Monday, October 3, 2011

Lysteria, Wall Street Sit-ins and Republican Obstruction

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Fannie Lou Hamer

The AP has posted a Q and A last week to help people understand Lysteria in fruit

The outbreak has left the outbreak that infected 72 people across 18 states and killed 16”. Right now the FDA is still hunting for clues. It can take up to 2 months before people start getting sick.

Yet, the Republicans cut millions of dollars from the FDA

“…Arguing that the U.S. food supply is 99 percent safe, House Republicans cut millions of dollars Thursday from the Food and Drug Administration’s budget, denying the agency money to implement landmark food safety laws approved by the last Congress…

Food contamination is still an issue in this country even under the watchful eye of the FDA. Can you imagine what it would be like if we allow the Republicans to gained control of our government again with their mantra of deregulation?

They want to deregulate the FDA, EPA and any area that protects the American consumer from harm. Private companies have no interest in protecting the American people, yet the Republican Party continues to stand on the side of big banks, Agribusinesses, Private Contractors etc.

Fueled by rich donors and lobbyists both parties have been bought but in the case of the Republicans the situation is more egregious.

"...the Republicans held the debt limit hostage to get more spending cuts and now that the summer recess is over, they are ramping up plans to repeal, reduce, and rein-in regulations to boost profits for corporations and further damage the economy and the American people. .."

Many of us know that their thirst for cuts and deregulation are hurting this country but with everything in Washington so broken it seems impossible to find a way to fix our many problems.

It is time to make our voices heard in every way possible to stop this blatant corrupt takeover of our government and our country. The Wall Street sit-ins are ramping up and gaining steam. People are becoming wiser to what is up. It will be interesting to see the response to this new reality from political pundits, politicians and journalists in the coming weeks.

If we do not start being proactive we will have more than Lysteria in fruit to worry about in the coming years.

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