Monday, March 30, 2009
Your babies little carbon footprints!
It can't happen here.
In communist China the can mandate that couples have a maximum of one child but not here right?
Nancy Pelosi recently defended the hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for family planning (abortion, birth control) in the latest stimulus package by insisting that children are too expensive and a drag on the economy. This from the mother of 5 with 6 grandchildren.
Now two Oregon State University academics have jumped on the population issue by issuing a paper that connects two of the leading progressive agenda's planks, population control and carbon emissions.
Paul Murtaugh and Michael Schlax contend that recycling, driving less, changing light bulbs etc. are a noble effort to reduce CO2 emissions, but that action is totally overwhelmed by having just one child. They propose to link a persons carbon output to each continuing generation.
The government has recently decided that "climate change" is a national health issue. They have declared that children are an economic liability and now contributing to global warming.
But hey, IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE!
Or can it? I never thought that the U.S. would own banks, tell private companies how much they could pay CEOs or tell the automobile industry how they should operate.