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Smith Op-Ed in the Rising Tide
February 28, 1998
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ClintonCare threatened one-seventh of our economy. Now for the global encore.
By Fred L. Smith, Jr.
ClintonCare—Bill and Hillary Clinton’s plan to nationalize health care and put one-seventh of the U.S. economy under bureaucratic control—was the Democrats’ biggest debacle in a decade.
Now comes Albert Gore’s ClimateCare. If allowed to become law, ClimateCare could make Americans long for the days of Jimmy Carter’s gas lines.
The ostensible purpose of ClimateCare is to prevent climate change. The ulterior motive: to revive centralized economic planning. Through the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Kyoto treaty, named after the Japanese city that hosted the international summit on global warming, ClimateCare and its energy-suppression mandates would destroy more than a million U.S. jobs; increase the cost of gasoline, electricity, fuel oil and natural gas; erode American living standards; and empower bureaucratic bullies eager to harass and intimidate small businesses.