These budget cuts are a (natural) disaster
Between Charlie Sheen’s meltdown, civil war in Libya and the destruction of the American labor movement, today’s mega-earthquake and tsunami in Japan has left us all with a full plate of breaking news. And the fear that the quake will awaken Godzilla (okay not funny a lot of people just died).
So you’d think with this latest reminder of the power of Mother Earth to destroy our puny society we could all agree that funding the government agencies that keep us safe from Quakes and Tsunamis
and Charlie Sheen’s Twitter rants might be something you’d want to exempt from federal budget cuts. But you’d be wrong my smarty pants friend! The Huffington Post reports that the G.O.P. budget has major cuts for “the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including the National Weather Service, as well as humanitarian and foreign aid”. Oh how the Republicans would love to watch Nancy Pelosi’s district destroyed in a biblical flood.
So that’s where we are with budget cuts. Instead of raising taxes on the rich, our government would rather we all die slightly wealthy in a massive tide of garbage. Let’s hope those stacks of money we’re saving can float!