Monday, June 12, 2017
If you don't laugh these days you will cry. I try to see the humor in all this mishigoss. We are going to give back pollution control to the states to deal with and then cut their pollution subsidies 30% to boot. No more protections for whales or turtles, the trumpsters figure there are plenty of fish out there. Kill Medicaid and give that to the states as well, but with inadequate subsidies. Shrink the national monuments, freeze chemical regulation and not implement air pollution regs and abolish the board that oversees chemical disasters. Ex EPA people have started the Environmental Protection Network, say Trump intends to cut scientific research by 47% and then cut state grant programs for air and water pollution program by an additional 30%. The prospective budget includes an additional 7.9 percent cut to the Science Advisory Board, which provides expert guidance on the science that underlies EPA rulemaking. War on science and the environment is in full swing, loved when Trump threw the binder on the floor the other day and had a tantrum about environmental regulations. I hope that a certain party will own up to all this one day because some of us will remember what you guys tried to do.
Heard a Republican talking head this morning say that none of this stuff will matter to the GOP base or affect their support for the Donald unless he is caught flagrant delicto with a live boy or a dead girl. Now that is funny.