This slide presents a very important concept.
The Obama Administration, and the Left in general, see the prosperity of the U.S. as a problem to be remedied. Some would suggest, as RedState diarist Bernard Chumm has pointed out, deliberately crippling our economy to the tune of 25% in order to “fix” the “disparity”.
The U.S. economy is a very efficient engine for creating wealth, and it has improved steadily over the last 40 years (at least). It is less energy-intensive, and less carbon-intensive, if that yardstick has any meaning to you.
Hobbling our economy will have the effect of reversing this trend. And our slack will be taken up by competing world economies that are nowhere near as efficient, or “green”, if you will. Fixing a nonexistent “problem” will not only make the U.S. less prosperous, it will make the world dirtier and less prosperous.