Thursday, May 22, 2014

Republicans to cut funding from Obama's global warming agenda

By Michael Bastasch

Published May 21, 2014

Republicans are looking to bar the Obama administration from using any of the funds appropriated for national defense to implement global warming policies.

West Virginia Republican Rep. David McKinley will offer up an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Wednesday afternoon that would prevent the White House from sending funds to “the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, the United Nation’s Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, or the May 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866.”

 “President Obama’s climate agenda reaches all corner of the government, including the military,” McKinley spokesman Jim Forbes told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Rather than blindly accepting drastic climate change policies, we ought to be debating their effectiveness and their impact.” .....To Read More....

My Take – Okay, so now they’ve stamped their feet and held their breath until turning blue, but what if he ignores them.   I know....they’ll pout!  If one’s leadership isn’t based on courage it’s not leadership.  It’s merely organizing the direction everyone has decided to go.  Boehner once said on a talk show that a leader taking a direction no one follows is merely a man taking a walk.  That’s so true, but a real leader keeps on that path until he can convince everyone else they’re wrong.  Real leadership is about the willingness to be disliked for long periods of time.   That takes courage! 

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