USGS, Bur. of Mines, People

Michelle B. Golden (mgolden@UNIX.CC.EMORY.EDU)
Tue, 13 Dec 1994 13:08:37 -0500

Hello, all.

With all due respect, might I point out that not only does the Contract
With America target "venerable and productive gov't services" like the
one described below, but it also targets people. The "Personal
Responsibility Act" (which comes out of the Contract) targets immigrants
(legal and illegal), teenage mothers, poor people (esp. women and
children), and women who dare to have children out of wedlock.

I'm sure many of you know this, but I wanted to point it out anyway.
There's a relatively uninformative (but better than nothing) article on
the PRA in this week's _Newsweek_. Anyone who has a better source of
info, could you contact me via email?

I don't want to get this thread off-track, but I felt the need to post
*something* as long as anthro-Lers were discussing the Contract with
America. Sorry if I've misused this thread.

Michelle (

On Tue, 13 Dec 1994, Douglas B Hanson wrote:

> >A forthcoming Geotimes article tells how the incoming administration
> >has targetted the USGS and Bureau of Mines for abolition, as part of
> >the "Contract with America"! I realise that this is not directly
> Astounding! One of the most venerable and productive government services on
> record getting the axe? Sounds like Newt Gingerich strikes again! Time to
> educate some of the know-nothings in Congress. Has a letter writing
> campaign been started?
> -- Doug Hanson