The actions led by Michael Bloomberg and Jerry Brown in regards to climate change are a perfect example of the Republican mantra of getting big government out of the way and letting state and local governments and the private sector lead the way.

Bloomberg is quoted as saying, “… the American government may have pulled out of the Paris agreement, but the American people are committed to its goals, and there is nothing Washington can do to stop us.” Go Mike! Newsflash, Washington doesn’t want to stop you.

Brown is quoted as saying, “When cities and states combine together, and then join with powerful corporations, that’s how we get stuff done.” Right on Jerry! That’s what President Trump has been saying all along.

You guys aren’t defying Trump. You’re proving him right, and as a taxpayer not living in New York or California, it won’t cost me a dime!

Dave Skelton, Crestview