Skip to comments.Rep. Nunes Turns On California Spigot
Posted on 02/29/2012 12:26:12 PM PST by IBD editorial writer
Politics: Is sanity finally coming to California's Central Valley? America's breadbasket has long been victim of capricious water cutoffs to "save" the environment. A bill in Congress puts an end to this man-made drought. It should pass.
Rep. Devin Nunes of Visalia, Calif., has come forward with a legislative remedy for the policies that have turned fertile fields into hollowed-out dust bowls in the name of "being green."
Nunes' Sacramento-San Joaquin Water Reliability Act goes to a vote in the House Wednesday and if it passes, it will guarantee that water the farmers paid for finally gets to the parched Central Valley. It will put an end to the sorry stream of shriveled vineyards, blackened almond groves and unemployed farm workers standing in alms lines for bagged carrots from China.
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The president has vowed to veto it.
I always thought the President was supposed to represent the will and wishes of the American Public.
Remaking the country in his own image?
Sheesh! How'd you ever get a crazy notion like that in your head?
; - )
I wonder if there are enough votes to override?
The Central Valley is being turned into a wasteland. I think this actually started before Obama, but it’s gone into overdrive now.
BeserkoFornians shut off the San Joaquin Valley water to protect a 2 inch fish in the Delta. These people are really nuts./ They chose a small fish over human lives.
“I always thought the President was supposed to represent the will and wishes of the American Public”
Name me a president except perhaps Ronald Reagan who ever had the best interests of “the people” as his paramount goal. The Booshes, NO!; Clinton, NO; FUBO, hell NO. If the so-called GOP “leaders” want to see the party go poof before their very eyes, just try to “nominate” Jeb.
This is what happens if you stick your nose into a California water rights fight. [`Chinatown`]
IIRC, the group that led the fight to chut off this water is called Western Watersheds. It is led by Robery Kennedy JR, I think.
In other words: a group headquarted in the far Eastern part of the USA cost those California farmers their livlihood.
Funny how it is never mentioned that Rep. Devin Nunes of Visalia, California, is a Republican.
Everyone in that part of California would know that he is a Republican. Kudos to Nunes for standing up! But watch out for the Democrats...Boxer, Feinstein, Berman. They turned it off, and will fight to save a non-native, non-food fish the size of your index finger, rather than the farmers and their families.