Thursday, January 26, 2017

Presidential Actions this week that Hurt People

It didn't take long for the new President to hurt people this week: 1) Federal Employees, 2) Women  3) Native Americans 4) Earth Scientists,   5) People in Arts, public broadcasting, humanities 6) Scientists and Environmentalists 7) American Taxpayers

(not to mention creating more tension with China and benefiting Fossil Fuel companies.)
 MONDAY  The president issued 
3) pulled the U.S. out of the TPP trade deal 
4)  falsely claimed millions of "illegals" had cost him the popular vote.

   CBS News and The Huffington Post (yes, Legitimate news sources) 
5) - Keystone/Dakota pipeline projects will resume - on Sacred Native American lands. With an order to use U.S. steel. [Alexander Kaufman, HuffPost]
6) Federal Workers Ordered To Halt External Communication With Congress and the press. [Sam Stein and Kate Sheppard, HuffPost]
7) EPA Told To Cut Climate Change Page From Website And here's the National Parks Twitter account for a park in South Dakota that went rogue talking about climate change yesterday. [Reuters]

8) - Gag orders on all public comments to EPA, USDA employees- Stopped Press releases and social media (BTW,  Government agencies have a MANDATE - to communicate with the public).  - This is an action of a Dictator.
9) - Climate change deniers nominated to head EPA, USDA
10) - website posted Fossil fuel first policy    (in place of former climate change pg)
11) - Dept. of Energy elimination of Renewals Energy office / policies
12) - Any available public lands likely used for fossil fuel development
13) - Russian sanctions lifted to allow ExxonMobile Arctic development
14) - Likely withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement 
15)  - Mexican Border Wall - the GOP in Congress are pushing this through, and the AMERICAN Taxpayers will pay for it. The Mexican President said "We will not pay for your F$&%(^) wall." - That's a quote that I heard him say on CNN.

ACTIONS HE PROMISED ON JAN. 19TH over the next couple of week:
16)  cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs.
17) cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
18 )cut funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
19)  cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting....

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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