Saturday, June 3, 2017

Paris Treaty: Big Businesses Tell Trump to Stay in, Free-Market Groups Say Get Out

By Theresa Smith June 1, 2017

The opinion of some of America’s largest companies is at odds with free-market organizations over President Trump’s eagerly-awaited decision on the Paris Agreement on climate regulations.
Twenty-four CEOs of large companies sent a letter to President Trump yesterday urging him to “keep the United States in the Paris Agreement.” However, forty-four free-market organizations, such as the Heritage Foundation, the Eagle Forum, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute encouraged the president’s withdrawal in a letter sent on May 8:

“We, undersigned, write in enthusiastic support of your campaign commitments to withdraw fully from the Paris Climate Treaty and to stop all taxpayer funding of UN global warming programs.”
 
The big-business CEOs told the president that remaining in the Paris Agreement would support U. S. competition, grow the job market from clean energy technology, and reduce the risk of infrastructure damage from climate change........To Read More.....

My Take - The reality of big business is this - they're not conservatives!  They're bottom liners, and will adopt policies that may be good for their bottom line, but disastrous in the long run.  As allies they are - at best - leaky vessels. 

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