Will they try selling off National public parks to pay off the debt? The legislation is already in place. Our boy Mike Lee from Utah is actually in support of the sell off of our national treasure. We need to tell him he's on the wrong side on this.
GOP Budget Calls For Fire Sale Of Public Lands While Preserving $40 Billion In Tax Breaks To Big Oil
Today the oligarchs are back, sniffing round the land that is the peoples, in the hope of taxing them further by withdrawing these assets from the common weal, and selling them off. And whom could they sell to in a time of recession? Not to the hard pressed common man who finds his home financially underwater, or the small businessman strapped for cash because fuel prices keep rising. No, they look to their own, that small percentage enriched by the public purse who were bailed out from their folly two years ago, those same still well lubricated by Bush tax breaks. Those who fund political careers. To those that hath shall be given but to those that hath not even that which they have shall be taken.
"Three oligarchs are putting together such a land grab for their own. Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz suggested in March a Bill to sell off Government land. Its full Sunday title being, Chaffetz bill HR 1126 The Disposal of Excess Federal Land Act. Chaffetz’s father was previously married to the wife of Mike Dukakis the former Governor of Massachusetts and the Democrat nomination for President in1988.
Chaffetz is supported in this by Senator Mike Lee of Utah. Mike Lee is a second cousin to US Senator Mark Udall, of Colorado, and Senator Tom Udall, of New Mexico and also of former Senator Gordon H Smith of Oregon. A family I dealt with previously in Oodles of Udalls. They are supported in this land grab by Senator John McCain of Arizona.
(side note: interesting family background on the Udall/Lee family http://theoligarchkings.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/oodles-of-u... and also note Mike Lee is on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee - "Figuring out how private interests use public lands is at the heart of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's job. Oil and gas, timber, and mining companies all extract natural resources from federal land, and it is up to committee members to decide how much these industries must pay the government in royalties and other payments. Often the legislative agenda of energy companies is at odds with the goals of environmental and conservation groups that lobby to preserve resources, protect endangered species, and fight climate change. Committee members also have jurisdiction over the disposal of nuclear waste and electric utilities. It is no surprise that energy interests are among the top contributors to committee members." and in the Top 5 Industries of his campaign contributors? Mining companies http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N0003...)
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