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Federal government spent nearly $70 billion on "climate change activities" since 2008
Daily Caller ^ | 5/17/12 | Caroline May

Posted on 05/17/2012 3:34:48 PM PDT by Nachum

The Congressional Research Service estimates that since 2008 the federal government has spent nearly $70 billion on “climate change activities.”

Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe presented the new CRS report on the Senate Floor Thursday to make the point that the Obama administration has been focused on “green” defense projects to the detriment of the military.

The report revealed that from fiscal years 2008 through 2012 the federal government spent $68.4 billion to combat climate change. The Department of Defense also spent $4 billion of its budget, the report adds, on climate change and energy efficiency activities in that same time period.

Inhofe, the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, argued that the expenditures are foolish at a time when the military is facing “devastating cuts.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: change; climate; climatechange; climategate; climategate2; federal; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; government; obamaripoff
The new 1%
1 posted on 05/17/2012 3:34:57 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Sad to have to ask for such a figure, but that’s it?

2 posted on 05/17/2012 3:35:53 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

3 posted on 05/17/2012 3:36:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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EXACTLY what liberals do with government, waste money and manpower every day tilting at leftist windmills.

4 posted on 05/17/2012 3:37:47 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; ...

Thanks Nachum.

5 posted on 05/17/2012 3:40:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time --
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To: Nachum
Money well spent.

So the feds control global climate now... right?

6 posted on 05/17/2012 3:40:31 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Nachum

My wife’s step brother was a Professor of Climatology at U Cal and retired early.

7 posted on 05/17/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Nachum
70 billion of producers money to spend on convincing producers that forcibly stealing more money from them will save them and their families from a nonexistent demise.

I see torches, tar, and feathers in the future.

8 posted on 05/17/2012 3:43:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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“I see torches, tar, and feathers in the future”

If they are lucky the penchant for a French style revolution doesn’t take hold...

9 posted on 05/17/2012 4:02:16 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Nachum

Green Energy, hmmmmmmmmm - - - - - - . Yeah! I saw some yesterday! There it was just basking in the Sun nice and tidy on a green carpet of Bermuda Grass.

I heard a deep noise, turned around and more handy-sized dull green energy packets were falling on the green pasture.

By carefully walking around other drying packets of green energy I found one that had dried out enough to be shipped by air to 1600 Plantation Avenue, in the District of Corruption.

If any of y’all want to send Obama some of these green energy packets from a pasture near you, just make sure that all the water is out of these green energy packets, so that the TSA screeners at the airports will approve and then ship your packets by fossil fueled Jet planes.

The nice thing about these magnificent meadow muffins of green energy is that they last a lifetime if you don’t get them wet.

Yep, all ya gotta do is add water! Well, be careful to not let them hit a fan, or a fan of green energy.

BTW, I changed my mind: the last idea is probably a good idea - - - .

10 posted on 05/17/2012 8:13:07 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SunkenCiv; Nachum; TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; ...
Thanks for the ping.

We have seen the dollar figure before from JoNova's website.

But that is an Austrailian more verification is good.

11 posted on 05/18/2012 10:10:56 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Nachum
and America takes another one in the........

12 posted on 05/18/2012 2:41:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Senator Inhofe got little support during that meeting as I watched it unfold on the CSPAN channel. In fact after his brief speech using terms like "green test tube", the demo side countered with questions to the panel of generals, and they sided with the demo side of the argument.
Inhofe did not return to the committee meeting. I don't know if he listened to what the generals and admirals had to say, in say a back room, but they all suggested programs they felt where actually going to save tax payer money, where in effect being carried out.
I sort of felt bad for Sen. Inhofe in this case, his none effective statements. He did not score any points during his brief stay in that meeting.
13 posted on 05/18/2012 6:55:19 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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