Outside of federal workers affected by it, the lingering partial government shutdown seems to be affecting Leftist lawmakers the most.
In a desperate bid to make a point about how bad the shutdown is, Sanders, in a tweet, actually proved how necessary it was in complaining that the Environmental Protection Agency is one of the federal entities largely shuttered.
The scientists tell us that the future of the planet is endangered by climate change. Meanwhile, because of Trump's government shutdown, about 95% of E.P.A. employees have been furloughed because they are "non-essential." How insane is that? pic.twitter.com/1XiUvqbzUf
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 15, 2019
“The scientists tell us that the future of the planet is endangered by climate change,” he wrote. “Meanwhile, because of Trump’s government shutdown, about 95% of E.P.A. employees have been furloughed because they are ‘non-essential.’ How insane is that?”
First of all, it isn’t “Trump’s government shutdown,” it’s the Democrats who own it because they refuse to fund border security — a presidential priority and one most Americans agree with — and won’t even meet with the White House to discuss a compromise.
But beyond that, we have to ask: If 95 percent of the EPA’s employees are deemed non-essential, what makes the agency itself ‘essential?’
Yes, of course, Sanders’ point is that the agency should be functioning because, you know, that human-caused climate change phenomenon is real and thus, the EPA needs to be on the job, with the implication that it could, single-handedly, stop “climate change.”
Well, not all of “the scientists” agree with Bernie’s claim that humans are causing climate change. And what’s more, there’s nothing even a fully functioning EPA would be able to do about it even if his claim was true. So what he’s doing in the video clip above is just cheap political theater.
What the EPA existed for in the recent past was to foist Bernie’s and the Democratic Party’s Left-wing climate agenda upon the rest of the country. Armed with fake science and an ideological belief that borders on religion, the EPA was weaponized under Obama to go after the American energy industry, capitalism in general, and even individual Americans unfortunate enough to own land where mud puddles form when it rains.
How insane is that?
With 95 percent of its employees furloughed because they have been deemed non-essential, Bernie’s tweeted stunt proves that the agency itself is really non-essential.
After all, if human-caused climate change were a real thing, wouldn’t the Obama administration have ensured EPA workers remained on the job instead of, say, Border Patrol agents, given that what’s happening along our southwest border is just a “manufactured crisis?“Â — Jon Dougherty
Jon is the editor of The National Sentinel.
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