Today, the federal government in Washington DC was closed down for the third consecutive day due to the massive snowstorm that covered the mid-atlantic states this weekend. The storm, which some have dubbed “snowmagedden” or the “snowpocalypse” dropped 20 – 30 inches of the fluffy white stuff in some areas, and left nearly 1 million people without power. Prior to this storm, the Metro DC area has already dealt with three times as much snow as they do in an average year and there is the possibility another major snowstorm on its way this later week. If you believe Punxsutawney Phil (and I know we all do), we will have six more weeks of winter ahead of us which means the possibility of even more snowfall in our nation’s capital.
In the midst of this crisis, the federal government is stepping in to protect us. A joint task force is being formed between the Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study Global Warming.
Yes, you read that correctly and no I am not making this up. Amidst record snowfall and below freezing temperatures, the Obama administration wants to not just study, but has set up an entire governmental department to protect us from the effects of global warming. No wonder our national debt continues to grow about $4 billion a day.
Former President Ronald Reagan once said that the most terrifying phrase in the english language is, “We are from the government and we are here to help.” Please President Obama, if you really want to help us, just leave us alone.