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Diary of a Mad Conservative
By Roxanne Thurlow, Kingman, AZ
A Conservative viewpoint on news, politics and popular culture.
Monday, September 23, 2013

More Heartbreaking News from the EPA

 Roxanne Thurlow

In the event of a government shutdown, the "... EPA effectively shuts down with only a core group of individuals who are there in an event of a significant emergency," [Gina] McCarthy [new EPA head] said. "If there is no budget, EPA cannot pay its employees. People will not be working; the vast majority of people will not be working. It's safe to say I will be." National Journal

Is this the worst news you've ever heard? The EPA shuts down. How sad. And of course, if they are like every other government agency, those employees will get back pay when they are back to work. In essence, they lose no money and the head of the EPA will continue to work and make life miserable for everyone.

How heartbreaking that news is. If I were elected president, on day 2 I'd abolish the Department of Education, the Department of Energy and the EPA. These departments and agency should be left at the state levels so that the citizens of those states could determine how to administer this stuff.

Once again, just like ObamaCare, this is a one-size-fits-all government that fits no one and damages most everyone.

Related Links:
• National Journal

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew


(Note – web-Admin what is wrong with this post? Why won’t you allow it?)

“Is this the worst news you've ever heard? The EPA shuts down. How sad.”

Actually it is very sad and unfortunate that (delete) are incapable of understanding the work done by the EPA – started by Tricky Dick Nixon BTW. Currently there are numerous oil wells and tanks leaking copious amounts of toxins into the South Platte River in Colorado. One of the charges of the EPA is to investigate and test those waters to make sure those toxins do not enter the water supplies of communities along the Front Range. Now that the ridiculous Republiscums – being led around by Canada (aka Rafael) Ted - shut down the government where is the certification of the safety of the water supply along the Front Range going to come from?

Righties are so myopic in their hatred that they refuse to comprehend that such agencies as the EPA are a valuable asset to protecting the well-being of our nation and that is what is, “SAD!”

“I hear, for whatever reason, they are supposed to start coming and looking in our homes...for what reason I did not quite understand.”

It cannot be understood because it is a falsehood. – (delete) falsehood.


Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Why did you leave out the IRS? And Homeland Security? I hear, for whatever reason, they are supposed to start coming and looking in our homes...for what reason I did not quite understand. If so, I hope one can stay and help me finish painting a couple of rooms.

Gina McCarthy is frightening anyway. She's the one I WOULD want to stay home.

Of course, shutting down the government is a scare tactic and the Republicans have funded every single part of the government starting with the military EXCEPT Obamacare. So it will really be on the heads of the liberal Dems - but the Republicans will get the blame...again.

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