Wednesday, March 29, 2017
More American Exceptionalism
Although the Trump-Ryan attempt to kill Obamacare failed (big sigh of relief!), America remains exceptional in healthcare -- we're still the only major nation in the world without a universal single-payer health insurance system.
Trump's latest executive order seeks to reduce enforcement of climate/enviornmental regulations for the benefit of the fossil fuel industry. He's gung-ho to trade the certainty of increased CO2 and global warming for the unlikely possibility of a small, short-term increase in dirty energy jobs.
After signing his order, Mr. Fantasy blew it out his ass speaking of "clean coal, really clean coal." I mean, coal so clean that when you mine it, all it leaves is a light dusting of powdered sugar, and when you burn it, it emits nothing but little clouds of Chanel No. 5. It's unbelievable! (Yes, it is.)
Climate change is a big problem, but it has many solutions. Trump has chosen none of them. And that makes us exceptionally stupid.