Evidently — and I do mean evidently — there is no "too much". And for this, we have a threefer:
1) The Bush White House has politicized the EPA so much that it is making it very difficult for the agency to protect citizens from toxic polluters.
2) What does this Administration do when they find someone in the government who supports the people over industry? Oh, we know the answer to this all too well: they fire them. After all, it’s better to have a company dumping toxic chemicals into rivers and lakes for a half century than it is to protect humans.
3) This one may be the most incredible: The Bush Administration doesn’t want meat packers to voluntarily test cattle for Mad Cow disease. They’re afraid of "false positives" upsetting consumers. Hey, here’s a thought: regulate the testing so it’s done correctly. Of course, given the mutilation of science done by this White House, I wouldn’t trust them to regulate anything fairly, but wouldn’t that make at least a bit more sense than trying to gag the packers? The trumping of corporations over consumers is so blatantly obvious by the Bush Administration that this is positively Orwellian.
I assume that our chocolate rations will be increased from 30 to 20 grammes any time now.
The past seven years have been one of seemingly unending downward spirals into recession, far-right control of the government, loss of liberty, and nothing but non-stop lies from the Bush Administration. I can only hope the damage they can do to America over the next 7 months is minimal, but even if Bush sat that time out in the Oval Office playing tiddlywinks, the damage is done, and will continue to grow (at $20 million per hour).
January 20, 2009 cannot come fast enough.