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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Clinton Back Up To His Old Sleazy Tricks...

Former President Clinton was in the news the other day saying that Present Bushes approach to deal with global warming is flat wrong.
Former President Clinton told a global audience of diplomats, environmentalists and others Friday that the Bush administration is "flat wrong" in claiming that reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to fight global warming would damage the U.S. economy.

With a "serious disciplined effort" to develop energy-saving technology, he said, "we could meet and surpass the Kyoto targets in a way that would strengthen and not weaken our economies."
This is just another form-over-substance stance by slick Willy. Bushes approach is only flat wrong since Clinton basically signed the pact knowing that the Senate would never ratify such an agreement. In fact, the Senate voted against the pact 95-0 in 1997 and where was Clinton jawboning all the Senators to agree to this pact? Maybe he was trying to convince Monica to assist him in reducing the heat building up in the atmosphere. The Senate vote was a bipartisan effort against what is truly a terrible deal for Americans and Clinton was able to appear like he was for it when it doesn't really matter what he thinks since the US wasn't going to ratify it anyway. Clinton type politics.

Bush, when he entered office in early 2001, cleaned the decks of some of the Clinton leftover sludge such as the festering carcass of the dead Kyoto agreement. So, Bush is actually being honest or reasonable on what can actually be achieved in the US since there are many questions about the US government's ability to monitor and force changes in business in what would be just another unfunded mandate foisted upon Americans.
If the EPA is already unable to administer existing regulations, how would they effectively be able to incorporate the mammoth task of regulating (particularly) CO2 emissions? Could they even get companies to comply?
An interesting outline of the is issues can be found in this 2003 essay. Sorry, but Clinton was being his same old Slick Willy self by taking, again, another form-over-substance stance on this issue. I am glad that this deadbeat isn't President anymore.


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