That’s Right Nate

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Democrats Deepen Trade Deficit

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A lot of economists believe our trade deficit is one of the biggest problems facing our country.  Experts worry that every year, Americans import more good from other countries than we export to them.  Evidently, one group that doesn’t worry about this deficit is the Democrats.

Utah-based EnergySolutions wants to import 20,000 tons of low-level nuclear waste from Italy, bringing 1,600 tons of waste to its facility 80 miles west of Salt Lake City.
Utah’s Democratic Rep, Jim Matheson is pushing legislation to block the proposal. He is one of 10 co-sponsors on the bill, from Rep. Bart Gordon, D-Tenn.  But none of the Republicans — senators Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett and representatives Rob Bishop and Chris Cannon — said they backed the legislation when asked by The Salt Lake Tribune.

I want you to keep in mind that this is low-level nuclear waste and not the dangerous stuff.  a spokesman for Rob Bishop a Republican congressman and former lobbyist for Energy Solutions said, “Rob is a strong proponent of states’ rights, and always has been, so I think he’s hesitant on any issue – be it education or land use or waste – to tell the state what it can or can’t do.”

Since we no longer manufacture things, if we want to fight the deficit we need to do stuff like this.  Unless the slogan on Lady Liberty are just words.  Will we reject this wretched refuse?


Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Written by thatsrightnate

May 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm

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