If the spending sequesters happen, get ready for the great beef shortage of 2013. The Obama administration said Thursday that the across-the-board cuts would mean furloughs for food safety inspectors, and if those inspectors aren’t on the job, meat-processing plants can’t open. That means 2 billion pounds of beef and pork and potentially more than 3 billion pounds of poultry will never make it to the market, causing shortages and price spikes across the economy. “This is going to adversely affect every consumer in America,” said Sen. Mark L. Pryor, Arkansas Democrat.
Comments: This is just shocking. It is horrific how much those in Washington and their appalling behavior impact us so negatively. I never would have dreamed the sequester fight would involve causing food prices to rise.
This is a failure to prioritize and shows a willingness on the part of this administration to attack the necesarry functions of the country, and therefore to attack America and Americans, in order to force it´s own personal will upon us. This is against our Constitution and IMHO grounds for arrest and impeachment.
Unexpectedly the Obama administration holds America hostage. Just imagine that we didn´t have these government inpectors. The food would be just as healthy and cheaper. Food inspection laws have put local beef suppliers out of business across the country and raised the cost. Have you heard of anyone getting sick from uninspected deer or quail?
I agree #2. This proves the insidiousness of govn infiltrating every aspect of our lives. On a moments notice, the govn can pull a switch and cut off access to our food, energy or health care supplies. Were our guns to be taken, a civilian police force could easily command control of the populace.
For those of you in town, get together with a few friends , buy a steer, have it processed and split it up. There is no inspection for private sales.
We have sold all of our spare steers for this year and will be raising more next year. More people are buying private because they know where it came from, how it´s fed, etc. Same with my lamb, chicken, turkeys and eggs.
You had to know he was coming for the food supply, control the food, control the masses. Get yourselves prepared and quick.
And the Washington Monument will be closed, too. #1 is exactly right...and if he allows vital services to lapse, the GOP had better hang it around his neck like the Dems did Newt when the government last "closed down."
Something is veryyyy wrong with DC if they can´t live with a 10% cut. After all they took more $$$ in January from our paychecks, we spend more for gas, more for health care..yet they are saying the military will go bust without 10%...oh please... I suggest they eliminate the rides on air force one & keep congress in DC without 100000 yearly vacations ...
All of this nonsense coming out daily is a bunch of Barbra Streisand. Even General Odeino got in the act yesterday for the military. Each departments need to set priorities for spending. In the military the actual active soldiers, sailors etc come first along with their training and equipment. Start at the Pentagon and have everyone count off. Say good- bye to every third person or every second person. Do the same with the higher-ups at each installation. There is much waste and redundance in the military. There is no reason to threaten our security and I despise those who are part of Obama´s dog and pony show. Don´t fall for their scare tactics. When we have NO MONEY then things will get very scary.
Same trick local pols play on the LoFoMoFo´s when there is any talk of a budget cut...scare the nitwits that the first thing to be cut are the front line firefighters, police and teachers; while the politicians, their staffs, bureaucratic pencil pushing slugs and mid-management flunkies remain untouched until the LoFoMoFo´s surrender and pass higher taxes on the fear of being raped, murdered in their beds, houses catching on fire all while the little chillruns run around unedumecated...same old BS story, different level of goooberment...
Fine. If there are no inspectors to inspect the meat, then there will be no inspectors to report that meat shipments continue without them. Meat packers can just self-inspect, which they do now to ensure compliance. I seriously doubt the inspectors contribute much anyway--certainly not a full workday.
Our Congressman Mike Conaway said Vilsek threatened this months ago if the House Republican´s didn´t get in line with the o tax hikes. He said that they(meaning Vilsek and obama) will go through with it...because they don´t have to worry where their next meal comes from...
More lies to convince the ignorant that the federal government is both omnipotent and all-important. Zero and his gang of creeps would having you kneeling and bowing toward DC every morning to thank them for the sunrise.
Government managers can move money around to protect vital parts of government functions. Take the money that´s needed from the corrupt energy dept.
Every time it snows in DC,they tell non essential workers to stay home. Well make these non essentials bear the brunt of the sequester.
England´s FDA did a great job on stopping horse meat from getting the in food supply in huge quantities didn´t they? I´ll bet most USDA inspectors look the other way when a downed cow is crawling it´s way to the slaughter line.
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