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EPA Gives Millions In Foreign Handouts

EPA Gives Millions In Foreign Handouts

JUNE 28, 2011

The Obama cabinet secretary who launched a costly program to make America’s minority communities green has sent millions of taxpayer dollars to environmental causes overseas, including China, Russia and India.Ranking members of a congressional energy committee call it “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 Lisa Jackson.The cash was issued via 65 foreign grants that don’t even include Canada and Mexico, according to a report issued this week by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.Among the enraging 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.An additional $150,000 went to help the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) combat fraud in carbon trading and $15,000 to Indonesia’s “Breathe Easy, Jakarta” publicity campaign. This sort of federal spending does not reflect the priorities of the American people, according to a letter that several lawmakers sent Jackson in the report’s aftermath.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 leftwing groups have received millions of taxpayer dollars to help poor and indigenous people increase recycling, reduce carbon emissions through “weatherization,” participate in “green jobs” training and avoid heat stroke.The EPA’s budget has also surged 34% since Jackson took over to a whopping $10.3 billion. The figure includes $43 million for efforts to reduce greenhouse gases that the agency claims “endanger” public health. Nearly half of the EPA’s budget goes to grants that fund state environmental programs, nonprofits and educational institutions that help promote the agency’s agenda.

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  • dorightwoman

    As u can c the government just keeps on giving our hard earned money away to foreigners and screws the citizens. People we can stop this stuff if we all reunite, organize and let those idiots in DC know who the real bosses are. In my lifetime this is the first time I m afraid for the American people, our kids, grandkids and great grandkids all of which I have. The election was corrupt, Obama is above nothing to try and accomplish his Saul Alinsky beliefs. I would bet anything if we had the investigative journalists that would keep digging they would find Obama is not a U.S. citizen. My first clue would be he uses a dead mans social security number along with much more proof. I was researching him when he was a candidate cuz I thot where the hell did he come from. Didn’t want him then after finding out what he was really about and don’t want him now. He should be prosecuted for perpetrating crimes on the American people and violating our Constitution every day. People can blab and say “oh no” nothing will happen just like 9/11 would never happen. Wrong this guy is dangerous and wants to take over this whole country and why people kiss his ass I will never know. Look in his eyes, there is nothing compassionate about him, they are just two black empty eyes with no soul. I mean really people think about it. How often does he stay at the WH. Never, he is either on vacation or out campaigning for something he wants passed i.e. went all over on gun control instead of working out the sequester problem with the Congress. He is a selfish ass, thin skinned, has no idea what he is doing especically on the economy and jobs. If he cared about jobs he would have been working on that the first two years in office when he had both houses but no he wanted to cram that crapy Obamacare down our throats and all we had was pussy democrats that went along with it, absolutely no republican votes and people didn’t want it, he didn’t care but found out in 2010 when the republicans took over the house just like i beleive in 2014 they will get the Senate in order to stop him from inflicting any more major damage on this country. Why is the government buying millions of rounds of ammunition but wants to try and limit the people to only ten rounds which will never happen cuz the people have a constitutional right to bear arms just for that reason, a tyrannical government which this one is. Also very disturbing is the fact he would be willing to shoot and kill American citizens using our own military which is against the law but he doesn’t give a shit. He has suppressed the military vote in the elections and also said a lot of them burned up in a fire although that info was left out. He knows the military does not like him and when u c special ops and the like coming out with info on FB u should have a reason to be concerned. Unlike the rest of these countries that have a dictator and obey what their dictator tells them to do like kill their own people I will never believe anyone in our military would ever fire upon a citizen U all can laugh and say NEVER, i use to think that once myself but not now and don’t ever think there could never beanother Holocaust cuz there could. I watched Schindlers List again last night only to be reminded me how horrible and we cannot even wrap our heads around what all of those people went through and the six million Jews that were murdered. Yeah Hitler started out like Obama but the people listened and did not think that would happen but it did cuz they too could not envision anyone that evil could exist and never would think someone would be capable of murdering so many. There are a lot of evil people in this world and Barack Obama is one of them and we all need to stand up and fight for our country cuz as long as that idiot thinks the people just love him and agree with what he is doing he will continue when in reality the majority does not and where I come from the majority rules and that would be us the American people.