I wanted to say a few things about President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord — AKA the World’s attempt to extort American taxpayers while killing American jobs.
But first, I thought I’d take you on a little trip down memory lane.
Come with me to late 2015, my friends.
Journey with me to Paris when these world leaders were playing Barack Obama like a cheap banjo.
Obama was there to surrender the keys to America’s economy to money-grubbing countries – all in the name of “saving the climate.”
Instead of representing the people of the United States, Obama bent over backwards and let these countries extort us with wild abandon.
And during a Paris press conference, Obama had this exchange with a reporter:
Question: Can leaders gathered here believe that the United States will keep its commitments even after you’ve left office if a Republican succeeds you in the White House?
Obama: Eh-eh-eee-eee … Y’know ju– just with respect tuuuh [pause] … Um … my successor … [pause] Let me first of all say that [pause] I’m anticipating a Democrat succeeding me. [smug smile] I’m confident in the wisdom of the American people … on that front. [pause] Um … But even if somebody from a different party succeeded me, uh … one of the things we find is that when you’re in this job, ya think about it differently than when you’re just runnin’ for the job. [pause] Aaaaaand … uh … what you realize is what I mentioned earlier that American Leadership … uh … involves … uh … not just … uh … playing to narrow constituency back home … uh … but you now are … uh … at the center of what happens around the world.
As painful as it is to listen to that guy, wasn’t it worth it to hear his smug response?
Yeah, that didn’t age well, did it?
Well, Barry. Let me be the first to say, your confidence in the American people was justified.
Because we elected a President who took this extortion racket and told the world to shove it where the sun don’t shine.
This “Paris Climate Accord” has nothing to do with saving the planet.
The purpose was clear from the start. It was the world’s attempt to extort us. Nothing more.
In fact, the day after these world leaders signed this Climate Pact, I wrote:
Yesterday, after “world leaders” in Paris signed the supposed “historic” Climate Change pact, they applauded themselves.
Supposedly there were tears of joy. Yes, actual tears. Not sure how green-friendly all that salt water in the middle of Paris is, but there you go.
I suppose I’d be weeping tears of joy too if I had managed to secure an agreement that extorts billions of dollars from the United States of America. Especially when the representatives from the United States were so eager to be extorted.
That sucking sound you’re hearing? It’s your hard-earned money being drained from your pocket and sent overseas to countries “impacted by Climate Change.”
Think of President Trump’s decision to abandon this ridiculous “treaty” as Extort Us Interruptus.
I don’t have much more to add.
In fact, I think it is more beneficial to let President Trump speak for himself.
Here are some of my favorite parts from today’s speech:
As President, I can put no other consideration before the wellbeing of American citizens. The Paris Climate Accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers — who I love — and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished economic production.
Thus, as of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris Accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country. This includes ending the implementation of the nationally determined contribution and, very importantly, the Green Climate Fund which is costing the United States a vast fortune.
This portion makes me wonder if President Trump reads Patriot Retort.
This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States. The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris Agreement — they went wild; they were so happy — for the simple reason that it put our country, the United States of America, which we all love, at a very, very big economic disadvantage. A cynic would say the obvious reason for economic competitors and their wish to see us remain in the agreement is so that we continue to suffer this self-inflicted major economic wound. We would find it very hard to compete with other countries from other parts of the world.
President Trump, unlike Barack Obama, puts America first. He considers our well-being and our economic prosperity.
We have among the most abundant energy reserves on the planet, sufficient to lift millions of America’s poorest workers out of poverty. Yet, under this agreement, we are effectively putting these reserves under lock and key, taking away the great wealth of our nation — it’s great wealth, it’s phenomenal wealth; not so long ago, we had no idea we had such wealth — and leaving millions and millions of families trapped in poverty and joblessness.
The agreement is a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries. At 1 percent growth, renewable sources of energy can meet some of our domestic demand, but at 3 or 4 percent growth, which I expect, we need all forms of available American energy, or our country — (applause) — will be at grave risk of brownouts and blackouts, our businesses will come to a halt in many cases, and the American family will suffer the consequences in the form of lost jobs and a very diminished quality of life.
But wait! I loved so much more!
The Paris Agreement handicaps the United States economy in order to win praise from the very foreign capitals and global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country’s expense. They don’t put America first. I do, and I always will.
At what point does America get demeaned? At what point do they start laughing at us as a country? We want fair treatment for its citizens, and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. And they won’t be. They won’t be.
I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. (Applause.) I promised I would exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve America’s interests. Many trade deals will soon be under renegotiation. Very rarely do we have a deal that works for this country, but they’ll soon be under renegotiation. The process has begun from day one. But now we’re down to business.
Anybody else swooning with pride?
I know I am!
How much do you want to bet that now that the US is out, other countries will follow suit?
I’m guessing that will happen. Especially for the countries who only signed on to get their piece of the extortion pie.
These guys wanted to use us like their Sugar Daddy. And now that Mr. Trump has withdrawn, they’ll have no reason to stick around.
Like freeloaders who only attend a party because they think there’s an open bar, these guys will split as soon as they realize America isn’t picking up the tab.
Just watch. You know I’m right.
This totally makes my day.
Watch his entire speech for yourself.
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