Rand Paul: Lose the NRC

WASHINGTON- Rand Paul’s 5-year budget plan, revealed Friday, includes dumping the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  The NRC oversees safety and standards of America’s nuclear industry.

Asked why, Paul said, “Screw Fukushima.  As recent events show, nuclear power is completely safe.”

Pressed for more info, Paul continued, somewhat impatiently, “For Pete’s sake, both Ann Coulter and John McCain are on record saying that we have nothing to fear from nuclear power.  Big government has interfered with the nuclear industry for far too long.  Let’s cut `em loose.”

When asked about trace elements of radioactive fallout reaching the U.S., he said, “It’s not like we have to worry about every radioactive isotope that escapes containment. Consider it an early summer!”

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