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Budget cuts may shut down meatpackers -[via White House]
Reuters ^ | February 10, 2013 | Ashley Davis,

Posted on 02/11/2013 6:43:21 AM PST by Daffynition

On Friday, the White House warned that federal spending cuts could force the US meat industry to shut down for two weeks or longer.

Spending cuts set to take effect on March 1 may lead to the two week furlough of every US meat and poultry inspector. Without inspectors, the industry would be shut down.

Meatpackers and processors are not allowed to ship beef, pork, lamb and poultry without an Agricultural Department inspection seal.

They also warned that the cuts could lead to effects on everyday life, while meatpackers said it would likely devastate the industry.

The "fiscal cliff" has remained unresolved, and has been delayed until March 1. With both sides disagreeing on it, many wonder if they will be able to set their differences aside and come together on a plan.

If they're unable to come to an agreement, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will have to furlough its employees. This would lead to the meat industry losing close to $10 billion in production.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: budget; meatinspectors; meatpackers; usda
They're comin' for our meat.


1 posted on 02/11/2013 6:43:29 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Nom Nom Nom! :)


2 posted on 02/11/2013 6:45:25 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Daffynition

what budget cuts? besides the military what has ever been cut?


3 posted on 02/11/2013 6:46:09 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition

Like anyone believes the bull-Obama coming from the White House crew of felon/cretin/tax dodgers.

Shove it, Obamaloon, quota boy, and general all around cretin.

Shove it up your own personal (very) smelly Obama.

Dork!


4 posted on 02/11/2013 6:48:27 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Daffynition
INSANITY....No guns...No meat??

Michelle will post vegie recipes so we can survive??

Ba*****

5 posted on 02/11/2013 6:48:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Daffynition; Bender2

The LBGT lobby won’t stand for this!!..oh wait...


6 posted on 02/11/2013 6:49:18 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Daffynition
I was a “government employee” during Klintons shutdown. I was “Essential Personnel” so I had to show up and everyone else got an extra week of paid vacation.
7 posted on 02/11/2013 6:49:18 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The BS these people come up with to scare the public is amazing! We don’t worry about this crap here in Western Arkansas. There is plenty of Venison, Bear, Wild Pig and road kill to go around and don’t need no damn high paid meat inspectors.


8 posted on 02/11/2013 6:50:20 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Daffynition

I would love to see Obozo do this. You don’t suppose all those liberal idiots may get miffed enough to complain about their leader, do you? Would the MSM even report it?


9 posted on 02/11/2013 6:52:29 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: mosaicwolf

We have 50,000 white tail deer in the Southern half of Fairfax county, and 65,000 in the Northern half. We will survive.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 6:59:16 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Daffynition

Notice how the old media monopoly is quick to put this on the wire so it can reported in every outlet friendly to Odinga and his commie crowd. How bout we cut gun-toting security for his 3 *itches?


11 posted on 02/11/2013 7:00:15 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Time to use the year's supply of venison and blue fin tuna at the bottom of the freezer. :)


12 posted on 02/11/2013 7:00:29 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

13 posted on 02/11/2013 7:03:25 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

Does this mean the welfare bums won’t be able to buy prime rib on the taxpayers dime?


14 posted on 02/11/2013 7:08:32 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: mosaicwolf

You know it! We have half a bear, venison, elk and salmon in the freezer. We’ll have an entire steer that we’re raising wrapped and in the freezer before fall.

I’m considering some meat chickens this upcoming spring; already have layers for fresh eggs. What I REALLY want is a small milk cow, but so far Mr. Wonderful is agin’ it. (I’ll keep working on him!)

Life. Is. Good. :)


15 posted on 02/11/2013 7:08:44 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Daffynition

See Post 15. And I love, love LOVE my vaccum sealer!


16 posted on 02/11/2013 7:09:52 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Daffynition

Communists always use food as a weapon.


17 posted on 02/11/2013 7:20:29 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Daffynition

Well now we know what the bullets are for.


18 posted on 02/11/2013 7:27:36 AM PST by microgood
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To: mosaicwolf
gosh it seems that with these inspectors, we had about 4 - 5 ecolia break outs from meat this past year, and who can forget the pink slime they were feeding the school kids, plus in our super markets.... maybe be better off just letting the companies take over..
19 posted on 02/11/2013 7:31:38 AM PST by JoanneSD
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20 posted on 02/11/2013 7:34:17 AM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: GeronL

I agree with GeronL.

The meat inspectors are not part of the military. How is the USDA getting cuts?


21 posted on 02/11/2013 7:38:51 AM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: Daffynition
This is just like dealing with your local school district: If they don't get the budget money they want they get revenge by making cuts in the most painful ways.

This is shameful. And why doesn't the media point out that Obama could eliminate the education and energy departments and no one would notice?

22 posted on 02/11/2013 7:47:14 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“I have half a bear I shot in my freezer.”

“How did you shoot half a bear?”

With apologies to George and Gracie.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 7:55:12 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

Hey, I’ve been up all night, I’m lucky it’s all speeled right.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 7:56:46 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That was my thought, as well. The Marxists control the food supply.


25 posted on 02/11/2013 7:59:09 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Daffynition
pack the meat anyway with a stamp saying not inspected due to government negligence...
26 posted on 02/11/2013 8:01:46 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RadiationRomeo; GeronL

About half of the automatic spending cuts are against civilian, non-military programs. There’s propaganda from all political sides on the issue, but nonpolitical, non-spending, non-global, truly private sector folks are laughing at it.

Yeah, yeah, we know. Government and its favored, government-linked business constituents will never cut spending on federal funding for local regulators, manhaters or weirdos. They’ll go on strike to allow their foreign communist conspirators to nuke us, starve us, etc.

They’ll spy on us, shoot us, read our minds, and so on. LOL! They tell us daily that it’s the end of the world. No economic activity means no revenues for them. They will be poor. The fascists/commies can kiss America’s feet after the bond market failures, repudiations, austerity measures, etc.


27 posted on 02/11/2013 8:40:58 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: econjack

Real or not this time around; FDR did manage to almost destroy the meat industry during his reign of terror.

Socialists are all about completing unfinished business when it comes to their goals.

FUBO & FAD


28 posted on 02/11/2013 9:11:00 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: PLMerite

We’ve already eaten half, Silly!


29 posted on 02/11/2013 9:14:46 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Senator_Blutarski
This is just like dealing with your local school district: If they don't get the budget money they want they get revenge by making cuts in the most painful ways.

Exactly.

Instead of cutting back on administrative bloat and excess, the government idiots' first impulse is "let's cut recess"...

30 posted on 02/11/2013 9:37:01 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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