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America Is Not A Planet?

In last night’s debate between Republican presidential candidates, Senator Marco Rubio declared that, “America is a lot of things – the greatest country in the world, absolutely. But America is not a planet.”

America is not a planet?

What does that mean? What was Senator Rubio trying to say?

7 thoughts on “America Is Not A Planet?”

  1. Jim Cook says:

    I guess it sounds to me, out of context, like he might be haying something reasonable: that we are not the entirety of the world. Does that make sense in context?

  2. J Clifford says:

    “We’re not going to make America a harder place to create jobs in order to pursue policies that will do absolutely nothing, nothing to change our climate. America is a lot of things, the greatest country in the world, absolutely, but America is not a planet.”

    In other news, America is not an avocado.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Weird.

      1. ella says:

        Ditto.

  3. ella says:

    One-World-Government? He doesn’t want to make it harder to create jobs, just to to make policy that won’t change our climate. Are we trying to make it harder to create jobs purposely? I don’t know how that makes it harder to create jobs. And jobs in the industry of lowering greenhouse gases are growing, changes are being made. Some politicians are just rehashing old, repeated lines, that are tired and worn out, not in tune with what is happening today, perhaps in a different way. And that was Rubio.

    1. Dave says:

      Ella, it’s a good question you ask as to how making policy that won’t change our climate could make it harder to create jobs. Yes, many jobs are being created (see energy.gov) in this challenging field, right now mostly through government expenditure. Taxes on polluters are supposed to finance the green revolution, but my question would be how economically sound are green alternatives without the taxes.

      I’d like to see a comparison of green jobs created (and the projections) by government to secular jobs that may be lost (and the projections)in current oil, gas and nuclear sourcing.

      Higher taxes on energy companies make increasing their payroll very difficult. Layoffs that ensue are not taken to heart by the left if they do not involve union labor. Unions are quite sure that government funding of green energy will include them in the mix. This may be one of the most important factors in the push for green alternatives.

      1. ella says:

        Thank you! Now I understand and that is a very important issue today. Someone should pose it to the Presidential candidates before the next Republican debate. I particularly like this article and the way Annie Pilon addresses this very issue.

        “Having a clear mission is important, and can help to drive customers to a brand. But it’s difficult to do good without any money. So socially conscious businesses still need to focus on profits and make smart business decisions in order to be sustainable.”
        http://smallbiztrends.com/2014/09/sustainable-business-profitability.html

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