Thursday, January 16, 2020

Swedes against Climate Change Spending

In Sweden, home of climate change truant Greta Thunberg, the government spends a goodly amount of money on climate change initiatives. One would hope that they get around to taxing the middle class to pay for their grandiose illusions. Then they could have yellow vested protesters marching in the streets.

Now, Breitbart reports that Swedes believe that climate change spending is the biggest waste of taxpayer money.

Another great lesson for our dewy-eyed politicians:

The Swedish public has voted that climate change spending has been the biggest waste of taxpayer money in 2019, according to a poll by the Swedish Taxpayers’ Association.

The Taxpayers’ Association released the results of their annual wasteful spending poll earlier this week, declaring that climate policy had been the biggest waste of money, largely due to the fact that despite the spending, emissions in Sweden had actually slightly increased.

In 2014, the Swedish national government spent 5.2 billion Swedish krona (£419 million/$547 million), a number that has more than doubled to 12.6 billion krona (£1 billion/$1.3 billion) for the planned 2020 budget.

“The government has more than doubled the appropriations for climate policy, but despite this, emissions no longer decrease. In 2018, emissions even increased. That is why climate policy has been voted the worst waste of the year,” Johan Gustafsson, Waste Ombudsman at the Taxpayers’ Association, said. 


Sam L. said...


UbuMaccabee said...

If they spend 100% more, they would finally get over the hump and make a difference. Like education and healthcare, we just need to spend more money and we’ll get results.