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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:14 AM

GOP Congressman Says Romney Would Sell National Parks

How did you spend your summer? If you’re like many, rather than spending money you don’t have visiting exotic foreign lands, you chose to leave your passport at home and visit one of the many wonders available in our very own country, our national or state parks. If Mitt Romney is elected, as one GOP Congressman claims, state and national parks could begin to disappear.

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) said in a speech to the Colorado Conservative Political Action Conference,

America, each state, the public lands were given back to the states after they were chartered. But in the West, starting with Teddy Roosevelt who had the big ideas of big forests and big national parks, they held that land. And so the next chart shows you the effect on us in the West. Just understand this is the education. The red is of course bad. We’re starved in the West for education funds because of policies that Mitt Romney sat and listened to Rob Bishop and myself explain when it came to Hobbs. He knows that if we want to reverse the trend, we’ll reverse this trend of public ownership of lands starving education. (Think Progress)

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/10/09/gop-congressman-says-romney-would-sell-national-parks/

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Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 OP
Berlum Oct 2012 #1
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mojo2012 Oct 2012 #3
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catbyte Oct 2012 #5
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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:17 AM

1. Romney wants to sell America's National Parks?

Is that so he can ram through more tax breaks for himself and his rich Republican cronies?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:21 AM

2. Republicans want to shitcan America's Best Idea for 30 grubby pieces of silver

29 silver pieces for the 1%
1 gravely tarnished piece for the 99%

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:27 AM

3. No surprise

If Romney can sell his soul, why not National Parks

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:35 AM

4. One more reason to make sure he isn't elected.

These fools never let up.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:39 AM

5. It's for damn sure ANWR will be toast

They've been wanting to rape that for decades.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:48 AM

7. That would be on the top of the list.

Agreed.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:39 AM

6. He'd privatize every part of government he could sell

So he could subsidize tax breaks for the rich. What an asshole.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:29 AM

8. Replace the word "Government" and it substitute... three words..."WE THE PEOPLE"!

You are so right n/t. The video really spells it out

Being a native Californian, this hurts me & those of us that have been lucky enough to visit our national treasures. My family vacation memories growing up as well a those still to come are driving distance for a family, even on a budget. My Dad (rip Papa) found that once you hit age 65, you can get a senior pass that covers entrance fees in all 50 states. I remember how stoked he was when he read this in his AAA tour book. My folks took a cross country driving trip & had a ball! It was a while ago, but I believe that policy is still in place.

As far as gov vs people...John Fugelsang had a comment during the "Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour" said this: (paraphrasing) "Just substitute "we the people" wherever & whenever you see the word "government" in regards to spending, education, healthcare, & employment." Perspective wise, it makes good sense & doesn't require a "serious conservative wonk" to splain the math.

Think of it like a one size fits all Mad Lib!

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