wtf?!?!? … oh yeah, it’s the gop

congress sold by hip is everythingin the latest wtf moments from the wonderful world of dismally, we get announcements from the gop that they are on the job as per usual …
in their usual, bizarro manner they have started to announce who will chair what committees …
you know, those peeps who will determine how the country is run …
it’s like they sit around some hash filled hookah and try to see who would be the most inappropriate dbag they can find to head up their committees in their latest sell out to corporate america …
cases in point:
Following the ratification of Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) as chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committtee last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was named chair of the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, where he will oversee NASA and science programs.
Appointed Jan. 8, Cruz is expected to be confirmed to the new role by the end of the month as one of many changes to the new Republican-controlled Congress. But the Republican senator’s words and actions during his time in office have painted him to be a far cry from an advocate for the sciences, leaving many concerned about the future of space and science funding.
Cruz’s infamous hours-long speech in September 2013, led to a 16-day government shutdown
barring 97 percent of NASA employees from appearing for work. Interns to the agency were temporarily displaced when the NASA-provided housing was closed during the shutdown, and many have said the agency suffered lasting damage due to the freeze.
And NASA wasn’t the only agency hit by the shutdown: research programs
run by the National Institute of Healthsuffered a blow when new clinical trials were suspended, affecting 200 new patients each week of the shutdown. Environmental Protection Agency programs were also compromised, with 90 percent of employees on furlough.
The agency has
conducted research on climate change, recently kicking off five projects to study how the earth’s atmosphere affects global warming.
Cruz has claimed there isn’t enough evidence to prove global warming is occurring,
telling CNN he was skeptical of the “so-called scientific theory.”
“Contrary to all the theories that — that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn’t happened,” Cruz said in February of 2014.
Fellow climate change denier Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will also chair the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard upon his confirmation. 
from huffpo …
also slated to serve as committee chair is Paul Ryan, who will take the reins of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee …
remember kids, this is the guy who got blown out in the last presidential race for his over the top giveaways to the rich and trying to screw the middle class and poor with the now infamous “ryan budget plan” …
as for the agriculture chair, with Oklahoma’s Frank Lucas term-limited, Michael Conaway of Texas will become the new chairman, the guy who’s been trying to kill the food stamps programs …
utah’s rob bishop will take over the Natural Resources Committee … Bishop has spent the last couple of years leading the subcommittee overseeing public lands, pushing for more oil and gas leases on federal land … you know, national parks, sacred native lands and the like …
oh, and in the true nature of today’s gop, none of the new House committee chairs are women … oh, and for good measure they are all rich and white to boot …
these guys just never stop it with the idiocy …
or maybe it’s just their plan, where they wipe out as many government agencies as possible …
they have already promised to defund or do away with education, the epa, anything labor related, and as mant safety regulatory agencies as possible this go around …
NOTE TO DEMOCRATS: once more with feeling ” this is what happens when you don’t vote”!

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