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Obama to pitch $1B climate change 'resilience fund' in Fresno, CA
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Posted on 02/14/2014 10:15:14 AM PST by Sub-Driver

February 14, 2014, 06:39 am Obama to pitch $1B climate change 'resilience fund'

By Laura Barron-Lopez

President Obama will pitch a new $1 billion climate change resilience fund during a visit Friday to California.

The fund, which would need to be approved by Congress, is intended to help communities dealing with negative weather that's the result of climate change.

Obama is touting the fund during a trip to California, which has been devastated by a drought that is threatening the Central Valley's agriculture production and has led Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to call on Californians to conserve water.

During a call with reporters on Thursday evening, the assistant to the president on science and technology, John Holdren, said, without any doubt, the severe drought plaguing California and a number of other states across the country is tied to climate change.

"Weather practically everywhere is being caused by climate change," Holdren said.

The administration's fund would invest in research to gather data on the impacts of climate change, help communities prepare for them and support innovative technologies and infrastructure to ready the country "in the face of a changing climate."

"Recent events have reinforced our knowledge that our communities and economy remain vulnerable to extreme weather and natural hazards," the administration said in a statement on Thursday.

Obama will propose the fund Friday after visiting with farmers in Fresno, Calif.

The new fund — separate from Obama's climate agenda announced in June — will be detailed in the president's 2015 budget, set for release next month.

While Obama has said he will use his executive authority to push his climate agenda and other policies during what he dubbed his "year of action," the president would need approval from Congress for the fund.

When asked if talk of climate change tied to extreme weather events, like California's drought, by Obama would become more frequent, Holdren said it already has been a recurring talking point for the president.

Holdren added: "You can expect the president will talk about the connection between increasing frequency in the intensity of drought and climate change on Friday" and in the future.


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KEYWORDS: boondoggle; climate; climatechange; climatechangefraud; climatechangefund; climateresilience; cocainefund; cooling; globalwarming; glowbullwarming; hoax; maybealittlebloooo; nudgerbucks; obamaclimatechange; obamaslushfund; pissingintothewind; slushfund; warming
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Can't he just do it by fiat?
1 posted on 02/14/2014 10:15:14 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
can't he just do it by fiat?

It isn't even fiat. There's no cap on the budget for over a year. He can just issue an executive order and print the money.

2 posted on 02/14/2014 10:17:19 AM PST by grania
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To: Sub-Driver

If this idea isn’t DOA I’ll be PO’d.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 10:18:04 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So. My main question is, “where in the Boehner/McConnell utter-capitulation budget” does this particular partisan expenditure fall?


4 posted on 02/14/2014 10:18:09 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Sub-Driver
hasn't pResident 0'B@$t@rd, stolen enough already?

5 posted on 02/14/2014 10:18:28 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: grania

The bigger Question is who gets the funny money?


6 posted on 02/14/2014 10:18:39 AM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
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7 posted on 02/14/2014 10:19:14 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver
It's the perfect fund for when global warming starts melting the heaping piles of snow: a slush fund.
8 posted on 02/14/2014 10:19:33 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, which California elected whores get to line their pockets with this cash?


9 posted on 02/14/2014 10:20:20 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Sub-Driver
>"Weather practically everywhere is being caused by climate change," Holdren said.

This is so stupid on the surface, I think I lost 20 IQ points just reading it. I assume the next thing we will hear is that the climate is better in wealthy areas so we need to pay our fair share to help poor neighborhoods where the weather is bad.

10 posted on 02/14/2014 10:22:20 AM PST by IamConservative (There is no place like 127.0.0.1)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s the Pied Piper of OPM.

He can do anything he wants.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 10:22:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Sub-Driver

“$1B climate change fund”

AKA, 2016 Dem party campaign fund. This money will be marked for “outreach”, “promotion”, “communication”, etc. All of which boils down to leftist advertising.

I guarantee it.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 10:24:56 AM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: al baby

Podesta..


13 posted on 02/14/2014 10:25:41 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama to pitch $1B climate change 'resilience fund'

I smell a brand new EO. Or is clown even bothering to write and issue EOs anymore?
14 posted on 02/14/2014 10:28:27 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: musicman

I wish someone had the guts to say that in a news conference.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 10:28:39 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver
Pfft. In what decade has California NOT experienced drought? Global warming my ass!

Multi-Year Droughts of Large-Scale Extent Since 1900: 1918-1920, 1923-1926, 1928-1935, 1947-1950, 1959-1962, 1976-1977, 1987-1992, 2000-2002, 2007-2009 — Source (www.water.ca.gov)

16 posted on 02/14/2014 10:30:22 AM PST by John Robinson
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To: Sub-Driver

If this idiot can convince Americans we are facing “Global Warming” after this winter, he is in the wrong job. He could do much better selling using cars and real estate.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 10:30:24 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Sub-Driver

End Climate Inequality!
Some places have too much heat and others too much cold!
Some places have too much rain while others have little!
Redistribute the meteorological wealth!


18 posted on 02/14/2014 10:31:05 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: RedMDer

Sounds like a slush fund for Washington approved senate candidates.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 10:31:23 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: SueRae

Yep...........


20 posted on 02/14/2014 10:32:55 AM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: John Robinson
relevant
21 posted on 02/14/2014 10:35:06 AM PST by John Robinson
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To: Sub-Driver

The California payoff.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 10:35:57 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: John Robinson

Thanks for posting.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 10:37:05 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Cheerio
I smell a brand new EO. Or is clown even bothering to write and issue EOs anymore?

The last EO, #2014-666 entitled "The EO to end all EO's" states that EOs are no longer needed and the executive POSOTUS can just rule by edict.

24 posted on 02/14/2014 10:38:12 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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25 posted on 02/14/2014 10:40:50 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obungu is going to approve the Keystone. The nonsense mentioned here (global warming resilience fund) is a sop to the eco-wackos. It will be money tossed down a rat hole but will keep some Federal slugs (workers) busy and might even hire some more from “the community” to administer it


26 posted on 02/14/2014 10:45:34 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: John Robinson
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27 posted on 02/14/2014 10:46:21 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama is touting the fund during a trip to California, which has been devastated by a drought that is threatening the Central Valley's agriculture production and has led Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to call on Californians to conserve water.

What's threatening agriculture production is diversion of fresh water to sloughs in the Sacramento River delta for the benefit of the delta smelt.

28 posted on 02/14/2014 10:46:34 AM PST by CedarDave (Obama - "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" (02/10/14 declaration))
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To: Sub-Driver
Whether it was caused by AGW or was just a natural weather event will be decided by whom? Do I smell a bureaucracy in the making? Surely a mere billion won't cover all damage. That will need to be increased by carbon taxes levied against the evil polluters. Yes that's YOU
29 posted on 02/14/2014 10:49:47 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The guy sure likes insurance fraud and insurance fraud accessories


30 posted on 02/14/2014 10:53:25 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh goody, yet ANOTHER slush fund for Democrat cronies and hangers-on.


31 posted on 02/14/2014 10:55:21 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

He can just say it is so and it is so.


32 posted on 02/14/2014 10:59:29 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: John Robinson
"Pfft. In what decade has California NOT experienced drought? Global warming my ass!"

Thank you. I was just going to post that other than 3 years in Spain, I've lived my 64 years in SoCal and seen one drought after another. SoCal is basically a desert, even the greater Los Angeles basin. The genuine problem now is the population explosion over the last decades.

Solution: desalinization plants. But no, the hippie/socialist/environ-whackos won't allow it. Recently read Israel has constructed so many that they now have a surplus of water that they are selling.

33 posted on 02/14/2014 11:11:37 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It would be a slush fund. The aid would go to government “partners” hiring at “prevailing” union wages. Or worse, yet, professional firms like CGI, which don’t produce any results at even higher prices.


34 posted on 02/14/2014 11:17:20 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sub-Driver

I got an brilliant idea! Lets elect more Republicans who will do absolutely nothing to stop Barry.

NO MATTER WHAT!

You know...cuz they’re a lesser evil!

Whose with me?


35 posted on 02/14/2014 11:20:41 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver

“dealing with negative weather that’s the result of climate change....”

They should have to prove they’re dealing with negative weather DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

They can’t.


36 posted on 02/14/2014 11:34:20 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I just finished shoveling 12” of global warming off my sidewalk.


37 posted on 02/14/2014 11:35:49 AM PST by matt04
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To: Sub-Driver

Money laundering. Another impeachable and imprisonable offense.


38 posted on 02/14/2014 11:35:51 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Sub-Driver

People in NJ are still waiting for FEMA to get some of that gov flood insurance to them after hurricane Sandy. Another slush fund for politicians that claims to be help for weather damage is absurd.


39 posted on 02/14/2014 11:37:28 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Cheerio

I think that a, ‘Proclamation’, is in order.


40 posted on 02/14/2014 11:45:00 AM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: RedMDer

Me too!!!


41 posted on 02/14/2014 11:46:35 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver
Why doesn't he fund a big conveyor belt from the Northeast US to California. Then we could load all this damn snow on it and send it over to take care of their drought.

This is one Loony Tune administration if there ever was one.

42 posted on 02/14/2014 12:06:02 PM PST by Flint
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To: skinkinthegrass

You hit the nail on the head. This will probably be another one of those “funds” that’s controlled by Biden. More people being paid off.


43 posted on 02/14/2014 12:14:47 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Flint

- We could load the snow on that bullet train…… Oh -


44 posted on 02/14/2014 12:15:06 PM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: Norm Lenhart

The only way to stop this guy is to completely shut down the government. The gop could get 100 senate seats and it’s doubtful they could remove him from office.


45 posted on 02/14/2014 12:17:46 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: dennisw

Yep, sop to the enviros ...

But also a pretty sly move to peg as hypocrites any/all “Denyers” who take the money.

This is a variation on what he’s doing with having the IRS force businesses into silence on using Obamacare impacts for staffing decisions. In this case many natural disasters will be pegged as “global warming related” and people who want to argue over the cause don’t get the $$$$.


46 posted on 02/14/2014 12:25:44 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: VerySadAmerican

Wouldn’t matter how many ‘Republicans’ we send as long as people keep sending RINOs. We have a majority in the house NOW filled with them and just passed a blank check, stripped vets of earned benefits and are fighting to open the borders.


47 posted on 02/14/2014 12:26:50 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver
What the heck is "negative weather?"

Is rain negative weather, and sunny days are positive weather?

In California, we need the rain, so rain is positive weather.

In the midwest when it floods, rain is negative weather, right?

And then... how do you link negative rain to "climate change," but not positive rain?

I'm so confused...

-PJ

48 posted on 02/14/2014 12:28:54 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Sub-Driver

As he runs the national debt up to over $17 trillion.

A trillion here, a trillion there and pretty soon we’re talking big money.


49 posted on 02/14/2014 12:41:06 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: devolve
"We could load the snow on that bullet train…"

The bullet train from nowhere to nowhere was approved by referendum on the CA ballot. It wasn't the dipsh*t Legislature, but the petitions from the morons who thought if CA sold more bonds and built such a boondoggle, all would benefit. Idiots all.

If Californians had any sense, they would have approved a bullet train to Las Vegas! Imagine how many who don't like to fly or drive using that quick system to party in Sin City. Entrepreneurs would pop up out of the wood work. So many jobs would be created, not just to build and maintain the train, but the quick stops along the way would benefit.

Hate to say, but I'm just waiting for my father-in-law to pass - we all do. Then we're out of this socialist State. Either Reno, Nevada with no income tax or Arizona with their liberal gun laws.

I remember when this was the "Golden State". I've watched it decline for some 64 years due to socialist policies.

50 posted on 02/14/2014 1:15:59 PM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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