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Trump’s Budget Assault on the Environment Packs a Wallop


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Trump’s Budget Assault on the Environment Packs a Wallop

Harvey Wasserman

Donald Trump’s first budget makes his antipathy to the environment clear—and his love for fossil fuels and nuclear power even clearer.


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This is a budget for Billionaires, not the working people of America.

Anyone who endorses this insanity, must be killed off, 'politically. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.


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If homo sapiens somehow survives this century, early 21st century America will be remembered as the nation that lost its way, leaving a toxic legacy, in every sense of the word!


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Won't anybody still extant who remembers the 21st century be seriously mutated ?


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We will survive Nighthawk. You and I at least for the next 2 or 3 decades, if we're lucky.

I don't believe our Youth are totally 'Dumbed Down' from playing too much Playstation or Xbox, holding their Cell phones too close to their heads, or excessively viewing porn on the Internet.

When the government got 'smart' so to speak 30 to 40 years ago and stopped drafting kids to fight in their stupid wars around the globe, and instead started offering better pay and benefits for enlisted people in addition to hiring beaucoup private contractors to do their murder, young Americans became more accepting of the Democrats and Republicans warmongering.

However, I believe with our current situation before us and particularly before our Youth, they are realizing if they do not make a stand soon, their whole lives will be in servitude to the ruling class and the corporations that 'have it all.'

This action must come relitively soon, or us 'Grey Hairs' won't be available to support them.

Trumps budget assault is an assault on all of us. We must retaliate, and hurt them as they are hurting us.


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Trump can't leave anything that actually works alone. The environmental laws that were originally passed in the 1970s have for the most part been a great success. If all this is gutted of course it will be a disaster but the full effects might not really be clearly evident until after Trump leaves office and the next president would be stuck with dealing with the mess. We would need another Earth Day protest such as the one in the early 1970s. Unfortunately much about climate change is irreversible on a human time scale so too much of a setback on climate change could eventually mean game over for the US and dozens of other countries.


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The problem is that the gullible, well meaning folks who believed in Trump's bellicose vomit will rationalize when their brother's body gets cut in half on the farm after OSHA regulations have been scaled back and required output has been doubled.

They already can't get enough war, even though their own have been coming back maimed and unable to care for themselves. The widow of a the marine killed in a needless attack was made a national lightning rod while in mourning.

I don't share the optimism that some express here for the human race.


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This is what you get when corporations run the government. Market job extortion for authorization to poison our living space.


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I both agree and concur. The part that worries me most is the very real possibility of irreversible climate disruption, especially in the case of permanent damage to the oceans and groundwater.


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We will all face what we could not imagine.

Youth will experience it differently.


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It is painful to think about the youth who are going to grow up to be in a world where all they will know is climate chaos.


#12

We need a Voice in Government.

The best lesson from Occupy may be just as simple as realizing that a Hundred People speaking together, saying the same thing, at the same time, get a point across as well as one Voice with a Microphone.

Mid-terms with a REAL Grassroots Emergence...

"... we got the numbers." (Jimbo)