Can America get dumber ?
Posted in the Blairsville Forum
#1 Jul 13, 2013
Thank you Right Wing Wackos.
Having just spent $6 Trillion Dollars fighting over oil;
Spending over $ 1 Trillion Dollars a year on a War Department,(primarily tasked with protecting Exxon-Mobil, British Petroleum, and Royal Dutch Shell, and the bin Laden family oil fortune);
Having killed 5,000 American boys and filling more body bags every day in the Mid-East;
Now, Right Wingers want to cut research for alternative energies, spend billions more to buy more nuclear weapons.
are politicians really that stupid to cripple research in alternative energies - or just that corrupt ?
Thank God they don't want to cut the tax subsidies to oil companies already enjoying exploding profits.
House bill cuts renewable energy budget
By JIM ABRAMS / Associated Press / July 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP)— The House on Wednesday voted to slash money for renewable energy research and defy the Obama administration’s decision to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in a bare-bones annual spending bill for energy and water programs.
The bill, which passed 227-198, approves $30.4 billion for Energy Department programs, Army Corps of Engineers projects and Energy Department nuclear weapons maintenance for the budget year beginning in October. That’s $2.9 billion below what was enacted for 2013, before the automatic cuts or sequestration kicked in, and $4.1 billion below what President Barack Obama asked for in his budget proposal.
Money for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs would be cut to less than $1 billion, about half of last year’s total, while the budget for research into futuristic energy technologies would plummet some $195 million from the pre-sequester 2013 level to $70 million.
The National Nuclear Security Administration, the Energy Department agency responsible for managing the nuclear weapons stockpile, would get $11.3 billion, down about $236 million from the current year.
The bill, said Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, top Democrat on the energy and water subcommittee,‘‘abandons America’s quest for energy independence, which has the potential to create millions of new jobs.’’
Democrats failed in several attempts to shift money from the nuclear weapons budget to renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.
‘‘The priorities that are in this bill are dead wrong,’’ said Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., questioning the $7.6 billion budget for nuclear weapons when he can’t get Army Corps assistance to prevent floods that threaten his northern California district.
The bill would bar the Army Corps and Environmental Protection Agency from updating Clean Water Act regulations on non-navigable waters and on materials, including mining waste, that enter waterways. Democrats tried to remove those provisions but failed.
The White House has already issued a blanket veto threat against all House spending bills, saying the House and Senate must work out a budgetary framework that better supports the nation’s needs. Specifically, it said in its veto threat that the energy and water bill ‘‘drastically underfunds critical investments that develop American energy sources to build a clean and secure energy future.’’
#2 Jul 13, 2013
"Can America get dumber ?"
Not while we have you around.
#3 Jul 13, 2013
Dumb and Dumber.
#4 Jul 13, 2013
Once again demonstrating how Right Wing Wackos hate America.
#5 Jul 13, 2013
He Larry, how's Moe and Curly doing.
#6 Jul 13, 2013
#7 Jul 13, 2013
Only you could make such a stretch that far.
#8 Jul 13, 2013
Oh hush your mouth.
#9 Jul 14, 2013
How stupid can America be?
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