What the Hell was the President thinking??
In what could only be a head scratching moment, President Obama made an agreement with China of all countries that we would reduce our greenhouse gases by 1/3in 10 years while extracting a promise from China that in 16 years they will not increase their greenhouse gases after that. There are so many things wrong with this that I do not know where to start.
First of all, why are we making any promises to any other country, let alone a huge global polluter like China? Second, why is our time line 10 years to reduce our greenhouse gases and they get a 16 year pass on everything. Third, it is obvious that our President has no idea and has not considered the huge cost to the consumer, especially in an economy that is struggling to maintain, let alone grow. This sounds like a deal you make with your teenager where you agree to pay for their spring break vacation and they agree to paint the house that summer. You are on the hook for the vacation and will pay for it long before you get anything in return, if it happens at all.
I am not sure if the President was just trying to get America talking about something other than the election, economy, or what the reason, but this announcement is a bag of hot air. If you want to be taken seriously Mr. President, solve some real problems with some real solutions.
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