“CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to allocate up to $16 million to encourage farmers and ranchers in 11 Western states to protect sage grouse and the chicken-sized bird’s habitat.”
I like Sage Grouse, they actually don’t taste like chicken, but we can’t be spending money on this. The article says, “Sage grouse live in the sagebrush in California, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and western Canada.” That’s not exactly endangered.
Even if they were endangered I would suggest we put 20 in a pen and let them hang loose for a while. At least, until we have more money. We simply can’t spend money on bologna like this when we have a $1,500,000,000,000 (trillion) annual deficit.
For Pete’s sake it is still legal to hunt Sage Hen’s in Utah. I’m sure in most of these other states as well.
“Jonathan Ratner, Wyoming director of Western Watersheds, said Friday that the funding announcement wouldn’t change the group’s push to protect the bird. ‘We’re talking like total chicken feed here, that level of money for this big of an issue,’ Ratner said. ‘We’re talking about a bad joke.'”
With all due respect Jonathan, you’re a bone head. $16,000,000 is a lot of money. It’s too much money. $1 would be too much money. You need to understand the value of a dollar and that as a country we are in deep trouble. When times are tough you have to cut back.