09 Apr '11, 1pm

Budget deal keeps government open (for now), preserves EPA clean air authority, cuts cleantech

OK, right up front, I need to confess that I went to bed last night fully expecting to wake up to the news that President Obama had caved on the demand by the Republican Flat Earth Society to deny/defund the EPA CAA actions on greenhouse gas emmissions. So that I was pleasantly albiet momentarily surprised by the news reports that Obama held firm. (In preparation,I even watched the old West Wing episode where Barlett finally concludes that an issue is “More important than relection and so I must speak out now”.)Finding solace in fiction, I guess. But the truth appears to be that at best this is a temporary holding point by the extreme far right crowd in their drive to eliminate Government action on behalf of society as Vs the supremacy of the individual to act in their own selfish interests. A very temporary truce, I suspect. There will be numerous other “Crisis Points” co...

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