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Trump EPA 'Defies Logic' With Emission Standard Rule—Even as Experts Warn Air Pollution Makes Coronavirus More Deadly

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/14/trump-epa-defies-logic-emission-standard-rule-even-experts-warn-air-pollution-makes

Whoever is president in 2021 will be greeted with a nation in rapid decline, and poisoned by capitalism. It will be a mess not seen since 1933. That year we had a president that proposed and enacted the boldest progressive legislative agenda in US history.
You think Joe Biden is the new FDR? What a fucking joke. And we’ll only be laughing at Joe if he gets elected. In any normal election year Trump wouldn’t even show his face at the GOP convention, yet, despite the fact that he has all but destroyed America, by some miracle he still stands a chance because, well, Joe Biden.


As things disintegrate around us now exacerbated by lax EPA regulations and especially the c-virus infection a collapse may be around the corner. I’ve seen nothing to change my view of late either.

The organized crime syndicate disguised as the GOP is looking forward to flames floating down the Cuyahoga River through Cleveland.

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Meanwhile as the Die-Already Plan of this monstrous administration is accelerating, The Blob in the White House continues to look for scapegoats:

Trump halts World Health Organization funding over handling of coronavirus outbreak

Amid swirling questions about whether he downplayed the crisis or ignored warnings from members of his administration about its potential severity, Trump has sought to assign blame elsewhere, including at the WHO and in the news media.

The US funds $400 million to $500 million to the WHO each year, Trump said, noting that China “contributes roughly $40 million.”

“Had the WHO done its job to get medical experts into China to objectively assess the situation on the ground and to call out China’s lack of transparency, the outbreak could have been contained at its source with very little death,” Trump said.

His decision to withdraw funding from the WHO follows a pattern of skepticism of world organizations that began well before the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has questioned US funding to the United Nations, withdrawn from global climate agreements and lambasted the World Trade Organization – claiming all were ripping off the United States.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said earlier Tuesday that while the WHO and China “made mistakes,” Trump is also looking to deflect blame from his own administration.

“Right now, there is a very coordinated effort amongst the White House and their allies to try to find scapegoats for the fatal mistakes that the President made during the early stages of this virus,” he said.

Murphy added: “It is just wildly ironic that the President and his allies are now criticizing China or the WHO for being soft on China when it was in fact the President who was the chief apologist for China during the early stages of this crisis.”

Trump said Tuesday if the WHO had acted appropriately, he could have instituted a travel ban on people coming from China sooner.

He said the WHO made a “dangerous and costly” decision to oppose travel restrictions from China.

But just days before Trump instituted his ban on travelers from China, he also was praising the country.

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These corporate pigs really DO want to kill us.