Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Save the Fish, Screw the Farmers
California outlawed getting water from its deltas due to an endangered fish named shad living in them. Now California is in the middle of a drought, and who is going to pay for the shad?
The hard working farmers of America and of course,You and I. Good thing those liberals 'love' the working class.
California grows 80% of the nations produce. That produces is grown by farmers, that require water. This water shortage doesn't just mean that the state will have to take shorter showers, it means that the farmers are going to pay more for their water and get rationed. Already many farmers have been dramatically affected by this water shortage. (But don't worry about the shad, they can still have water for THEIR families) This also means, higher cost of produce for us all.
The hypocrisy of politics. This party that claims to be 'fighting for the working man' continues to push polices and practices that hurts the working man the most. What's a shad good for anyhow? How come the shad is more important that the life blood of our farming community?
Right now, what is the number one issue that is putting the crunch on the working class? What's making blue collar truck drivers lose money daily? Increase the price of food? That would be gas. And not surprisingly the majority of the United States supports drilling on US land for oil. But the 'party of the working man' seems to love the condors more than the working man, as it is a democratic congress that continues to block drilling for oil on US soil.
Why aren't Americans more upset that we are SITTING on millions and millions of gallons of oil, and fields of natural gas but our congress is too busy spending our tax dollars trying to impeach a lame duck president? But I digress, the issue at hand is that you can not please the environmentalists AND claim to be a hero to the working class.
One of our presidential candidates opposes US drilling which is reason enough not to vote for him, and evidence that he doesn't care as much about the working class as he does about his image...and the birds.