Friday, November 28, 2014

When Republicans state "There is no such thing as global warming and CO2 could never have a toxic level in our troposphere." Remind them of this.

While Buffalo, New York and Eastern Lake Ontario in general was suffering from historical storms that killed Americans, Alaska didn't have snow. It is called the Polar Vortex and it was displaced to lower latitudes due to global warming and the imbalance of CO2 in the troposphere.

Members of the Dimond High School Nordic cross-country ski team practice during snowless conditions by running outdoors on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska.

November 21, 2014
There's a place (click here) western New Yorkers can go to escape the huge snowfall totals of this week, and it's a long way from Florida.
Try Anchorage, Alaska.
The state's largest city, which averages nearly 17 inches of snow at this point in the season, has seen less than four inches, and that snow fell a month ago. Since then, it's been nothing but bare ski slopes and residents staying indoors to work out.
And while some folks have left town to do winter activities like ice skating, others are really happy to see the brief vacation from snowfall....

This is what the Republicans will be using as a sledgehammer from January 2014 - Nov. 2016.

There is no reason they should either. The fact of the matter is President Obama has brought spending and revenues to within the closest they have been since Former President Clinton had developed a surplus of revenues in 1995-96. When Republicans become rhetorical and/or greedy for their cronies pull out this graph and remind them it wasn't the Republicans that had not only balance the budget without a law to do it, but, it was the Democrats that seek to actively bring revenues and debt together so the futures Americans aren't burdened with historical debt.

CBO projects (click here) that federal revenues will rise from 17.6% of GDP in 2013 to 19.4% in 2039 for three reasons. First, as the economy recovers from the recession, and income levels grow, the revenue share will increase because there will be more taxable income. Second, more and more income will be pushed into higher income tax brackets due to real bracket creep. Third, tax increases enacted under the Affordable Care Act are now being implemented and will bring in additional revenue. Despite these increases, revenues are still not sufficient to keep pace with spending, which is projected to rise more rapidly due to two major factors: the aging of the population and healthcare cost growth....