Thursday, February 05, 2004

But I thought Leftoids loved to pay taxes?

Bush budget soaks S.F. for Hetch Hetchy: Rent would jump from $30,000 to $8 million a year
President Bush's new budget contains an unwelcome bombshell for San Francisco, a proposal to raise the rent the city pays for its Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park from $30,000 a year to a whopping $8 million.

The city's representatives in Congress pledged Tuesday to fight the proposed increase in the rent, which hasn't gone up in more than 70 years.
As expected, Pelosi and Feinstein started the howling.

But removing the dam and letting Hetch Hetchy Valley return to its natural state has been a big Green cause celebre since the days of John Muir. I say tax the evil exploiters and greedy ravagers of nature's beauty!