"We have spent an entire day debating about a bill that does not address an existing problem," said Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.).No wonder Congress is polling only slightly better than Gonorrhea. Somehow a legal requirement for the EPA to review ambient air pollution every five years has morphed into a hysterical meme that the EPA is going to make dust illegal and that, naturally will kill millions of jobs. Fox News has only amplified the faux hysteria until the House Republican were forced into action. Next up for these paranoid cretins is exempting UFO's from FAA regulations. The entire party has become a sick joke. On the plus side, bloggers will never run out of material.
"This entire session of Congress has felt to many of us like a trip into Alice's Wonderland," said DeGette. "To paraphrase the Cheshire Cat, 'We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad. ... You must be mad or you wouldn't have come here.' Sadly for the American people, H.R. 1633 simply underscores the 'madness' of this body right now."
Prohibiting the regulation of dust, the bill also removed regulations on open pit and asbestos mines. What's a little asbestos dust in the lungs?