masthead-highres

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

If You Don't Care Enough About Policy to Know Better Than This, Why Didn't You Go Into Another Line of Work?

Picked up by the Detroit News, and then the Heritage Foundation, is this nearly-unbelievably ignorant statement by Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan:
Climate change is very real. Global warming creates volatility and I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile.
Few readers of this blog would be caught dead saying something this stupid:
...this legislation is paid for by the polluters who currently emit the dangerous carbon emissions that contaminate the water we drink and pollute the air that we breathe.
That one, of course, can be credited to the President of the United States.

It is, a disgrace that people run for high office without caring enough to familiarize themselves with multi-billion-dollar issues (the official price tag for the ghastly Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill alone nears a trillion dollars). Although I can think of a couple of exceptions, on the whole, the American people do not deserve to be governed by ignoramuses.

So please, elected officials: crack a book once in a while, okay?

Hat tip: The Foundry.


E-mail any comments to the National Center for Public Policy Research at [email protected]. | Subscribe to this blog's feed. | Follow on Twitter.

Labels: , , ,

Posted by Amy Ridenour at 7:18 PM

Copyright The National Center for Public Policy Research