Commerce Secretary: Americans ‘Need to Pay’ for Chinese Emissions

From Reuters…

"It’s important that those who consume the products being made all around the world to the benefit of America — and it’s our own consumption activity that’s causing the emission of greenhouse gases, then quite frankly Americans need to pay for that," Commerce Secretary Gary Locke told the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

Gary Locke, the first Chinese-American Secretary of Commerce, formerly served as governor of the state of Washington, where his outstanding record of "public service" apparently wowed Team Obama…

Democrats criticized Locke for embracing the Republican Party’s no-new-taxes approach to dealing with Washington’s budget woes during and after the 2001 economic turmoil. Among his spending-reduction proposals were laying off thousands of state employees; reducing health coverage; freezing most state employees’ pay; and cutting funding for nursing homes and programs for the developmentally disabled. In his final budget, Locke suspended two voter-passed, pro-school initiatives while cutting state education funding.

Obama loves that guy! And what’s not to like?

Screw the schools, and pay for Chinese emissions!

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