Ben Shapiro: Dem Climate Change Town Hall Is ‘Litany of Promises to Worsen Americans’ Lives’

By Michael Morris | September 5, 2019 | 11:15am EDT
Host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire Ben Shapiro (Screenshot)

In a tweet on his Twitter page on Wednesday, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show” Ben Shapiro blasted the Democratic climate change town hall as a “litany of promises to worsen Americans’ lives.”

“This Democratic climate change town hall is their worst political nightmare,” said Ben Shapiro in a tweet. “It is a litany of promises to worsen Americans’ lives in ways that will utterly fail to assuage climate change. It’s political suicide, and useless to boot.”

Ben Shapiro’s remarks stem from the seven-hour CNN “climate crisis” town hall that took place on Wednesday. 10 Democratic presidential candidates participated in the CNN-hosted event in New York City that focused on what CNN calls “the climate crisis.” CNN explained “why this matters,” suggesting, “[m]any candidates have unveiled policy proposals to address the threat posed by a warming planet. President Trump has said he does not believe government reports that cast grave warnings about the effects of climate change.”

“[C]andidates vowed to take aggressive action to combat global warming,” reported The New York Times in a piece titled “Candidates Embrace a Carbon Tax” about the CNN town hall. “Democratic candidates promised unprecedented new action on climate change … , vowing to undo the Trump administration’s environmental policies, spend trillions of dollars to promote renewable energy and force companies to pay new taxes or fees.

“In perhaps the most significant development of the night, more than half of the 10 candidates at the forum openly embraced the controversial idea of putting a tax or fee on carbon dioxide pollution, the one policy that most environmental economists agree is the most effective way to cut emissions — but also one that has drawn intense political opposition,” continued The New York Times. “Around the country and the world, opponents have attacked it as an “energy tax” that could raise fuel costs, and it has been considered politically toxic in Washington for nearly a decade.”

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