Friday, January 21, 2011

No Crisis? No Problem. Obozo Gummint Will Make One!

Some people blithely assume that the Obozo Gummint is pro-American.

But it's really hard to make that case, given the de facto death of offshore drilling, mountaintop coal-mining, and this:

....we have this announcement from the Department of the Interior: that despite a nearly unprecedented abundance of water, the Bureau of Reclamation will only guarantee delivery of 45 percent of the California Central Valley's contracted water supply south of the Delta. This is the same percentage they received last year with barely average rainfall.

This is of crucial importance to the entire nation, since the Central Valley of California is one of the largest producers of our nation's food supply. California produces half of the U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables on the nation's grocery shelves and the prices you pay are directly affected by the California harvest.

The deliberate decision by this administration in 2009 and 2010 to divert hundreds of billions of gallons of water away from the Central Valley destroyed a quarter million acres of the most productive farmland in America, it threw tens of thousands of families into unemployment and it affected grocery prices across the country. --Tom McClintock, quoted at Moonbattery

Buy cake!

HT: Moonbattery

1 comment:

steveegg said...

Do remember that food prices are not part of the "core CPI" calculations that government and a lot of private entities use to calculate welfare/wage increases (or lack thereof).

It's all about reducing the discretionary spending of the plebes to nothing so they're stuck where they are on the government dole.