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    Trumpís planned EPA cuts: Zero dollars for Bay Area program

    By AYLIN Y. WOODWARD | awoodward@bayareanewsgroup.com |
    PUBLISHED: March 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm | UPDATED: March 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    President Donald Trump plans to slash the Environmental Protection Agency workforce by almost 3,000 employees and its budget by $2 billion in 2018, according to a preliminary plan obtained by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies yesterday. The outline, revealed Wednesday, may spell bad news for the Bay Area, calling for the total elimination of the EPAís San Francisco Bay Program. The programís current budget of $4.8 million would drop to zero.

    This funding goes to restoring wetland habitat, enforcing EPA regulations on water pollution and sewage treatment plans, and improving shoreline protection in SF Bay, to name a few.

    ďWe need more money from the federal government, not less,Ē said David Lewis, executive director of Save The Bay, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and celebrating San Francisco Bay.

    The Bay areaís budget is already far below that of other estuary regions like the Chesapeake Bay or Puget Sound, which sit at $73 million and $28 million respectively. ďThe Bay starts off at a big disadvantage in federal funding even though we have the highest demonstrated need,Ē Lewis confirmed.

    Trump's EPA budget proposal: Zero dollars for Bay Area program
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    …local Measure AA won 70 percent approval.”

    Measure AA is a $12-per-year parcel tax in all nine Bay Area counties that aims to generate $500 million over 20 years for critical tidal marsh restoration projects around San Francisco Bay.

    “The Bay Area is the only region in the US that has raised its own dollars to match federal investments in these programs, and now they’ve just walked away from the table,” Jeffris said.
    Time to leave the union.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Time to leave the union.
    The only thing stopping them is fear and common sense...
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    A GOP war mongering party can never spend enough on war. They always want more money. Always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudius the God View Post
    A GOP war mongering party can never spend enough on war. They always want more money. Always.
    Pretty much EVERY department of gubmint always wants more money. Always.

    Anyone who ever worked in, around, or with the gubmint knows that.

    Yes the pentagon wants more. Always.

    So do the welfare and food stamp programs. Always.

    And all the rest of them. Always.

    Borrow and spend, borrow and spend, borrow and spend...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Pretty much EVERY department of gubmint always wants more money. Always.

    Anyone who ever worked in, around, or with the gubmint knows that.

    Yes the pentagon wants more. Always.

    So do the welfare and food stamp programs. Always.

    And all the rest of them. Always.

    Borrow and spend, borrow and spend, borrow and spend...
    Yes but only war kills people as its main mission. It does nothing for us. As for borrow and spend, that is how all governments operate. In fact, that is how the entire world operates. Complaining about it is like howling at the moon, its a waste of time but it does pass the time if you can't think of anything else to do.
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    It almost looks like he is punishing states that didn't vote for him by denying funds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudius the God View Post
    Yes but only war kills people as its main mission. It does nothing for us. As for borrow and spend, that is how all governments operate. In fact, that is how the entire world operates. Complaining about it is like howling at the moon, its a waste of time but it does pass the time if you can't think of anything else to do.
    Peace through strength.

    The pentagons mission is to PREVENT war.

    To be ready to fight, to be strong enough that other countries will not want to fight us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Peace through strength.

    The pentagons mission is to PREVENT war.

    To be ready to fight, to be strong enough that other countries will not want to fight us.
    Hows that mighty arsenal working out for us in Syria, iraq, Yemen and elsewhere? There is no peace through strength at these levels. There is only fear, death and destruction which produces more people who hate our guts. You cannot kill your way to peace. Go read about the siege of Stalingrad, despite massive destruction, Russians never gave up defending their homeland. That should be a lesson to all the MacArthur stooges out there who watched too many movies about war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudius the God View Post
    Hows that mighty arsenal working out for us in Syria, iraq, Yemen and elsewhere? There is no peace through strength at these levels. There is only fear, death and destruction which produces more people who hate our guts. You cannot kill your way to peace. Go read about the siege of Stalingrad, despite massive destruction, Russians never gave up defending their homeland. That should be a lesson to all the MacArthur stooges out there who watched too many movies about war.
    That is American politicians getting the US military involved in other countries business.

    The US military does not decide to go fight in other countries.

    Our elected politicians make that decision.

    Our military mission is to be READY to fight, whenever and wherever the politicians decide.
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