HART: Global warming and a wedding

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

This is nothing more than socialism. Predicated on the lies that “if you like your health care plan or your doctor, you can keep them,” and that Obamacare would lower a family’s health care costs, Obama fraudulently took over one-seventh of the U.S. economy. Health care was taken over with lies; will our climate be next? It is all about being able to tax and control us.

When anything becomes politicized, truth is the first casualty. Those pushing global warming blame any weather on it. Although it was the only big hurricane to hit the East Coast that year, Democrats blamed Hurricane Sandy on climate change. Republicans blamed it on gays being able to marry.

The fact is that lately we have had fewer hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. The leftist media just hypes them now in order to advance their climate change narrative.

Global warming is at best plausible, but it is certainly not proven. Given the Ice Age and pre-SUV climate changes, attributing it to human behavior is a real stretch. Let’s not go with Harry Reid’s hunch on this one and turn $1 trillion tax dollars and control of the weather over to politicians. Regulation and Obama’s taxes have already doubled our cost for a gallon of gas, from $1.80 when he took office to twice that today. Even with a boom in natural gas from fracking, prices have doubled under Obama’s “green” thumb.

P.J. O’Rourke said that “fashionable worries” like these make the worrier feel important. If an adult skips down the street singing “Last Train to Clarksville ,” people call him a fool. But lean over to the person next to you on a subway and ask, “How can you smile while the earth is dying?”  and you acquire a reputation for seriousness — and more room to sit down on the subway.

Ron Hart, a libertarian syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator can be reached at Ron@RonaldHart.com or visit www.RonaldHart.com

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