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Statistic of the Day: Going Carbon-Free Would Cost Every American $11,300 PER YEAR

From realistic climatologist Bjorn Lomborg, writing in The Wall Street Journal this week, a jarring analysis of the cost of imposing the Biden/Pelosi/Schumer/AOC carbon-free "Green New Deal" agenda for every American annually:


A new study in Nature finds that a 95% reduction in American carbon emissions by 2050 will annually cost 11.9% of U.S. gross domestic product. To put that in perspective: Total expenditure on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid came to 11.6% of GDP in 2019. The annual cost of trying to hit Mr. Biden’s target will rise to $4.4 trillion by 2050. That’s more than everything the federal government is projected to take in this year in tax revenue. It breaks down to $11,300 per person per year, or almost 500 times more than what a majority of Americans…[more]

October 15, 2021 • 12:33 PM
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Dems' Attack On Smart Kids

The rhetoric attacking gifted programs is vicious and divisive.

The Biden White House Will Pay for Playing Inflation Games

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Biden Drives Public Trust in Government to Record Lows

Biden Drives Public Trust in Government to Record Lows

As government has expanded and the mass media has become increasingly malevolent, Americans’ trust in them has justifiably plummeted.

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Death and Double Taxes

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Biden Wants to Empower the IRS to Snoop on Your Financial Transactions

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Biden's Poll Numbers

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The Liberal Proposal to Permanently Extend Obamacare Subsidies

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The Consequences of a Hasty Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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