We saw what happens when over-leveraged economies like the U.S. and Europe failed to anticipate the threats posed by unsustainable debt loads; we don't want to see what happens if we ignore signs that we are over-leveraging the planet's resources.
The world's most powerful country was brought to the edge of financial chaos by Mrs. Bachmann and her Tea Party cohorts. Americans should never forget the damage that they have caused the whole nation.
We don't know enough about policy. We don't know all the implications and ramifications of various decisions. We can't pull together a group of world-renowned economists and business leaders. That is what we pay you a nice salary for.