Obama’s presidency saw a drastic uptick in the amount of money being spent to combat “climate change.”
The Failure-in-Chief made the issue one of his primary focuses, saying often that it was the greatest threat to mankind.
Much of his talk about the environment and promises to increase funding were just ploys to enrich his friends, who conveniently received billions in government subsidies to pursue “green technology.”
But being an expert at wasting taxpayer money, Obama put together a clever plan when it came to ensuring the survival of his climate initiatives.
As reported at the Blacksphere, in a bid to make it more difficult for Republicans to cut funding for climate change initiatives, the Obama administration deliberately dispersed billions in funds to dozens of agencies.
To make things even more difficult, there’s no single list of those programs or their cost, because Obama sought to integrate climate programs into everything the federal government did.
His goal was to get all agencies to take climate into account, and also make those programs hard to untangle.
Furthermore, the hope was that this little scheme would make it hard for Republicans to even find the programs at all.
“Much of the effort in the Obama administration was to mainstream climate change,” said Jesse Keenan, who worked on climate issues with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and now teaches at Harvard University.
He said all federal agencies were required to incorporate climate-change plans into their operations.
According to estimates, the Obama administration hid away $77 billion dollars across various agencies from 2008-2013, ensuring that the climate initiatives put in place would have funds, even if the GOP tried to cut them.
But these are just low ball estimates, considering the existence of this scheme, the figure is likely much, much higher.
Obama’s plan to hide away his climate funding will soon be tested, as Trump has vowed to save over $100 billion by cutting all government spending related to climate change.
The president will first have to locate all of the deceptively appropriated funds and make sure that cutting them won’t affect legitimate programs, like Obama hoped.
Obama’s machinations never seem to end.
Every week we find out a little bit more about his secret schemes and efforts to damage the US. The man is a master in wasting other people’s money, as well as the art of enriching himself and his friends.
His climate initiatives will be found and ended, no matter how well he hid them. The Trump administration will make sure of it.