This Administration’s unrelenting attacks on the rules and guidelines put in place to protect people from corporate greed – and the harm that some businesses may cause when they have free reign to dump their industrial waste in our waters, or release it into our air – will cost lives, according to a report released this week.
The EPA recently disclosed the harm that will flow if the Administration rolls back Obama-era restrictions on carbon pollution. This Administration will sacrifice as many as 1,400 people over the next twelve years – premature deaths, resulting from increased pollution – in order to put more money into corporate pockets. And this is only part of the cost. The Administration’s new plan would cause “48,000 new cases of ‘exacerbated asthma,’ and at least 21,000 new missed days of school every year, through 2030,” according to the report. Once again, GOP politicians are making clear that corporate profits are more important than the people they are supposed to serve.
Tom McClintock supports essentially unrestrained capitalism, regardless of the cost to the rest of us. McClintock is selling us out, one vote at a time. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.