I can't believe how optimistic I was: Trump is in group all by himself. Every cabinet nominee is so obviously selif-interested, conflicted.
To me these two examples epitomize the essence of what we had for eight years and what we have had for the last four years and will have for the next four years. I wish we had all avoided Governor Walker but at least Romney and Ryan were avoided.
It appears that a heavily influenced GOP/TeaParty/conservative Congress is also doing all it can to eliminate government investment in research where private or corporate interests will just not go ... such as avoiding pandemics, plague and pestilence, understanding global climate change, etc. Anyone remember the Space Race and the capability corporations did not have but through national need would be supported to develop them!
2004: Bush Administration
NASA scientist rips Bush on global warming. Renowned expert says data 'screened and controlled'_[by Bush Administration]
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Bush administration is trying to stifle scientific evidence of the dangers of global warming in an effort to keep the public uninformed, a NASA scientist said Tuesday night.
“In my more than three decades in government, I have never seen anything approaching the degree to which information flow from scientists to the public has been screened and controlled as it is now,” James Hansen told a University of Iowa audience.
Hansen is director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and has twice briefed a task force headed by Vice President Dick Cheney on global warming. He was also one of the first government scientists tasked with briefing congressional committees on the dangers of global warming, testifying as far back as the 1980s.
Fast Forward: 1/4/2013 : Obama Administration
NYT: F.D.A. Offers Broad New Rules to Fight Food Contamination By STEPHANIE STROM
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed two sweeping rules aimed at preventing the contamination of produce and processed foods, which has sickened tens of thousands of Americans annually in recent years.
What do you bet these rule proposals have been around since 2004 but only now can they be brought forward ... anyone like unsafe pharmaceuticals and/or food. Only if you can make a buck on it!
2004-2016 :The Difference:
#Elites #Ryan #Walker #1% WI 1848 Forward: 2004-2016 :The Difference: #Bush - #Obama - #Romney #Trump #Ryan vs #47% #99% #ClimateChange