Wednesday, March 3, 2010

White House land grab

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Proposal to seize land would favor animals over Americans


You'd think the Obama administration is busy enough controlling the banks, insurance companies and automakers, but thanks to whistleblowers at the Department of the Interior, we now learn they're planning to increase their control over energy-rich land in the West.


A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job- creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development. Worse, this land grab would dry up tax revenue that's essential for funding schools, firehouses and community centers.


At a time when our national unemployment rate is 9.7 percent, it is unbelievable anyone would be looking to stop job-creating energy enterprises, yet that's exactly what's happening.

The 21-page document, marked "Internal Draft-NOT FOR RELEASE," names 14 different lands
giving the chickens more room to roost is no reason for the government to override states' rights.
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