Friday, April 22, 2011

Environmental Regulation = Bad (in Maine, anyway)

From Matt Yglesias at Think Progress, something to turn your stomach if you love things wild and free.

On what planet can a state's chief executive think this is a good idea?

Weeks after he was sworn in as governor of Maine, Paul LePage, a Tea Party favorite, announced a 63-point plan to cut environmental regulations, including opening three million acres of the North Woods for development and suspending a law meant to monitor toxic chemicals that could be found in children's products.

Don't these jokers have children?  Grandchildren?  We need to revive the old sayings, like Ben Franklin's.  It was he or someone from that era who coined the phrase, Penny Wise and Pound Foolish.

It applies here.


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