Do you know how much effort you have to go to to get lead poisoning? You have to eat it. If lead (chemical symbol Pb) is in paint on the walls, you have to lick the walls to ingest lead. If lead is in the soil you have to eat dirt to get it . Lead is not in the air, because even if it gets thrown in the air it falls to the ground ….because it is heavy. If it is put in the lake it would sink to the bottom of the lake….because ….it…..is…….HEAVY.
Anyway, when one thinks of ways the lefties are trying to destroy US manufacturing, one usually thinks of the EPA. However, there are stealth efforts coming from other departments and agencies. Remember how the CDC, which is part of HHS, was on an anti-gun campaign til the Republicans defunded it? Well now, the CDC is placing 365,000 kids on the at-risk list by unilaterally lowering the amount of lead acceptable in blood in the tykes…by one-half. One day the kids are just fine, doing well in kindergarten. Next day – OMG, they’re at risk!
Only problem for the CDC, according to the article, is they have no enforcement powers. Only thing to do is to issue CDC officers shotguns and sidearms so they can go out and…enforce things. Wait…guns are a disease..or bad.. or something. Never mind. Here it is: Get some bipartisan RINOs to go all teary-eyed at the prospect of poisoned children and give the EPA….EVEN MORE LATITUDE. The EPA is currently busying itself with outlawing even trace elements of substances it, or some willing accomplice, deems harmful to something. They are preposterously reducing what “acceptable levels” are of certain solids, liquids, gases to amounts found in nature,or less, and claiming it is necessary because human beings are evil. It is ludicrous.
I don’t know where in the political culture there is a repository of the steps necessary to take the country back. I recall Vassar Bushmills did a piece on it last year and I’m going to go back and see if I can find it to refresh my memory. But I know it’s a lot more than just the sexy “Elect me! I’ll tackle entitlements!” jingoisms. I don’t know if deep within the bowels of Hoover, Heritage, Heartland, AEI and the other tanks there are plenary gatherings geared to roadmapping stuff like this. Probably not, as most are too centrist. But this stuff just grates on me. And you won’t see the party hacks riff off little news items like this unless there is a groundswell of stink about it.
Okay, I’m a grouchy, nit-picking recluse, bloviating from the relative safety of my wife’s boudoir. But there are thousands of Islamic jihadists out there with at least half-brains plotting to kill us, and we get this asinine lead thing? Then when there is a real disease that comes along, CDC is always a day late in assessing it and getting the medicine out.
Lead is not a big deal. When I was five years old, my brother stabbed me in the leg with a lead pencil and it broke off in there and I have been carrying it around ever since with absolutely no harmful side eff- ……oh…wait…………… grouchy, nit-picking…bloviating recluse…. hiding in wife’s bedroom………….never mind.