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Renee Schoof reports: "Now that the House of Representatives has voted to repeal the healthcare law, Republicans say they're likely to move soon to another target - a rewrite of the Clean Air Act so that it can't be used to fight climate change."

The Los Angeles Basin is far from meeting federal pollution standards. (photo: Francine Orr/LAT)
The Los Angeles Basin is far from meeting federal pollution standards. (photo: Francine Orr/LAT) your social media marketing partner


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+17 # Regina 2011-01-21 12:12
Somebody needs to read the saga of King Canute to these idiots: King Canute (in mythology) was so full of his absoluteness as a monarch that he went to the beach and commanded the tide to stop. He had to be fished out of the drink. Republicans have the zany idea that science is debatable -- it is, actually, but not on the political model. There is no choice -- there is only research, thoroughly tested and critically reviewed. "Critically" also has a different definition in science -- it doesn't mean yelling "You lie!" to researchers. But this requires education, a process that Republicans assiduously avoid.
-6 # Nel 2011-01-21 13:06
Next to repeal:Obama's dog.
+7 # Realist 2011-01-21 14:07
When are the Republicans going to settle down and do some meaningful work- like how to reduce the national debt? This wasting of time and money (to heat and light the Capitol Building and their offices) to show a point (what point?) is ridiculous in view of all the problems we are facing- the useless and unending war in Afghanistan, the extent of our national debt (mostly to the Chinese), the loss of jobs at home... Do they care about getting re-elected in two years? Or are they so short-sighted that they don't realize they have to run for re-election?
+9 # fredboy 2011-01-21 15:55
So let's form a movement called "Republicans Against Clean Air."

We can follow it with "Republicans Against Clean Water."

Then shorten them to "Republicans for Stench and Cholera."

Eventually we can launch "Republicans Against Good Health." Then "Republicans Against Babies and Puppies and Kittens."

Finally, we'll launch "Republicans Against Life and Breathing and Sleeping and Eating and Everything Humans Do or Care About."

Yep, crazy bastards all.
+8 # lola 2011-01-21 16:15
These people are absolute Cretins!!! Worthless idiots that are so full of themselves with their egos and sense of self importance that it fries my ass that my hard-earned dollars are actually paying the worthless son of a bitches a salary to try and destroy this country!! They don't even care that these things are important for the country and/or the people, they just want to wipe out anything President Obama has done. HEY CRETINS, GET TO WORK, STOP F***ING AROUND
+9 # John D 2011-01-21 17:30
In the interest of every American citizen taxpayer and the future of our country, before these so-called representatives of the people touch or challenge any established law or Bill, come up with a better one. If not, then how about doing something constructive that is beneficial to the taxpayers and the country rather than pissin' and moanin'about everything being a job killer, when your corporate benifactors continue shipping jobs overseas. Who's the job killers?

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