Washington Examiner: Chase for 'green economy' not about to taper
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Obama devoted more words and time in his second inaugural address to climate change than any other issue. But according to Gallup, the environment isn't even among the top 10 issues Americans are worried about today.
The vast majority of Americans identified either “the economy,” “the federal budget deficit” or “unemployment” as the “most important problem” facing the country today. In his speech last Monday, Obama rejected calls to lower the debt, ignored unemployment and basically assumed the economy was well on the road to recovery. It's not. Economic growth is slowing, and our nation's unemployment rate is stuck at 7.8 percent. A new push by Obama's Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon is exactly what the economy, and America, does not need right now.
— The Washington Examiner