FINALLY... someone making Sense in Congress....

Discussion in 'Politics' started by BTPost, Jun 8, 2011.


  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Congress May Axe Subsidies for Activist Groups
    From the Boone and Crockett Club

    MISSOULA, Mont. (May 25, 2011) - Legislation to be
    introduced today in Congress could axe what has amounted
    to federal subsidies for environmental extremist and
    animal rights groups making big business out of suing the
    U.S. government.

    The legislation, a House Resolution and companion version
    in the Senate titled Government Litigation Savings Act,
    would amend the existing Equal Access to Justice Act
    (EAJA). Though well intended, abuses of EAJA have escalated
    into a serious conservation issue with long-term consequences.
    Costs of defending unnecessary lawsuits against federal
    agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are
    an increasing drain on conservation funding and agency
    personnel today.

    The Government Litigation Savings Act was prompted by a
    coalition (member list below) of wildlife, agriculture,
    energy, mining and other resource-based groups led by
    Boone and Crockett Club.

    Club President Ben Wallace said, "We take very seriously
    the fact that taxpayer money and sportsmen-generated
    funding intended to support conservation are being wasted.
    We thank Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and Representative
    Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) for introducing a bill that offers
    hope for reforming EAJA back to its original purpose -
    and relief for the most successful wildlife conservation
    system in the world."

    Read the rest of this press release on our website.
    http://www.pointingdogjournal.com/socontent/pass/Press_Release_June11.php
     
  2. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    That is good news. Let's see, we subsidize you and you sue us?

    WTF?

    I don't think it will end the groups' lawsuits. There is enough rich idealists to continue funding these anti-Human morons. Don't get me wrong, I believe in in moderation in terms of the environment, but when little Johnny has to eat....
     
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