Meat industry rescues federal workers
March 22nd, 2013
07:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Meat industry rescues federal workers

Washington (CNNMoney) - At least one type of government worker has a friend in big business.

Over 9,000 federal food inspectors won't face furloughs after top companies from the meat and poultry industries spoke out in support of them.

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  1. James Bond

    One has to ask, whats in it for them? they had no quams about grinding up animals to sick to carry their own weight

    March 22, 2013 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  2. James Bond

    Something smells fishy!

    March 22, 2013 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  3. Yanni

    Now we have the means to end GOP torcher on our economy let's ask all the industries to lobby for us. After all the GOP has a soft spot, who new?

    March 22, 2013 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    This reminds me of the ignorant stunt that Michelle Bachmann pulled last year at a meat processing plant. Her premise was to complain about how government regulations hurt small businesses. So what does she do? She tours the plant, which was actively processing product, with a press contingent and no hair restraint. Some members of the press that appeared in shots were wearing gloves and hair restraints.

    Bachmann even went as far as to "lend a helping hand" on the processing line, and she continued to wear no hair restraint. In the end, it appeared to me that she was protesting regulations that promote sanitary conditions in the meat industry.

    March 22, 2013 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  5. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    These gop cuts make no arcs ,ask the europens how much their budget cuts help them, it put them back in recession. The gop has never had a sucessful economic policy that worked without starting s war ,how anybody can vote for them shows the dumbing down of the gop voters from the red states and Minn, the dumbest gop voters in the whole country, example the teahage gop bachmann!!!!

    March 22, 2013 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    The meat industry is protecting their markets, by keeping inspections going. To allow inspections to cease, would result in fear of the safety of the products...........which already have a bad enough record, WITH inspections!

    March 22, 2013 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  7. The Real Tom Paine

    -Rick McDaniel

    The meat industry is protecting their markets, by keeping inspections going. To allow inspections to cease, would result in fear of the safety of the products...........which already have a bad enough record, WITH inspections!
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    But, I thought the marketplace would make everything pure and wholesome again? No more nasty government telling us what meat we can buy, who do those Socialist/Nazi/ Corrupt Union thug toadies think they are? I want to have the freedom to get food poisoning!

    March 22, 2013 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  8. er

    How soon we forget, the sequester was created by the White House. Love how people like to blame this on the GOP, lol.

    Bob Woodward is a name democrats wish didn't exist these days.

    March 22, 2013 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    er wrote:

    How soon we forget, the sequester was created by the White House. Love how people like to blame this on the GOP, lol.
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    How easily we ignore the facts. The idea came from th White House, and Republicans ran with it, to the extent that 3/4 of them voted in favor of the bill. You see, they figured that they would sweep up in 2012 and retake the entire Congress and the White House.

    They figured the lame duck session would re-write the sequester: restoring defense cuts, extending tax cuts for the wealthy, and cutting entitlements even more. Fortunately, the 2012 elections didn't work out according to plan. Did it?

    March 22, 2013 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    -er

    How soon we forget, the sequester was created by the White House. Love how people like to blame this on the GOP, lol.

    Bob Woodward is a name democrats wish didn't exist these days.
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    The GOP agreed to it. The only mistake the WH made was in thinking that the GOP was serious about solving the problem.

    March 22, 2013 10:28 am at 10:28 am |