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Obama's Environmental Policy Lets China Surpass US

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Friday, 14 Nov 2014 12:52 PM Current | Bio | Archive

I’ve got some advice for the Obama girls, Sasha and Malia — when it comes time to buy your first car send your mom to do the negotiating. Tell dad to stay home.
If he does the deal you’ll be lucky if you even get a set of wheels.

The latest proof of his negotiating ineptitude originated in China where Obama agreed to a deal that let’s China’s carbon emissions theoretically peak in 2030, while at the same time we cut our emissions by at least 26 percent by 2025 — five years earlier.

In a nutshell, Obama has agreed to deal our economy a crippling blow while China does, well, exactly nothing. It simply keeps growing its economy as fast as it can. While US consumers and manufacturers are hoping the wind blows enough to turn the blades on the windmill powering their local grid, China will be burning coal as its economy speeds into the distance.

It only serves to reinforce the stereotype of the inscrutable Oriental when one considers that Chinese President Xi Jinping managed to go through the entire announcement ceremony without collapsing into a fit of uproarious laughter. Poker face will now become Peking face.

The New York Times described the announcement this way, “The historic announcement by President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China that they will commit to targets for cuts in their nations’ carbon emissions has fundamentally shifted the global politics of climate change.”

Here’s my question: How can the president sign an agreement and have it go into effect without it first being ratified by the Senate? The Constitution clearly states that all treaties must be approved by a two–thirds Senate vote. Yet nowhere in any of the coverage of this agreement is there any mention of submitting it to the Senate.

Any deal, agreement or pact that pledges the US to act in concert with another nation is a treaty regardless of how Obama describes it. He can’t do the Executive Order shuffle internationally and expect to get away with it. Or, maybe he can.

My prediction is this agreement won’t ever be submitted to the Senate. Instead it will be submitted to the EPA where bureaucrats, fanatical over the environment,  will issue regulations requiring U.S. manufacturers to adhere to this international agreement without giving the Senate a chance to stop it.

The EPA will issue orders and the House and Senate will have to respond with legislation overturning the orders that Obama will veto. The fact is Barack (Redline) Obama doesn’t really care if China lives up to its end of the bargain. All he wants is an excuse to impose his global warming superstition on an unsuspecting economy.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan. He is president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation and chairman of the League of American Voters. Mike is an in-demand speaker with Premiere. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.
 

 


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