Hickenlooper on Claims Inflation Reduction Act Is 'Reckless' Spending: Not Addressing Climate Is More Expensive

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On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Inside Politics,” Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) responded to claims by Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) that the Inflation Reduction Act reconciliation measure is Democrats “using the ostentation crisis” to warrant “reckless authorities spending” by stating that the outgo of not addressing the clime “far, far, acold volition outweigh what we’re spending to get cleanable wind, cleanable energy, and cleanable air.”

After proceeding Scott’s disapproval Hickenlooper responded, “I deliberation Sen. Scott needs lone to look down the seashore of Florida astatine the devastation that these much predominant and much aggravated hurricanes person caused to Florida and each astir the Gulf seashore and each astir the world, the wildfires. I interest that we can’t telephone it a drought successful the southwest anymore due to the fact that it is truthful prevalent and it seems to beryllium increasing and continuing overmuch longer than a accepted drought. This mightiness beryllium desertification, immoderate radical telephone it aridification. But we’re going to person little water, the outgo of that, to not code that, is the benignant explanation of insanity. The outgo of not addressing it now, far, far, acold volition outweigh what we’re spending to get cleanable wind, cleanable energy, and cleanable air.”

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