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How Ronald Reagan Created BLM Fee and Law that Tea Party Is Against

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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 04:03 PM
Since the esteemed Conrad Burns (R-MT) "work" on the BLM, that dept has simply been a tool for the corporations to seize our lands for their profits and we, the people, absorb all the risk/costs/loss of land.

It was his work that completely eviscerated the BLM and set up the west to be RUINED by corporations.


posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 04:08 PM
Its not about who made an EO or which congress made legislation but about how they are CURRENTLY applied. A good example would be Attorney General Eric Holders picking and choosing how to apply law using his own personal discretions. The government uses discretion on an unequal basis that is a fact born out in this case.

I find it a matter of irony that Mr. Bundy had terms of grazing permit drastically changed during the Clinton years and had the current clearly over bearing enforcement actions lately under another democratic administration. In fact isn't it true that Ruby Ridge, Waco and Elian Gonzales incidents ALL happened under democratic party rule?

One would think by all the vitriol over the years that nothing like this or other extreme incidents of abusive government power would occur during a democratic reign.

Its also ironic that those of the party who SEEM most strident about 1st amendment rights are the ones ready to deny those rights when it serves their cause.

posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 05:30 PM
reply to post by Skymon612

Not close to being true OP.

The Bureau administers public land ranching in accordance with the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934.
appreciation for public lands and expectations for their management rose to a new level, as made clear by congressional passage of such laws as the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.

The Federal grazing fee, which applies to Federal lands in 16 Western states on public lands managed by the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service, is adjusted annually and is calculated by using a formula originally set by Congress in the Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978.

Under this formula, as modified and extended by a presidential Executive Order issued in 1986

It wasn't established by Reagan. he extended it and modified it so fees could not increase more than 25% of the previous year.
edit on 4/14/2014 by mugger because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 07:44 PM
Its amazing that the right is saying dont play politics with this however they are attempting to spin this into an attack on Reid and Obama.

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