Obama just promised to step down harder
Most Californians with any common sense know that without water, plants won’t grow. Hopefully at least as many realize that many plants are food, as many liberals seems to be vegetarian. Then again, it’s possible that as some Democrat folk think meat comes from a grocery store, that somehow the Food Elves at Vons create the vegetables we eat as well.
They must not be able to connect the actions of the out-of-control government they’ve created with the sudden high prices they (and we) are paying for food these days, as they seem to have no problem whatsoever with allowing a stupid minnow to stop farmers from growing the food that they eat.
Late yesterday, the White House announced that Obama would veto Nunes’ bill because — I am not making this up — it would “unravel decades of work” on California water regulations … decades of work that brought California’s Central Valley to its current destruction:
The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 1837, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act because the bill would unravel decades of work to forge consensus, solutions, and settlements that equitably address some of California’s most complex water challenges.
H.R. 1837 would undermine five years of collaboration between local, State, and Federal stakeholders to develop the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan. It would codify 20-year old, outdated science as the basis for managing California’s water resources, resulting in inequitable treatment of one group of water users over another. And, contrary to 100 years of reclamation law that exhibits congressional deference to State water law, the bill would preempt California water law.
The bill also would reject the long-standing principle that beneficiaries should pay both the cost of developing water supplies and of mitigating any resulting development impacts, and would exacerbate current water shortages by repealing water pricing reforms that provide incentives for contractors to conserve water supplies.
Finally, H.R. 1837 would repeal the San Joaquin River Settlement Agreement, which the Congress enacted to resolve 18 years of contentious litigation. Repeal of the settlement agreement would likely result in the resumption of costly litigation, creating an uncertain future for river restoration and water delivery operations for all water users on the San Joaquin River.
The Administration strongly supports efforts to provide a more reliable water supply for California and to protect, restore, and enhance the overall quality of the Bay-Delta environment. The Administration has taken great strides toward achieving these co-equal goals through a coordinated Federal Action Plan, which has strengthened collaboration between Federal agencies and the State of California while achieving solid results. Unfortunately, H.R. 1837 would undermine these efforts and the progress that has been made. For this reason, were the Congress to pass H.R. 1837, the President’s senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.
Seriously, do Democrats want their kids to eat? Or is it just that they now expect government to provide everything anyway, so who cares how high food prices and energy costs are?
Well, California Democrats, welcome to your Utopia.
- WSJ: Protecting Endangered Farmers (junkscience.com)
- Tiny delta smelt still provokes water fight in Central Valley (junkscience.com)
- What happens when a state like California keeps voting for Democrats? (catcot.wordpress.com)