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Originally posted by whatukno
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by jdposey
It is nice to hear from someone close enough to know.
After 9/11, Bush said he would go after and weed out terrorist, people were with him, for the most part,
Then what happened?
I do believe in my heart of hearts Bush strove to keep us safe at all cost.
I feel much less safe today.
Originally posted by whatukno
Bout the only thing that really truly can be said positively about George W. Bush is that people that work for him think he is a nice guy. (it's actually true, apparently George W. is a good guy to work for.)
Originally posted by Majorion
Yeah Bush's real great, he brought us global warming
-- Land and Water Conservation Fund: The LWCF may be the most successful federal-state-local partnership for conservation in American history. The President's FY 03 budget proposal once again fully funds the LWCF (for the second year in a row) at more than $900 million to support a variety of conservation approaches -- including increasing funding to states and local communities to $200 million, a $56 million increase over FY 02 funding, and a $110 million increase over FY 01 funding. Under the prior administration, LWCF funding for states was phased out and the money was reserved exclusively for federal land acquisitions. The President's FY 03 budget proposal recognizes that federal land acquisition is not the only way to conserve land and other natural resources, and allows funds to be used for conservation easements.
-- Protecting our National Parks: The President's FY 03 budget includes the largest National Parks operations budget ever submitted. The President's budget reflects his strong support for the National Parks Legacy Project that he announced last year to eliminate the park maintenance backlog. Approximately 25 percent of the President's record FY 03 $665 million budget request for maintenance backlog will be spent on projects that benefit critical natural resource needs.
The President's FY 03 budget also includes an $18 million increase (to $67.5 million) for the Natural Resource Challenge, a science-based initiative to strengthen natural resource management throughout the National Park system by protecting native species and habitats, improving the health of natural resources within parks, eradicating invasive species, and sharing information about natural resources with the public. Fifty-two parks will have programs to measure park resource health by the end of 2003.
-- Protecting our National Wildlife Refuges: The President's FY 03 budget proposes a record $376 million, up $57 million from FY'02, for our National Wildlife Refuges. The National Wildlife Refuge system is celebrating its centennial year in 2003, and its Centennial Campaign will improve resource conservation, visitor programs, and facilities on wildlife refuges nationwide.
-- Promoting Cooperative Conservation: The President has proposed spending $100 million through the Department of Interior for a new Cooperative Conservation Initiative to protect and conserve the environment through partnerships that will tap Americans' ingenuity, imagination, and innovative spirit. Challenge grants will be awarded competitively to landowners, environmental groups, land-user groups, communities and local and state governments.
-- Landowner Incentive Program and Private Stewardship Grant Programs: President Bush has worked to create new landowner incentive and private stewardship grant programs, which Congress funded at $50 million this year. The President's FY 03 budget includes an additional $10 million -- for a total of $60 million -- for these programs. The President's FY 03 budget includes $50 million in funding for the Landowner Incentive Program, which provides funds to states, tribes, and territories to make cost-sharing grants to landowners who voluntarily participate in the protection of habitat for endangered, threatened or other at-risk species on private or Tribal lands. Another $10 million will go to the Private Stewardship Grant Program, which directly assists individuals or groups involved in the voluntary conservation of wildlife habitat on private lands.
-- A Call for a Strong Conservation Title for the Farm Bill: President Bush believes that America's agriculture policy should encourage the production of goods and services in more efficient, innovative, and environmentally beneficial ways. The President is working to ensure that the Farm Bill will bolster the stewardship of working lands through such programs as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Farmland Protection Program, and a new Grasslands Reserve Program. Expansion of other programs, such as the Conservation Reserve Program, the Wetlands Reserve Program, and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program, are also important components of a strong conservation title in the Farm Bill. Greater use of these well-designed, voluntary, incentive-based conservation programs can provide environmental benefits, such as improved water quality, habitat, soil retention, and carbon sequestration.
Other Key Bush Administration Environmental Accomplishments
-- Budget: President Bush's $44.4 billion FY 03 environment and natural resources budget request is the highest ever -- $1.4 billion, or 3 percent, higher than FY 02 enacted. The President's budget proposal provides $4.1 billion, the highest level ever for EPA's operating program, and provides the highest level ever for EPA state program grants, $1.2 billion.
-- Brownfields Cleanup - Bringing New Life to Abandoned Sites in Our Cities and Towns: Fulfilling an important campaign commitment, President Bush signed historic legislation that will result in more cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated industrial sites known as "brownfields" -- improving the environment, protecting public health, creating jobs and revitalizing communities. The President's FY 03 budget proposal provides $200 million -- twice the FY 02 level of funding -- for EPA's brownfields program, $171 million of which is for grants for states and local communities. The President is also working to make permanent the brownfields tax credit.
-- Clear Skies - A Clean Air Act for the 21st Century: President Bush's initiative would dramatically improve air quality by cutting power plants' emissions of three critical pollutants by 70 percent -- more than any other presidential clean air initiative. This historic legislative proposal would bring clean air to American communities faster, more reliably, and more effectively than the current Clean Air Act. And, it would help to reduce acid rain in the Adirondacks.
United States President George Bush on Monday called for Congress to double the money going to a programme combating HIV/Aids and malaria in Africa.
Bush proposed a $30-billion programme over five years to combat the pandemics ahead of a planned trip to the continent next month.
Bush first launched his five-year, $15-billion Emergency Plan for Aids Relief in 2003, and said that the programme had so far helped change behaviour and treated 1,4-million people.
"We are working to cut by half the number of malaria-related deaths in 15 African nations," Bush said in his annual State of the Union address. "We can bring healing and hope to many more."
He called on the Congress to support a new food-aid plan that would purchase produce directly from farmers in developing nations. The programme would "build up local agriculture and help break the cycle of famine".
I can not have any respect for a President who refers to the Constitution as a "goddamn piece of paper".
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
I actually didn't know about this until yesterday.