The late President Ronald Reagan famously warned Americans that the “most terrifying words” they could ever hear are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Well, just this week, Biden regime Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Michael Regan said almost exactly those words to the residents of East Palestine, Ohio.
Strangely bearing a similar last name to the late president, Regan stood before a room of residents from the stricken Ohio town and told them to “trust the government” concerning both the cleanup efforts and the residual release of chemicals into the environment.
“If the EPA said my air quality was safe, and the state said that the water has been tested and the water quality was safe, then I would trust those readings, and I would reenter my home,” Regan said when asked about how trustworthy the authorities are concerning this incident.
“Now obviously there are people who would make different decisions based on their means. And if people want to go different places and want more assurances or want more time to pass, then they have a right to do that.”
“But for those who can’t, I’m asking that they trust the government. And that’s hard – we know that there’s a lack of trust, which is why the state and federal government have pledged to be transparent. As soon as we get that information, we post that information.”
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Biden doesn’t want to help East Palestine because most of its residents are poor and have light skin
That a man named Regan would quote another man named Reagan and do the very thing that Reagan warned Americans not to accept as factual is strange, at best. At worst, Regan is mocking Reagan and playing a cruel joke on the people of East Palestine.
“What we’re seeing from the federal government, in this case appears to me to rise above and beyond the call of mediocrity and indifference that we expect and has slid head-on into maliciousness,” reported Red State about Regan’s bizarre statements.
East Palestine is low on the list of priorities for the Biden regime since it is majority white and majority poor. The median age is 40, according to the latest Census data, and almost half of all households have at least one member living there who is over the age of 60.
“Fifteen percent of the 1208 families are people over 65, living alone,” Red State further reported. “There are 33 Blacks in the town of 4,548. Only 9% of the town has a college degree. The median income is $26,000, compared to Ohio’s average of nearly $62,000.”
“Those data points explain 100% of the actions taken so far. To the Biden White House, these people are MAGA extremists who should just die anyway. To the bureaucrats everywhere, they are a down-at-the-heels, blue-collar, and overwhelmingly White town that just doesn’t matter and isn’t worth the effort of helping.”
East Palestine is apparently so inconsequential that even Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, has not even been confirmed to have appeared there yet.
The bottom line is this: you can never trust the government, no matter what the government tries to convince you about its alleged trustworthiness. This is especially true for the Biden regime, which is arguably the most embarrassingly evil and incompetent regime to ever rule the United States.
“No, the government is not there to help,” is how Red State put it. “No, they don’t care about you. And no, you can’t trust them.”
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