OBAMA OUTSOURCING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN HANDOUTS TO CHINA, RUSSIA
NWV News Writer Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
July 17, 2012
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Despite President Barack Obama's campaign team accusing his GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, of outsourcing jobs and money, in a transaction that would have angered American taxpayers -- if the news media ever bothered to tell them -- the People's Republic of China receives millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to help with their so-called green projects thanks to a generous President Obama, according to a political strategist who spoke with NewswithViews.com on Saturday.
The outrageous part of the story is that the U.S. is indebted to China for almost a trillion dollars, according to a Washington, D.C. watchdog group that investigates government corruption.
"The Obama Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Lisa Jackson, who launched an enormously expensive program to make America’s minority communities green, has sent millions of taxpayer dollars to environmental causes in nations overseas, including China, Russia and India," said Michael S. Baker, an attorney and political strategist.
"Obama and his news media cohorts tell Americans that Romney outsourced money overseas. At least it was his own money or his company's stockholders' money. Meanwhile Obama and his minions outsource our money on a regular basis," notes Baker.
Ranking members of a congressional energy committee call it “foreign handouts” amid record deficits, soaring unemployment and U.S. cities declaring bankruptsy. The money -- close to $30 million -- has been issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is headed by Ms. Jackson, according to Judicial Watch, a group that pursues government documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or through lawsuits filed in federal court.
The cash was distributed via 65 foreign grants that don’t even include what's given to Canada and Mexico, according to a report released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and obtained by Judicial Watch that reveals in the past the U.S. EPA over $100M in foreign grants to battle pollution ... in grants to foreign countries aimed at reducing global pollution.
Among the 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, according to Judicial Watch's investigation.
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, the Committee report stated.
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, say critics of the EPA. Under the program, dozens of left-wing groups have received millions of taxpayer dollars to help poor and impoverished people increase recycling, reduce carbon emissions through “weatherization [sic], participate in green jobs training and avoid heat stroke."
"Did anyone ever consider that you prevent heat stroke by warning people not to go out for long periods in the hot Sun? That costs millions of dollars? Now that's one training class I've got to see for myself," quipped Baker.
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The EPA's budget has also surged 34% since Jackson took over to a whopping $10.3 billion, according to Judicial Watch, and that figure includes $43 million for efforts to reduce greenhouse gases that the agency claims “endanger” public health, according to Judicial Watch's investigation.
By the EPA's own statements, Administrator Jackson has pledged to focus on core issues of protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contamination in U.S. communities, and reducing greenhouse gases. She has pledged that all of the agency's efforts will follow the best science, adhere to the rule of law, and be implemented with unparalleled transparency.
Nearly half of the EPA’s budget goes to grants that fund environmental programs, nonprofits, educational institutions and other left-leaning organizations that help promote the Obama agenda, claims the Judicial Watch report.
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