Thanksgiving Day and Things to be Thankful For

by David Schlecht

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all our gentle readers. While sitting around our dinner tables, today, we can give thanks to the fact that we can still eat from our commercial food supply. Even after 6 years of Republican attempts to destroy our governmental oversight of the food and drug industry, we can still eat without knowing 100% that we’ll be poisoned.

Looking back over the past year or two, it’s amazing the number of cases of tainted food in our food supply.

Starting with the large number of pets who have died this year, we can give thanks if we still have a pet alive. Sure, it’s not “our” food supply, but it’s all part of the same problem, Republican control (or lack thereof) of our oversight.

In America, we’ve seen the number of tainted food cases skyrocket in the past two years.  How many of us will be getting sick from our Turkey Dinners and not from over indulging, but being under Republican Food and Drug oversight. Think of all the contamination of our salads, spinach, and lettuce, this summer and last. Think of the contaminated melons. And look up the number of meat recalls that have occurred this year, and look at how many deals were cut so the meat supplier’s name never made it into the press.

Welcome to Republican controlled oversight. Yes, that’s the same oversight quality we received from the Congress when it was controlled by Republicans.

Why would we ever allow a person who doesn’t believe in government oversight be in charge of our government? That’s like selecting an atheist to teach your bible school.

Another thing to be thankful for is the fact that it’s only been 6-7 years of this Republican-quality food and drug oversight. And, one more thing — we can be thankful that we have the opportunity to fix this in another year.

Thank you America!