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Nuke Industry Bullies Students, Demands Lunch Money
House Democrats choose pre-emptive bailout for nuclear industry over preventing teacher layoffs
appropriations for the war in Afghanistan and several domestic programs.
domestic program funding preserves $9
billion in loan guarantees for nuclear reactors, while cutting $13
in funds to prevent teacher layoffs.
of the Earth's climate and energy tax analyst, Ben Schreiber, had the
week Congress will vote on whether to take teachers away from students
they can give nuclear reactors a $9 billion pre-emptive bailout. We
be shocked that Congress brazenly puts the interests of corporations
needs of regular Americans, including teachers and children. This is
proof our political system has been corrupted by corporate influence and
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Obama shoulders the blame for this latest push for a government bailout
nuclear industry. Despite the recent tragedies we've suffered involving
two of the three dangerous pillars of the energy plan that the President
in his State of the Union address (oil and coal), he is still supporting
efforts to hand billions of taxpayer dollars to the third pillar,
reactors. Though we are fortunate to not have experienced a significant
nuclear disaster in this country in decades, we continue down a path
our luck and puts the public at risk.
reactors cannot be built without massive preemptive government bailouts.
telling that the handouts are destined to go to reactors in Majority
Steny Hoyer's and Democratic Whip James Clyburn's districts as well
as to a reactor in South Texas. These are government handouts for the
well-connected that come at the expense of regular Americans and their
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