Americans are disappointed when Brazil cuts down the Amazon rain forests. We want Kenya to patrol its national parks to prevent poaching. We think Indonesia should stop cutting down teak forests, China should protect panda bears, Mexico should protect monarch butterfly habitat. None of those countries is anywhere close to being as rich as the United States.
So what do the Republicans propose when we have 9% unemployment. Cut the EPA regulations. Allow more pollution. Increase cancer rates, watch asthma cases soar, allow the rivers to be polluted, because it might--and I stress might--create a few more jobs.
Once again we are seeing hypocrisy. This really has nothing to do with jobs and everything to do with gutting environmental protections. Readers know that I have been critical of the President, but every one of the current Republican candidates will not only wreck the environment, but the country itself.