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Once again the Bush Administration has proved how much they don’t care. A Washington Post article (I first read it in Express) highlights the EPA’s past and recent actions that decreased the dollar value of a human life. The $6.9 million figure is used to determine whether or not the adoption of a regulation is worth the cost of that regulation. For instance, if a regulation that would force the government to clean up pollution would cost $7 million to implement, but only affect one person, the regulation would not be implemented. What these people don’t realize is that pollution affects everybody: current and future inhabitants across the globe.
It’s not suprising that the science hating jerks in Bush’s EPA are doing all they can to avoid taking action against polluters, but finding out that they are intentionally devaluing human life is something I, as a human, take personally. As much as these hypocrites claim to value life, and tout around abortion to russle up votes, nothing they have done shows they care an ounce a spit for human beings.
And it doesn’t end there! Another Washington Post article reports on the Administration’s refusal to act on greenhouse gas emissions before Bush leaves office. The article recounts the sickening actions, and eqaully sickening inactions, of the Bush Administration regarding emissions, fuel-standards, and the problem of global warming. I won’t recount word-for-word what the article states, but I encourage everyone to read it. If it doesn’t make your blood boil I guarantee it will make your stomach turn.
“If this administration spent the same effort fighting global warming as they do editing and censoring global warming documents, the planet might not be in such dire straits.” Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
I don’t envy Barack Obama, inheriting a world of problems (quite literally) from this Administration is more work than can be accomplished in eight years. And while I don’t envy him, I trust him to bring the kind of forward thinking compassionate goverance that we’ve lacked for far too long.