Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Killing us softly with his wrong.

I know, the title's horrible, but it's late.

Looks like Bush's plan to save Social Security is to kill us off quickly so we won't use it.

There's an old saying here in rural eastern Oklahoma, "You don't shit in your own front yard". Now most three year olds know and understand this. But our president who has graduated from Yale and Harvard (which has lowered my opinion of Ivy League schools) is, as usual, clueless.

"A proposal to revise how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates
airborne toxic emissions from industrial plants has sparked an outcry from the
agency's regional offices, with a majority suggesting that the change would be
"detrimental to the environment.""

"Under current law, plants that emit 10 tons or more of a single toxin in a
year, or 25 tons or more of a combination of toxins, must install "maximum
achievable control technology" to cut those emissions by 95 percent or more. The
draft proposal would lift that requirement from polluters that have reduced
their emissions to below 25 tons a year, potentially allowing emissions to
increase so long as they stay under the 25-ton limit."

""If this draft rule were to be put into effect, polluters could emit many
more tons of cancer-causing air pollutants and heavy metals such as arsenic,
mercury and lead, seriously jeopardizing the health of millions of Americans,"
said Sen. James M. Jeffords (I-Vt.), the ranking minority member on Environment
and Public Works Committee. "This rule turns the Clean Air Act topsy-turvy by
letting polluters run their controls at half-speed.""

No comments:

Post a Comment

I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

John Stuart Mill (May 20 1806 – May 8 1873)