So today, President Obama gets on TV and hails a great new agreement with over 100 other countries across the globe on climate change.
Big frikkin' deal.
The last time he hailed such a "huge" accomplishment, it was for Obamacare, and that has been an unmitigated disaster from the beginning. Not only did tens of millions of people lose their existing health care coverage, only to find their new mandated plans to be 2, 3 or even 4 times higher in premiums, but contained more out of pocket expenses than their former plans. The administration spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a website that didn't work, and gave many who did finally sign up incorrect information on their costs and exemptions. The figures that were cooked to begin with regarding alleged budget savings ended up increasing the Federal budget (as those of us who didn't double count savings knew all along), and is now expected to cost Americans over 2 million jobs.
And the employer mandate hasn't even been implemented yet.
The good news about today's agreement on climate change is that Obama has exactly zero chance to get this agreement through the U.S. Senate, and his executive powers aren't sufficient to implement any significant portion of this agreement without Congressional approval. Given that our long national nightmare ends in about 13 months, there is no chance for this worst president in U.S. history to further destroy our economy on what can best be described as a false science.
The sad thing is that when people look at this agreement in the future, Obama will get credit for slowing down the rise in earth temperatures, even if it won't be anything in the agreement that will be the cause of that slowdown.
Obama will take credit for the Sun.
As I've written before, solar activity has been in a rather quiet state for the past 18 years and counting, resulting in a slower rate of temperature increases in that time frame. In fact, Obama could take credit RIGHT NOW for the lower temperatures on his watch, as I'm sure his minions will attempt to do in the near future. And when those of us in the know try to point out that his agreement wasn't even implemented, they'll simply stand firm on the temperature, without considering the science behind the final data. Because that's all they've got.
But only Obama could crow about an agreement that will not be implemented.
Because it's all about legacy with this guy; never accomplishment.
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