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Friday, December 17, 2004

The Environment

Here is a link to the LCV (League of Conservation Voters) scorecard that rates how each member of the House and Senate did on voting for the environment. On the right hand side, there is a box to input your zip code, and it shows how your Representatives did. Both of my senators, both Democrats, rated 100%. My Congressional Representative, Jerry Kleczka, rated 100%. Jim Sensenbrenner, the Republican from my district was rated at 18%. Most of the ratings had to do with a few issues: the failed Energy Bill, environmental funding, public lands, and transportation. [LCV]

Bush is going to freeze or significantly cut domestic spending. I've got an idea: instead of cutting domestic spending, why don't we stay out of illegal wars that kill thousands! Or, how about not giving tax cuts to the rich. Or, reduce the trade deficit. Or the deficit! "But House and Senate aides, speaking on condition of anonymity, said cuts appeared destined for such programs as housing, grants for community development, purchases of new equipment for the Federal Aviation Administration, and Army Corps of Engineers water projects." Yep, now that it gets cold out, we can cut funding to get people off the streets, help low-income families afford housing, develop communities, help the FAA make our air travel safer, or help protect our water resources. [CNN]

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