Today's cruel and heartless comments about the Tornado Victims in Joplin, from Eric Cantor left me stunned and amazed. It was So Outrageous -- even for them.
Two diaries on the Rec List right now, explain just how out of touch, and HOW WRONG Republicans like Cantor really are:
Eric Cantor is an unmitigated BASTARD
by SaraBeth -- May 24, 2011
Two "A"s and Not the Ones You Might Think
by gchaucer2 -- May 24, 2011
I suppose I shouldn't be stunned. This isn't the first time they have put the People's Safety and Well-being -- dead LAST on their Priorities List.
Afterall THEY are the Anti-Science Party ... the Anti-Technology Party ...
And after Cantor's comments, they are plainly the Anti-Compassion Party too.
Stone Cold Heartless.
But it's not like they DIDN'T give us any early warnings -- of their brazen intentions ...
The GOP's Early Warning system of their priorities ... just take a look at their thoughtless Budget Cuts!
U.S. Disaster Early-Warning Systems in Danger of Congressional Budget Cuts
Tom Fry, The Nature Conservancy -- March 21, 2011
Early-warning systems like those managed by NOAA unquestionably save lives. Yet Congress wants to cut money from our country’s ability to keep abreast of changing natural conditions that have the power to send our highly developed society reeling from disruptive and extreme disasters.
NOAA’s systems are key to assessing risk. And those risk assessments, in turn, are based on a rich and complex mix of research and observation, modeling and forecasting
As reported in Politico, House Republicans last month approved a $410 million budget cut for NOAA, which runs the National Weather Service. The service operates a nationwide network of weather-monitoring stations intended to provide advance warning for natural disasters, including tsunami-monitoring sites in Alaska and Hawaii.
In tsunami’s wake, Dems pounce on GOP’s call for NOAA cuts
by Patrick Reis, politico.com -- 3/11/11
“The No. 1 mission of the National Weather Service is to save lives,” Sobien said. “If you start deconstructing the early warning system, something is going to fall through the cracks.”
NOAA’s budget has become an annual target for Republicans, particularly as the agency’s focus has expanded into climate change research.
Budget Cuts End Funding For Obama’s National Climate Service
by Rob Port, sayanythingblog.com -- April 12, 2011
Last year the Obama administration announced the creation of the National Climate Service. “Americans are witnessing the impacts of climate change in their own backyards,” said the administration, and they need “information about climate change in order to make the best choices for their families, communities and businesses.”
From a press release sent out by JunkScience.com:Last Friday’s budget deal blocks funding for the Obama administration’s National Climate Service (NCS). …
As more details about the budget emerge, we’ll see more wasteful or counter-productive programs eliminated. Departments and agencies that served as little more than government mouthpieces for radical environmentalists are ripe for defunding, and JunkScience.com is glad to see Congress act decisively.
What other "Science Budgets" did the Republicans put their cold, clueless Axe to?
Fiscal Year 2011: A Year of Uncertainty
RAE Newsletter / April-May 2011
Restore America's Estuaries
The new House Republican majority, emboldened by the Tea Party to drastically cut government funding to pre-Obama levels, is attempting to reduce major environmental agency budgets to 2008 levels.
[...] below are some specific examples of FY11 funding cuts of particular interest:-- NOAA: Funded at $4.6 billion, a $140 million cut from the FY10 enacted level and a 16 percent cut from the FY11 agency request. The agreement also prohibits funding for a new National Climate Service
-- Army Corps of Engineers: Funded at $4.9 billion, a $578 million cut (10%) from the FY10 enacted level.
-- EPA: Funded at $8.7 billion, a $1.6 billion cut from the FY10 enacted level that will be balanced mostly on the backs of state regulators and local environmental projects.
-- Climate Change: EPA and Interior Department climate change efforts were cut $49 million from the FY10 enacted level and $116 million from the FY11 President’s request.
-- Land and Water Conservation Fund: Funded at $301 million, a $149 million cut from the FY10 enacted level.
-- State Drinking Water and Waste Water Infrastructure funds: Funded at $2.5 billion, a $997 million cut from FY10 enacted levels.
Stone Cold Heartless.
and just head-in-the-sand Stupid too.
That is the morally- and intellectually-bankrupt party -- that IS the GOP.
This is how the GOP spells P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S. ... snip, snip, snip. Ooops! Oh well.
Welcome to THEIR brave, new world America -- No thinking required.
... just miles and miles, of heartaches.