The new head of the EPA, appointed by President Donald Trump, is Scott Pruitt. Pruitt has said that he doesn’t believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to the global warming we see. His view is in direct contradiction with mainstream climate science including NASA, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and the EPA itself. NASA, NOAA and EPA have many top-flight scientists in their organizations who know quite well that he is simply wrong in this statement.
So what are Pruitt’s qualifications to make such a statement? He got a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications in 1990 and a law degree in 1993. In another words, he’s a common lawyer, whose closest brush with science is political science! Before entering politics he worked in private practice, where he specialized in constitutional law, contracts, insurance law and labor law, litigation and appeals. This technical lightweight apparently is ignorant to climate science.
Unfortunately, his boss Trump (who said even worse: “Global warming is a Chinese hoax”) and apparently the Republicans in Congress who supported his nomination are also ignorant to climate science. This man is an embarrassment to the EPA. His knowledge of climate science is appalling. I am truly saddened for this country that there is such climate science incompetence in such high and powerful places. A political party can make a statement about science, but that doesn’t change the real science nor make their politically motivated statements true.
It seems like Donald Trump believes only Donald Trump. He is given daily briefings and pretty much doesn’t read, listen or believe them. He always seems to say he know best about everything.
Now he gets upset because many of us won’t accept him as Americas President. Why should we?
We’ve known for a long time that many, many lies were being spread around from the right about Hillary Clinton. Now we no many of the stories were being pushed out by hacking from Russia. Now how much of this was known by Donald Trump? After all he said for a long time that this election was rigged. Many felt he was talking about it being rigged by Clinton and not the Trump team! Now we need to find out how much the Trump team knew and when? Remember Paul Manafort left the Trump team before the election and he and Trump both had dealings in Russia. We also know that Trump seems to sing the praises of our enemy Russian President Vladimir Putin all the time. Let’s be honest some of the Trump team knew what was going on with the leaked emails from the Russian hacking.
Trump seems to think that the hacking had no effect on his election as president. Well we know that Clinton’s poll numbers went down as more and more of these leaks came out. So I would think this alone plus the FBI Comey letter are what gave Trump the electoral college win. Trump called it early on the election was rigged and he won because of it!
Now we are as good Americans suppose to embrace him as our president? I don’t think this will happen for Trump. Trump set the example when he went after Obama as president with the birther movement. Trump also thinks that we are going to forget all the stupid nasty hate talk he said during the campaign or the fact that he still has not showed us his tax papers.
Trump always say’s trust me what do you have to lose? We have already lost our government to a rigged president, big oil, big business and Wall Street!
Thank you Trump voters for giving our government and country away and electing a man that did not win the vote of the American people!
With Republicans it seems tax breaks for businesses is always there campaign motto. Why is this?
Republicans don’t call giving private companies incentives wrong. Yet if we give a tax break incentive to a poor person to buy health insurance they scream holy hell.
In Florida our governor Rick Scott gave incentives to the Wawa chain (Gas and Convenience Stores) to get them to move into our state. I have to agree with House Speaker Richard Corcoran who has expressed his opposition to Scotts plan of providing money as incentives to lure companies to our state.
Corcoran also points out that Wawa is in competition with other chains in our state like Race Trac and this gives Wawa an edge. Why should Race Trac, 7-11, and others not get the same deal? They have been in our state for some time now and have more locations. It just doesn’t seem fair.
Our governor may want to call it incentives but it’s welfare to private business. It’s no different giving business a money break then giving a money break to a poor or lower wage worker! The big difference is the person maybe can eat better or get health insurance or maybe both.
Now that Trump is filling his cabinet jobs in Washington DC with all the rich corporate people we most likely will see a lot more corporate welfare and less welfare for low and middle income Americans.
What a shame this would be for America
As for Governor Rick Scott I have to wonder how he sleeps at night knowing people of his state are hurting.