. In other words, vacating Paris admits we're too amoral to, in leftist terms, do the right thing, where doing the right thing primarily means admitting we're incapable of doing it ourselves.
Paris represented an admission we're ideally subjects of a higher principle, a principle deployed by force. We're depraved enough we cannot do that good thing ourselves, over here, in our ohm land, by ourselves. We need Paris. Or Koyoto. Or Obama.
The right, being dumb and codependent, doesn't see this at all. The right sees the Paris exit only as a thumb in the left's eye with a side helping of some feckless nod to 'freedom'.
Why is this so? Because the right is utterly blinded to the ways, means, and motives behind scores of principally identical systems it has itself created and now supports in perpetuity.
Statist rightists love force. Just not this particular force, as impotent as it was.
So the U.S.A. is supposed to sit around on its hands, turn over its sovereignty to the Globalists, while China and India -- two of the biggest polluters in the world with many centuries of opportunity to make their countries economic powerhouses -- get to grow their coal industries and pollute the air that blows toward our West Coast.
Swell. Solar and Wind are not the be-all for Europe and PDJT is no dummy. Don't take money from American citizens and tell them it's for their own good.