February 6, 2004

President Cuts Decontamination Funds

The Onion really can't make up stories like this. You have to go to CNN to read them:

On the same day a poison-laced letter shuttered Senate offices, President Bush asked Congress to eliminate an $8.2 million research program on how to decontaminate buildings attacked by toxins.

Buried in documents justifying Bush's 2005 budget proposal released Monday is an Environmental Protection Agency acknowledgment that his proposed cut "represents complete elimination of homeland security building decontamination research."

(via Oliver Willis)
"It is a stunning example of the budget choices this administration has made, where tax cuts for elites are more important than public health or adequate homeland security," Daschle said Thursday.

Posted by James at February 6, 2004 12:03 PM
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Once again, W wins the weekly WTF Award.


Posted by: Patti M. at February 6, 2004 2:54 PM

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