Here’s what they’ve said:
-Rep. Bill Cassidy, “It could be secular, maybe it could be just a shift of the axis …”
-Rep. Ted Poe, “no evidence at all that it’s manmade CO2 that causes climate to change,”
-Rep. Dan Rohrabacher, “Sure the ice caps are melting, but they’re melting on Mars, too.”
-Speaker of the House Boehner, “Every time we exhale, we exhale carbon dioxide…”
-Rep. Paul Broun, “It is a hoax.”
Meanwhile, as Representatives continue to wail about our deficit, they have not managed to end “Big Oil” subsidies. President Obama is ready, so are House Democrats and most Senate Democrats. While the oil companies made over $100 billion in profit last year, they still get a subsidy from yours and my tax dollars. That industry profits from the very fossil fuels that are most responsible for climate change!
My heroes right now are the cities, universities and people who are divesting – selling off their stocks in oil companies. They are sending the message, “Hey, pull back, let’s save the planet.” According to Jay Carmona (of 350.org) 11 cities so far – from San Francisco to Ithaca – have taken the step to say, “If you’re going to try and take away our planet, we’re going to try to take away your money.”
So, perhaps until they can express something at least as intelligent, we should keep those 240 Representatives home on an UNPAID vacation.