Thursday, October 20, 2011

Self-Serving Stupidity

Courtesy of Mitt Romney, from the Republican Presidential "debate" the other day:

"The -- the idea that 49 states can tell Nevada, "We want to give you our nuclear waste," doesn't make a lot of sense. I think the people of Nevada ought to have the final say as to whether they want that...Let -- let the free market work. And on that basis, the places that are geologically safe, according to science, and where the people say the deal's a good one will decide where we put this stuff. That's the right course for America. (APPLAUSE)"

Oh yes, the American people, who can't even understand their own mortgages, and half of whom don't seem to understand that the earth is older than 6,000 years, are going to:

A) read the technical geological reports about the areas concerned, and

B) understand them, and finally

C) fight their way through the propaganda campaigns paid for by the nuclear industry,

to make a sensible decision about issues like this.  Definitely, a better approach to decision making than for the Federal government to hire experts in the issues involved to come up with a solution.  The people like Romney who propose such solutions are corrupt liars.  There is no question about that, and it's about time that the truth be stated bluntly.

P.S.  Much of this radioactive waste remains immensely toxic for tens of thousands of years.  Do we really want to let decisions about its fate to be decided by people who believe the earth is 6000 years old, and likely to come to an end in our lifetimes?

2 comments:

mastercynic said...

It will come to an end if we let them decide.

Truth 101 said...

I saw much of that debate. I enjoyed them calling each other liar.

Their plan to let states bid on who wants the waste was typical republican. Find someone so desperate that they will bid to store shit that can kill them.

No doubt the 81 people in your next article won;t have to worry about a nuclear dump in their neighborhood.