The Plutocrats vs. the People: Trump’s Paris Climate Decision Exposes the Latest Battle in the Class War

1. The Latest Battle in the Class War, Blue Dots vs. Red Heartland

On Thursday, President Trump announced that the U.S. would be withdrawing from the United Nations Framework on Climate Change.  Speaking of the deal, which had been signed by President Obama in 2015 but never submitted to the Senate for ratification, Trump said:

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 . . . and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished economic production.

At the White House, the audience applauded, and it’s a cinch that across the country, folks in the red states of Trump Nation, too, were pleased.

  • QiPo

    The battle is now between “Common Senseism” and “Chicken Littleism” (or “Crying Wolfism”, if you prefer). Humanity has a very long yet ahead. Too easily swayed, too easily seduced by the siren call of so-called or self-called experts whose intellectual fuel is not on solid ground, but mental quicksand.

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  • Linda1000

    Trump is the best POTUS in the last 28 years, going back as far as Ronald Reagan and that’s after only six months in office. Next, you have to go all the way back to Dwight Eisenhower who is rated very highly as a past President.
    Were the Lefty plutocrats so bored for the last 70 years that they spent all their time brainwashing themselves. Maybe now they can all bankrupt themselves paying for their insane dogmatism.