Obama: Financially struggling Americans don’t prioritize concern for temperature of the planet

The Washington Post reports:

During an April visit to the San Francisco home of billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer, who created a political action committee in March to target lawmakers supporting the Keystone pipeline, Obama noted that the issue of climate change “is near and dear” to Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor.

“But — and I mentioned this to Tom and Kat and a few folks right before I came out here — the politics of this are tough,” Obama added, according to a White House transcript. “Because if you haven’t seen a raise in a decade; if your house is still $25,000, $30,000 underwater . . . you may be concerned about the temperature of the planet, but it’s probably not rising to your number one concern. And if people think, well, that’s shortsighted, that’s what happens when you’re struggling to get by.”

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4 thoughts on “Obama: Financially struggling Americans don’t prioritize concern for temperature of the planet”

  1. And the ones who aren’t struggling financially should not be prioritizing climate change anyway.
    You realize that this is a tacit admission that “green energy” is costly and pushes people toward energy poverty.

  2. Particularly when the Scientists Backing AGW an ASLR won’t answer any questions about their theories. They just want everyone to blindly do what they demand.
    Bill Price PKS – NC

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