13 Dec '11, 8pm

Here’s what Republicans are trying to shove into must-pass bills:

Politicians are always trying to sneak shit into important bills, so that when you vote to pass the Don't Starve America's Children Act you are also sneakily funding the Rich People Get To Use You As A Coffee Table rider. Because congressional Republicans evidently hate you and the world, they're shoving a bunch of anti-environmental riders into critically important spending and tax bills, holding those must-pass bills hostage unless they let environmental destruction come along for the ride. Here's some of the crap they're trying to get away with, as compiled by Natural Resources Defense Council: Blocking limits on toxic emissions, like mercury, from industrial boilers . Failing to put these restrictions in place would mean signing people's death warrants, says NRDC: These safeguards are a decade overdue, and putting them in place will deliver major benefits to the nearly...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-12-13-heres-what-republica...

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