The Devil is the Budget Details.

This morning those ultra-Liberal Commies(sic) at the Weather Channel complained about cuts to funding in Climate Change Research. To call the cuts irresponsible would be a gross understatement. They border on the disastrous, and to no small degree criminal! Unless you are a complete FOX News zealot, lacking capacity for critical thought, reciting their talking points like a mindless drone, or just someone who enjoys being a below the waist line dangling appendage, there is no getting around that these are the wrong cuts at the wrong time will do serious damage to this nation.

There is no cut to the bloated Pentagon budget, no cuts in Oil subsidies to companies posting historic profits year after year since the Bush Administration, and continued under Obama. Private Military Contractors making hundreds of thousands annually-tax free would have gotten paid when our soldiers would not have. Instead, the cuts reflect the social and corporate agenda’s of big money corporatist wearing working folks like a disguise and calling themselves the Tea Party. If you like facts or truly love this country(not just your own interests) then this short list of cuts of cuts should run your blood cold:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission-can you say Japan quake?

Strategic Petroleum Reserve-Hey, great timing on that one!

The Department of Energy-because as $4 plus gas shows us, we’ve enough already.

Fish and Wildlife Service-Lets all go hunt and fish ’till all that obnoxious wildlife isn’t fowling up the wilderness

National Park Service-so our National Parks can be just as lovely as our city parks.

National Gallery of Art-Heritage? Who needs Heritage and higher culture?

Cleaning and Drinking Water Fund-Duff Beer for everyone! Just don’t drink the water. Wow, the Tea Party just made us Guatemala!

Clean Coal Technology-because who needs clean air to breathe. Like my cigar smoking grandfather once told me, air is better when you can taste it!

Climate Change Programs-No, the weather’s just about perfect these days.

Community Healthcare Centers-Because we all know, as Glenn Beck told us, health is privilege, not a right.

Emerging Infectious Disease Research-With the global population nearing 7 billion, and 3 billion at or below the poverty line I can see this was a waste of money.

Occupational Safety and Health-The Republicans will kill you on the job or work you till you croak. Too harsh? How about, Hi honey, lost a leg at work today, too bad for me, well, health is a privilege after all.

Planned Parenthood-Abortions 3% of what they do, Pap smears, breast exams, family planning consultation and birth control 97% of what they do, cervical cancer, an additional 800,000 unwanted pregnancies and breast cancer epidemics among the nation’s poor and uninsured…priceless!

NOAA Reaserch-After Katrina, what more is there to know about weather?

Drastic Cuts to NASA and Science Programs-Sorry, can’t even joke about falling below Serbia in Science education and research.

Literary Programs-Reading is for losers. Watch FOX…Watch FOX. You are getting sleepy, very sleepy. Watch FOX…

Massive Education Funds-mostly for those over-privileged and over-educated poor and inner city schools.

Highways- Less road construction? More vehicle swallowing potholes?

FAA-Please stow your parachute in the overhead or under the seat in front of you.

Railroad Safety Technology and Amtrak-Sounds like someone wants us to drive more and buy more gas.

Housing and Urban Development-for the opulent inner city elite in public housing.

Lead Hazard Reduction- No seriously, they want to cut that. Sounds like they were chewing on some lead-based paint at n early age.

Veteran Housing and Health Programs-Kiss the Armed Forces Retirement Home goodbye. No seriously!

HIV AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD and TB Prevention- cuz they’re cured! Dodged that bullet.

and just so everyone doesn’t miss a royal screwing, how about law enforcement…

The National Drug Intelligence Fund will not get its fix,

and,

The Tactical Law Enforcement Wireless Communications fund has been disconnected.

Thanks, Tea Party, your wisdom and insight will have us all living longer and healthy lives. Nice work.

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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