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Obama Uses Executive Order In Sweeping Takeover Of Nation’s

Climate Change Policies

 

 

 

” Through the stroke of a pen, President Obama on Friday used his executive powers to elevate and take control of climate change policies in an attempt to streamline sustainability initiatives – and potentially skirt legislative oversight and push a federal agenda on states.

The executive order establishes a task force of state and local officials to advise the administration on how to respond to severe storms, wildfires, droughts and other potential impacts of climate change. The task force includes governors of seven states — all Democrats — and the Republican governor of Guam, a U.S. territory. Fourteen mayors and two other local leaders also will serve on the task force.

All but three of those appointed are Democrats. The task force will look at federal money spent on roads, bridges, flood control and other projects. It ultimately will recommend how structures can be made more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and warming temperatures.”

 

    Note that ALL of his appointees are politicians , and mostly Democratic ones at that , and not a scientist or expert among them . Surely this is the way to come up with accurate , unbiased , effective policy on such a contentious issue as “global warming”, er , climate change .

 

” The task force includes Govs. Jerry Brown of California, Jay Inslee of Washington and Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, as well as Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. The panel also includes several big-city mayors, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Houston Mayor Annise Parker. All three are Democrats.”

 

  Does anyone really suppose that any of these elected officials know a damn thing about the science of “climate change” ?

But then again the science is “settled” isn’t it ? At least in the eyes of the Kool-aid drinkers .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gov. Rick Perry Backs Teachers Packing Heat

 

 

” Compounding a mild pro-gun rant with a declaration to consider a 2016 presidential run, Texas Governor Rick Perry affirmed his commitment to the Second Amendment by encouraging allowing all teachers in the state to carry guns on campus at a Tea Party event Monday.

Perry’s pro-gun remarks arrive amid a heated national gun control debate in which governors across the country are either defending the Second Amendment or taking steps to destroy it.

 

 

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A Senate bill (S.B. 59) passed by the Michigan house would allow citizens to carry firearms into “pistol free” zones; it awaits Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez told the Albuquerque Journal the state should “consider legislation to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill” before considering more drastic action.

Some legislators are geniunely confused about the entire situation and don’t know where to put the blame.

Arizona governor Jan Brewer, whose state weathered heavy Second Amendment attacks following last year’s Tucson shooting, says the answer may lie inevaluating behavioral health services, not in gun control, while Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper pointed to video games and a “culture of violence” as the main contributing factors in these types of attacks.

“There might well be some direct connection between people who have some mental instability and when they go over the edge – they transport themselves, they become part of one of those video games,” Hickelooper told CNN’s State of the Union.”

How to Prepare for Life Under Obamacare

 

 

 

” Across the country, governors face two key decisions post-election: do they force the feds to implement exchanges, or do they try to do it themselves, in which case the states have to rush to make them work, to pay for them with higher taxes on premiums, and could see a good deal of political blowback; and do they implement the Medicaid expansion, which will lead to short-term benefit but in the long-term create the need for higher taxes as states’ percentage of payments increase. Governors are generally unlikely to implement the exchanges — at least 20 of them have already said no — and if they are going to expand Medicaid, governors will attempt to use their leverage to extract vastly more freedom for their Medicaid systems, along the lines of what Florida has done, which has already been endorsed in spirit by the administration.

But that’s the decision process that faces the states—what about the ramifications for the rest of us? We talked about it the other night on The Blaze. Here are a few points I’ve highlighted to those with questions about coming policy changes ang how they will effect you: “

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