Obama wants to pump $475M into Great Lakes cleanup

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  1. targus

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    A budget proposal from the Obama administration would spend $475 million on beach cleanups, wetlands restoration and removal of toxic sediments from river bottoms around the Great Lakes.

    http://www.buffalonews.com/260/story/672091.html


    I have to admit to being more than a little conflicted about this proposed spending.

    The government has already gone way over board in spending and probably have already ruined our nation's financial system.

    Obama has already shown that his mafia style of operating is to put money into something and then declare that he now runs it.

    I worry that this will lead to the Feds deciding to ship the Great Lakes water off to California or some such place.

    Usually the government only makes things worse.

    But it would be nice to see our Great Lakes more protected - especially against the invasive species.
     
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    Especially the invasive species noted in this thread!!:BangHead:

    Course, I would like to see ALL areas of our lives protected against this particular INVASIVE (perfect description) SPECIES!!!:tear:
     
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    more money that we haven't got
     
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    To be sure.

    I would much rather see any program to improve the Great Lakes to be undertaken by the States bordering them and Canada.

    With Obama's mafia style of management I fear that he will start selling the water off to the highest bidder.
     
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    Hey, webdog could help...
     
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    I agree

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    Imagine the jobs that would create??? Now that's stimulus! :laugh::wavey:
     
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    How would that create jobs?

    Lowering the Great Lakes levels by shipping out the water would impact navigation and adversely effect industies around the world. It would adversely effect tourism and the related hospitality industries.
     
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    We can employ people to carry the water to Cali...

    And instead of shipping in the great lakes, truckers would benefit with new jobs...
     
  10. TomMann

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    Would those thus employed be vilified for carrying the water for Obama!

    I know........ sick!
     

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