The Obama White House throws sport fishing under the boat. Literally. Can you tread water for 90 days?
According to Shimano:
Dave Pfeiffer, President of Shimano American Corporation explained, “In spite of extensive submissions from the recreational fishing community to the Task Force in person and in writing, they failed to include any mention of the over one million jobs or the 6o million anglers which may be affected by the new policies coast to coast. Input from the environmental groups who want to put us off the water was adopted into the report verbatim – the key points we submitted as an industry were ignored.”
Recreational fishing generates a $125 billion annual economy in the United States and supports jobs in every state according to government figures. Through the Sport Fish Restoration program, anglers have provided more than $5 billion through excise taxes on fishing tackle to fishery conservation and education for decades.
Besides the joy of fishing loved by so many Americans, closing these waters will result in over a million jobs LOST. Read the whole thing, and pay special attention to the part about the UN taking over management of every waterway, regardless of size, in America.
Yep, that’s Change alright. I bet Obama’s never set foot in a Bass Pro Shop. Too close to the rabble of everyday America, I suppose. Plus they don’t sell arugula.
Anglers Unite! What’s next? Foosball Tables?
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