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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 12:30 PM
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Some Things Michele Bachmann Probably Doesn't Know About The EPA
Edited on Tue Jun-14-11 12:36 PM by spanone
At the New Hampshire Republican Debate on 13 June 2011, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann referred to the Environmental Protection Agency as a "job killer" suggesting that its regulation of business as unAmerican. Well let's just pause for a moment and see what the EPA has done for the American people.
The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 3, 1970. Nixon, a Republican, could never be described as a job killing liberal.

The EPA has 27 laboratories across the United States for testing air, soil, and water to ensure the health and well being of the American people. When milk in the US was being tested following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, it was EPA labs that made sure our farms were safe.

In 1992 the EPA launched the Energy Star program, a voluntary program that fosters energy efficiency. Energy Star not only reduced our energy consumption, but helped millions of American families choose products that would save them hundreds of dollars on their energy bills every year.

The EPA ensures safe drinking water for all Americans. What this means for those of us that get our water from surface sources (resevoirs and rivers), the EPA can regulate business and farms so that runoff does not enter the water supply. For those in the US who get their water from ground sources (wells) the EPA regulates things like underground storage of gasoline tanks to ensure the water is safe. Michele Bachman doesn't seem to understand that the rights of the water drinking public far outweigh the business interests of a developer who wants to pave over a former gasoline station to build condos.

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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 12:35 PM
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1. You can make a never ending series about the things that she doesn't know. Nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 12:37 PM
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2. andrea mitchell just said it was a good night for romney & bachmann....knowledge not required
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 03:40 PM
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10. Did she graduate law school from Liberty University?
A law degree, really? It seems she has advance training in corporate shilling, only.
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 03:56 PM
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11. She could have just printed up a degree
ala those 'minister' certificates available on the internets.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 07:33 PM
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12. I looked it up...her law degree is from Oral Roberts. Explains a lot!
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 12:45 PM
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3. # 1 what the acronym EPA stands for. nt
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liberal_mama Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 12:58 PM
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4. I almost fell right off my chair when she called the EPA
the "job killing agency."
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 01:20 PM
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7. yea the nerve of the government to regulate our drinking water
or to oversee what chemicals get dumped into our lakes

or what toxic brews are pumped into our atmosphere

or tell farmers what kind of pesticides they can use on our food

she some fucking dumb, i'll tell you that
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 01:08 PM
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5. I doubt if Michele cares.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 01:15 PM
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6. Like how to spell it?

That's my first guess.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 01:34 PM
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8. MB in un-American.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 03:27 PM
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9. IIRC, two MAJOR Rivers flow through Bachmann's district:
The upper Mississippi & The St. Croix.

I wonder what those rivers would look like today without the EPA?
Maybe someone should tell the people of her district.
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