Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Whores Want Their Johns To Order Them Around

Rethug asks business: Tell me what to change

"Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wants the oil industry, drug manufacturers and other trade groups and companies to tell him which Obama administration regulations to target this year.
The incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - in letters sent to more than 150 trade associations, companies and think tanks last month - requested a list of existing and proposed regulations that would harm job growth.

"It was a broad net that we cast," Issa spokesman Kurt Bardella said.
Bardella did not have a complete list of groups that received an inquiry from Issa or their responses.
But a partial list obtained by POLITICO includes ones sent Dec. 13 to Duke Energy, the Association of American Railroads, FMC Corp., Toyota and Bayer. Others receiving inquiries from Issa over the course of the month included the American Petroleum Institute, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) and entities representing health care and telecommunication providers."

This is straightforward, in our faces, no apologies fascism in the truest definition of the term.
A politician in a position to affect the welfare of the american people goes out of his way to grovel before his corporate masters and beg them to tell him how to shovel more money their way. Let's not be fooled by that bullshit jobs canard - government slime are first and foremost beholden to corporate profits. That is what they do. They're in service to their masters and any crumbs that trickle down from the banquet table are purely coincidental.
And when whores are allowed to make policy...

Leaked document: EPA knowingly approved bee-killing pesticide

"A Colorado beekeeper recently obtained a leaked document revealing that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knows a popular crop pesticide is killing off honey bees, but has allowed its continued approval anyway. Despite opposition from its own scientists, EPA officials first gave the a-okay to Bayer CropScience’s toxic pesticide clothianidin in 1993 based on the company’s own flawed safety studies. But now it has been revealed that the EPA knew all along about the dangers of clothianidin and decided to just ignore them."


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