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Budget Cut Tsunami

Buried in the budget cuts the Republicans are demanding is a 28% cut to the National Weather Service, including the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Inconveniently for the GOP, nature seems to be drawing attention to what these cuts may actually mean.

In addition to saving lives when something like today’s Japanese tsunami occurs, accurate weather forecasting helps to avoid flight delays and reduces the cost of shipping and agriculture products.

As we used to say, “Penny wise, pound foolish.”