Why Isn’t Scott Pruitt Fighting EPA Budget Cuts?
One question that has crossed my mind is, “why isn’t Scott Pruitt fighting the federal budget cuts to the EPA?” It would seem natural that the director of any agency would be fighting to save his agency from massive federal budget cuts. After all, I always thought that one of the major functions of any director worth his salt is to protect his agency from these types of things. Why is Scott Pruitt any different?
I pretty much have the answer to my question already in mind. The reason why Donald Trump’s EPA pick, Scott Pruitt, isn’t fighting against these massive federal budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump is that he is just one of Trump’s “boys.” In other words, Scott Pruitt is just playing ball, just the way Trump wants him. In my mind, this is just more evidence that Donald Trump intends to abolish the EPA, and Scott Pruitt is working in collusion with his boss.
Scott Pruitt is just another one of Donald Trump’s saboteurs. In a previous article I wrote, I told about the idea that many people have that Trump’s appointees to various cabinet positions were planted there for a particular reason. Scott Pruitt’s lack of even a token defense of his agency from these federal budget cuts, makes one wonder if he cares about the EPA at all.
It is a common belief of many of Donald Trump’s appointees to cabinet level positions have been put there to sabotage the respective agencies so that the president will say they are a waste of time and money, and should be eliminated. What other excuse is there for an agency head to be so neglectful as failed to defend that body against federal budget cuts. Scott Pruitt doesn’t even try to put on an act of caring about the well-being of the EPA.
The EPA, because of this regulatory power to control the pollution created by large companies is a direct threat to everything people like Donald Trump stand for: making a profit, no matter who is hurt. In this respect, Scott Pruitt is just another corporate shill who is unwilling to rock the boat of bank capital. Even though he is the director of the EPA, he has shown no willingness even to attempt to fight the federal budget cuts to his agency. To the contrary, he perceives his job as being a contributor to its demise, as Donald Trump intends him to be.
- EPA Chief Says Carbon Isn’t a ‘Primary Contributor’ to Climate Change. Science Says He’s Wrong (time.com)
- We’ve already tried budgeting Trump’s way and it was a huge failure (businessinsider.com)
- Kildee says Trump’s planned EPA cuts would ‘gut’ agency (mlive.com)
- Pruitt delays Obama-issued EPA on chemical storage, citing terrorism fears (japantimes.co.jp)