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‘Inconceivable’: Senator Blasts EPA Funds To China

July 26, 2011 by  

‘Inconceivable’: Senator Blasts EPA Funds To China

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member and former chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, recently spoke out against a $718,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to China to help the developing country set up environmental standards. In an interview with Newsmax, the Senator called the grant “inconceivable,” considering the financial crisis.

“Right in the middle of this financial crisis, we want the public to know that the Obama administration, through the EPA, is sending millions of dollars to countries like China and India and places where we don’t really have those interests,” Inhofe told the conservative news site, which noted that China is estimated to hold $1.2 trillion of the United States’ debt. “To send our tax dollars to China is inconceivable. It’s hard to believe.”

The grant was part of $27 million in funds the EPA recently distributed overseas. “Beijing got (funds) to help China research methane in coal mines and reduce carbon emissions,” the article read. “Other money that was identified by the House Energy and Commerce Committee included $700,000 to Thailand to recover methane from pig farms, $15,000 to Indonesia for a ‘Breathe Easy, Jakarta’ publicity campaign, $1.2 million to the United Nations to promote clean fuels and $150,000 to Interpol to fight fraud in carbon trading programs.”

“Simply put, we are spending too much money,” Inhofe wrote in a July 22 column for The Oklahoman about the need to pass Cut, Cap and Balance. “A moment for leadership has arrived. We should take advantage of it by doing the right thing. For us and for future generations, now is the time to secure our blessings of liberty. Now is the time to cut spending and balance our budget.”

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  • spepper

    They need to take action, starting with cutting the EPA budget by the EXACT amounts that they are outrageously spending “overseas”– that goes for the entire administration as well– we simply cannot afford spending by using the federal budget to send money (that came out of OUR pockets, originally) overseas, anymore.

    • Bus

      No, don’t cut their budget, get rid of the entire bureaucracy. Or send it to China, perhaps they could hamstring the Chinese industrial sector like they’ve done here and we will be able to regain our place as the #1 economy in the world.

      • Christin

        Bus,

        EXACTLY… right on!

        • USAF VET

          Question. Why are they giving $150,000 to Interpol to fight fraud in carbon trading programs when carbon trading programs in and of themselves is a fraud? That makes no sense at all.

  • TIME

    So the question is did we get a loan from China that we are paying % on to give them money?

    How bloody crazy will it have to get to wake some of you up?
    I mean really just how cray will it have to get.

    • rulken

      Well, Obama is doing what he set out to do all along, destroy American economy, and you can have anarchy in the streets so he will be able to declare Martial Law, hence no free elections, or democratic process, to get in his way! Think it can’t happen!? Read the writing on the wall!

    • Christin

      TIME,

      Well TIME, it looks like one more just woke up… Republican Senator Jim Inhofe from Oklahoma!

      End the EPA… now, before they permanently make us broke.

      • TIME

        Christin,

        We can only hope…

  • bsfurg

    this is insane.. we borrow money from china.. pay interest on it then send them money for something stupid.. doesnt this tell you how stupid obama and the demwits are… how obama lies all the time and how he spends money thats not his..

    • rulken

      Obama is distributing the wealth, yours and mine that is.

  • Bert Cundle

    Common… Our Friends Arn’t Cheep!

  • jr

    That makes one American politician the ChiComs dont think is stupid.

  • s c

    Earth to Herr Obummer – try this, O Master of Business Knowledge. Ask the Chinese government to send us their best blue ribbon business panel so we can CREATE JOBS, get our economy off the current toilet and then tell us that KEYNES is a sorry, sunny beach who should have been institutionalized.
    Mr. Prez, you don’t have a clue because you’re too busy destroying America. Frankly, I wouldn’t want your ‘help’ in trying to take out the trash. Like the movie says, ‘some folks just don’t realize their limitations.’

  • rulken

    How about this; We the People” just cut EPA out of the budget!
    How come it appears, that no one can see that this president, is performing treasonous acts against our country?
    If you don’t want to entertain that idea, what about the fact that Obama is unfit to lead this nation.? He has proven on several occasions, that he is totally inapt to lead our country, instead of being fiscally prudent and holding down the cost of government, he has done the exact opposite!
    And this senate and congress are as much, if not more, to blame for the handling of our debt. Remember that ONLY congress can approve or disapprove the budgets put before it.

  • professor

    It seems to me that “giving away,” money, forcefully extracted from Americans, has become a source of “income” for the giver….!

    When politicians or political entities start giving away our money to “ridicules causes” and to “foreign countries,” there has got to be some “payback” to be gained!

    Secondly, the EPA is becoming a tyrannical entity unto itself! It must be dealt with, and in my opinion, needs to be one of the first government agencies to go!

  • Tom

    The only thing insane is that we let obama get away with this type of American destruction from within. Once you destroy the financial of a country it is easier to become a dictator. obama will not allow the U.S companies to drill in the U.S. and become energy independent.
    Obama will not secure our borders so we get overrun with ilegals who Obama give social dollars. Obama will not cut spending but gives the tax payers money to other countries but tells us he will have transparency. Obama talks a good game but it is only talk. I believe Hitler talked a good game also. God Bless America

  • professor

    When the government or one of its agencies “give away,” money that has been forcefully extracted from Americans, there has got to be some “payback!” Governments do not give away “their money” for no reason. They expect a return…

    Secondly, the EPA has become an independent, tyrannical agency that needs to be shutdown! They no longer represent the welfare of Americans! Their purpose has become nefarious and inexplicable!

  • Lost in Paradise

    That is why this default thing is such B.S.. Our government spends way too much and I think the lions share over seas. To hear that they spend money on the communist, and the muslims is really a kick in the balls. This current government really needs to be GONE, all the way down to individual city governments.

  • Jack Kinch(1uncle)

    Giving tax money to China is as crazy as giving tax money to one political partys community organizers(Acorn). No, I guess that is worse. It’s theft,

    • Christin

      Jack Kinch(1uncle),

      Yep…. it is CRAZY, but they essentially ‘own’ us as our gov sold our country down the river to China.

      Some government owned land in America is promised to China.

      Did you now that a French company, ‘Nestle’, is draining Lake Michigan (the only lake in the Great Lakes Region to be solely on America soil) and China is getting the best water on top right under our noses… and leaving the bottom pond scum for us…

      Check it out on You Tube: Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theories…

      ‘Nestle’ now owns: Nesquick, powder drink mixes for milk; Carnation Breakfast, powder drink flavors for milk; and Ovaltine, chocolate drink mixes for milk…

      Anybody remember when these products use to be owned by DIFFERENT companies competing for the best product and price… now they own all of them… what a lay down.

  • Brad

    Recent grant of $718,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to China should have been used to reduce the debt.

  • Pam Brown from NC

    I am frankly appauled that our government (Obama and past presidents) have given away billions of our money. Why doesn’t the tax payer (you and I) have a vote. All votes should come from about 1 million participating voters like me and you. Everyone in the USA should get an email from the White House or Congress and it must be a 90% approval rating for us to give any money to any foreign country. Without our say so, it shall not be done! Obama, why don’t you give $1 Billion to Pakistan from the Books you write! If you feel they need our money by taking from our senior citizens, the disabled and our vets (medicare/medicaid), then give them all your extra money. I will not be shocked when Americans become Terrorists in our own country. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH….stop giving our money away to foreigners, and stop them from coming into our country as well!!!!!!!

  • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

    AW, COME ON FOLKS, WHY GET UPSET OVER A SMALL ACT OF TREASON?

    AIDING AND ABETTING RED CHINA SHOULD BE A SIMPLE CASE OF 3 LIFE SENTENCES OR THE FIRING SQUAD.

    IF THE CONGRESS CANNOT FIRE THESE CRIMINALS THROUGH CURRENT CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, THEN A CORRUPT, RADICALLY UN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT CAN PICK THE NATION APART, USING ONE BUREAUCRAT AND ONE CRIME AT THE TIME.

    AIDING AND ABETTING A NATION’S HISTORICAL ENEMY IS MORE CRIMINAL AT A TIME WHEN OUR NATION IS DESPERATELY CLINGING TO ECONOMIC LIFE.

  • Bob Marshall

    Look at many jobs have been lost because of the restrictions place on companies by the EPA. Many companies could not afford the changes the EPA demanded and make a decent profit so they either closed or moved elsewhere. Like many government agencies they have become too powerful and have too much control of business and even how the public is to live.

    • Christin

      Bob Marshall,

      That has all been done by design… if the EPA and other Gov Regulatory Agencies can sufficate American businesses, then the faster America and Americans will fall into the submission of the Elites and the NWO… that is the goal.

  • ARCHANGEL

    The EPA is just one of many “AGENCY’s” that should be ended along with “FOREIGN AID”, “THE UNITED NATIONS” “THE B.A.T.F.”, “THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY”, “THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION” “HOMELAND SECURITY”, “F.E.M.A.”.
    “T.S.A.”, “D.E.A.” “O.S.H.A.” and probably the “ENTIRE ALPHABET FROM HELL”!

  • Ronald Johnston

    Who has the purse strings in this country? The evil terrorist, osama obama!

  • Delores Smith

    TO: EPA
    I will repeat what I wrote earlier today when I signed a petition against you. EPA, you are on your way out!
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

  • Hank

    Why is the congress , who has the purse strings stopping this non-sense. Now that the sen from Okla has brought this out – what’s her going to do about???? Bet ZIP//// THEY JUST TALK NO action – no wonder you can’t send him an e-mail??????

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