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Friday, April 1, 2011

Just another day in the Republican House

First the GOP passed an Aviation Bill that essentially guts pilot fatigue rules by requiring extensive tailoring to many different segments of the aviation industry, and exempting several others.

Hero pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger blasted the amendment yesterday before it passed, saying “it creates a huge obstacle to new regulations,” and that, “at some point in the future, we don’t know when, it’s likely people will die unnecessarily.”

The good news is it will save the airlines some money.

Not done for the day they also voted Representatives voted to prohibit Clean Water Act limits on pesticide pollution of lakes, streams, and rivers. Sadly, enough Democrats voted for the bill to pass with a veto proof majority.

What the fuck is wrong with these people. The health and welfare of the people of the United States means nothing to them. Giving corporations everything they want means everything to them.

More potential plane crashes, more poison and carcinogens in our rivers doesn't bother hem a bit. I'm starting to think this is a back door way of saving Social Security. People will die sooner and Social Security won't have to pay out as much.

The good news is the House version of these bills will never make it through the Senate but that could change unless Americans wake the fuck up. Hopefully they will. It's already happening in more than a few states.

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