I have been too busy lately chasing a buck, to really comment on the last few months of political chicanery, but trust me…what little news that has snuck into my work addled brain has totally disgusted me. I thought I would share a petition from Move On that I totally agree with. If the American People have to endure this stupidity they call a government shutdown, why should Congress pull a government paycheck?
Below is an email from Laura Leavitt of the Courage Campaign. Laura started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online petition.
Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of middle-class federal employees were furloughed due to irresponsible members of Congress who refuse to govern for the well-being of the American people.
The GOP-controlled House of Representatives decided to shut down the government rather than pass a spending bill that funds the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” Not only has the president’s signature healthcare law been upheld by the Supreme Court, but it was a major issue in the last presidential election when Republicans were soundly defeated.
Ok, if you are like me, you’ve read the news, and watched your favorite round table discussions on the sequester. You’ve heard everything from panicked predictions of hardship to complete indifference. Well, I have had just about enough of this, since it is not necessary at all. Most people don’t need a doomsday deadline to get them to do their jobs, so why should the legislature?
Congress should just repeal sequestration and get back to work.
If I could communicate with them I would say this: GROW UP!! Stop blaming each other, stop yakking at the news outlet cameras, and posturing in preparation for primary season. Continue reading →
Since no one running for political office this year is going to touch this issue of food safety and inaccurate labeling of meat with a ten foot pole, I will be the one to tell you: You do not have to rely on the USDA to rubber stamp the safety of your food. Those of us who relied on the USDA for consumer protection and accurate information, were shocked at the recent news stories regarding the widespread practice of adding pink slime, or lean finely textured beef, as a filler to ground beef in the meat industry. With the chummy way USDA inspectors and high level officials behave with the very people they are supposed to keep a close eye on, one wonders what the next nasty discovery will be? Continue reading →