Government Shutdown: Who is looking out for your food during the shutdown?

Even in the midst of a government shutdown, crises like the current salmonella outbreak occur. But the question on many people’s minds is whether the federal investigators in charge of food safety are still around to protect the public, or if they too have been furloughed. more@cbs19 07:38


3 Responses to Government Shutdown: Who is looking out for your food during the shutdown?

  1. What did San Fran moon-bat Nancy Pelosi once say? “We have to move away from the fog of the controversy.”

    Lets start from the top with the failed leadership of President Zero who would allow this to happen where the various federal regulatory health & food safety inspection agencies just grind to such a senseless halt? Did the earth just stop rotating on its axis and everyday life is just frozen in one place?

    The never ending inflammatory progressive partisan rhetoric coming out of the pie-hole of the person in the west wing of the White House, and we are not only talking about the immediate effects to the health of American citizens being sickened due to the ingestion of contaminated food products due to lack of food safety inspections at this time, but possibly for months to come, especially around the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday period.

    The USDA is open and they regulate only meat and poultry products, but a bigger role is done by the FDA in that it does everything else to protect what we put into our and our families bodies including eggs, all seafood and produce, most notably imports on these items, blood bank, vaccine manufacturer and drug company monitoring, biologic’s and medical devices.

    The answer to the bigger question is the news reporting, and that the lame-stream media outlets are more concerned about playing the left wing playbook of “bash and blame republicans” then in pointing out that this is not only totally unnecessary, but extremely dangerous to the health and well being of everyone in this country.

    Folks, you have to understand that this is all part and parcel of the progressive Chicago political machine of digging in, and then creating the conditions of fear, havoc and chaos to make the other side capitulate and accept the terms of a unconditional surrender. Haven’t you once thought that issues such as this, happen in “other countries” and not the good ole USA? Not anymore!!

    I doubt we give much thought when we go up to any open food bar, or sit down at a restaurant or even when we eat a hot dog at a dirty-water wagon and then have that “oh crap” moment and worry that various ingested partly digested solid and liquid waste products will be blasting through all entry and exit points of the human anatomy.

    Well maybe we do have to start to worry about this now, and if you want to really rattle and bring a nation and its people to its knees, start by screwing around what we all need to live on.

    Shameful Mr. President and stop being a heartless miscreant and screwing around by suspending the death benefits of military families.

    Goodness we have a President who not only has no respect for military families (we haven’t forgotten about Benghazi), but our religious freedoms and the sovereignty of our nation.

    Elections do have serious and detrimental consequences to our well being and we all are going to be paying in spades…no pun intended in this vivid description.

  2. - Moderator says:

    From The Wall Street Journal:

    Said a senior administration official: “We are winning…It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts “because what matters is the end result.”

    But while “we’re winning” is definitely quotable, it’s not the most pivotal part of the quote. Instead, Republicans will (or would be wise to) focus on the latter part of the quote in which the official says it “doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts.

  3. If you listen to Press Secretary “Art” Carney who again fumbled and bumbled his response to a simple question put to him by Ed Henry, EVERYTHING coming from this administration is now either spinning, back peddling, doing damage control or just out right lying to the American public. No doubt that this is going to seriously reflect in the 2014 mid-term elections as a growing segment of the public is realizing that all the Obummer promises were nothing more then pillow-talk for the past five years.

    There is a PR (public relations) disaster on going with the roll out on the signup period with Obamacare, and people are now quickly finding out three things that the prompter reading president failed to mention… “signing up” is different then “enrolling”, and then those “opting out” are now receiving a email with a penalty fee that may be assessed on your 2013 taxes which is not 95 dollars which Health Secretary Super-Sillyus keeps mouthing to the public, but running into the thousands of dollars. LOSING!

    This brings us back to this article where I have come to find out this morning that the story and info put out by the FDA spokesman, is not accurate.

    The FDA has no Investigators conducting routine inspections with the exception of some import work and those who were already scheduled to go overseas. All the other Investigators, CORE, and so on are furloughed. The USDA FSIS are working, FDA (Food & Drug Administration) is not.

    Government shutdown? “Don’t screw it up”…..wasn’t that the exact words out of the pile hole of the obstructionist leader of the Senate the other day?

    What a candid response, straight out of the playbook of this administration.

    “Never let a crisis go to waste….”

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