Barack Obama has proceeded unabated with an extreme climate change agenda that will kill the fossil fuel industry, destroy livelihoods and raise energy costs, but the GOP has begun to take a stand.
The GOP is opposed to the unreasonable demands of the Obama administration’s Climate Change pledge – a 26 percent to 28 percent cut in the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
Barack Obama is negotiating the climate change treaty in secret. He is not discussing the treaty with congress but rather with some of the world’s most oppressive foreign leaders in the U.N. The treaty would require the U.S. to donate resources and wealth to the world’s developing countries to be distributed by the statists in the U.N.
If this happened six years ago, we might say it’s pure fiction, but it’s not and it’s the world we now live in under Barack Obama.
There are also discussions of a worldwide carbon pricing panel which will amount to a global tax. Reuters reported on October 27th that the UN will not include carbon pricing this time around because there are so many different ideas.
This climate change agreement is obviously a treaty but Obama has made it clear that he will treat it as an agreement, not a treaty.
The Senate has ceded their treaty power over the nuke deal and a precedent has been set.
The individual countries have conspired with Obama to make individual pledges and as a result it will not be legally binding and can be considered an agreement.
Obama met with 81 major US companies last week who are on board with the extreme agenda and he is bribing and pressuring other companies to join his movement.
The GOP appears to be fighting back.
Some Republicans are asserting what they see as the Senate’s rightful place in international treaties.
“Just like the Kyoto Protocol and the United Nations framework convention on climate change, any agreement that commits our nation to targets or timetables must go through the process established by the founders in our Constitution,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said at a hearing he chaired in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee subpanel about the deal. “It must be submitted to the United States Senate for its advice and consent.”
“The president has made clear that he doesn’t see it that way, as was the case with the Iranian nuclear deal,” he said.
Barrasso wants the foreign countries to know that Obama’s promises will not stand but that strategy didn’t work with the nuclear deal with Iran.
“The president can make promises, but it doesn’t necessarily carry the full force of the United States,” he said. “There are still court rulings to come. They may find that a number of things this administration does are not legal.”
This makes Obama more resolute in avoiding Congress despite the law, but he’s lawless and he has no problem with this approach.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee energy and power subpanel chairman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) are considering going to Paris or sending staff to try to influence the talks.
“I don’t know if I’ll repeat what I’ve done several times before, which is to go over and be the bad guy, the one-man truth squad, and tell the truth, that they’re going to be lied to by the Obama administration,” Inhofe said.
Republicans are currently trying to overrun the carbon limits for power plants through law but Obama will veto it.
Hopefully a delegation of more than one Senator from the GOP will attend the Paris Climate Change Summit in December.
In Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearings in May, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) asked State Department Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber if the administration plans “to pursue a course to try to make it [a climate change treaty] legally binding in the United States by bypassing Congress at the same time?”
Without making any effort to deny the real possibility of an unconstitutional fiat, she unabashedly stated, “Our objective for Paris is to have a significant agreement, a meaningful agreement with robust and transparent emissions reduction targets that include all countries, including the major emerging economies. At this point the question of what that agreement would look like at the end is still an open question because we are at initial stages of the negotiations and everything is still on the table.”
The arrogance of this administration is stunning. They simply dodge questions.
Barrasso tried again. “So no decision’s been made about whether the administration plans to submit the agreement from Paris to the Senate for advice and consent?”
Garber stonewalled again but her non-answer was very telling in light of Obama’s imperialistic tendencies. “It’s at a very early stage in the negotiations.”
The U.S. administration plans to redistribute our wealth to developing countries in the name of their god – climate change.
In November, 2010, a United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change told a German news outlet, “[W]e redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy.”
A key player on the panel, Ottmar Edenhofer said:
“First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.”
Climate Change will be the most massive redistribution scheme in U.S. history.
Global warming has become a religion for corrupt politicians and statists who have no regard for freedom or the constitution. It is being led by the U.N. and U.S. ideologues.