EPA Shutdown Is Great, Say Senate Environment Committee Republicans

Sen. David Vitter, R-La. Sen. David Vitter, R-La. Alex Brandon/AP file photo

Sen. David Vitter, not content to be the most-hated boss in Capitol Hill history, apparently gave his thumbs up to a post on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee website outlining the various ways it's great that most of the EPA has been furloughed.

The post, which appears on the "Blogs" section of the minority caucus' portion of the site, is meant to be the sort of fun, hip numbered list so popular with the kids these days. Or maybe it's supposed to be the sort of top 10 list made popular by David Letterman, the late-night hose so popular with the aging adult population these days. Either way, it provides 10 reasons that "the government shutdown isn't all bad."

For example:

  • 10. Approximately 15,000 EPA employees are furloughed, making it less likely fake CIA agents at EPA will be ripping off the taxpayer
  • 8. Fewer bureaucrats at the EPA makes it less likely that they'll make up science on new regulations
  • 3. Far-left environmentalists prove themselves hypocrites again: They criticize continuing oil and gas production on federal lands during the shutdown but issue no call to halt wind turbines
  • 1. Richard Windsor has been furloughed-for good!

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