“Ra, ra, ra, destroy the EPA, ra, ra, ra!”
Does anyone remember Reorganization Plan No. 3?
The fact that Nixon seems to be one of the most innovative Republican executives in the last 40 years is quite a testament to how the party has shifted to the right. Granted, Nixon was working with a Democratic, Great Society era congress, and granted, Nixon was more consumed with reelection than anything else. But he still could have been policy curmudgeon and vetoed a bunch of things.
I know Republicans have changed, but even Mr. Republican Bob Taft would be a moderate in today’s party.
Anyway, following the TRAIN Act’s passage, I thought it would be nice to reminisce on how the EPA came into existence, and who was responsible: A Republican.