WASHINGTON -- A visibly relieved House Rules Committee on Tuesday finally found the cause of the global Great Recession. The truth was uttered by Rep. Devin Nunes, Manic Seer-CA.
And surely the congressman should know because he speaks from the epicenter of destruction in the nation from the foreclosure crisis -- the San Joaquin Valley. He carries the further authority of being a Republican, the party in power when the crisis first broke.
We last heard from Nunes on this subject in the summer of 2009 during the period of the "man-made drought" in California. With every eastside reservoir and Southern California reservoir full, it was kind of hard to tell which "men" Nunes was talking about, but it was certain that the men who own him -- the same then as now -- are from finance, insurance and real estate (agribusiness and developers) special interests. These "men" rally their political pieces like Nunes against environmental laws and regulations that protect creatures like the Delta Smelt from extinction. Finance, insurance and real estate special interests and their congressional minions honor these laws very highly by routinely breaching them. So, actually, insorfar as there were water curtailments that year to protect the environment as mandated by law, it was a "law-made" water shortage and what Nunes is braying against is law.Read More »