More 'Chicken Little' from Washington

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 05:26 PM.

Washington’s pushing yet another “Chicken Little” gambit. No, it isn’t the sky that’s falling, but they say it’s heating up so earth is in immediate and imminent danger, according to team Obama.

Al Gore staked this claim and harvested his millions from the global warming goldmine. Our planet’s temperatures are changing — have been for countless eons — but it’s doubtful we can exert much if any measurable control on the planetary thermostat.

Of course like any rational human, I’m for a cleaner environment and nice beaches. But trying to wield a political club carved from a billion years of global weather cycles is silly.

Even given the case that we humans might actually alter the trajectories of global weather mechanisms over some reasonably measurable span, the United States acting alone is like one individual agreeing not to relieve himself in a crowded communal swimming pool.

It’s the “right” thing to do but essentially symbolic. The water keeps the same tint. Of course, symbolism is what these political types are all about.

They blow their smoke and hold up their mirrors proclaiming concern for our country, its citizens and especially the children. Yet this same “concerned” crowd thinks nothing of leaving young generations with $20 trillion of debt?

And if they weren’t restrained, I’m sure these people would happily run it to $30 trillion as fast as they could. Global warming might be a huge problem somewhere in the distant future, but debt is the big bomb with the burning fuse.

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