Let's see . . .
This from the Center for American Progress:
From the beginning, the Bush administration has run MSHA for the benefit of mining companies rather than the safety of miners. Shortly after taking office, President Bush appointed David Lauriski, who had worked in the mining industry for more than 30 years, as administrator of MSHA. Under Lauriski's leadership, MSHA moved to weaken a host of safety standards-including air quality standards meant to protect miners from black lung and respiratory disease-and scale back penalties for safety violations. Last year, Lauriski resigned from his position shortly after the Labor Department's inspector general found that MSHA management had improperly awarded no-bid contracts.
So we've seen two mining catastrophes in the past month. Those miners were not safer.
And, there's all those folks in New Orleans who were not safer.
Plus the 42 soldiers who were killed in Iraq last week who were not safer.
And now Osama is reminding us that, more than four years later, he's still out there and he still hates America.
How are the Republicans getting away with the claim that they are making America safer? I hear that will be the theme for Bush's State of the Union speech. Lies on top of more lies!