Barack Obama has dedicated his time in office to fighting so-called “global warming.”
But at what cost to taxpayers?
Obama’s been hiding a multi-billion dollar secret from Congress.
In 2015, Congress passed a law requiring Obama to detail how much he is spending on “global warming” related programs.
So far, he has not turned over that information.
The Daily Caller reported:
“We believe it is important that there be transparency and accountability with regard to the climate change related expenditures across the federal government, and that Congress and the public should know how much is spent by federal agencies, and for what purpose,” lawmakers wrote.
The chairmen of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on Appropriations sent the letter to Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Congress included a provision in the last-minute budget deal that was hashed out in December, 2015, requiring OMB to submit “a comprehensive report … describing in detail all Federal agency funding, domestic and international, for climate change programs, projects, and activities in fiscal years 2015 and 2016.”
The budget provision was included after President Obama pledged billions of dollars to global warming-related programs.
Obama pledged $3 billion to the United Nations Green Climate Fund and said he’d spend $10 billion on green energy research. So far, Obama’s only been able to spend $500 million of his Green Climate Fund pledge.”
In 2013, Obama spent $22 billion on “global warming.”
The Daily Caller reported in 2014 the Obama administration requested $12 billion to fund the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agency.
Obama’s priorities are clear.
The left has long sought to remake the U.S. economy into the mold of European socialists.
A key cog in that plan is restricting America’s economy in the name of fighting “global warming.”
Even if Obama continues to hide what he has spent on “global warming” from Congress until he leaves office, the Trump administration could slash funding for these dubious programs.
The Daily Caller also reported:
Lawmakers’ request comes as President-elect Donald Trump gets ready to take office in January. Trump has said he’d deal with the U.S. national debt by growing the economy and getting rid of government waste.
Could this be a list of places to cut?
It’s not clear, but the Congressional Research Service reported in 2013 the federal government spent $77 billion on global warming programs over the previous five years.
Three-quarters of that came from funding green energy production though the Department of Energy. Trump’s reported Energy Secretary pick, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, said DOE was one of the agencies he’d cut when running for president in 2012.
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