WASHINGTON – Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) evoked President Nixon to criticize the Trump administration’s handling of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), particularly with proposed cuts to the agency’s budget in FY 2018. “I don’t know if people realize this but Richard Nixon was an environmentalist. He was also a Republican. His administration passed landmark legislation like the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. He also is the creator of the EPA,” she said on a conference call briefing with the American Sustainable Business Council on “the importance of the EPA and what is at
Comments: Duckworth thinks Trump might be "gettable." Because he is not ideologically grounded, and because he has many liberals in his Administration (not to mention in his immediate family), she may be right. He yearns for applause, and violating conservative principles wins deafening applause from the Nation wreckers.
Domestically, Nixon was a terrible president, his policies not much different from what HHH would have done.
Of course! Pick the one area where Nixon caved to his opponents the most, just so he could be liked. Thanks to Tricky and the Democrats we got the EPA established and have had that albatross around our necks ever since.
What does that dodo duckworthless know? Thanks for your military service but your politics are...much like the second half of your stupid last name...worthless. You´re an embarrassment to the Senate...I guess that´s why Illinoians elected you. They´re just as clueless.
This is dumb. I don´t criticize Nixon for this. The environmental problems of the late 60´s were monumental. People didn´t even accept or know what smog was. Too many waterways, rivers, lakes were polluted. Something had to be done. Clean air, clean water. The EPA has outlived it´s original purpose, kill it.
As usual, the Dem Duckworth tries to compare apples and oranges. Nixon may have started a number of environmental things to help protect the earth, but the radical Dems have gone well beyond protection and are using the environment to try to dictate to and control the people by the elites. Their policies have little to do with the environment.
Riiiight... do you build a billion dollar empire listening to useless pieces of debris? No. PDT is not really a knee jerk reaction. Thinker... he thinks, asks for input.. makes calculates decisions based on I formation. Given to him.. ya´ll need to dial down the pandering to Nixon and ghosts of presidents past... unless it is Reagan. Reagan almost walks on water!lol
The EPA is duplicated in every state for most of its functions. What´s left should be transferred to the states for evaluation and the entire agency eliminated. Funds could be used for THE SOUTHERN BORDER WALL.
Wasn´t the EPA´s ban on DDT what caused the death of over 50 million people? http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1259
Encouraged by environmentalist Rachel Carson? http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-rachel-carson-cost-millions-of-people-their-lives
This is the same EPA under 0bama whos workers triggered a huge blowout at a gold mine in Colorado which created a mustard-colored plume — still fed by 548 gallons leaking per minute — stretched more than 100 miles, spreading contaminants including cadmium, arsenic, copper, lead and zinc?
Nixon was the perfect role model for Obama. Nixon imposed expensive regulations on US businesses while inviting China to enter our markets without the burdens of the EPA and OSHA. Obama imposed Obamacare, an aggressive EPA, a pro union Labor Dept and the Paris Climate Treaty on US businesses without a care about how these regulations handicap US manufacturers. Nixon abandoned South Vietnam for his 1972 reelection by calling his retreat "Vietnamization". Obama abandoned Iraq in 2011 for his reelection by deceitfully claiming the Iraqi government wouldn´t agree to a status of forces agreement, as if a conquered country determines if it´s conquereor can remain.
Nixon proved that no matter how bad your presidential actions might be for the country, there are no consequences for your lies and destructive policies. Obama learned well from Nixon, as have the Clintons. Having the idiot Duckworth cite Nixon as how PDT should act is stunning.
Tammy needs to emulate the cat and dig a hole and bury it already. Hey girl don´t you have some laundry to do or a dirty kitchen you can clean instead of flapping your jaw about something that´s way over your paygrade? Come on and admit it. You love big government and governmental regulations for everything in this world that human beings are involved with. There is nothing you can think of that you don´t want the government to control and be involved in. Just name one thing that doesn´t need governmental regulation. Come on.......I´m waiting.... can´t think of anything can you.
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