We all know about President Obama’s concern regarding global warming. We all know he blames whatever warming he alledges on the use of fossil fuels. To put his money where his mouth is, so to speak, President Obama has told federal workers to cut down on their travel and commuting by car:
In a statement, Obama noted that the government is the biggest energy user. “The government has a responsibility to use that energy wisely, to reduce consumption, improve efficiency, use renewable energy, like wind and solar, and cut costs,” he said.
By doing this, President Obama has set a goal of reducing greenhouse emissions by 13% a reduction by 2020.
President Obama for once, is practicing what he preaches and I applaud him. In January, 2009 when President Obama took office, there were approximately 2.772 million federal government employees. As of June, 2010 the Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are now 3.227 million federal government employees, an increase of over 16%! I suggest that rather than chide employees to drive less, President Obama simply reduce the federal employee employment level back to 2008. By doing so he would not only reduce the greenhouse gasses, perhaps as much as 16%, but also reduce the budget deficit…another goal that President Obama tells us is important to him, and you know how fervent he is in achieving his goals.
Go ahead President Obama, use my idea, I won’t even charge you for my consulting time!