Our leftist rulers must feel that interest payments on the gargantuan debt they’ve run up aren’t sufficient to finance the military buildup by their ideological compadres in communist China; the Environmental Protection Agency (aka Employment Prevention Agency) is funneling our money directly to the ChiComs in the name of “green energy”:
The Obama EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson, who launched an enormously expensive program to make America’s minority communities green, has sent millions of taxpayer dollars to environmental causes in nations overseas, including China, Russia and India.
These foreign nations are experiencing economic growth while millions of Americans suffer from joblessness, losing their homes due to foreclosures, and watching their health care being transformed into another government entitlement program, according to political activist Joshua Tallis.
“Ranking members of the U.S. Congress Energy Committee called the program “foreign handouts” amid record deficits, soaring unemployment and a looming debt ceiling in the U.S. The money — $27 million since 2009 — has been issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is headed by Ms. Jackson,” Tallis said.
Having spent itself $trillions into debt, the government doesn’t actually have any money to shower upon our communist rivals — so it borrows it from them in order to give it to them.
ChiComs aren’t the only ones aboard the EPA’s foreign gravy train:
Among the foreign handouts are $1.2 million for the United Nations to promote clean fuels, $718,000 to help China comply with two initiatives and $700,000 for Thailand to recover methane gas at pig farms, according to public-interest group’s investigation, according to the Judicial Watch blog report.
You read that correctly. While 23 million Americans are out of work due to the effect excessive government spending and regulation have had on our economy, our government sent $700,000 to Thailand to help the locals collect pig farts.
Obama uses the EPA to spread our wealth around internationally because it allows him to evade congressional oversight. Again we see that the only difference between Obamunism and dictatorship is that dictators want their own countries to be strong.
Some recipients of the regime’s largesse are closer to home:
Since being appointed EPA Administrator, Jackson has gone on a manic spending spree to bring “environmental justice” to low-income and minority communities. Under the program, dozens of left-wing groups have received millions of taxpayer dollars to help poor and impoverished people increase recycling, reduce carbon emissions through “weatherization,” participate in “green jobs” training and avoid heat stroke.
That is, farcical green excuses are being used to redistribute wealth from those who create it to Obama’s supporters.
The EPA’s budget has also surged 34% since Jackson took over to a whopping $10.3 billion.
Imagine what that budget will look like in Obama’s second term, when he has more “flexibility.”
On a tip from Bill T.