Trump on Paris Climate Accord – I’m Only for Americans

“I wouldn’t bring up Paris if I were you – it’s poor salesmanship.” Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) to Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) in Casablanca (1942)

 

Only for Americans

The midnight life in gay Paree

The Frenchman he would never see

It’s only for Americans

The prices in the smart cafe

The Frenchman he would never pay

The price that’s more is only for Americans from the U.S.A.

 

From “Only For Americans,” Irving Berlin, 1947

 

Pres. Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the deal is off for the Paris Climate Accord, signed by former Pres. Obama in 2015 along with 195 other nations. Obama famously claimed he would suck up the excess ocean water from climate change like Superman.  But Trump said, “Non merci” to the expensive climate change pact that would cost Americans $100 per person every year until the end of this century.

 

Representing the United States, Obama pledged $3 billion per year. He vowed that paper manufacturing, cement production, and natural gas would be cut by up to 30 percent.  Steel, iron ore, and clean coal would be cut up to 80 percent, resulting in the loss of millions of jobs.

 

China, a major polluter, would not be required under the Paris Accord to cut emissions until the year 2030. Meanwhile, India will receive billions of dollars in climate change money just over the next few years.

 

According to the Copenhagen Consensus Center, the cost of the Paris Accord would be $1 to $2 trillion globally ever year, while the global temperature would only be lower by 0.3 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100, far below the predicted 1.6 degree Fahrenheit reduction. By the end of this year, the temperature would only be lower by 0.057 degrees.

 

This deal is a massive redistribution of wealth that does next to nothing for the environment and only doles out United States tax money to other countries. Liberals claim that Trump is ignorant in matters of policy, especially climate change. However, his speech was spellbinding for its numerous details.

“I am fighting every day for the great people of this country,” he said. “Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. But we will begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the U.S., its business, its workers, its people, its taxpayers.

“So we are getting out. But we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. And if we can, that’s great. And if we can’t, that’s fine.

“The Paris climate accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering an agreement that disadvantages the U.S., leaving American workers who I love and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs and lower wages and vastly diminished economic production. Thus, as of today, the U.S. will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord and the draconian and financial economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country.

“This includes ending the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution and, very importantly, the Green Climate Fund, which is costing the U.S. a vast fortune

“Compliance with the terms of the Paris Accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025 according to the National Economic Research Associates. This includes 440,000 fewer manufacturing jobs — not what we need — believe me, this is not what we need — including automobile jobs, and the further decimation of vital American industries on which countless communities rely. They rely for so much, and we would be giving them so little.

“But [former] president cites an industry study that doesn’t count clean energy jobs or the cost of climate change.

According to this same study, by 2040, compliance with the commitments put into place by the previous administration would cut production for the following sectors: paper down 12 percent; cement down 23 percent; iron and steel down 38 percent; coal — and I happen to love the coal miners — down 86 percent; natural gas down 31 percent. The cost to the economy at this time would be close to $3 trillion in lost GDP and 6.5 million industrial jobs, while households would have $7,000 less income and, in many cases, much worse than that.

Not only does this deal subject our citizens to harsh economic restrictions, it fails to live up to our environmental ideals. As someone who cares deeply about the environment, which I do, I cannot in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States — which is what it does — the world’s leader in environmental protection, while imposing no meaningful obligations on the world’s leading polluters.

For example, under the agreement, China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years — 13. They can do whatever they want for 13 years. Not us. India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries. There are many other examples. But the bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States.

Further, while the current agreement effectively blocks the development of clean coal in America — which it does, and the mines are starting to open up. We’re having a big opening in two weeks. Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, so many places. A big opening of a brand-new mine. It’s unheard of. For many, many years, that hasn’t happened. They asked me if I’d go. I’m going to try.

Trump noted that he is the “president” of Pittsburgh, not Paris. Pittsburgh responded by vowing to honor the Paris Accord, much in the same way sanctuary cities have vowed to violate federal law regarding illegal immigration.

 

Meanwhile, the Left is marching around with “The End is Near Signs” and trying to frighten the general populace with dire warnings about climate change flooding from rising ocean levels, fiercer winters, hotter summers, melting icebergs in the Antarctic, and homeless polar bears.

 

They are in special effects overload slamming Trump for his decision to exit the Paris Accords. These human freaks of nature are an outgrowth of 1970s environmentalism which taught that humans are evil, selfish creatures who will destroy the planet.

 

Certainly there are illegal polluters, just as there are illegal immigrants. It would be nice if someone would catch the villain who dumps illegal chemicals into Post Brook in Pompton Lakes and boil him in his own oil or cleaning fluid or whatever it is with which he’s poisoning the brook.  They dig a hole in the ground some short distance from the bank and eventually the stuff comes out into the brook and bubbles its way downstream.

 

But to envision the world coming to an end because of human activity is utter nonsense. By human activity, the Liberals mean Industrial Capitalists, not the human pigs who throw trash along every highway and byway in the United States, throw shopping carts into lakes and ponds, and decorate every woodland trail and city street with fast-food bags, soda cans, cigarettes butts, and heroin packets.

 

Environmentalism is for the guys with the deep pockets whom the Liberals can regulate, fine and sue for billions of dollars, not the average slob who leaves in his wake a flotilla of trash and filth. Then, too, there are the collegial Snowflakes whose cafeterias are hovels of garbage.

 

Climate change? Give me a break.  You see that big, bright light up in the sky.  Well, don’t actually look at it directly.  But look it up on the Internet.  You’ll see videos of huge solar flares that bombard us with heat and radiation every day.  There’s your global warming.  That’s the reason the temperature goes up and down.  That’s the Sun’s job.  You can’t very well sue the Sun for doing what comes naturally.

 

The Liberals vomit hatred for Conservatives every single day. They’ve been doing for a century now.  This November is the 100th Anniversary of the Communist Revolution in Russia.  Vladimir Lenin was much like Kathy Griffin, foul-mouthed and venomous.  He based the revolution on the philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

 

Perhaps it’s time to revisit them, with additional commentary from laissez-fairerepublican.com on Marxist the United States itself has become:

 

  1. Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.

The courts have interpreted the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868) to give the government far more “eminent domain” power than was originally intended, Under the rubric of “eminent domain” and various zoning regulations, land use regulations by the Bureau of Land Management property taxes, and “environmental” excuses, private property rights have become very diluted and private property in land, vehicles, and other forms are seized almost every day in this country under the “forfeiture” provisions of the RICO statutes.

 

  1. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

 

The 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913 (which some scholars maintain was never properly ratified), and various State income taxes, established this major Marxist coup in the United States many decades ago.  These taxes continue to drain the life-blood out of the American economy and greatly reduce the accumulation of desperately needed capital for future growth, business starts, job creation, and salary increases.

  1. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

 

Another Marxian attack on private property rights is in the form of Federal & State estate taxes and other inheritance taxes, which have abolished or at least greatly diluted the right of private property owners to determine the disposition and distribution of their estates upon their death.  Instead, government bureaucrats get their greedy hands involved.

 

  1. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

 

We call it government seizures, tax liens, “forfeiture” Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process. [Belle’s Blog doesn’t agree that the imprisonment of Islamic or Marxist terrorists constitutes a loss of freedom or an acceptance of Marxist ideals. But in the event of a full-blown insurrection in which America became a de facto communist state, patriotic Americans could be charged with “terrorism” for defending their homeland and their freedom.]

 

  1. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

 

The Federal Reserve System, created by the Federal Reserve Act of Congress in 1913, is indeed such a “national bank” and it politically manipulates interest rates and holds a monopoly on legal counterfeiting in the United States.   This is exactly what Marx had in mind and completely fulfills this plank, another major socialist objective.   Yet, most Americans naively believe the U.S. of A. is far from a Marxist or socialist nation.

  1. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.

In the United States, communication and transportation are controlled and regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established by the Communications Act of 1934 and the Department of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission (established by Congress in 1887), and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as Executive orders 11490, 10999 — not to mention various state bureaucracies and regulations. There is also the federal postal monopoly, AMTRAK and CONRAIL — outright socialist (government-owned) enterprises.   Instead of free-market private enterprise in these important industries, these fields in America are semi-cartelized through the government’s regulatory-industrial complex.

  1. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

 

While the U.S. does not have vast “collective farms” (which failed so miserably in the Soviet Union), we nevertheless do have a significant degree of government involvement in agriculture in the form of price support subsidies and acreage allotments and land-use controls.   The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations.

  1. Equal obligation of all to work.  Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

We call it the Social Security Administration and the Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two “income” family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920’s, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000. The Equal Rights Amendment means that women should do all work that men do including the military and since passage it would make women subject to the draft. [In Communist countries, particularly the Soviet Union, it was against the law not to work.]

 

  1. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

 

We call it the Planning Reorganization Act of 1949 , zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public “law” 89-136.

  1. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.

 

People are being taxed to support what we call ‘public’ schools, which train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based “Education.”

The Liberals hate him because they are scared to death of him. He is a threat to their existence.  He’s been putting his head down and just boring straight ahead to eliminate their bureaucratic existence.  Trump is creating his own “climate change” in Washington, D.C.  Bureaucrats and lobbyists for the Left are on his extinction list, and these Democrat Dinosaur fear for their political lives.

 

California Gov. Jerry Brown is leading the climate change charge along with former Vice President Al Gore. If Jerry Brown is for something, you know it’s bad.   Gore was caught in a moment of seizure upon learning the news that the United States would be exiting the Paris Accord.

 

But for all their alarums about how “children will die!” Trump is forging ahead with making America great again. Thus the Liberal clamor to try to drown him out before he gains even more popularity for his America First stances.  A victory for Trump in climate change could cost the Democrats in next year’s Congressional elections.  They must put forth every effort to turn Trump from a champion into a chump.

 

Every roar you hear from a Liberal about Trump is actually a whimper, every shout a sob, and every insult a cry of desperation not for global demise but for the loss of planetary plenary. Trump knows the difference between global environmental protection and global wealth redistribution.

 

And so do we.

 

 

 

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