Friday, September 16, 2011

Re: Response From John Barrasso

Dear Sen. John Barrasso,
Wow, you really are ignorant about wolves and the management plan. It's funny how you republicans use that republican meme about one size fits all when it suits your agenda, but not on others. Why? And this comment really cracks me up- "I do not believe that the solution needs to be one or the other." You repubs have been using your solution comes first and always for the last 2 years & 9 months of republic obstructionism, come hell or high water, for far too long now, and compromise is not in your vocabulary.
This line is more Wyoming wolf hater lies and bullshit- "Neither side is arguing that the gray wolf shouldn't be managed so that they remain a viable part of the ecosystem." When wolves can be shot on sight in 80% of the state, how the hell can they be a viable part of the "state" ecosystem? 
You know ranchers and such hold a disproportionate amount of power in this as opposed to their financial contributions to the state. Agribusiness accounts for less then 5% of the state GDP, yet all the myths, lies and misinformation perpetrated by the ranch lobby and all their fearmongering (Something the right is really good at by the way, including you Johnny.) have distorted this debate, leading to the misleading of a huge percentage of Wyoming's voters who are of the low-information and anti-intellectual types. (The Repubs love this kind of voter as they are easy to manipulate- a perfect example is Barrasso as senator, Lummis as Congressperson and Mead as Governor. Need I say more?)
So, you really don't like to hear from me, but I'll play along. The new wolf management plan sucks and will lead to the second extinction of wolves from Wyoming. Shame on you republicans, and you call yourselves Christians? Ha! Your God is suppose to love all critters, not just republicans and their millionaire and billionaire benefactors.
Good night and good luck!
Best wishes always,
William Daniel Harasym
"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral." -Paolo Friere-
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2011 2:52 PM
Subject: Response From John Barrasso



September 16, 2011







Dear William,


Thank you for contacting me regarding the gray wolf.  It is good to hear from you.


I believe the delisting of the gray wolf is an issue that is solely Wyoming's.  Washington, D.C.'s "one size fits all" approach to public policy does not serve our best interests. On July 7, 2011, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar travelled to Wyoming to meet with Governor Mead for final negotiations on a state wolf management plan. Secretary Salazar subsequently announced a tentative plan that included removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list.


Neither side is arguing that the gray wolf shouldn't be managed so that they remain a viable part of the ecosystem.  Using practical, commonsense management tools at the State and local level will allow the gray wolf to be protected while at the same time allowing for vibrant and economically strong communities to thrive.  I do not believe that the solution needs to be one or the other.


Thanks again for sharing your views on this issue.  I appreciate your input.



John Barrasso, M.D.                                                                         
United States Senator

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