Following the news concerning the attempts of the tea party to hold our country hostage has bothered me. Not so much that it really pisses me off to the extent that I want to post a rant, but to the amount that I have tried to follow it while maintaining a limited response.
Well in the past 24 hours I came upon some news that can be used to put a positive spin on this congressional bullshit.
“Federal food workers have been recalled off furlough to track an outbreak of salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken”
“Nearly 300 people in 18 states have been sickened since about July by an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg traced to raw chicken from three sites run by the private California poultry producer, said Barbara Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
So my friends in the tea party, what you have done by shutting down the government, is brought on a case that proves our need for government regulations, inspections and control of corporate powers. THANK YOU!
Keeping in mind corporation’s goals of maximizing profits; Imagine if you can, the number of people who would be sickened and perhaps die as a result of no inspections or regulations in food processing in our country.
This is but one example of putting profits before health and safety of the people. The explosion in the Texas fertilizer plant would be another and the Wall Street induced recession would be another.
Think about it chaos unlimited with no control. Not a pretty picture in my mind’s eye, how about you?
Link to full story…
- Extra-Tough Strains Behind Salmonella Outbreak (newser.com)
- Salmonella outbreak in chicken has high hospitalization rate (usatoday.com)