If FEMA's screwing of New Orleans wasn't enough to raise your ire, look at what the Republican'ts have done to the Food and Drug Administration!
The FDA knew about spinach concerns a year before the outbreak that killed three and sickened hundreds. It notified California growers in a letter, but never set up inspections.
The FDA also checked into reports of salmonella at a Georgia factory, more than a year before peanut butter caused 400 consumers to become ill.
One former FDA official says the agency is so under-staffed and under-funded that it would be a challenge to prevent outbreaks like these.
"I think, basically, the FDA, right now, is not able to protect the safety of the food supply the way people expect," said former FDA Deputy Commissioner for Policy Michael Taylor.
Excuse me, but where's the challenge here? We're wasting billions fighting a failed war in Iraq, and our children can't eat peanut butter without falling sick? We're not talking about uninspected fruit from South America here - we're talking about problems the FDA knew about more than a year ago!
The priorities out of Washington are painfully askew. This administration continues to run our country into the ground.
If only Halliburton was in the business of food inspections, then the White House would know how to solve this problem...
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