National level, state level; it doesn’t seem to matter much as the stock answer is always the same. I’ll help you with hints.
From CNSNews on global warming:
Fifteen Years With No Global Warming Doesn’t Mean There’s No Global Warming, Says EPA Chief
Fifteen years with no statistically significant increase in global temperatures does not mean that the human race is not causing the climate to change, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told CNSNews.com on Tuesday.
“Do you agree with Dr. Phil Jones, the former head of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, that there has been no statistically significant global warming since 1995?” CNSNews.com specifically asked.
Jackson responded: “I believe all the new information we have doesn’t lead to any different conclusion than what we reached in the Endangerment Finding. And that is that climate is changing and that mankind is responsible in part for that change, and that we need to move aggressively.”
She added that the U.S. should move to adopt the so-called “cap-and-trade” bill that is stalled in Congress.
“We need to move clean energy legislation,” Jackson said. “We need to move to addressing carbon and putting a price on carbon emissions.”
During the hearing, as she laid out her plan for the 2011 budget, Jackson was adamant in her defense of global warming.
“The science regarding climate change is settled, and human activity is responsible for global warming,” Jackson said.
Later on, she added: “What this program needs is money.”
Added hilarity – 15 years of NO warming means that we are still warming???
The Union Leader isn’t surprised that Senator Kathleen Sgambati’s answer to the state’s budget problem is to increase revenue coming out of our pockets.
The budget is in trouble, she wrote, because, “revenue is down and citizens’ needs are up.” Proposals to cut more spending won’t help because “there is little room to reduce costs without harm. Four areas of expense drive the state budget: corrections, education, Medicaid and retirement. They are not optional.”
Actually, education aid should be optional but isn’t only because legislators refuse to overturn a horrible Supreme Court ruling. A lot of Health and Human Services spending is optional, but Sgambati keeps sponsoring bills expanding HHS services. And retirement costs are adjustable, but they remain out of control in part because senators last year refused to pass reforms approved by the House.
“So where does this leave us,” Sgambati asks. “In need of revenue, at least until the economy rebounds.”
OK, that was too easy – of COURSE the answer is that ALL problems ALWAYS require more money. After all, needs are ALWAYS growing….and of course, the answer is NEVER that Government might BE the problem from an overreach perspective….
Nah, that would spoil the Progressive narrative that ordinary people need Government to take care of them…and that Government is never wrong.