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Obama To Give Africa $7B To Hike CO2 Emissions

From the Washington Times:

Obama to Africa: Be wary of foreign powers, even United States

By Dave Boyer | June 30, 2013

President Obama pledged $7 billion in aid Sunday to provide electricity to sub-Saharan Africa, as he warned Africans to be wary of exploitation by other countries, including the U.S.

“I’m calling for America to up our game when it comes to Africa,” Mr. Obama said in a speech at the University of Capetown in South Africa, midway through his weeklong tour of the continent. “We want to unleash the power of entrepreneurship and markets to create opportunity here in Africa.”

But not at home.

Funds from the electricity initiative, dubbed Power Africa, will be distributed over the next five years to six countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania.

So how are these countries going to generate all of electricity without increasing its carbon emissions? Are they going to use something other than coal or oil? Are they going to build nuclear power stations or is it all going to be solar?

Or do the emissions from African countries not harm the earth?

Mr. Obama said the U.S. wants to help Africa without interfering like colonial powers did in the past.

And never mind that by almost every measure Africa was better off under colonial powers.

“You will always find the extended hand of a friend in the United States of America,” he said.

But on his three-nation tour, the president also has been warning Africans not to automatically trust foreign powers offering help, including the U.S.

“When we look at what other countries are doing in Africa, I think our only advice is make sure it’s a good deal for Africa,” Mr. Obama told reporters in Johannesburg.

“If somebody says they want to come build something here, are they hiring African workers? If somebody says that they want to help you develop your natural resources, how much of the money is staying in Africa? … Don’t just assume that folks come here and they’re automatically benefiting Africans. And that includes the United States. Ask questions in terms of what we do.” …

So why doesn’t Obama ever ask these kind of questions when it comes to the United States’ interests? For instance, is destroying our coal industry a good thing for the US? Is amnesty going to benefit the US?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 1st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Obama To Give Africa $7B To Hike CO2 Emissions”

  1. AcornsRNutz says:

    Well on the bright side this adds to the list of possible places to relocate with electricity once ours is shut down or costs the average homeowner 500 bucks a month.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Carbon … it’s people!

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    What’s really remarkable is that the average schmucks in this country still haven’t caught on to his plan. It’s really not that complicated. If it costs taxpayers money, and further drains us of cash, he’s all for it.

    Thus the lavish outings. The ridiculous sums of money for “green” projects. Shutting down or hog-tying things that would bring money IN to the country or raise profits.

    Tied in with his desire for total control is his equal desire for total economic ruin of this nation. Partly as “punishment” and partly as a plan to “rebuild it” into a socialist utopia where everything is “fair” (pronounced: given to minorities) and “equal” (pronounced: taken away from its rightful owners).

    He’s still having his tantrum, thus his irrationality over saying one thing to one group on one day and something completely opposite the next. Flim-Flam man. Malleable truths to please his listeners, then does whatever he wants anyhow.

    What’s also staggering is the number of willing accomplices. They all believe he’s good and just in his dealings with things and people when in reality, they cannot bring themselves to objectively assess what he’s done that failed and then measure that against his “promises” for the future.

    When I was a kid, people like him were known as bullsh*t artists and I dunno, maybe they still are. But I never thought this nation would have one as a president. I do remember the ongoing malaise in the Carter years. Thanks to his policies, the car dealer I worked at at age 18 sold three cars in the month of August. It was Carter’s policies that helped me decide to join the military and give up on any idea of going to college any time soon because they laid me off from that job.

    It’s just so much fun to have one’s life decided by political buffoonery. When Reagan was elected, the economy did a turn-around and things got better. But the committed socialists only got more angry. It’s their stock-in-trade..to hate anything that allows the nation to prosper because of their warped notions of “fairness” and “equality”.

    We all know what those terms mean to a socialist. Pain, all around with healthy doses of misery to compliment everyone being poor. Yay!

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