Republican lawmakers are evil, plain and simple. Just evil. Despoiling the earth for short-term profits, and adding insult to injury by making taxpayers pay for it. As for Republican voters, there is no explanation except that they're ignorant fools who believe everything Ann Coulter tells them. "Hell yeah, let's get them damn black welfare mothers off the taxpayers' backs! Good old American-loving Republicans want smaller government!"
Bush Opens Roadless Tongass National Forest to LoggingJUNEAU, Alaska, January 25, 2008 (ENS) - Today, the Bush administration put a "for sale" sign on trees in pristine roadless areas of the Tongass rainforest in Alaska - America's largest national forest.
This move by Bush officials to reverse roadless area protections parallels two others made recently in national forests located in Idaho and Colorado.
In December 2003, Bush officials "temporarily" exempted Alaska's Tongass rainforest from the Clinton era Roadless Rule, designed to protect 58 million acres of roadless wild forests in 39 states.
The Bush administration's new management plan for the Tongass National Forest will raise no revenue for the U.S. government, as the U.S. taxpayers will have to pay to build the roads the timber companies need to access the forest.
Actually, Republicans adore corporate welfare, which drains government funds much more than the pittance given to single mothers living in poverty.
Basically, everything Republicans say they're for, they're actually against.
Law-and-order party? Bush and Cheney between them have three DWI convictions. And when it came to lining the coffers of companies he worked for, Cheney never met an ethics violation he didn't like.
Party of patriots who know how to wage war? Cheney and his five draft deferments are just the tip of the iceberg. This fiasco of a war has been managed by people who don't understand the military because they came of age scared shitless of it, and have to swagger around pretending like they're Real Men now.
Party of straight talkers? Then why was the party line from 1991-94 that Iraq would become a quagmire if invaded, but once W got his tiny little hard-on for Daddy's Revenge, the party line was that the invasion would last six weeks tops and we'd be welcomed as liberators?
Our glorious Republican lawmakers. Lying, hypocritical, cowardly, genocidal, amoral, venal pieces of slime.