Thursday, December 4, 2014

Aberdeen American: Thune flip flops on global warming

South Dakota's junior senator is waffling on climate change:
Notice something different about Sen. John Thune? “Climate change is occurring, it’s always occurring,” Thune said. “There are a number of factors that contribute to that, including human activity. The question is, what are we going to do about it and at what cost?” Thune now clearly comes down on the side of the vast majority of scientists when he acknowledges climate change. He even notes that man does contribute, in some measure, to climate change, and that it is something that lawmakers can affect. [editorial, Aberdeen American News]
Read the Washington Post article linked here.

Thune hasn't ruled out a shutdown of the federal government over President Obama's executive action on immigration even as white GOP attorneys general sue to block the President.

Nobel Prize winner, Professor Paul Krugman is concerned that Thune and the Republicans want to destroy America.
Our inability to invest doesn’t reflect something wrong with “Washington”; it reflects the destructive ideology that has taken over the Republican Party. The federal government could easily have provided aid to the states to help them spend — in fact, the stimulus bill included such aid, which was one main reason public investment briefly increased. But once the G.O.P. took control of the House, any chance of more money for infrastructure vanished. [Ideology and Investment]
South Dakota's GOP-dominated legislature is scrambling to find the money to fix the state's crumbling infrastructure before its credibility completely collapses.

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